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Intimate Wedding at the Mast Farm Inn | Rosemary & Matt

Bride kisses groom on the cheek at wedding at the Mast Farm Inn in Boone, NC

Micro Wedding in Boone, NC

Back in June, Rosemary reached out to me asking if I was available to photograph her intimate wedding at the Mast Farm Inn in August…of this same year! Only about 6 weeks away, to be exact. Rosemary and Matt had just gotten engaged in May and wanted to have a small mountain wedding in Boone, NC before the winter came. They kept the wedding guest count small, just inviting their closest friends and family.

Typically I would not be available only six weeks in advance, but I had left their wedding date free as it was my own wedding anniversary! I asked my husband if he was okay with me shooting a wedding on our anniversary: we would get to take a trip to Boone, plus Rosemary was an old friend from church. My ridiculously awesome husband agreed, so we made plans to go to Boone to photograph Rosemary and Matt’s small wedding!

Wedding dress hangs in the garden wedding at the Mast Farm Inn in Boone, NC

A Mast Farm Inn Wedding

Both the ceremony and reception were held at the Mast Farm Inn which is located in the town of Valle Crucis, just a 15 minute drive from Boone. If you’ve ever been to the Mast General Store, you might recognize the name. The properties were originally owned by the same family. The Mast Farm Inn was such a cute little spot for a small wedding. Rosemary and Matt were each able to stay at the Inn the night before the wedding, making an easy transition to getting ready in the morning. 

Bride gets ready for her wedding at the Mast Farm Inn in Boone, NC

Wedding Details

In the early morning a dense fog hung low around the property. I arrived early to photograph some details and we all enjoyed the feel of a quiet mountain morning. Rosemary and Matt’s details were beautiful, featuring Tacori rings, Rothy’s shoes, and a Coach clutch.

Tacori engagement ring and wedding bands

Tacori engagement ring surrounded by flowers

Wedding Ceremony

Rosemary and Matt’s wedding ceremony was extra special, as it was officiated by Rosemary’s father. The ceremony was held on the lawn of the Mast Farm Inn at 10 in the morning. The sun broke through about an hour beforehand, but thankfully the large old trees around the property kept the heat away. Everyone enjoyed watching Rosemary make her way from the beautiful old Inn over to Matt. 

Ceremony arch at a wedding at the Mast Farm Inn in Boone, NC

Bride and groom stand at the altar for a wedding ceremony at the Mast Farm Inn in Boone, NC

Wedding Portraits

Following the ceremony, we stayed on the lawn for a few portraits, then walked throughout the property for photos. Rosemary told me ahead of time that she was excited for portraits in the garden and by the river. The sun was hot in the garden that time of day, so we moved on to the river pretty quickly. The river was such a nice refuge from the August heat, and made for some stunning bride and groom portraits!

Bride and groom kiss in the garden at the Mast Farm Inn in Boone, NC

Bride and groom kiss by a river in Boone, NC

Wedding Reception

After finishing up the portraits, we headed back inside the Mast Farm Inn for lunch with Rosemary and Matt’s wedding guests. The Mast Farm Inn features in-house catering from their own restaurant, which made planning the wedding even easier!

I was so impressed with how fast this wedding was pulled together. While I love a big, fancy wedding, intimate weddings like this one remind us that we don’t need so much to get married. Maybe you don’t want a big crowd, or maybe you don’t have a large budget, but you are ready to get married. If that’s you, don’t feel bad! Rosemary and Matt’s wedding is an example that you can keep things simple, yet well done. 

It was such a joy to photograph their day. Cheers to Rosemary and Matt!

Bride and groom enjoy lunch at their wedding reception at the Mast Farm Inn near Boone, NC

Venue, Coordination, Catering, & Rentals: The Mast Farm Inn

Florist: Easeful Heart

Dress Designer: Jenny Yoo

Hair: Ashlyn Kirkpatrick

Before You Go

If you love micro weddings or are planning one yourself, you may also like to see this wedding: Intimate Rooftop Wedding at the Durham Hotel.

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I'm Megan, a wedding photographer based in Raleigh, NC who is obsessed with telling love stories through the art of photography. I'd love the chance to tell your unique love story, too!

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