Megan Rader & Ben Culp {Weaverville Wedding}

Oh my goodness! I am bursting at the seams to share this wedding with you all!! Megan Rader and Ben Culp had a beautiful wedding with the most wonderful day! We all lucked out with the weather. Everyone in their families and wedding parties were so sweet and gracious and kind…I could not have asked for a more ideal event.

One Mr Ryan Bumgarner reached out to have me act as his second shooter for a wedding at Claxton Farms in Weaverville and I leapt at the chance! I love, love, LOVE Claxton Farms and was more than excited to return after several years. One of my oldest and dearest friends was married there years ago and I learned at this wedding that the original barn had been lost to a fire. Let me just say that their replacement structure was simply beautiful!

Here are a handful of images from my lens for their wedding photography collection. Thank you Megan, Ben and Ryan for having me out to help capture your special day. I had a wonderful time and wish you all the very best!

Candy apple wedding gifts for guestswedding program for guestsDinner menu for guestsMusicians playing the wedding marchMother and sister helping bride with veilGroomsmen ready to walk down the aisleMother and sister helping bride with veilFlower girl and ring bearer walking down the aisle at Claxton FarmsBride and Groom getting MarriedMaid of honor giving her well wishes speechBride and Groom wedding kissBride and Groom Just MarriedFlower girl with bridesmaidsBridal Party at Claxton Farms in Weaverville NCYoung couple at weddingCouple at weddingWedding CakeBride enjoying her new ringBride and groom talking with wedding guests


Cat Ford-Coates, is available for weddings primarily in Asheville but also in Hendersonville, Tryon, Brevard, Leicester, Woodfin, Weaverville, Skyland, Fletcher, Saluda as well as in Savannah Georgia and Southwestern Florida in Sarasota, Bradenton, Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key, Clearwater, St Petersburg, Tampa, Naples and Fort Myers. You can contact Cat for all North Carolina weddings, Asheville wedding photography, or any worldwide destination wedding by emailing Please look around to see why brides planning North Carolina weddings choose Studio 828 Photography as their destination wedding photography company. Cat is the destination wedding photographer you take home to Mom.