Ashlyn + Matt: Stunning Pretty Place Wedding in Upstate South Carolina

Ashlyn + Matt: Stunning Pretty Place Wedding in Upstate South Carolina | Palmetto State Weddings

Don’t tell anyone we told you, but a Pretty Place wedding might be South Carolina’s best kept bridal secret.

This chapel, found on the grounds of Camp Greenville, is perched on the side of a mountain, which affords the covered ampitheatre views that are so stunning they seem unreal.

Here, in this small open air chapel down a winding mountain road, is where Ashlyn and Matt chose to commit to one another forever. Their joyful wedding day was filled with incredible moments both big and small, and the awe-inspiring ceremony was the cornerstone.

Planning an outdoor mountain wedding in Upstate South Carolina in November can be tricky as the weather cools dramatically in the fall, but Ashlyn and Matt ensured that everyone was comfortable and warm for the ceremony. Their bridesmaids wrapped up in cozy blanket scarves, and their guests came prepared in coats and gloves.

The couple exchanged vows at Pretty Place Chapel just as the sun was going down for a burst of color against the mountainside, then headed back into Greenville to party the night away at the Upper Room.

Says photographer Sara Touchet, “[Ashlan and Matt] have loved each other for so long, and it was such an honor to be the one they chose to document their big day!”

Ashlyn + Matt: Stunning Pretty Place Wedding in Upstate South Carolina | Palmetto State Weddings
Ashlyn + Matt: Stunning Pretty Place Wedding in Upstate South Carolina | Palmetto State Weddings
Ashlyn + Matt: Stunning Pretty Place Wedding in Upstate South Carolina | Palmetto State Weddings
Ashlyn + Matt: Stunning Pretty Place Wedding in Upstate South Carolina | Palmetto State Weddings
Ashlyn + Matt: Stunning Pretty Place Wedding in Upstate South Carolina | Palmetto State Weddings
Ashlyn + Matt: Stunning Pretty Place Wedding in Upstate South Carolina | Palmetto State Weddings
Ashlyn + Matt: Stunning Pretty Place Wedding in Upstate South Carolina | Palmetto State Weddings
Ashlyn + Matt: Stunning Pretty Place Wedding in Upstate South Carolina | Palmetto State Weddings
Ashlyn + Matt: Stunning Pretty Place Wedding in Upstate South Carolina | Palmetto State Weddings

Before the Ceremony

“The day of Matt + Ashlyn's wedding the sun was shining and it was pretty cold. The girls got ready at The Upper Room and the guys got ready at a local AirBNB.

“Because their ceremony was at sunset they opted to have almost all their photos done before there ceremony while in downtown Greenville. I was able to take this sweet couple to all the best spots in town!”

-Sara Touchet, photographer

Ashlyn + Matt: Stunning Pretty Place Wedding in Upstate South Carolina | Palmetto State Weddings
Ashlyn + Matt: Stunning Pretty Place Wedding in Upstate South Carolina | Palmetto State Weddings
Ashlyn + Matt: Stunning Pretty Place Wedding in Upstate South Carolina | Palmetto State Weddings
Ashlyn + Matt: Stunning Pretty Place Wedding in Upstate South Carolina | Palmetto State Weddings
Ashlyn + Matt: Stunning Pretty Place Wedding in Upstate South Carolina | Palmetto State Weddings
Ashlyn + Matt: Stunning Pretty Place Wedding in Upstate South Carolina | Palmetto State Weddings
Ashlyn + Matt: Stunning Pretty Place Wedding in Upstate South Carolina | Palmetto State Weddings

First Look

“Matt freaked out when he saw Ashlyn for the first time in her dress. He had tears running down his face before he ever saw her. He told me that he was so incredibly lucky to be marrying her because he’s known since middle school that she was incredibly special.

“He is a man who is well aware of the good he has. I loved his sweetness as he talks about her because his whole face lights up.”

-Sara Touchet, photographer 

Ashlyn + Matt: Stunning Pretty Place Wedding in Upstate South Carolina | Palmetto State Weddings
Ashlyn + Matt: Stunning Pretty Place Wedding in Upstate South Carolina | Palmetto State Weddings
Ashlyn + Matt: Stunning Pretty Place Wedding in Upstate South Carolina | Palmetto State Weddings
Ashlyn + Matt: Stunning Pretty Place Wedding in Upstate South Carolina | Palmetto State Weddings
Ashlyn + Matt: Stunning Pretty Place Wedding in Upstate South Carolina | Palmetto State Weddings
Ashlyn + Matt: Stunning Pretty Place Wedding in Upstate South Carolina | Palmetto State Weddings
Ashlyn + Matt: Stunning Pretty Place Wedding in Upstate South Carolina | Palmetto State Weddings
Ashlyn + Matt: Stunning Pretty Place Wedding in Upstate South Carolina | Palmetto State Weddings
Ashlyn + Matt: Stunning Pretty Place Wedding in Upstate South Carolina | Palmetto State Weddings
Ashlyn + Matt: Stunning Pretty Place Wedding in Upstate South Carolina | Palmetto State Weddings
Ashlyn + Matt: Stunning Pretty Place Wedding in Upstate South Carolina | Palmetto State Weddings
Ashlyn + Matt: Stunning Pretty Place Wedding in Upstate South Carolina | Palmetto State Weddings
Ashlyn + Matt: Stunning Pretty Place Wedding in Upstate South Carolina | Palmetto State Weddings
My favorite detail of their entire day was the live painter they hired to paint their wedding ceremony.
— Sara Touchet, photographer

Editor’s note: see the finished painting at Ashlan and Matt’s reception further down the post!

Ashlyn + Matt: Stunning Pretty Place Wedding in Upstate South Carolina | Palmetto State Weddings
Ashlyn + Matt: Stunning Pretty Place Wedding in Upstate South Carolina | Palmetto State Weddings
Ashlyn + Matt: Stunning Pretty Place Wedding in Upstate South Carolina | Palmetto State Weddings
Ashlyn + Matt: Stunning Pretty Place Wedding in Upstate South Carolina | Palmetto State Weddings
Ashlyn + Matt: Stunning Pretty Place Wedding in Upstate South Carolina | Palmetto State Weddings
Ashlyn + Matt: Stunning Pretty Place Wedding in Upstate South Carolina | Palmetto State Weddings
Ashlyn + Matt: Stunning Pretty Place Wedding in Upstate South Carolina | Palmetto State Weddings
Ashlyn + Matt: Stunning Pretty Place Wedding in Upstate South Carolina | Palmetto State Weddings
Ashlyn + Matt: Stunning Pretty Place Wedding in Upstate South Carolina | Palmetto State Weddings
Ashlyn + Matt: Stunning Pretty Place Wedding in Upstate South Carolina | Palmetto State Weddings

Romantic Reception

“Ashlyn is so sweet and such a romantic person. All the time and careful planning to plan such a thoughtful and warm celebration was amazing. She is such a sweet and warm person so it was no surprise.

“The whole day was just so much fun photographing this couple and the people they hold dear. Their reception was beautiful and romantic and they danced well into the night.”

-Sara Touchet, photographer

Ashlyn + Matt: Stunning Pretty Place Wedding in Upstate South Carolina | Palmetto State Weddings
Ashlyn + Matt: Stunning Pretty Place Wedding in Upstate South Carolina | Palmetto State Weddings
Ashlyn + Matt: Stunning Pretty Place Wedding in Upstate South Carolina | Palmetto State Weddings
Ashlyn + Matt: Stunning Pretty Place Wedding in Upstate South Carolina | Palmetto State Weddings
Ashlyn + Matt: Stunning Pretty Place Wedding in Upstate South Carolina | Palmetto State Weddings
Ashlyn + Matt: Stunning Pretty Place Wedding in Upstate South Carolina | Palmetto State Weddings
Ashlyn + Matt: Stunning Pretty Place Wedding in Upstate South Carolina | Palmetto State Weddings
Ashlyn + Matt: Stunning Pretty Place Wedding in Upstate South Carolina | Palmetto State Weddings
Ashlyn + Matt: Stunning Pretty Place Wedding in Upstate South Carolina | Palmetto State Weddings
Ashlyn + Matt: Stunning Pretty Place Wedding in Upstate South Carolina | Palmetto State Weddings
Ashlyn + Matt: Stunning Pretty Place Wedding in Upstate South Carolina | Palmetto State Weddings
Ashlyn + Matt: Stunning Pretty Place Wedding in Upstate South Carolina | Palmetto State Weddings

 
 

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VENDORS

Ceremony VenuePretty Place Chapel

Reception VenueThe Upper Room

PhotographerSara Touchet Photography

Second ShooterChristi Johnson

Live PainterMeredith Piper Art

Bridal boutiqueKaralou’s Bridal

Wedding dress: Da Vinci 

CupcakesThe Chocolate Moose Greenville, SC

CakeNothing Bundt Cakes Greenville, SC

Catering and RentalsGoodlife Catering Co Greenville, SC

BarLiquid Catering Greenville, SC

Coordinator: Madison Somero

DJUptown Entertainment Greenvlle, SC

Ceremony/Cocktail hour GuitaristJoseph Ensley with Fretsandbows.com 

Cake TopperLightpaper from Etsy

InvitationsSong and Pen from Etsy

Ring boxYour Hearts Content from Etsy

Hair and MakeupMegan Diez Salon Greenville, SC

 

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