Two weekends ago, we photographed a wedding in Rocky Mount, NC (which was just stunning, and I absolutely cannot wait to share with you). We happened to have a little gap in our schedule the following week, and decided to take a little side trip to the Asheville area. Well, we actually stayed in charming little town of Marshall, MC (pop. 872). The first few photos are from our time exploring there: from Good Stuff, the only little bar/restaurant open in town (and inside an old church); Penland & Sons department store; Pot Pie, which makes the most incredible pot pies we’ve ever had; and Bowman Hardware store. We also popped by the nearby town of Hot Springs, where the Appalachian Trail runs right through the center of town, and did a bit of hiking.
We spent the most of our short trip in Asheville, just a short drive from Marshall, where we did lots of things, but I only have photos from the Basilica of St. Lawrence, Wicked Weed Brewing & C and Co. All Natural Body Goods (I bought some of their facial cleanser, and have fallen completely in love).
Lastly, this trip was our first experience with Airbnb, and it couldn’t have gone better. In Marshall, we stayed in the home of a lovely woman named Victoria, in the loft of her big, old, restored home at the top of the windingest road. It was so full of little details, and an incredibly relaxing place to stay. I would totally recommend it, if you’re in the area (and Airbnb, in general, if you’re on the fence).
There will be so much wedding beautifulness coming up in the next few weeks that I’m over the moon to share with you soon. Have a beautiful weekend!