Sawyer Family Farmstead Wedding

Sawyer Family Farmstead Wedding

Sawyer Family Farmstead is located in Glenville, NC, in close driving distance from Atlanta, Charlotte, and Asheville.  The farm grows Christmas trees and also serves as a wedding venue.  Making your wedding truly unique and beautiful with the view of blue ridge mountains overlooking Lake Glenville.  Just imagine how amazing it would look in the snow!

Do not underestimate this venue. The Sawyer Farms is huge and requires golf carts to be used going from one location to another.  Unless you want to walk, we decided to use the carts, since we tend to enjoy our wedding days.

Make sure you talk to Nicole if your planning a wedding at this beautiful wedding venue.  Nicole will take good care of you and be there for you all the way.  She was an amazing vendor to work with, and I can not wait to work with her in the future.

Getting Ready at Sawyer Farms

We began the day by getting ready somewhat.  With less than 2hours, and one photographer, capturing both the bride and groom can be a task on its own, especially when they are indifferent cabins on the huge farm.

I wouldn’t say this would be called a traditional wedding since the bride (McKenzie) didn’t even want me to photograph the traditional getting ready stuff.  McKenzie had a photographer friend to make sure she got all the missing shots.

Ceremony at Sawyer Family Farmstead

Right in the middle of the farm, there is a hill that overlooks the blue ridge mountain overlooking Lake Glenville.  The wedding ceremony was held just on the edge of the hill, so that the guest can get amazing view of both the couples and the background of the lake and mountain.

During normal spring season (it has been cold this year) the ceremony arche would be filled with green vines covering the metal wires on the frame, making it look pretty extoic.

Portrait Time

I know I keep saying that portrait sessions can be just endless, but when you have a wedding at Sawyer Family Farmstead, you will get confused about where to have portrait sessions.

When you have a farm filled with an epic location for a portrait session with the couples, it can get a bit frustrating to pick a few.

  • At the ceremony arch
  • Down by a small lake with a homemade swing
  • Up on top of the highest hill at venue for epic sunset
  • Down at the reception area

Nicole actually suggested the top of the hill during sunset for portraits, which I am glad she mentioned.  Those portraits just came out awesome.  The last area we grab some portraits was by the small lake with the homemade swing.

I had to crash the party early and head to the reception area to start setting up for the grand entrance.  McKenzie’s friend kept taking portraits of them when I left.


Sawyer Farms keeps getting super epic.  I didn’t even see the reception area until it was time to get there.  But even at the reception area of the farm, you can create some epic images.

I honestly wished they had me for longer coverage time, as this was one location where that extra time could’ve spent on creating something epic.  For most of the weddings I cover, I try to create that one image that always blows all photos taken throughout the day.

Perhaps next time, the next wedding I get to photograph here will give us the time we need to create something super epic for the couple.

Sawyer Family Farmstead is truly an epic wedding venue with endless opportunities to create something.  I enjoyed working with Nicole and had an incredible time photographing McKenzie and Derek’s wedding.

Make sure you check out our other weddings we have photographed.

We love to have a good time. But sometimes, you just need someone who knows how to take the perfect photo without interrupting what’s going on. Send us an email and we’ll tell you if we can help out!