About the Book
With their families in attendance Christina Young and Eric Simpson married at Hidden River, Swannanoa, NC, beside the Swannanoa River. Rev. Rick Sanford officiated and Inez Redman played violin selections from Vivaldi's Four Seasons and Handel's Water Music. Before the wedding Bill Mosher took endless photographs of the families and the bride and groom in various combinations, some with people fooling around and some serious. The bride and her father, Jim Young, arrived at the ceremony in a horse drawn white carriage and the bride and groom left in the same way. After the wedding ceremony the reception was held on the banks of the Swannanoa by the light of torches and strings of lights. After the cutting of the wedding cake everyone ate barbecue and celebrated into the evening.
I grew up in India where my parents were Presbyterian agricultural missionaries and have taught at Warren Wilson College most of my life. My photographs are of north India and Sri Lanka where I have traveled many times; of Germany, which is my wife, Kathe's, home; and of the Swannanoa Valley and Asheville, North Carolina and of students and staff at Warren Wilson College, in Swannanoa just outside Asheville. Lately I have also been photographing weddings at Hidden River Events.