Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Crystal and Kyle marry at RiverMist

I often have couples ask, 'what's the weather like in (specific month)'. It would be nice if I could give them some helpful information. Truth is, who knows... Our weather is so crazy. 

Crystal and Kyle were hoping for early spring weather on Sunday. What they got was late winter weather. It was a little cool but thankfully the sun came out and..... they did have their love to keep them warm.....
 Kyle, very happy to see his lovely bride.
A lovely bride, indeed.
 Tell me that you love me
Say 'we'll always work it out'
I know it's kinda scary
But it's only temporary doubt.

Walk beside me through the years
Baby let's see, where this love could lead.
Grow Old - Florida Georgia Line

First kiss, 'seals the deal'.

Showing off the new rings.
Happy times.
And a second kiss...
Best wishes to the newlyweds....

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Elope in North Carolina - Cynthia and Christopher marry at Lake Tillery

Does eloping sound like a good idea? Just ask Cynthia and Christopher. 
Within a day they got their marriage license, wedding dress, tux, and rings. Luckily they also found my information on the internet.

Like many couples it was difficult scheduling time to get married. In fact, Cynthia worked until 2:00.... They had a bit of a drive to Lake Tillery but managed to make it with a little daylight left.
Enough time to take a few photos before the ceremony. Many thanks to their witnesses who shared photos taken on their cell phones.
Since it was cool, we held the ceremony inside, in front of the fireplace. 
(they were happy to be warm)
Quick and easy, yet full of love and memories.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Wedding at RiverMist

Love is a wonderful thing. And this beautiful couple is proof.

Wenhao and Chenjiang traveled to the United States to attend college. Little did they know that during this time they would meet, become friends and fall very much in love.
And it was my honor to be part of their wedding day.
The most touching part of the ceremony was when they exchanged wedding vows in Mandarin.
I will admit I did not understand the language but it was obvious what they were saying.
And they held on tight.

Yes, it was.... Best Day Ever.
And now they face the future together.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Wedding at Chetola Resort, Blowing Rock, NC

So many options for a couple-only wedding.... Amanda and Michael chose Chetola Resort in beautiful Blowing Rock, NC. And now they have a special place to return each year to celebrate their anniversary.
There are many beautiful outdoor locations on the property but inside was the best choice for a November wedding.
May You Always Be Happy
We are not meant to go through life alone.
We need a partner who will forever remain by our side –
Someone to lean on at times, remembering, as well,
that we will be leaned on, too.

In marriage, your partner will share your joy
and hold you in sorrow.
Understand that there will be difficult times
and doubt may cloud your lives.
It is then that you must trust each other the most -
And believe that love will sustain you.

Do not give up easily;
fight for what is most precious – your marriage.
Help it survive by nurturing it every single day.
Never hesitate to say, “I love you,”
or to be the first one to say, “I’m sorry.”

Give a lot, overlook even more,
And always expect as much in return.
Never look back or lose yourself,
but celebrate the special privilege of being a couple.
Never lose sight of what brought you to the altar in the first place;
your special love for each other.
Cherish that always.
May you find nothing but happiness as you share the wonderful world of marriage..

Blessing the wedding rings.
The newlyweds braved the cold to get a few outdoor photos.
Emily Angle Photography

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

NC Destination Wedding - Adrienne and Anthony

Congratulations to the newlyweds, Adrienne and Anthony, who traveled many miles to marry in North Carolina.
What a beautiful late summer day.
Made even more beautiful by the love of these two.
Much thought went into their personal wedding vows, which they read to each other. And what a perfect ending as they promised ' To be humorous and have fun every day'....
Instead of wedding rings, they choose tattoos.
Their initial 'A' and the infinity symbol.
Adrienne and Anthony wanted to include a unity wine ceremony. What a lovely touch!

As you drink the wine, you promise to share all that the future may bring. All the sweetness life’s cup may hold for you should be sweeter because you drink it together; whatever drops of bitterness it may contain should be less bitter because you share them. Together the sweet and the bitter represent love’s journey and all of the experiences that are a natural part of it. 
May you share all things with love and understanding. 
Blessing stones tossed, spreading love and good wishes to the universe.
They wasted no time having their first kiss as a married couple.
A few more pictures.
And a little more wine.
Now, remember the vows, 'humorous and have fun every day'.
Off to a good start.....
Best wishes to a wonderful couple!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Get Married in North Carolina - Quick, Easy, Stressfree

Many couples from near and far decide to elope to North Carolina.

All of the fun, none of the drama
save some money
Tina and Kevin

Do you....
want to save money and marry quickly?
want to follow your heart and not the crowd?
want a private, intimate outdoor ceremony?

Now offering couple only elopements at beautiful Lake Tillery.

It doesn't get any easier.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Amanda and JP Marry at Gray Stone Pines

On first glance you might think this is an old barn. But if you look closely you will soon realize it is a perfect venue for a rustic wedding.
A nearby tent was set up for the reception area.
When I arrived everyone was congratulating the handsome groom, JP.
Many thanks to the photographer, Stefanie Haviv, for sharing some of their beautiful photos.

It was a happy day indeed.
Amanda and JP love the outdoors camping, hiking, biking.
Many adventures ahead for these two.