Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Ashley and Rod - Just Married

It was a perfect summer day for Ashley and Rod's wedding. They choose
Wedding Day at Troldhaugen for their processional.
I have to show a couple photos of Ashley's jewelry and headpiece.
I just love bird cage veils.
Can you tell they were holding on tightly?
As part of their ceremony we included a handfasting.
When a couple joins hands, their destinies are tied into one future.
Once the ribbon was untied, it was time to exchange wedding rings.

I give you this ring as the symbol
that I have cast my lot with yours
That I am bound to you always
Through my love
With my soul,
and with all my heart.
Time for kissing. 
And more kissing. 
Love the new rings and the beautiful feather bridal bouquet.
One last photo from inside our cabin.
Off to begin their new life as husband and wife. 

And I just have to share this review that Ashley posted on Wedding Wire:

Planning an out of state wedding can be stressful, but Victoria and her husband are the most gracious and wonderful people. My husband and I threw together a wedding at the last moment- we changed our minds on what we were doing, and at the end of the day, just wanted a private ceremony. 

I contacted several people, including Victoria. She was the first to respond, and offered the best service. Her prices are lower than ANY of her competition; we were looking at North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Oregon, Connecticut, and California. Even though she had family in town, she still performed our ceremony. 

It was completely customized; I know couples with traditional weddings who didn't get to build a personalized ceremony the way we did. And the actual ceremony... it was perfect. Everything was flawless, and she and her husband are the most gracious and kind hosts! The property is beautiful, and the pictures are taken with a professional camera. Everything about them is 100% professional, with a low cost! 

I have told several of my friends who are looking at wedding venues to talk to Victoria. I was nervous and worried about setting up an out of state wedding, but this service was FLAWLESS. I'm in Tennessee, and we drove 5 hours to get to North Carolina. All we did was show up and enjoy our private moment.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Charli and Kevin Marry at Leatherwood

Leatherwood Mountain, near Boone, is a horse lovers paradise. It is also a very popular location for weddings. The beautiful grounds provide privacy, there is a lovely lodge for the wedding reception and there are many rental houses so everyone can stay on the property. Everything at one place!


Song of Solomon
My beloved speaks and says to me:
'Arise, my love, my fair one,
and come away;
for now the winter is past,
the rain is over and gone.
The flowers appear on the earth;
the time of singing has come,
and the voice of the turtle dove
is heard in our land.
The fig tree puts forth its figs,
and the vines are in blossom;
they give forth fragrance.
Arise, my love, my fair one,
and come away.'
And that's exactly what Charli and Kevin did. They traveled to North Carolina to have a memorable family wedding. 
There are several wedding locations to choose from and this is one of my favorites. There's a lovely rustic arch to decorate and plenty of room on the lawn for chairs.
Charli and Kevin included a letter, wine and box ceremony. A very touching addition.
And at the end of their ceremony guests tossed blessing stones into the stream.
Wishing the newlyweds a lifetime of happiness.