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.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Abbey and Jason are Married!

Guess what has this happy man's attention.
Could it be that he is seeing his bride for the first time?
And what does he do??? Starts kissing her while the processional is still playing.

Together can never be close enough for me
Feel like I am close enough to you
You wear white and I'll wear out the words I love you
And you're beautiful
Now that the wait is over
And love has finally shown her my way
Marry me
Today and every day
Marry me
Jason even took time to look at the back of her dress.
This is the beauty of private weddings. No rules....
After the hugging and kissing we started the ceremony.
Jason could not take his eyes off of Abbey.
Rings exchanged and time for more kissing!
Could these smiles be any bigger?
A few more pictures, then time to celebrate alone.
Fun times ahead for these two.....

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Wedding at Bost Grist Mill

When planning their wedding April and Aaron knew exactly where they wanted the ceremony to take place.
A grist mill may seem like an unlikely place for a wedding venue but this was the perfect spot for their outdoor rustic wedding.

April is quite skilled in decorating and put this talent to good use decorating the reception area.

It's always fun to wander around during the pre-wedding activities
These photos were provided by Lindsey Elaine Photography.
And this lovely couple made the job easy.
As you hold each others hands in this promise, and eagerly look into the future in each others eyes, may your unconditional love and devotion take you to places were youve both only dreamed. Where youll dwell for a lifetime of happiness, sheltered in the warmth of each others arms.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Kelly and Marquis are Married!

You never know about our weather and our bride was a little concerned. As it turns out, Saturday was a great day for a winter wedding. A little cool, but it IS the end of January.
Family and friends wait for Kelly to appear.
And here she is, escorted by her son, Dustin, with Mya, holding her train.
Kelly was smart and planned ahead. She wore a lovely jacket for the ceremony.
Then removed it for photos.
BeBe and CeCe Winans say it best.
When I found you.. I found somebody who cares
When I found you.. Found my most intimate prayer
When I found you.. I found what every heart dreams of
When I found you, I found love
Kelly and Marquis were not new to this love. 
But this was their wedding day, time for making public promises.
And now, bringing with you all the joys of your yesterdays 
and the promise of all your tomorrows will you now join your candles together as one.
The jacket came off and the cell phones came out... 
Lots of photos of this happy couple.
And look at these shoes, hiding underneath that beautiful gown.
It's true, Kelly and Marquis are married!
And these rings will remind them of promises made.
It was a happy day... the beginning of the rest of their lives.