The weekend started with an epic session on Grandfather Mountain...which had actually just closed because of the weather, but they actually made some calls and allowed us in for a bit to do our shoot!
...Followed by the dinner rehearsal at The Mast Farm Inn...
Advice for future brides + grooms?
1) As much as you want everything to be perfect, something will go wrong. It's inevitable. Roll with the punches!
2) Look to Pinterest and Instagram for inspiration, but don't let perfection and social-media ideals ruin your vision of a wedding! Not everything can be internet-picture-perfect. Think about the touches that are important to you, and focus on those.
3) Think about the little details and custom things you might want, and order them early! We had some great last-minute ideas for items to order off of etsy (custom inscribed forks with our wedding date, custom garters, custom guestbook, etc.), but waited until the last minute to order many of them. All of the vendors came through, but it added some stress!
4) Sparklers are always a great idea! :)
Nora + Rob - You guys were such blast to work with! Thank you for being so awesome! We've had the best time getting to know you! :)
Wedding Pros + Details:
Wedding Venue/Catering/Lodging: The Mast Farm Inn, Valle Crucis, NC
Flowers: Peggy Mendel, Pearl's Garden
Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero
Bridesmaid Dresses: Dessy Collection
Bride's Shoes: Bandolino
Bridesmaid's Shoes: Style&Co.
Bride's Reception Dress: Adrianna Papell
Necklace and earrings: Tiffany & Co.
Wedding Rings: Greenlake Jewelry in Seattle, WA
Suits: Men's Warehouse
Centerpieces (cedar slabs): made by the best man