Our State Magazine is so well loved. It seems that everyone we talk with, even just the mention of the magazine they instantly light up and share with us how much they love it. Speaks so much about this wonderful North Carolina magazine and the beautiful stories they share about our beautiful state.
What an incredible honor to have had the opportunity to partner up with Our State to capture the essence of one of North Carolina's best restaurants, Highland Avenue in Hickory, North Carolina.
What better way to start off this Fall season than sharing this gorgeous Fall wedding on the blog? What a lovely Fall wedding Faith + Howard had! The ceremony took place on a mountaintop, a chapel at 3200 feet elevation, The Glassy Chapel and the reception at the Keowee Vineyards Lakehouse in Sunset, South Carolina.
Wow, what an incredible time we had with these two! It started with a coffee date with Karissa + Jacob and their families, and then we all headed over to the Blue Ridge Parkway in Blowing Rock, NC for a little adventure. Not only did we get to hang out with the bride + groom, but also their whole families and it was so much fun! AND this Saturday is their big day - cannot wait! Happy Wedding Day, guys!
What an amazing weekend we had with these guys and their loved ones! They had their wedding weekend celebration at Twickenham House in Jefferson, NC. Cannot wait to share more of their story in a full wedding blog, which will be coming soon, but for now, here's a behind the scenes look and some aerial footage of the beautiful mountain landscape. It. was. gorgeous.
Mary + Phillip tied the knot last Spring at the historic Langtree Plantation... a beautiful piece of Southern history with a gorgeous plantation house, lovely surrounding grounds, and a beautiful barn. Here are some highlights from their wedding day...
Brittany + Brian had a dream wedding up in the Blue Ridge Mountains last year during the beautiful Fall season. We loved getting to work with these guys through their whole wedding journey - from the engagement session, to the bridal session, to the wedding day! We think the world of these guys and loved how they put so much heart into having the wedding day of their dreams...
"...We wanted a ceremony that was romantic, intimate, and no fuss. A day that reflected both of us. The best way to accomplish this little adventure was to head to the mountains for a simple rustic ceremony with just the two of us and our pup.”
So happy to be able to finally share Kelley's bridal session with you guys! Gah, can there be a more gorgeous, glowing, happy bride?? Simply stunning. Here are some highlights from our session with Kelley at Moses Cone Manor in Blowing Rock, NC...
This Spring we had the opportunity to team up with a local group of North Carolina wedding professionals to collaborate on a unique and authentic styled shoot at Providence Cotton Mill in Maiden, NC...
For the concept and feel, and story of the shoot, we first and foremost wanted it to be "real", genuine and authentic, and in a sense "pure and simple", and so when selecting our models for the shoot, we wanted them to be a real-life couple with a beautiful story and great chemistry, and what a blessing it was to find our models, Saied and Jessica, who were absolute ROCK stars!
These two tied the know at Overlook Barn last September in Banner Elk, NC. We loved how Chelsea + Herb pushed aside the traditions and made sure their wedding day was exactly the way they wanted it to be. Here are some highlights from their lovely mountain wedding get-a-way...
In today's vlog, we're on location with Highland Canine Training in Harmony, NC. They came out and worked wonders with our dogs, Blue and Scout. But not only do they do basic dog training, they also do a K9 training course for police officers and their K9 dogs, and we're capturing some video and photos of the course. All of the scenes look real in the video, but they are training scenarios for the police and their dogs. We're having lots of fun! Check out the behind the scenes gopro footage to get a behind the scenes look.
“Every moment of our wedding will be treasured forever. Being a military family means parting ways with the ones you love all the time, this was the first time we had everyone together and it will be forever cherished. From the groom getting high-fived by dad or the bride slow dancing with the flower girl to the wedding party Disney karaoke dance party. Everything was perfect.”
"After 18 years of marriage, three kids, two crazy dogs and a new, old house we have been working so diligently on, we decided maybe we just have some real family photos. Not the usual yearly beach trip photos where we watch the kids grow up through our saved iPhone photos.....that we keep saying we should print. We knew that Heather and Jason would be the ones to capture us being real. Thanks so much you guys!"
Today we let Blue try out the GoPro harness for dogs during his morning playtime! He did great! Take a look at his video (ALL by Blue :) It's fun to see playtime from his perspective! Got some cool ideas for Blue, Scout and the GoPro..... :)
Thinking back on Abby + Aaron's wedding day.... beautiful tears of joy, heartfelt emotion, laughter, celebration, realness, and true love. These two and their loved ones enjoyed and celebrated their wedding day to the fullest, and it was absolutely beautiful.
Wow. Whitney + Matthew's Elopement was positively dreamy. We had so much fun working with them! AND it was an extra special elopement because we had Hannah assist us and get us some really great behind the scenes GoPro video!