From the photographer, Sarah Porter Photography: Set against the backdrop of Castlewood Canyon my vision for this shoot was minimalistic, natural, romantic and intimate. The inspiration came from a song by Hillsong:
When the world caves in
Still my hope will cleanto Your promise
When my courage ends
Let my heart find strength
In Your presence
Let the ruins come to life
In the beauty of Your name
Rising up from the ashes
God forever You reign
THE STYLE TEAM
Photographer: Sarah Porter Photography | Floral Designer: Frances Floral Design | Wedding Dress: Dora Grace Bridal | Cake Designer: Batter Up Cakes | Invitation Designer: Veronica Preston Design | Ring Designer: Victor Barbone Jewelry | Hair Stylist: Monica at Cellar Door | Model: Katelin Knox
From Asheville Outdoor Elopements: Aimee & Tyler had a gorgeous elopement on Max Patch Mountain in late July. We picked up Aimee’s stunning bouquet and Tyler’s boutonniere from Flora. The bouquet was absolutely perfect and the pink peonies really made the photos pop. We had a beautiful custom ceremony with the mountain background photographed by Meghan Rolfe Photography. Afterwards, we hiked up to the bald, where Aimee & Tyler enjoyed champagne and homemade apple & peach pie by the amazing Whisk. They danced as the sun set behind them. The day was just magic!
From the bride, Aimee: It was not hard for us to make the decision to elope. Tyler is an old soul and neither one us like to be the center of attention. We wanted a stress-free day that was just about us, without having to worry about the other things that come along with a big wedding. An outdoor ceremony on a mountain sounded amazing.
Looking back, our day was everything I was hoping it would be and more!
From the photographer, From the Hip Photo: Noam and Alexandra’s wedding was held this past September at the Four Seasons in Downtown Denver. The couple wanted a classic black tie affair which was perfectly executed by Calluna Events. The bride wore a silk Kelly Faetanini gown with jeweled lace bodice. The groom and groomsmen looked sharp in black tuxes while the bridesmaids wore long Adrianna Papell beaded gowns in champagne. The bouquets from Newberry Brothers featured pale pink and lavender accents that echoed throughout the wedding décor. This amazing wedding day was filled with friends and family from across the world.
From the bride, Nicole: The Blue Ridge Mountains hold a special place in our heart, my husband proposed to me in Banner Elk, North Carolina and before we ever even thought about marriage, I knew I wanted to be married in a place that fills with me awe every time I am there.
I wanted my flowers to be very lush and romantic, reminiscent of the Secret Garden, a novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett that I loved as a child.
The ceremony was by far the favorite part of my wedding day. Turning the corner with my father and seeing my soon-to-be husband with this breathtaking backdrop behind him was undoubtedly a moment I will never forget. The first time I locked eyes with my husband as I walked down the aisle was the best part of my day!
I really wanted my flowers, greenery and centerpieces to add a feminine touch to the wood and stone that dominated the venue decor.
The reception was a blur of well-wishers and hugs and dancing.
Looking back, if there was anything I could go back and re-do about my wedding day, I would have hired a professional wedding-day coordinator. The day of any wedding is so busy for the bride, and to have someone who can handle all the little details so that the bride can enjoy every moment of the day, is, I think, very important. I had my sister-in-law be my wedding day coordinator, and looking back, I think that was unfair for her because my future sister wasn’t able to truly enjoy the day her little brother got married.
Photographer: Ellen LeRoy Photography // Floral Designer: Fuschia Moss Floral Design // Venue: Beech Mountain Club // Makeup Artist: Beautiful Bride on Location // Hair Stylist: Do or Dye // Cake:Ugga Mugga Bakery