Earlier today I was sitting at my desk doing what I usually do during the daytimes - I was editing. Whenever I hear the little noise that signifies I have a new email, I get REALLY happy inside. I'm without a doubt 100% addicted to email - getting email is like getting presents....and as mentioned before...I love gifts. :)
When I heard the glorious little sound today, I excitedly clicked on over to find Lori's name in my inbox. I had just sent her the slideshow from her wedding day, so I was anxious to see what she thought. As I read through her email, I was beaming from ear to ear.
Cheyenne, I am just gushing with tears. I can’t stop. They are so real that they take me back to the day and the very moment. I don’t even know what to say or how to express my gratitude or how to tell you that you’ve brought to life one of the happiest and most beautiful days of our lives. I can’t wait for you to photograph our future dogs and babies, etc, etc. I emailed Tom and we pressed ‘play’ at the same time on the phone together – we were both silent the entire time. Tom said, ‘Wow, I don’t even know what to say to that, they are unbelievable – don’t you feel like you’re there again?
Thank you, Cheyenne, thank you so much.
Lots of Love,
Man, I was doing a little dance in my desk chair after reading that. It seriously made my entire day. :)
Alright....let's get to the pictures!
Lori and Tom were married at the Inn on Mill Creek, which is a Bed and Breakfast in Black Mountain, North Carolina. Apparently it rained in the morning before we got there, which was perfect as it settled the dust on the road. It was definitely warm, but great weather for the day. The wedding was very quaint - seemed like the perfect number of guests for the location.
The grounds are absolutely gorgeous. Geoff and I need to get back there for a little weekend get away sometime soon.
See what I mean? Ummm......yeah.
Lori's beautiful dress.
We didn't have a whole lot of time for portraits of Lori, so we made do with what we could and grabbed a couple in her room. I love these of her.
Love it. Great work, Geoff.
Their ceremony was very sweet.
I love the way Lori is looking at Tom here.
Before they exchanged rings, they added a very special touch called the "warming of the rings". The wedding bands are passed around to all of the wedding guests to be blessed before they are put on the fingers of the bride and groom. I love it. Such a unique way to involve your wedding guests into the ceremony.
And they're married!
When we first got to the Inn, we ran into Tom's little nephew. He proudly told us that HE was going to hold the back of Ms. Lori's dress as she walked down and back up the aisle. It was PRECIOUS.
Isn't he super cute? You could just see it in his face how special he felt. :)
A couple portraits of the newlyweds.
I love how Lori had her canvas wrap hung right up on the tree - it fit there perfectly.
The cake topper was actually Tom's parents cake topper from their wedding - I just love it when special touches are added.
The details were fantastic.
Congratulations Lori and Tom - many well wishes to you both. And, we look forward to photographing your babies and dogs! :)
Here's the slideshow: