where words don't do justice for the moments contained
Maddie + Austin.
These two are SO fun and their love and happiness with each other beyond evident. I couldn’t count how many times “I love you” was said if I had to. Since they love the highlands so much and it holds so many memories for them, it only made sense that they would commit their lives to one another in these mountains. This moody wedding at The White Crow in Banner Elk, NC was a dream. I absolutely LOVE photographing Boone weddings, but here in the mountains, you never really know what the weather is going to do. Even as the clouds rolled in, they still hoped for an outdoor ceremony – and an outdoor ceremony they had! The rain cleared up and moved out just 30 minuted before the ceremony.
Maddie and Austin shared a private moment before their ceremony where they exchanged letters and vows, right on the edge of the property. I really love when couples choose to incorporate a “first look” – or a “first touch”, like this! Not only is the privacy great for photos sake, but most importantly, the couple has this chance to release and discuss any anxiety they were feeling. Afterwards, they ALWAYS feel so much more at ease and ready to tackle the wedding day head on! There is no comfort that compares to finally hearing your partners voice.
Photographing this day was truly so special. It couldn’t have happened without this amazing vendor team!
Venue | The White Crow
Photographer | Stratman Imagery
Videographer | Serrano Film Co
Catering | The Liberty Catering
Planner | Roan Wedding and Events
Florist | Booze and Bouquets
Band | Megan Doss Band
HMU| Phoi Phillips
Rental | Boone Rent-All & Parties Too
Vintage Rentals | A Bushel and A Peck
Bakery | Choice Cakes
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Maddie + Austin. These two are SO fun and their love and happiness with each other beyond evident. I couldn’t count how many times “I love you” was said if I had to. Since they love the highlands so much and it holds so many memories for them, it only made sense that they would […]
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M and E’s stunning wedding in the mountains of Weaverville, NC. There were so many emotional, heartfelt moments of their day, including their first look and private first vows. Not long ago, it was uncommon for a bride and groom to see each other before their ceremony. That “walking down the aisle” moment was what […]
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Michaela and Brock are one of the most fun and personable couples I’ve had the honor of photographing. Their June wedding at Castle McCulloch was one for the books. It was filled with intentionality and a focus on truly spending time with the special people they invited. It’s unfortunate that not all couples get to […]
"We cried when we saw the photos for the first time. Nothing will ever compare to those memories. We will cherish them always, our first precious family heirloom."
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