One of my favorite things to experience at a wedding is watching the bride and groom really realize how much their life has just changed. Normally when this happens, there are tears and hugs and a few minutes of just being in awe of what just happened. For Tommy and Kayla, this moment happened at different moments. Kayla wiped away tears after the officiant pronounced them man and wife. Tommy’s moment was after they recessed down the aisle and embraced outside of the ceremony. His tears of joy were sweet enough to make anyone watching get emotional. They were just SO happy… and they should be.
Tommy and Kayla have waited a long time for this day and it was perfect. I know I mention the weather a lot but honestly, I can’t believe what we experienced this day, It was probably one of the most beautiful days of the entire summer. It felt like October and not the middle of August!! Amazing! Not only was the weather beautiful, this entire wedding day was stunning! I can’t wait for you to see this incredible reception!
The Dye House is an old historic mill that has been re-done into an event space. It’s one of my favorite indoor reception spaces ever! The exposed brick and cracked plaster on the walls were my favorite parts and the florals were just incredible! I loved how the velvet table linens softened the industrial vibe of the room and the bistro lighting was the perfect way to make it feel extra inviting. If you’re scrolling through this post and think “Wow, she really blogged a lot of reception details” it’s because I just couldn’t narrow down my favorites!
While this wedding was a visual dream, it was also so heartfelt and endearing. Their officiant did an amazing job sharing about their relationship and their love for one another. They are the sweetest duo. Michael and I felt so honored that we were the ones who had the opportunity to capture their day for their family and friends to remember forever!! Enjoy some of my favorite images that tell a visual story of their day!!
This is just so beautiful and I love this wedding!
Ceremony & Reception | Mt. Washington Mill Dye House
Florist | Darling & Daughters
Planner | Enchanting Events and Design
Hair & Make Up | Dorsey Beauty
DJ | Jenny Z Mobile
Videographer | Jon Key Cinema
Catering | Copper Kitchen
Transportation | American Limousines
Stationery | Lana Dreams
Table Runner | Jess Smith Designs
Bride’s Dress | K&B Bridals
Bridesmaids Dresses | Bella Bridesmaids
Grooms Attire | The Black Tux
Lighting & Draping | Event Dynamics
Garter | The Garter Girl
View Kayla + Tommy’s Engagement Session HERE!
Here it is! Post one of twelve! I’m committing, once again, to blogging my favorite images each month of Everett’s first year and I’m excited about it because I know from past experience that this is truly the BEST motivation and accountability to stay on top of family editing!!
It’s hard to believe I’m writing this… my fourth birth story in four years. I’ve given birth in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. Just typing that makes me tired….. and so grateful…. unbelievably grateful. These last four years have been the best and hardest of my life. We cherish being parents and welcoming a new baby is hands down the most incredible thing we have ever experienced in our 18 years together. I’m so excited to introduce you to our newest member of our family and tell you the story of how he came into this world!
Whether you’re brand new to business or have been in business for quite a while, this brand new Youtube video is for you! Michael and I, early on in our business, struggled to relinquish tasks to other professionals outside of our business. Really…. It was more of MY STRUGGLE than his.
Welcome to December’s Student Spotlight!! It’s a new month and we have new photographers to celebrate!! I’m so thankful for them and for their willingness to give of their time and share their stories!!!
This shoot was supposed to happen about a month earlier on the exact day that leftover rains from a hurricane swept through Washington. I’m so thankful we rescheduled! Our reschedule date was absolute perfection! The temperature, the glow, the locations…. it was beautiful! Tyler and Abby’s outfit choices were wonderful and the leaves were full of color and still hanging on the trees.
When Michael and I were in our early years of dating, I would go on trips with his family for Thanksgiving and summer trips to West Virginia and I spent time with his cousins! “Bri-Bri” was so little! He’s the youngest of all of the cousins and it’s crazy to think that he’s old enough to be getting MARRIED! He’s actually older than we were when we got married!! We have known Shannon for years and we were THRILLED when we heard that Brian had proposed because we always hoped that would happen!!!