I am back at blogging! Of course I say that and I am sure there will be another lull as life picks up again, but in the meantime I am going to ride this train!
So now onto Don and Lauren’s Grove Park Inn wedding! I had the opportunity to be with them over their entire wedding weekend. We first started with engagement photos at Biltmore and then a rehearsal dinner at the Grove Park on Friday, and then the stunning wedding on Saturday! I really had an opportunity to be a witness to their amazing love and it is truly breath taking. I am not sure I have seen a connection so deep and so immediate between a couple.
Don is a highly decorated Army Lieutenant, Lauren is a District Attorney. They make an incredible match. Their wedding was also my first Military wedding complete with uniforms and sword arch at the end of the ceremony. I love the stars and bars and anything patriotic can make me cry. During the reception as the toasts were being said and people talked of Don and Lauren’s character and the many sacrifices Don has made for our country I couldn’t help but tear up. They each beam with pride for one another!.
I hope you enjoy the photos and that you too are able to see their love through these images. I tried my hardest to narrow it down but it was hard. Each image tells the story of the day.
I do need to mention a few people a little more here. This wedding was beautifully planned, designed, and executed by the FABULOUS Stephanie and Sarah of Verge Events. I love these ladies. They do such an incredible job. They keep me on target and everything moving so smoothly! Also a big shout out to Erin who is now in Nashville TN, but was with Grove Park and the go to person for this wedding. Erin we miss you!
I can’t wait for you to see these stunning arrangements and all the floral. Flora did a beautiful job of bringing Lauren’s vision to life. The coral was such a welcome color to our mountains.
Casey and Jimmy with Casey and Kirstin did the most amazing wedding film! Here is a link to it. I dare you to get through the whole thing and not cry! So stunning!
Finally to Abby Moore who second shot for me and feels like my right arm or maybe my brain, because she too keeps me on track!
Here is the total list of ALL the INCREDIBLE vendors that made this day happen. I feel so fortunate to work with so many amazing wedding professionals!
Ceremony Venue- The Basilica of St. Lawrence
Reception Venue- The Omni Grove Park Inn
Cinematographer- Casey and Kristin
Caterer/Baker- The Omni Grove Park Inn
Band- Sonic Groove Band
Hair Artist- Lola Salon and Gallery
Makeup Artist- Blush
Event Planner- Verge Events
Rentals- Classic Event Rental
Rentals- Old South Vintage Rentals
Linens- Nuage Designs
Transportation- Blue Ridge Limo
Photo Booth- Shutter Booth
I love that Casey let Don fly the drone! It has to be in good hands right!
I love having the chance to be a Grove Park Inn Wedding Photographer! Such a special place!