We shot Ashley & Jeremy's Silverbrook Farm wedding back in October, the day before our own anniversary actually! And we've kept them off the blog until they were featured over on Southern Weddings!! That feature is officially live so now we can share with you our full post recap of their incredible day.
So how do I even go about putting into words what it was like to shoot their wedding? Let's start with the fact that they are now some of our best friends. We have had the absolute honor to document some of their biggest moments over the years, from their "engagement shoot" at the sunrise shoot out to their elopement in Vegas, to now the big party or what came to be known as #mitchellstaketwo. And we fully expect to be the ones who get to document their 50th anniversary party too! I'm just sayin.
Ashley & Jeremy are some of the most giving, thoughtful, above & beyond friends I could have ever asked for. They constantly push me to be a better person. To think kinder, to always look at the positive, to be the kind of friend who just shows up. My life hasn't been the same since these two came into it, and to watch them promise their lives to each other was one (wait, two!) of the happiest moments of my life.
Ash & Jer, I fully expect to be old & wrinkly with you guys. And to still be going on adventures. Thank you for letting us be part of the ride. Your love will inspire a generation.
Welcome back!! And now for the full post from Emily & Tolga's stunning Branford House winter wedding! These two had an incredible day, with just the perfect amount of snow falling during the portraits to make everything feel like a dream! Between that and the candlelit ceremony and the Thai lanterns at the end, theirs was the kind of day people dream of! And we especially loved Emily's Vera Wang gown, those stunning & sophisticated bridesmaids dresses, and Tolga's bespoke tuxedo & velvet tie! Enjoy!!
I have been counting down the days until we could post this wedding up!! Not only because it was our last wedding of 2013 and we got to go out with a bang, but also because it is one of our favorite weddings of ALL time. Like I've mentioned on here a few times before, we are in the process of working on our new brand. And if there is one wedding that could embody the vibe of everything we've been working on for it, this would be it! Classic, enduring, nostalgic, TONS of great black & whites, that subtle "old hollywood" vibe, sophisticated & understated, romantic, authentic, and editorial meets photojournalistic. In short, we were in heaven.
Elisabeth & William are two of the most beautiful hearts we've ever met, and they come with two of the most appreciative, kind and welcoming families we've ever had the honor of meeting. The whole day we were treated like part of the party, and at the end of the night even the bridesmaids hugged us goodbye. I cannot think of a better wedding to end this incredible whirlwind adventure of a year on!
E&W, we feel so lucky that you guys came into our lives. Your love is one for the ages. And what I wish for you, is that you will love just like this. Always.
Get ready to start this week right because OHH do we have a gorgeous wedding for you today....Indhu & Greg's Miami wedding at the Biltmore Hotel & Fairchild Botanical Gardens!! We were lucky enough to meet Indhu & Greg through phenomenal wedding planner, Belle Manjong of B. Belle Events. We met Belle earlier this year when I got to be the keynote speaker at the WV Weddings Extravaganza. Belle was the featured planner there & helped style the whole event. Right away we fell in love with her, her heart, and the light that surrounds her. As soon as she heard our story, our Why, and our take on weddings, she told us she had the perfect couple for us & man, was she right! Indhu & Greg are two of the kindest people we have ever had the honor of photographing. They are just good people down to the core, and the kind of people you just want to hang out with on a Friday night, going wine tasting and discovering cool new restaurants (yea I invent entire double date scenarios with our couples!)
We flew down to Miami on a weekend where it was threatening to rain, but Indhu & Greg had the most perfect day. Cool & breezy and not a rain drop in sight (even though it was apparently pouring across town!) The whole day was full of color, both in the flowers and details of the wedding....and in the way that everyone there loved out loud. With it pouring out of them and onto the page, creating a canvas of heritage, family, generations, and loving people as much as you can while there still right here with you. The kind of love where just one color isn't enough (sorry Taylor Swift, it wasn't just Red). So you use them all, the brighter the better. Because you never want to forget.
Indhu & Greg, we can't thank you enough for your love, your friendship, and your hearts. Just keep loving like this forever. It will always guide the way.
Today we have for you guys a wedding that brought tears to my eyes as I was staring at my computer. Going through these pictures, trying to narrow down my favorites of Christen & Andrew for the blog, all at once I just found myself completely overwhelmed with love, pure joy, laughter, and the overflowing emotion these two share. They just make each other happy. So, so, so happy. And that's what they make everyone else lucky enough to surround them too. They are thankful and they are grateful. And they don't take a single breath of this life for granted. Neither one of them would even know what it was to put on a front, to hide who they truly are from the world. They just love unabashedly, without question, and with their hearts permanently stitched to their sleeves.
In short, it was the kind of wedding that you need near the end of wedding season. Because it is the exact kind of wedding that reminds you why you do what you do in the first place.
Christen & Andrew, we fell in love with you guys from the first time we met you. You are just the kind of people that everyone wants to be best friends with. Thank you for the gift that you've given us. The gift of photographing love in its purest form. We are better because of it. We love you guys like crazy!
SO much love!
Venue: Webb Barn
Blooms: the insanely talented Tony from Datura, A Modern Garden
Catering: Village Catering
Photography: Justin & Mary