John & Shelby – High Hampton Inn Wedding

I think I’ve started this post four different times. It might be five… (or seven) by the time it actually gets officially published to the blog. There are so many things I want to shout from the rooftops of how special this day was, but literally no words come to mind that would do it justice. I had the same issue while trying to explain their engagement session. Being around John & Shelby, especially on a day such as their wedding, there are just no words to describe their love and soulful demeanor. Most brides would be worried about the weather radar showing upcoming storms about the time that the ceremony is to begin…. but not Shelby. I’ve never before met a bride so cool, calm, collected… and simply happy! It’s obvious how much she just wanted to soak in each and every moment of the day – and if that meant rain during her wedding ceremony, so be it. I posted one of the (below) images to my facebook business page with a caption that read “life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about getting married in the middle of the rain.” And it’s so true. Getting married in the rain was a beautiful way to start their marriage and life journey together – that they’ll “weather” any storm that life brings them, hand-in-hand, together.  So to any bride that wants to get married in the middle of a rain storm? Bring it on, … plus it looks magical in pictures. This is real life, real happenings, real love. Yes the scenery at high hampton inn is gorgeous, and Shelby is simply STUNNING, but it’s the complete day from start to finish that really show how special it was. I loved their entire wedding day so much I felt a weird loss when I was done editing. There were originally 200 images I wanted to share to this blog post, so it’s taken me a few days to narrow them down. Also be sure to check out the special blog post of the first look that Shelby shared with her Dad (seriously, don’t miss it). So enjoy just a tiny glimpse into the magic of their wedding day. A special thanks to Bethany for traveling to the mountains with me and second shooting in the rain – all with a smile on her face!

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Venue: High Hampton Inn
Florist: Fiddlehead Designs
Cake Artist: Creative Pastries by Sid
Band: His & Hers Music
Hair: Indigo Salon
Makeup: Amorett King

First Look With Dad

This moment was so special that it deserves its own post on the blog. The wedding day is usually centered around the bride and groom, and yes, while they are the focus of the special day as they become a married couple, the day also brings SO many emotions to the friends and family in attendance. I’ve spoken to this a lot in the past, but I really love getting to capture the heartfelt moments that unfold naturally. Moments that seem to stop time during the whirlwind of all the beautiful things that happen throughout the wedding day. While Shelby & John chose not to see each other before she walked down the aisle, she really wanted to share a first look moment with her father. As we descended the stairs talking about the first look, Shelby spoke about how as the only daughter, the wedding day held many emotions for her father. I could feel a lump in my throat building thinking about all the meaning behind a father giving his daughter away to her new husband as he walks her up the aisle. I’m not going to lie, I was also a ball of tears at how special this moment was for them. A moment that stopped time on the wedding day that was just for father and daughter, and that makes my heart happy.

Amy - I am a mess of tears looking at these photos! So lovely Alicia! What a beautiful idea.

Caroline - This could not be more beautiful! I hope to experience a moment like this. Just amazing, Alicia!

kasey - chills. beautiful storytelling with these images!

Krysta - These are beautiful!!

Rachel May - SO incredibly precious. Love this more than words can say!

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