Asheville, NC Camp Wedding // Andrew & Karah

It was so very sweet getting to shoot a wedding back at the very place Harrison and I got married two and a half years earlier! But this time, it was a beautiful fall wedding and the camp was covered in brightly colored leaves and a cool fog that lifted as the day warmed up and the guests arrived. Camp Ridgecrest for Boys (& Camp Crestridge for Girls, DUH) hold such a special place in both of our hearts and I loved getting to walk the camp property as I celebrated and photographed Karah & Andrew's special day!

The day really couldn't have gone more smoothly. Karah & Andrew seemed relaxed and so blissfully happy from the morning on until they ran to their car surrounded by friends & family holding sparklers at the end of the night! Watching them pray together, hand in hand, as they made such a special covenant with one another in that wide open field surrounded by trees beneath the blue sky was truly serene. A breath of fresh air and a moment I know they'll cherish forever!

Karah & Andrew, thank you for letting me a part of your day. You two are so fun together and I'm excited to follow all of your future adventures together in those Blue Ridge Mountains as husband and wife! 

XOXO, Suzy

Bouquets: Sassafras Flowers

Tsali Notch Vineyard Wedding // Preston & Blythe

       After a coast to coast long distance engagement, the saying "absence makes the heart grow fonder," has grown even more true between these two! Family traveled from all over the country to celebrate them and their day felt like a sigh of relief because of what it means for their future together. Blythe & Preston, I am so happy for you two as you begin this new journey! I know that whether together, or apart, you two are stronger as one and the love you share is so sweet! Thank you for letting me a part of your day!

XOXO, Suzy

Wedding Planner: Just Breathe // Floral: Wade Floral Co.  // Make Up: Katie Hill // Hair: Alex York // Dress: White Lace & Promises // Second Shooter: Allie Forward // Video: Justin Burgan // DJ: Good Sounds Entertainment

Cherokee Country Club Wedding // George & Alicia

Wow. What a day May 13th was. I don't even know where to begin, but one thing I must say is these people know how to CELEBRATE. It's hard to top a reception like this when there were 4 plus hours of non-stop dancing - young, old, guys, and girls. I actually got scolded a few times for taking pictures instead of dancing. (; Hip scarves, throwing the bride and groom into the air on chairs, an amazing Arabic band, napkins waving in the air. I'm still waiting to be adopted into these amazing Palestinian families, but they made me feel like family the whole time so I feel like I'm already halfway there. I love the way they love and celebrate each other so fiercely. It's no question that the bond their families share is strong and wildly important.

I started with the reception, but the ceremony was beautiful and the reverence was something that just isn't as common any more. I captured all of the sweet moments from the balcony with no flash as requested and I think there is something so sweet about that. Marriage is truly about God bringing two people together as one, it's not about the best lighting or angles or perfectly curated moments. (Although those aren't bad things!) But it was a sweet and humble reminder.

I'm so thankful to have been a part of Alicia & George's special day. Every detail fell into place perfectly and I'm excited to share just a few favorites so you can relive this day if you were there or pretend you were there dancing & sweating with the rest of us!

XOXO my habibis,

Suzy

Special shout out to all the amazing vendors involved. Sassafras Flowers, Daisy Cakes, HP Video, Tre Salon, & Sharon Blevins of Cherokee Country Club. You are all amazing!! XOXO