Last month, I traveled to Georgia and North Carolina to photograph Laura and Michael’s wedding. I photographed Laura and Michael’s good friends wedding (Meridith and Todd, which was featured in The Knot Real Weddings Texas magazine) and so when Laura and Michael inquired about by ability to travel out of state for their wedding, I jumped at the opportunity! Being able to leave Texas and travel to such a beautiful place with amazing weather for that time of year was so great and I was so appreciative! We made it a short weekend vacation and I brought along my fiance Mike, and my good friend and amazing photographer Stacy with SMS Photography as my second shooter.
We flew into Georgia and had some time to explore the Blue Ridge mountains before we started shooting for the weekend. On Friday before the wedding – we took a drive to view the scenic waterfalls of the area, and went toboganning (normally done with snow – this was improvised with fake grass and inner tubes!) A pulley took us up the hill and then we slid down. It was really fun to act like we were 8 years old again – and now I can say I am one of the few who has been toboganning! We also went panning for gems – and this was much more of an eventful experience than we would have thought! We didn’t really expect to find much of anything, but we found tons of gemstones including rubys, amethysts, aquamarine, emeralds, topaz, etc! It was sooo much fun – so much in fact that we did it twice
Laura and Michael’s wedding was gorgeous and the change of scenery and cool breeze was so nice! Laura and Michael let us spend lots of time taking advantage of the beautiful scenery for portraits, and then everyone at the party had a great time and it shows in the photos. Congrats Laura and Michael – thanks for having us out!
CEREMONY Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, Highlands, North Carolina
RECEPTION Old Edwards Farm, Highlands, North Carolina
COORDINATION Ann Tate
FLORIST Dutchman’s Designs
CAKE Aimee Silver
This is Stacy panning for gems, finding something great!
Here I am looking very surprised!
We had to take a touristy photo in front of the view. My fiance Mike and I…
That little spec on the righthand white slide is Stacy! I wish I could add a sound byte, she was giggling the whole way down!
Stacy volunteered to wear Laura’s veil so we could take it off for a few photos. I think she just wanted to wear a veil
Stacy again, wearing the veil. I think she would have worn it all night if no one objected