Too many pictures to post and just not enough time. But hey! At least you only have to read one blog! Two birds with one stone, right?
I've got one more wedding and then I can focus on small sessions and then Mexico! I am so ready to get burnt, you have no idea (I am TRYING to work on a base-tan, but I still think I am doomed). Either way, I am excited to check out a new place with a dear friend. And oh my, can you just imagine the photos that will follow?? Philip and I just got back from our anniversary trip where we explored Asheville, NC, for two days. We crammed in as much as we could: hikes with waterfalls, drinking so much cider we could fall over, and seeing the Biltmore for the first (and probably last) time. The place was gorgeous, but not worth the hype and definitely not worth the price. Our short trip was marvelous, though, and we're heading into two years of marriage with nothing but excitement.
Enough about me, though, lets talk about weddings!
The first on the docket actually took place back in April. I am obsessed with Jackie and Jon; they are both so in love with one another and were too much fun to hang with. Their bridal parties were also some of my favorite people as well and I have never seen such helpful bridesmaids! That is literally what bridesmaids are for -- being helpers for the bride but sometimes my little helpers as well. I sometimes take on too much at weddings (because I am a micro-manager) and it is such a relief when bridesmaids step in to aid me. To past and future bridesmaids who have made my life so much easier, I love you. You are goddesses.
Although the sun was high in the sky, we were still able to make this wedding *work*. The venue was the Lu Mil Vineyards in Elizabethtown, NC, which makes this my very first vineyard wedding. *Shocker, I know*
As far as the bridal portraits go, I actually took those on a separate date in downtown Fayetteville. This was truly where I got to know Jackie's out-going and sassy personality! I think that is the best part of this job; getting to meet so many wonderful characters.