amanda + ben | blue ridge mountain north carolina vineyard wedding.

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amanda and ben had thought of and planned for just about everything for their north carolina vineyard wedding, except for the surprise pop-up thunderstorm that happened to go down exactly for the duration of their outdoor ceremony.  but what's amazing about these two is that no matter what happened on their day, they stayed focused on what really mattered for them: the fact that they threw a big party and invited their closest family and friends, simply because they love each other. this story is something we love sharing with our clients, simply because this wedding is a true testament to love and laughter. it's easy to fret over the small stuff, stress over the detail, wonder if you should have picked a different font for your programs, worry about seating charts, weather, thank-you gifts, timelines, and the list goes on and on... but in the end, these are all minor moments and details. because what's most important is the person saying "i do" right next to you... who'll laugh through the pouring rain, who'll say "you're beautiful" even though every part of you is drenched, and who'll be the first to point out that beautiful rainbow once the clouds part and sun comes pouring in.

we hope you enjoy this selection of photographs.  rain or shine, the smiles on these two could not be broken.

alicia + greg | rustic via vecchia winery wedding.

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oh my, winter's all gone and i barely had the chance to post on here!  we've been busy traveling lately, a mini trip out to the oregon coast in february and wppi in vegas (with a day-excursion to the grand canyon, yippe!) earlier last month - a blog of that adventure coming soon, i promise!  so, now that spring is finally here, time to get some blogging done. this wedding is one of our most sought after wedding sample books when we meet with clients these days. it's adorable, woodsy, rustic, with a winery twist.  alicia and greg saw us at work at their friend's wedding the year before, and before we knew it we were meeting to discuss their big day. the day started out with a bit of rain, but in the end, it was a blessing because the filtered light and the post-rain high clouds gave us plenty of good filtered light to work with. we hope you enjoy this one!