Roan Mountain, TN: Rachel + Brett's Appalachian Trail Summer Mountain Wedding

Roan Mountain, TN: Rachel + Brett's Appalachian Trail Summer Mountain Wedding

Rachel and Brett’s summer wedding on Roan Mountain was incredibly special in so many ways. Not only do they share a love for hiking, the outdoors, and the Appalachian mountains, but it’s also what brought them together. Rachel and Brett are thru-hikers and completed all 2,190 miles of the Appalachian Trail stretching from Georgia to Maine. It was only fitting for these outdoor lover to get married on the same trail that started the journey!

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Sevierville, TN: Stacy + Jason's Intimate Mountain Cabin Wedding at Parkside Resort and The Magnolia Venue

Sevierville, TN: Stacy + Jason's Intimate Mountain Cabin Wedding at Parkside Resort and The Magnolia Venue

Stacy and Jason came all of the way from Michigan to get married in the beautiful mountains of Tennessee. They rented a huge cabin at Parkside Resort for their family and friends to stay, and to hold their intimate ceremony! After a super sweet first look, we drove to the Magnolia Venue for more breathtaking views. We arrived back just in time for family portraits and their ceremony on the back porch, overlooking the Smokies.

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Bristol, VA: Coby + Gretchen's Intimate Woodsy Wedding at Sugar Hollow Park

Bristol, VA: Coby + Gretchen's Intimate Woodsy Wedding at Sugar Hollow Park

I arrived at Sugar Hollow Park in Bristol early that morning to see the ceremony site set up next to the creek at the campground and the trees were shading the chairs perfectly. After Coby and Gretchen exchanged vows, rings and the first kiss, they were finally husband and wife! After the ceremony, I took Coby and Gretchen around Sugar Hollow Park on a mission to find the infamous, “Black Forest,” that has pine trees in symmetrical lines, for portraits. When we arrived back to the campground and pavilion everyone had barbecue for lunch from Bristol BBQ. After cutting the cake, we all jumped into the creek to cool off, where, of course, I HAD to get some portraits of Gretchen and Coby in the water!

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Independence, VA: Luke + Caroline's Virginia Countryside Family Farm Engagement Session

Independence, VA: Luke + Caroline's Virginia Countryside Family Farm Engagement Session

I had such a blast at Luke and Caroline's engagement session in August! These two are just so much fun to be around and bring out the best smiles in each other. When we finally found a date that would work for all of us we decided to meet up on Luke's family farm in Independence, Virginia! Let me tell you- it was an adventurous photographer's paradise! I love it my couple's share a little bit of their life with me and such special locations! We spent the evening riding through the cow fields in the farm truck, taking in the beautiful Virginia sunset. I absolutely cannot wait for their wedding in October at the gorgeous Camp at Buffalo Mountain!

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Cleveland, TN: Nate + Celeste's Pink Rustic Wedding at the Apple Barn at Howe Farms

Cleveland, TN: Nate + Celeste's Pink Rustic Wedding at the Apple Barn at Howe Farms

Nate and Celeste are married! These two said their vows at the gorgeous Apple Barn at Howe Farms in Cleveland, Tennessee! It may have been the only wedding this year that I haven’t had to worry about rain, for the sun was shining 100%! These two have been together since high school and has waited for this day for years.

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Muddy Wedding Dresses: A Guide to Dress Cleaning and Preservation for Adventurous Brides

Muddy Wedding Dresses: A Guide to Dress Cleaning and Preservation for Adventurous Brides

Having been a bride myself, I understand the importance of picking and choosing the perfect dress for your wedding day, and keeping it in pristine condition for the ceremony! With adventurous weddings, however, it's usually pretty tough to keep the dress immaculate before and during the wedding day. This recent wedding season, I've had a few muddy bottomed dresses on my brides, so I thought it would be great to chat with someone who really knows their stuff when it comes to the cleaning and preservation of bridal gowns to ease my brides about getting the dress dirty! Luckily, I was able to chat with Kristie Johnson, the owner of Annie’s Room, a leading bridal boutique in Kingsport, Tennessee!

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