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I just have to say… All of our weddings this year have been absolutely amazing!!! Taryn and Rob’s seaside wedding was no exception!! After their engagement session last summer that involved wine tasting followed by a walk down the beach we knew without a doubt that these two would have a fabulous wedding day! Not only are they a gorgeous couple (sorry Rob… I can use the word handsome if you prefer) but they definitely know how to have a good time which leads to a lot of laughter and when it comes to photos we love laughter!!

These two chose the gorgeous Salem Country Club for their summer seaside wedding! Taryn also found a great spot for family and wedding party pictures, right on the water! We can’t thank you enough, Taryn and Rob, for having us be a part of your wonderful wedding!

I’m so excited to share some of our favorite images from their day!!

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Matt and I are big fans of kids on the wedding day!! There are so many adorable moments that can be captured when little ones are involved! Taryn and Rob had 5 adorable jr. bridesmaids and flower girls, so fun!!! Groom putting on his cufflinks in front of big windowpintopinterest Handsome groom is ready to go get marriedpintopinterest helping hands fasten the last few buttons on the brides gorgeous wedding gownpintopinterest beautiful bride gets emotional as she reads the card from her soon to be husband pintopinterest

Love capturing the emotion that usually appears when a bride reads a card from her soon to be husband!

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Taryn’s bouquet was elegant, simple and stunning!

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I mean really… Have you seen a cuter flower girl!!

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Haha…Wedding ceremonies can be awfully long and boring when you’re 2…. Good blackmail picture for the parents? a very happy bride and groom walk down the aisle  as husband and wifepintopinterest Newly married couple gives each other a kiss during their walk up the aisle as husband and wife pintopinterest the groom gives his gorgeous bride a kiss on the cheek pintopinterest the flower girls cheer from the top of a large rock meanwhile the groom gives his mom a sweet kiss on the cheekpintopinterest a stunning bride gives her dad a sweet kiss on the cheek during family picturespintopinterest

Love this one of Taryn and her dad

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The guys were brave and adventured out onto the rocks, at Matt’s request 🙂

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Pretty ladies!!

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Taryn and Rob had some gorgeous details for me to photograph in the ballroom

the bride and groom have a blast during their first dance as husband and wifepintopinterest a bride and groom executing a perfect first dance pintopinterest a very sweet moment between the bride and groom during their first dance as husband and wife pintopinterest the bride and groom with their friends goofing off on the golf course pintopinterest wedding guests dancing during a ballroom wedding reception pintopinterest one of the beautiful bridesmaids dancing during this indoor wedding reception pintopinterest wedding guests dancing up a storm during this late night wedding reception pintopinterest two wedding guests watching friends goof off on the dance floor  pintopinterest bridemaid surrounded by guests throw their hands in the air pintopinterest a bride dancing during her evening wedding reception  pintopinterest

Taryn was absolutely owned the dance floor!! She’s got some moves!!

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Ohhh how we love sparkler sendoffs at the end of the night!! They are so much fun to capture and they make for some awesome photos

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This might be one of my favorite night shots from this wedding season!

Taryn and Rob, thank you so much for having us be a part of your gorgeous wedding! We had a blast capturing your day and we hope you love your images!!

A huge thank you to all the other amazing vendors who worked hard on Taryn and Rob’s amazing seaside wedding! We absolutely loved working with everyone involved!!



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Hello all!!! I recently had the pleasure of meeting with Melissa, head designer and owner at Flora, an amazing florist located in the artsy West Asheville district! Today I am so very excited to share with you some images that I took of her gorgeous floral studio, I’ve also included a little more about her wonderful business so that you can get to know her a bit as well!! !!! As mentioned in our last featured vendor post, Matt and I constantly have brides coming to us looking for recommendations on florists, videographers, day of coordinators. Our hope is that these spotlight vendor posts will serve as a resource for brides planning their weddings in the areas of Asheville (all of WNC for that matter) or Greenville SC!

I just have to say… Flora’s studio/storefront is absolutely stunning. The space Melissa has created in so inviting and fun to walk into! Just a note… the store is available to foot traffic as well and operates under normal business hours so if you’re looking for an awesome bouquet or simply anything flower related, stop by Flora… you won’t be disappointed!

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While I checked (and photographed) out their amazing space, which includes a gorgeous little bridal lounge for meetings with their brides, Melissa began working on creating an amazing arrangement for me to photograph!!!

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Website
Flora – Asheville Wedding Florals and Design . They have a seriously gorgeous website and blog…Go check it out!!!

How Many Years in Business
3 years ago Melissa opened her floral studio in West Asheville. She’s been working in the floral industry since before she can remember…One of her very first jobs in high school was with a florist and she fell in love with the job ever since!!! Melissa works with Tyler and Jess, two other amazing floral designers at Flora. Together they not only offer spectacular wedding floral design, they also have a love for terrariums and can be commissioned to create in home designs.

What do you love most about weddings
Making one of the most important days of someones life beautiful.

Tell us about your ideal client
Cares about the details, is open to us using our expertise to create something custom. Remembering what this is all really about.

If you could offer one piece of advice to couples planning their wedding what would it be
Revel in the moments, this is such a sweet time

Dream Travel Destination
Ireland

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Once the floral arrangement that Melissa created was photo ready, we staged it on a beautiful wooden table and I got to photograph it! The flowers used in the arranged came out of Flora’s very own garden and it was simply stunning. Once we’re officially located in Asheville (only three weeks till we’re asheville wedding photographers!!!) we will definitely be going to them whenever we need flowers for our home :)! Below of the images of a sample wedding floral arrangement that Melissa created, how gorgeous is it?!!

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Now, I love weddings don’t get me wrong… But…I’ve gotta say, lately I’ve really been loving all these baby/family portrait sessions that Matt and I have been doing!! Not only is it a huge privilege to be asked to document the next adventure in our couples lives (right now 100% of our portrait clients are past wedding clients), it’s also just a lot of fun!!! Our portrait sessions usually last 90 minutes and can take place at your home, at a local park, orchard or a nearby lake (the list goes on, we encourage families of older children to pick an activity that everyone enjoys and we’ll come along to document that!!). We’re currently booking fall portrait sessions in Western North Carolina so if you’re looking for an asheville portrait photographer we’d love to hear from you!!!!

This particular post is featuring the adorable Miss Brielle who tuned 1 year old on the day of her session. Matt and I were lucky enough to photograph Emma and Greg’s wedding in 2012 at the gorgeous Ocean Edge Resort. We were so, so excited to get to photograph their adorable daughter and her celebratory 1 birthday cake smash!!

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Love that adorable face… She looks quite devilish right here, she might be plotting to take over the world!

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Once we had taken a few portraits at their beautiful home we headed outside for some family portraits and the cake smash!

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This may very well be my favorite from the shoot… Oh the attitude!

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Pretty Brielle!!

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I absolutely love these portraits of Brielle with each of her parents, so fun and such important pictures to get!!!

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Brielle didn’t hesitate for even a second before sticking her hand into her beautiful cake that Emma had made!!

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All cleaned up and very happy about that cake she got to eat!

Emma + Greg + Brielle…Thank you so much for having us document this next adventure in your families lives!!! We hope to see you soon 🙂

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Hello all!!! Matt and I are so very excited for todays post! We’ve decided to try something new (new is good right?!), called featured vendor posts or vendor of the month posts. We will be featuring wedding planners, venues, videographers, bands, florists, cake bakers, makeup artists… You name it… All fabulously talented people in the wedding industry who we have either worked with, love and think would make a fabulous addition to anyone’s wedding day… OR… Vendors in the WNC or Upstate SC area who we have met with, think are downright awesome, can’t wait to work with and think would make a fabulous addition to anyones wedding day. Don’t mind my run on sentences… I’m the queen of those… Matt and I constantly have brides coming to us looking for recommendations on florists, videographers, day of coordinators. We’ve always given out a list of names, which has worked well in the past but we’re hoping to make these feature posts just a little more personal and fun!! Enough about us…let’s move on to the real reason for this post!

Today I am so, so excited to be blogging about a Greenville SC wedding planner (or should I say fabulous team of wedding planners) who I met with on my recent trip south; I Do. These ladies, led by Allie, make up a team of incredibly talented, detail oriented, fun coordinators based in Upstate SC. So without further ado meeting the gorgeous ladies at I Do. photo of best greenville wedding plannerspintopinterest I was lucky enough to meet Allie, Courtney, Christina and Lindsay for coffee in Greenville’s gorgeous downtown. Our conversation ranged from best places to swim (on those blazing hot South Carolina day’s) to snowboarding at Wolf Laurel Resort to parenting (Allie has two adorable kiddos) to of course all things weddings!! These ladies were simply the nicest, fun people to talk to. I can only imagine how fun working with them at a wedding will be!!

Website
I Do – Greenville’s Best Wedding Planners . Can I just say how much I love their website. It’s beautiful designed, you get such a good sense of personalities and how fun these ladies would be to work with!!

How Many Years in Business
Allie started I Do 6 years ago and it’s grown quickly to a wonderful team of detail oriented ladies who are passionate about both the planning and design aspects of weddings! I Do offers everything from full service wedding planning to day of coordination. AMWStudios-150702-0028pintopinterest

What do you love most about weddings
We really love being able to be a part of weddings and get to see brides and their family be able to relax and just enjoy the day, trusting in our ability to handle all of the details of their day.

Tell us about your ideal client
We have a wide range and variety of clients and love having the opportunity to work with all types of clients. But, if we had to choose, our ideal client would have a budget that allows for many fun details and the also the funds to ensure it all comes together nicely, and a client who also trusts us to give suggestions for various elements of their day.

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If you could offer one piece of advice to couples planning their wedding what would it be
One word of advice that we would give to couples who are preparing for marriage would be that even though your wedding day is a very important and special event, it is important to remember that the wedding is just one day out of the rest of your lives together—its not worth going into debt over! Keeping this in mind helps to keep everything else in perspective.

Dream Travel Destination
It’s so hard to narrow down all of the options and pick just one destination. However, if we have to choose, we feel that it would be absolutely amazing to do a wedding in Greece. With such a unique and strong sense of culture and having a beautiful coastal backdrop; it’s pretty hard to beat…. and that’s not even mentioning the food. Can you imagine the spread at the wedding celebration?

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    Wonderful feauture, and I love the way you’ve set it up.ReplyCancel

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Matt and I met up with Ellen, Kevin and their adorable pup Odie for their Boston Harbor engagement session… What fun we had! We started their session in front of the gorgeous Moakley Courthouse which is right on the water and has a gorgeous view of the Boston city skyline! Following the courthouse we headed over the ICA which is one of my favorite buildings, not only is it right on the water but it has these gorgeous big wooden steps that are perfect for climbing, sitting, standing 🙂 Now, we knew from our first meeting that these two were going to be fun to work with… Ellen found us through one of our past brides as well as a friend of hers whose seen using action at 3 different weddings… It was meant to be!

These two are getting married this fall at the gorgeous Pocasset Golf Club… We are so very excited to be documenting their wedding day!!

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Is Odie not the cutest doggie subject ever?! We thought so!! I mean really!!!

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These two chose the perfect outfits for their engagement session… The greens and blues were very complimentary without being to matchy matchy! adorable couple steals a glance at one another during their engagement session pintopinterest handsome soon to be groom gives his finance a kiss on the cheek pintopinterest recently engaged couple poses facing each other with the boston city skyline behind pintopinterest Silhouette of engaged couple under treespintopinterest engaged couple embraces by the waterfront with a harbor full of boats behind them pintopinterest silhouette of couple against the blue sky and backlit buildings during their engagement session pintopinterest Couple talks to each other under gorgeous shady trees pintopinterest recently engaged couple holds hands and walks down the yellow line of a side street pintopinterest Couple embraces in front of gorgeous glass front building during their sunset engagement sessionpintopinterest

A huge congratulations to Ellen and Kevin, we hope you love these photos! We can not wait for your wedding this fall… it’s going to be awesome!!!

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