We started the day with a little hike down to Cloudland Canyon, talking and laughing like old buds that haven’t seen each other in years. As we approached Hemock Falls the sound of the water made my heart flutter. This was my first time visiting Cloudland Canyon State Park, right outside of Chattanooga in a cute little town called Rising Fawn. Once we reached the bottom, Shelby and Mike headed off into a little patch of forest to get dressed. Listening to the laughter coming from behind me while staring at this beautiful waterfall made me realize how honored I was to experience this with them. We spent the day climbing rocks, playing in water while talking, listening and connecting. As Mike began reading his vows, Shelby started to cry. Gently wiping away the tears and kissing her hand, he continued reading. In that moment, I realized how much couple’s need a space away from people on a wedding day. A moment to just breathe and be in each others arms. A space filled with authenticity and connection. We ended the day with tears and big hugs. I love you guys!
Big thanks to Laura for doing a last minute floral arrangement. You’re the best!! Here’s a link to her amazing work. @flaurabotanica