We had such a great time during Audrey & Jake’s adventurous engagement session. We started our night together after I left an elopement in the Blue Ridge mountains to spend the night with them because we were starting our hike at sunrise. Sweet Audrey waited on me to arrive with open arms. Her hugs are truly the very best. We all talked, laughed, shared stories of life as we drank around a warm fire. We woke to rain but decided to grab Starbucks and start our adventure. We drove over an hour into the mountains jamming out to Odesza. We danced and laughed to entire way there. We ran around Boyd Gap then hiked 3 miles to the most beautiful waterfall at Turtletown Creek. We ran around barefoot as we danced in the rain while jumping over rocks getting blasted from a raging waterfall. It was an epic adventure I will never ever forget. Cheers to their love for adventure but most of all their love for each other.
McKenzie and Taylor reached out to me about 30 days before their wedding in Big Canoe and I remember barely sleeping that night from the excitement, not just because I was eager to explore more of the Blue Ridge Mountains, but because everything they valued, I valued, and the way McKenzie described her thoughts into every part of their planning, I knew I had to be a part of it.
The biggest thing they wanted was for their wedding to be an experience, one that everyone close to them was a part of in some way and in a special place that held meaning for them. Their wedding day was so beautiful and full of meaning and emotion. From hand written letters, getting ready with their dearest people, McKenzie’s sister making all the floral arrangements, Taylor’s family catering all the amazing food, lots of laughs and even more I love yous. These are good people and I still can’t believe I was there to witness this genuine, joy-filled celebration.
Cheers to my first wedding in 2019! We celebrated hard but loved even harder. I can’t wait to see what the rest of this year holds.