Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Want a beautiful wedding? Make it personal!

We've photographed over 250 weddings over the last 9 years. Some are small intimate gatherings, many are huge, multi-day celebrations with budgets way in to six figures. We've found though that the most meaningful and memorable weddings are the ones where the bride and groom makes the day personal by adding little details that are special to them and their families. A hand painted sign made out of wood siding from the bride's childhood home, dancing the first dance in your great-grandmother's wedding dress, using your collection of antique tins for your center pieces, well. . .you get the idea. Sure, you can throw a ton of money at anything and it will look wonderful (hasn't there been something about lipstick on pigs lately??;). But will it be as memorable as the wedding we had the honor of photographing last month at The Inn at Half-Mile Farm in Highlands, NC. Terri + Sean did all of the things above (and much more) and, with the help of the amazing Shay Brown of Shay Brown Events in Asheville, will remember and cherish their wedding day for the rest of their lives. Make it personal and make it real!! Here's a peek at their day:

















Here's another peek at another gorgeous Biltmore Estate wedding that we photographed last month. Nisha + Jay were married in the Walled Garden with their reception in the Italian Garden next to the Biltmore House. This was the reception, in full swing, just at twilight.



And finally! DOG IS LOVE!!

This is my German Shepherd dog, Max, who was found wandering the side of the interstate at 8 weeks old! We adopted Max and Heidi, our daughter's dog of undetermined origin, from the Henderson County Animal Shelter on the same day. We urge you to support your local Humane Society, animal shelters, or rescue groups and not do business with pet shops that use "puppy mills" to supply their customers.




Hope you have a great day!!

xoxoxo,
brian + gry

1 comment:

Lara @ Southern Weddings said...

The paper cranes and rich colors are incredible! Gorgeous images, as always!