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Engagement Session in the Blue Ridge Mountains

The only thing better than a mountaintop engagement is a mountaintop engagement with Graham Terhune behind the camera. He captured the incredible beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains with a couple who still managed to perfectly steal the show. Head to The Vault for a gallery that’ll have you dreaming ahead to autumn days.

From The Bride-to-Be…Mac and I met while studying in London, England. Even though we both were attending the University of Florida it took traveling across the pond for our paths to cross. After two months of friendship our relationship grew into an unbreakable bond that continued to grow once back in the States.

Mac proposed on July 10, 2015 in my hometown of Sarasota, FL at sunset on Lido Beach. Immediately after, we both knew that we wanted Asheville, NC to be where we tied the knot. Stumbling upon Graham and Samantha Terhune as our engagement and wedding photographers was such a blessing. We wanted our engagement session to be as natural as possible and the Terhune’s were our perfect match! They understood our vision, which was perfectly captured in our photos. How much Mac and I love each other and the natural beauty the late-fall Blue Ridge Mountains came out better than we could have imagined.

We cannot thank Graham and Samantha enough for braving the 40 degree weather with 20 mph winds to photograph our engagement photos! They are the perfect combination of our style while staying true to our rustic romantic wedding theme and colors.

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Photography: Graham Terhune Photography | Dress: For Love And Lemons | Groom's Suit: Banana Republic | Venue: Wolf Laurel Mountain Resort | Blouse: Free Press | Boots: Cole Haan | Cardigan: Lucky Brand | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab | Groom's Boots: LL Bean | Jeans: Banana Republic

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How to Save Your Bridesmaids Money (+ Be the Best Bride Ever!)

Part of the fun of planning a wedding is having your best friends at your side every step of the way from the engagement to the bridal shower to the bachelorette party to the wedding itself. But being a bridesmaid isn’t exactly cheap—the average cost to be one is $1,700 per wedding! Crazy, right? So, the lovely ladies behind Vow To Be Chic, the company that rents designer bridesmaids’ dresses, are here with 13 tips to save your friends stress and money, and, bonus, make you everyone’s favorite bride ever!

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Best Red Lipsticks for Kissable Valentine’s Day Lips

Your lips are going to be getting a whole lot of love on Valentine’s Day, so they need to be looking perfectly kissable and we have all the tools you need to make that happen. Step one: prep your pretty pout. Step two: find your perfect shade of Valentine’s Day red below. Step three: pucker up and get ready for the most romantic day of the year!

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Bouquet Breakdown: Nautical Westport, Massachusetts Wedding

Every time I stare at this bouquet I find that I have no words, only heart eyes. That’s right, it’s the type of pretty that is emoji inducing. A lush layer of pastel blooms, Petal Floral Design is the brains behind this pastel beauty – and trust me what I say that you’ll want to know all about it below!


Nautical Westport, Massachusetts Wedding

  • 3 stems of white clematis
  • 3 stems of white clematis
  • 2 stems of white campanula
  • 1 stem of white veronica
  • 2 stems of ivory lace cap hydrangea
  • 3 stems of peach stock
  • 5 stems of majolica spray rose
  • 3 stems of blushing bride protea
  • 5 stems of ivory ranunculus
  • 3 stems of anemone with black center
  • 5 stems of o’hara garden rose
  • 4 stems of kiera garden rose
  • 3 stems of bay greens
  • 2 stems of japanese stewardia foliage
  • 1 stem of ivory pieris
  • 2 yards of silk sari blush
  • 3 yards of 1″ antique white
  • 3 yards of 2.5″ bespoke blush
  • 1 yard of 1.5″ bespoke blush
  • 1 yard of 1.5″ antique white

From Petal Floral DesignI create most of ours and bridal bouquets. it is hands-down my favorite element to a wedding day design. Each bouquet has a personality unique to itself. The morning of a wedding I arrive early, before anyone else is on site, coffee in hand, music turned up, I start designing.

I’ll begin with the bouquet recipe but I learned early on that each bouquet has a personality of its own and I should just let it express itself. I play with the movement of the foliage until the shape and form come into their own. This is always an entrancing process.

This bouquet felt fresh and fun because of the variety that our client Lindsey brought to each stage of her wedding design plan. The bridal bouquet felt less like a repeat design and more like the perfect fit for its moment, complementing the diversity in the ceremony, cocktail and reception flowers.​

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Floral Design: Petal Floral Design | Photography: Brumley & Wells

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