Get ready to pin your heart out lovelies. This fête is filled to the brim with the prettiest little details. Details so perfectly placed they look as though they just magically appeared for these love birds on their big day. And the Bride’s show-stopper of a bouquet? That pretty will be pinned in my mind for quite some time. Ozzy Garcia Photography snapped up too much lovely to list, so kick off your heels and get cozy with the full gallery!
From the bride… Before I met my husband, I would always tell myself, “I want to marry someone where we will be better together than we could ever be alone.” It became my mantra, my vision statement, my theory on life. It was one of those sayings that my best friends would roll-their eyes at anytime there was a breakup or guy troubles. I’d pull out my dusty soap box, reminding them of the hopeful words, wishing the world could hear this statement of faith that proclaimed two always being better than one. This this hymn of truth is what led me by grace to my husband and continued on into the vision and planning of our magnificent wedding day.
We wanted the day to express joy and celebration for all our family and friends, creating an intentional and well-planned space to allow us to remember this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Hearing from so many couples who came before us, we knew that if we weren’t deliberate in taking in each moment, it would pass like a spark in the night. Once we had secured the location, set in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, we decided to retreat for the entire week leading up to the wedding day as a strategic plan to allow family, wedding party & friends to come in early to enjoy good food, wine and time spent together. My brother even brewed several different types of beer especially for the week. Family came together and transitioned the property into an enchanting environment for our wedding. The ceremony was set along the edge of the mountainside, with a beautiful sweeping pathway marking the trail towards the seating area. Memorable moments were shared, and powerful words were spoken by two of our very close friends, a husband and wife team who performed the ceremony. The husband led my husband through his vows and promises and the wife with mine. It was such a strong picture for us to see “better together” in action. With not a dry eye in the outdoor chapel and not a cloud in the chilly, autumn sky, we placed rings on our fingers and promised our lives to one another, forever.
For the reception, we planned a gorgeous, family-style meal, served by our talented caterer and her team. Large white platters of beautiful food were passed with bottles of red and white wine, and family grew closer with each clink of a glass. I designed the sight to be filled with three large, double-wide tables in order to leave lots of room for clean, simple white space along with a few floral arrangements and the large platters of food. Love was whirling through the air and al fresco lighting danced through the night sky as our loved ones made toasts into the early evening, honoring our lives and the lives of our family. We are so grateful to Ozzy for joining in the vision and capturing the intricate and most intimate moments of the day and the few days leading up to the wedding. We could not have been more happy with the outcome.
Wedding Photography: Ozzy Garcia Photography / Event Design, Handmade Items, Flowers, Invitations, Calligraphy + Signage: Brown Linen – Calligraphy & Fine Design (Owned by the Bride) / Wedding Venue: A Private Residence in Highlands, North Carolina / Rentals: Mountain Party Tents & Events / Catering: Taste & See Catering / Wedding Cake: Cakes by Melanie / Production: Jeremy McBryar (firstname.lastname@example.org) / Coordination: Weddings by Mary Beth / Wedding Dress: Mia Solano / Bridesmaid Dresses: H&M / Jewelry: Mickey Lynn / Groom’s Suit: J.Crew / Music: Ben & Kelly Smith / Officiants: Matt & Margaret Reynolds