{Brianna & Martin @ Rumbling Bald Resort on Lake Lure, North Carolina}

It's always a little extra special when a couple brings us with them to photograph their destination wedding.  Brianna and Martin chose the beautiful Rumbling Bald Resort on Lake Lure in North Carolina.  It's right on a huge lake at the base of Rumbling Bald Mountain. The scenery was just gorgeous, much different than Florida.  Martin proposed to her on top of Grandfather Mountain in Boone, NC. He actually mined the emerald stone in her engagement ring from Boone as well.  Brianna loves horses, and has been riding since she was 2 years old so she incorporated a little bit of that rustic feel in their mountain wedding with her fabulous aqua boots.  She even had the perfect "bride" socks to wear with them.  She gave Martin amethyst cufflinks and a tie clip as a gift, that she mined from the same spot Martin got her ring from.  He also wore a bracelet engraved with the coordinates of their ceremony.  Brianna's mom told me that when they were dress shopping and she tried on this gown they all started tearing up and knew it was the one, and it was so pretty!  She added a purple sash and diamond and platinum broach that is Martin's mom's.  If you know me, you know first look with dad is always one of my favorites and Tom did not disappoint!  The ceremony was at the bottom of a tiered pavilion with the lake and mountains as the backdrop.  Martin may have had a little tear as Brianna walked down the long pathway to meet him as Tom handed of his daughter.  I love destination weddings, especially since I have my very own officiant that I can bring with me that I can also room with, aka my husband, David:-)  Martin is hilarious, and always cracking a joke or laughing, so he is in almost all of his photos, which I love. Brianna and her mom created all of the reception details from the lantern centerpieces to the birchwood heart cut out candle holders.  Martin even cut the trunk of a huge tree and made the wood planks that the cupcakes and cake sat on!  Everyone had a blast and before we knew it, it was time for the sparkler exit!  Congrats Brianna and Martin, it was awesome!! xoxoxo
Venue | Rumbling Bald Resort | DJ | Mr. C's Mobile DJ | Gown Boutique | CC's Boutique | Cake  | Short Street Cakes | Stationary | Ann's Bridal Bargains | Officiant | David Wildes:-)