Our Wedding

Y’all, it’s weird blogging my own wedding, haha! But we got to look through all of these again, so I’m glad you all wanted me to blog these. One year later and these photos are just even sweeter to go through than they were when we first received them. Aubrey Renee was our photographer and I’m forever grateful to her for taking them.

We kept our wedding really small for many reasons, kept things simple and us. We wrote our own vows (Trent wrote his the morning of the wedding, classic haha) and Trent’s dad got ordained to marry us. My best friend, Hannah, and I picked our bouquet flowers on the side of the road as we drove out to the venue. We got our centerpiece flowers at the farmer’s market from our friends at Pure Pollen.

Certain things were untraditional, Trent and I and our families all “walked down the aisle” together. Some things were more traditional, like the cake cutting and we ended up having a “first dance”, though it wasn’t planned. John Denver’s “Annie” came on and I knew Trent & I had to dance to it. It was such a hot day, but it still was a good time. :)

My advice for if you’re having a wedding is to keep it how you want it, because you only get to do it once anyway. If you want to throw a huge party with 300 of your friends then do it. If you want an imitate, smaller wedding like ours (or maybe just the two of you!) then do it. And find the things that matter most to you and splurge on those things. The things that mattered most to us were the venue, the food and photos.

thank you to everybody who made our day special! :)

photography: Aubrey Renee, Hannah Ours (the last few photos were by Hannah)

venue: Short Branch Farms “Cabin in the Woods”

cake: Trent’s mom!

table flowers: Pure Pollen Flowers

coordinator/planner: Natalie Bonura (guys I didn’t have to set up anything or worry about things going as planned because of Natalie. she also helped me plan things before that I wouldn’t have even though of)

dress: Blushfashion on Etsy

food: Aubrey Fingerson, Pete Fingerson, Marie Haynes, Mac Miller (the taco bar was great, thanks guys!)

music: this playlist

officiant: Trent’s Dad, Steve Farris

earrings: Francesca’s

ring & wedding band: a random pawn shop in Asheville & Trent’s great-grandpa’s ring

name cards: Lauren Elaine Dickie

ps: Trent, I’m glad we got to meet each other and get to hangout forever and I’m glad I swiped right :)

Monnik Beer Company Engagement Photos

We had such a wonderful time taking Sara and Paul’s engagement photos. And we are really really looking forward to their wedding this Sunday! Definitely going to have to blog that one too. =)

This shoot was a little darker & less colorful since it was shot in February, but we still love some neutral colors and I’ve been meaning to post these since Feb anyway.

Huge shout-out to Monnik Beer Company, who let us take some photos inside and upstairs. This place is special to Sara and Paul so I know they appreciated it and we did too!

Have fun looking at the photos!



Falls of the Ohio Engagement Photoshoot

It had been a minute since we’d been to the falls of the Ohio, so I was glad Kenna wanted to do their engagement pics there! We started the session at their fave local bar, Sergio’s. If you follow this blog much, you’ve probably heard me say before that we like to include a place that’s important or sentimental to the couple in their photos. Not only do the photos become more valuable and personal, but you’re more likely to relax and feel comfy at a place that’s familiar to you!

Enjoy all the photos . . . we really had a good time with Kenna & Patrick on these. And they did too, here’s a review Kenna left us! Thanks guys. ♥

Kendra was prompt and thorough with communication from day one. She made the process of booking and scheduling an engagement session simple, which I greatly appreciate, and when it came to taking the photos, Trent and Kendra made the experience comfortable and fun! On top of that, the photos turned out beautifully, and we will treasure them.