Matt and Leigh picked a beautiful day in October for their outdoor wedding ceremony at the Clifton Springs Country Club. The air was crisp and cool as the guests awaited Leigh’s dad to walk her down the paved pathway to Matt. Everything was thought out prior to October 19th, from the orange florals to the syrup favors and even her “something blue” shoes. Leigh’s bridesmaids rapped for her during the speeches and Matt’s men ragged on him a little bit ending with a gift of Kermit the Frog. There was so much love and tenderness throughout the day! I couldn’t help but get the chills once dinner was being served and it started pouring rain! How lucky were they to have a stunning outdoor ceremony just hours before?! Congrats Matt + Leigh you were the perfect ending to my 2013 wedding season!
While Jenn and I were down in the OBX for Anthony and Erin’s beach wedding we explored a little. One of the highlights was checking out Currituck Lighthouse! Other fun things were documented with instagram and I’m going to share below! We ate and drank very well which resulted in quite the bff pow wow!
When Erin initially contacted me she was seeking just engagement photos, after a few emails back and forth I learned she was getting married on the beach at the OBX! I grew up having family reunions on the beaches of the Outer Banks so my heart fluttered and I told her that we travel! After meeting and connecting Erin and Anthony decided that they wanted to fly us down to NC to shoot their wedding! Jenn and I got there a few days early to scope out areas for shooting and to play tourist a little bit. (Personal photos from the trip to come!) Although the forecast all week called for rain and everyone was going into Plan B mode, their day turned out to be dry! Dinner inside was Plan B but really worked out to be in their favor! The only problem was the fishing tournament going on and a fisherman with his vehicle parked right at the ceremony spot. After a few conversations with the fisherman he left. Phew! It was a lovely day and rest of the weekend that we spent there with them! Definitely connected with our couple and their most special friends and family during our stay! I think about the trip often and feel grateful that I was able to travel to such an awesome location for a wedding! Thanks for letting Jenn and I be a part of your awesome destination wedding, Erin + Ant!! We love you!
My close pal and bridesmaid, Kelly, is taking on a cupcake venture! She’s two weeks into her project 52. She’s making cupcakes and blogging about them! She’s very new to blogging and figured it’d be a good way to get her ideas out while she experiment with flavors and ingredients! I told her I’d help her out by photographing if I could eat some!
Here’s “Otto the Orange”! It’s a chocolate & orange marmalade cake with orange frosting flavored from orange juice topped with candied orange rinds! Kelly brought these to the Superbowl party I hosted!
Here’s the “Westcott Street”! It’s a carrot cupcake with pineapple and coconut with ginger cream cheese frosting topped with candied pecans. These were a huge win with Tim and I! The six she left were gone in a flash!
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