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Gorgeous mountain elopement Skye and Sam 3.5.21

The pile of carefully packed boxes slowly grew, as special treasures were unloaded by the bride and groom and brought into the Golden Horseshoe Inn.  What a delight to watch as our bride Skye and groom Sam gently unpacked each item, and explained its special significance.  Cobalt blue toasting glasses, handmade by the father of the bride who is a professional glass blower.  A gorgeous hand painted sign, created by the mother of the bride, depicting her daughter’s favorite animal – the wolf.  Arrangements of dried flowers, created by our bride Skye.  A wire and stone tree, purchased years ago in Atlanta.  A hinged wooden ring box, made together by the bride and her professional carpenter groom.  So many special items, bringing love, and an artist’s touch to this intimate wedding day!  Skye is a bride who loves the cool temperatures and bare branches of winter.  Her gorgeous dress even echoed her love of winter trees, with a faint branch pattern adorning each sleeve.  Her groom Sam is a talented carpenter, who has learned the craft from his grandfather, and runs a family business with his father and brother.  So it only made sense to include lots of wooden touches in the decor of this rustic winter wedding day.  Skye herself is a photographer and professional photo retoucher, so it was a lot of fun to have her in front of the camera – and good gracious was she stunning – the perfect dress, the perfect accessories, and her kind and loving spirit shined through in every photo – she was, in a word, breathtaking.  In case you haven’t picked up on it yet, Sam’s last name is McCloud.

And when a boy with the last name McCloud, falls in love with a girl named Skye…well, you have to feel like destiny had a hand in things long before they ever met.

This really was a one of a kind wedding day, filled with art, and artists, and so much love.  I am so excited to share a little sneak peek of some favorite images from this incredible Virginia elopement…

Congratulations to the happy couple!

-xoxo Heather

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