We were so thrilled to begin our 2021 wedding season on Saturday, January 2 with the most incredible day for the most incredible bride and groom. After navigating the twists and turns of trying to plan a wedding during a pandemic, our bride Trisha and her groom Oliver decided to switch gears from their original plans and run away to the mountains to get married. 4 years exactly from the day they were engaged, these two high school sweethearts became husband and wife! They were joined by 4 special guests in person, and many more guests from around the world on Zoom, for their wedding day. (Another celebration is being planned for later, when the world is hopefully a little more back to normal and they can be joined by many more friends and family!) Trisha had a clean, elegant and classic vision in mind for her wedding day, along with a few rustic touches to keep things down to earth and not too fussy. We combined blush and ivory linens with a few touches of gold for elegance, and a few touches of wood to add in the rustic feel. This eclectic combination resulted in the most gorgeous and welcoming wedding look – we loved seeing Trisha’s reaction when she saw her Sweethearts table for the first time. Trisha had a few surprises to share with me as well, as she had handmade all of the wedding flowers including her own bouquet and Oliver’s boutonniere – she had sent me a photo via email, but it was so exciting to see her creations in person! Oliver’s brother-in-law, Deshea was enlisted to officiate and did a simply fantastic job creating a personal, eloquent, passionate and moving ceremony for the bride and groom. Zoom duties were managed beautifully by sister of the groom Brooke (so much harder than it seems – great job Brooke!!!). And because they live several hours from the venue, I didn’t get to meet this sweet couple until their wedding day. We keenly felt the trust Trisha and Oliver placed on us, and were so excited that they loved how we had set everything up for them! Trisha and her sister Inga had a wonderful morning together preparing in the bridal suite. Trisha’s gown was AH-MAZING – it looked beautiful just on the hanger, but when Trisha put stepped into it, she was nothing short of breathtaking. This was a fantastic day (and the most fantastic January weather – it was as if the heavens were looking down on Trisha and Oliver – giving them a 63 degree, sunny January day, sandwiched right in between two cold and rainy days – just perfect!) I feel like I could have taken photos of this beautiful couple all day long, but we had cake to eat, Zoom toasts to enjoy, and a trip to the mountaintop awaiting us. I can’t wait to share a little sneak peek from this wonderful blue ridge mountains elopement…
Congratulations to the happy couple!
Trisha’s beautiful wedding gown – David’s Bridal
Trisha’s bridal flowers – Ling’s Moment