Willow & Paul
Lake Eden, Black Mountain, North Carolina
From our Q&A with the Bride:
Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?
My husband, Paul, and I wanted a venue that showed off the natural beauty of the area, so our guests, who were all traveling from out of town, would really be able to feel outside of their everyday. We also wanted a blank canvas that we could make our own and a venue with at least some lodging on site. My family and oldest friends are mostly from the Chicago area, Paul’s are largely from New Jersey, and we live in Brooklyn. It’s not very common for everyone we love to be in the same place at the same time, and we wanted to provide the stage for that kind of togetherness.
First of all, thanks for coming around! I know it has been nearly a month since my last post, and I am thankful that you are here to follow this bride’s emotional journey
The last we left off, I was getting over some bridezilla frustration, and we were just getting started with the portraits. It’s strange thinking back on this time, and although it really was just a photo shoot, it amazes me that it was so relaxing. I look at this next picture, and am just so thankful for my girls. They have been with me through the thick and thin of it all (we grew up together, so when I say “it all”, it really does mean “it all”!) and having them looking GORGEOUS, trudging through a WET farmer’s field on a pretty cold September day, all the while having their show-stopping smiles on, it makes perfect sense why it was so relaxing!
Hi blogger buds/blossoms! I am so excited to have been welcomed into the family of bridal bloggers, to share my experiences with you, gain insight from you as I tredge through the countless decisions we have to make before September 6th, and maybe most importantly, to have the support of you all when the stress gets to be overwhelming, and Geranium Dude consoles me with an ambevolant “don’t worry babe, it will all work out…”!
Speaking of Geranium Dude… he is adorable. He makes me laugh on a daily basis, he is open with his love and adoration for me, he supports my career endeavours maybe even more than I think I deserve, and surprisingly enough, he really seems to be enjoying this whole wedding planning process. We met at my neighbourhood bar about 2.5 years ago, and while the start of our relationship was rocky to say the least, we now laugh it off saying there was a definite “ish”-factor at the beginning… were we dating, seeing eachother, hanging out?? Who knows, but on December 23rd, 2008, there was nothing ish about his proposal!