It's not every time that this much magic happens.

A man and a lady in a dog park talking about running shoes. Hours later it's a date. Weeks later it's a running partner. Years later it's a marriage.

Something really lovely happened when I met Leslie. We got coffee and we talked. We pondered life. Careers. Moves. Weddings. God. I happened to mention this life-giving church that I have made my home over the past few years. Leslie and Kent happened to be looking for a church. Next Sunday they were there. And the next one too. And there were a lot of Sundays between that first meeting and this incredible wedding day. And the beautiful thing is that by the time this wedding day happened, I was photogprahing new friends...not the girl who I met in the bakery that day and her fiance.

There were so many raw and happy moments in this day. So many of those good smiles during the ceremony. The kind that are plastered on the faces of the guests who can't believe you could end up with someone so right for you. So many laughs shared and so much good food eaten.

Truly a privilege to document. 

And all this beauty came to life at the Blowing Rock Lake House thanks to Katrina from Come Together Events and Lynette at the Bloom Room. Dream team.