Thursday, May 21, 2009

elizabeth + barron

i never have the opportunity to say this ~ but i love teachers!  and i believe almost everyone in this family is in education! i believe that it takes a very special person to teach, educate, and love like a teacher does ~ and this family was full of love.  the engagement started with barron, when he got down on one knee to elizabeth while she was at school!  he had pre-arranged everything, and even had the local newspaper from marion to cover the surprise proposal! their fall wedding took place in their hometown of marion ~ the ceremony took place at first baptist, where elizabeth's parents got married years ago, and was followed by a reception at the lake club at lake james.  and they had a little love from family ~ the dad is also a caterer, and man was the food yummy!  they also had family friends sing in the ceremony, and it was breathtaking.  the night got a little chilly, but they kept it hot on the dance floor and had a great time!  

thanks to regina holder for the pictures, classic event rental for taking everything to marion for me!  flowers: it can be arranged in marion, makeup: e. scott thompson, reception music: balsam range and ben webb

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

most rewarding day

today was one of the most rewarding days of my life, and a moment i will never forget.  verge events and our sister company studio wed participated in a drive for sleep tight kids, a nonprofit started by the talented jill schwarzkopf of realities photography.  sleep tight kids donates money or bedtime related items for children, including clothing, blankets, toys, and books, either directly to needy families or through partnerships with other non-profit organizations supporting needy families, with a focus on families in Western North Carolina.  The goal of the corporation is to promote feelings of hope and comfort in children as they lay their heads to rest each night.

today jill invited me to go donate with her at a women's shelter and it was all i could do to hold it together.  we took some of the items from the benefit drive at the end of april ~ and it was like christmas morning to some of these kids.  we didn't really know what to we were escorted in, my heart began to sink a little, prepping myself for the emotion i knew i was going to have.  all of a sudden, any problem going on in my life, disappeared.  this giving put everything into perspective, and you realize how fortunate you are to have a place to lay your head at night.  some moms had hope and some had fear...the gut wrenching emotion that just tugs at your heartstrings.  you realize that right now, in your small town usa, there is someone that is hurting ~ there is a child who needs pajamas, a book, a blanket, anything.   one of the families let jill take a few pictures, which she has shared with us.  when we left, all we could do is cry and know that we had to keep doing this.

i am asking you, whether it is money or donation, please donate to this cause.  even if it is $5 or just one pair of pj's,  i cannot tell you the importance of donating to help these families.

Monday, May 18, 2009

sneak peak at sarah!

check out our beautiful bride's engagement shots and bridals taken by jen hunt out of charlotte.  sarah and rob were married this past weekend at the new bohemian hotel in asheville!  more on their wedding to come soon ;)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

betsy + heath

betsy and heath were married at the beautiful homewood last fall, and they could not have asked for a better fall day to be married by tim lolley.  the weather was perfect, and the leaves were just in their most beautiful peak colors, as you can see from the images above from the ever so talented aaron hogsed of aaron imaging. they had fantastic food from 28806 and cake by city bakery - don't you just love this handmade monogrammed runner?  tip for couples: put the monogram on each side and have pillows made from it later as a keepsake!  once again, blossoms at biltmore park did such a great job with pulling all of the floral together beautifully.  and betsy is just as naturally beautiful as they come - and e. scott thompson perfected her makeup for the day.