We didn’t think it could get any better than Rachael and Topher’s romantic proposal and engagement session in Paris, France two years ago. But this wedding was absolutely incredible! It was so special to hear them talk about their dream wedding and then see it all magically come to life that day. They wanted to be married in the woods near a creek surrounded by family and friends. They found a venue deep in the forest on a property spanning over 150 acres of gardens, barns, a pond and trees. This Mountain Memories at Thorpewood wedding was exactly what they imagined and it was an honor to capture.
These two are so in love – in that silly, happy kind of way. They are goofy and so perfect together! We wanted these photos to truly reflect who they are, not put them in some kind of box to make it look a certain way. We crave real, genuine, authentic images and I think their personalities shine through in these. That is the most satisfying thing we could ever do as photographers!
There were so many special touches – Rachael walked down the aisle facing the guests so everyone could watch her, they wrote their own vows, we drove around in a golf cart to find gorgeous little spots for portraits, there was a hot chocolate bar, a cozy fireside dinner and lots of dancing. Continuing the magic of this day – it started raining at the very end of the night. Rachael and Topher danced in the rain, literally, smiling ear to ear and so in love. While we were shooting, the wind blew smoke from a nearby bonfire over the dance floor. The blue smoke mixed with rain created this enchanted, mystical little moment just for them!
(Vendors listed at the bottom.)
Creative Team Who Made This Beautiful Day Possible:
Venue – Mountain Memories at Thorpewood
Photography – The Beards
Wedding Dress – Bridal House of Charleston
Hair and Makeup – Pin-Up Salon in Waynesboro, PA
Floral Design – Meg Flickinger of Form and Fire Designs
DJ – The Dapper DJs
Wedding Cake – Kayla Wiseman
Catering – Renaissance Catering