Friday, September 2, 2016

Mersberger Wedding

I definitely have to preface this post with I think what many will find obvious- I absolutely adore this couple, their family and everything they stand for. This no doubt is a super-deluxe edition of wedding posts but I just had to share all the emotion, details, love and excitement that this family had. I hope you enjoy and please join me in congratulating the newlyweds!!!

I could not have imagined a more perfect day or setting for Caroline and Nathan to exchange their vows. Spending the afternoon watching these two send notes and gifts to each other amidst the preparations spoke volumes of the thoughtfulness and communication that these two already had for one another. Planning a wedding has so many details- flowers, cake, dresses, guest lists, menus, invitations, etc. To see that they took the time to remember the special little things and sweet love notes- not only for themselves but for their parents as well, was so encouraging.

Pair that with the lifelong friends and family that were by their sides, this definitely was a day celebrating a love that has grown and flourished for many years. I am so excited to share the images of their beautiful day- the details and fun little touches that put their personal touch on each and every part of the wedding. From the whimsical socks to the heirloom handkerchief used to wrap Caroline's bouquet, everything worked together to reflect these two and their family and friends who are so dear.

There's certain special moments of the wedding day that over the years I have learned are so very precious. While I love the details and documenting the preparations of the day- there is something so special in the gaze of the mother's and grandmothers as they look on as the bride gets ready. The small tears in a fathers eye- whether of the bride or groom. There is no doubt they see that little boy or little girl they taught to take their first wobbly steps or to ride a bike. That they are such a ball of emotion brimming with pride and also knowing that their son or daughter is embarking on the first steps of building their own family. It's absolutely priceless and as a mother myself, I have grown to appreciate it more and more with each family I am blessed to work with.

I love how Caroline chose to surprise her Dad with a special first look for just them two before the ceremony began. So incredibly sweet.

Following the ceremony and formals we marched right on into the reception where the big party was kicked off in style! The wedding party entered dancing their own unique stye and set the stage for Nathan to twirl Caroline right onto the dance floor for their first dance as Mr. and Mrs. That set the stage for the rest of the evening, partying and dancing late into the night with toasts from Dad and longtime friends until finally it was time to go out with a bang...and sparklers!

Wedding Vendors: 
Venue: The Wheeler House
Flowers: Funky Mountain Flowers and Gifts
Photographer: Kathryn Brown
Videographer: JMcLane Productions
Catering: Talk of the Town
Hair & Makeup: Level Spa Salon- Rian Bradford, Allison Strub & Caroline Mersberger
Cake:Lush Cakery
DJ: The TC Show

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