we fell in love with bonnie and david during their engagement shoot. their energy and creativity blew us away and though we didn’t think it was possible, their wedding still blew us away (even further? :)). it was amazing!! every detail was meticulously planned by the unendingly creative bride and her equally fabulous mom (you just wait!) and really, i couldn’t get enough it! whew, i’ll take a breath and start at the beginning…
the lovely ladies started their day off right – with laughter and presents and a big breakfast at early girl eatery in downtown asheville, nc.
bonnie’s dad surprised everyone with his wedding gift the day before – he handed david the keys to his dream – a big diesel truck for him to convert to biodiesel. (sidenote: bonnie and david live an impressively green lifestyle, you’ll see more of this later!) when we arrived we got the short version of the story before the guys piled into the truck and headed up the blue ridge parkway for a small hike and a (freezing cold) swim.
meanwhile, the ladies walked from breakfast over to the salon for styling and took turns ooohing and aaahing over bonnie’s perfect birdcage veil, crafted by her mom (of course) and studded with a perfectly sewn satin flower and a few feathers. oh, this is just the beginning!!
while i was steeped in bobbie pins and hairspray and loving it, matt was 100% in his element with the guys. when i met matt his reputation consisted of simply ‘he’s crazy,‘ so when i saw the pictures he took of the guys, it was definitely a throwback!
i mentioned earlier that bonnie’s birdcage veil was only the beginning of her mom’s brilliance, here is a sneak peek into the rest:
bon’s mom is an unbelievable seamstress, which means bonnie’s dress shopping consisted of cutting a picture of her favorite dress out of a bridal magazine and material shopping with her mom, how awesome! there are no words for how perfect her dress was. it fit her amazingly and honestly just the slip under the dress was beautiful enough to stand alone as a wedding gown. a piece of lace from her mom’s own hand-sewn wedding dress was stitched into the slip, a perfect detail with incredible meaning. as bonnie’s mom and future mother in law helped her into her breathtaking dress i couldn’t help the lump in my throat, or the subsequent watery eyes…
switching back to the gentlemen – how fabulous are these ’bouts?! bonnie worked with the incredible janet of enchanted florist and together they traded traditional flowers for herbs, twigs, berries, feathers, and seed pods, the result was totally amazing and totally ‘her.’
onto the ceremony at the beautiful crest center! (don’t miss her adorable shoes, she and all her ladies wore leaf green heels, perfect with the theme and absolutely re-wearable!)
this next picture makes me so happy, just look at those smiles! congrats guys!!
time for celebration! i love this first dance shot, what a good lookin’ couple!
bonnie and david are great dancers, they had such a great time tearing it up together:
an irresistible shot of those green shoes ;)
one of bonnie’s bridesmaids worked it out with the band to sing a song to the newlyweds, it was such a sweet moment:
and they are off to riviera maya!
bonnie and david, you guys are so perfect together. the way you talk to each other and smile at each other is impossible to overlook, you’re love is so apparent! i hope you are having an amazing and relaxing honeymoon; thank you so much for choosing us to be part of such an incredible day!