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Kaylan & Derek's Castle-Inspired Wedding | Sylva, NC

Kaylan & Derek's Castle-Inspired Wedding | Sylva, NC

What can we say?! Kaylan & Derek's mountainside wedding in a castle was both elegant and relaxed, charming and thoroughly amazing. Not only that, but these love birds had the most easy going personality that would make any wedding absolutely perfect. 

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Mother's Day

Today is a special day. 

Throughout the years, our moms and grandmoms have done so much for us that it's really impossible to ever celebrate them too much, which is why today is so amazing and so important. From changing our first dirty diaper to helping us plan our dream wedding- whether on a budget or with room to spend- our mothers have been here to guide us and encourage us.

Our moms were our best friends, our example of what a good wife looks like, our cheerleaders and main support. From killin' it on the dance floor to watching us walk down the aisle, they taught us how to be flexible in life and enjoy the moments.

So moms, today we celebrate YOU. 

We celebrate your patience. Patience in pregnancy, in waiting for us. Patience in our late nights and rebellious period. Patience through the entire wedding planning process, whether it was three months or three years.

Your unconditional love amazes us. Whether or not you were a perfect mom doesn't matter - because honestly, nobody is- because you created a beautiful story. Every adult was once a child, a child that you gave life to. We are stories that our mothers influenced and shaped. What greater honor is there?

The wedding process is beautiful, yet emotional. Many of us are grateful that we had our mothers to lean on- for guidance, for a shoulder to cry on, for a second opinion. Those of us who have since lost you, dear mother, cherish these memories even more.

To some of us, though, our 'moms' aren't biological. These moms may be our adoptive mom, aunts, our childhood neighbor, a sister, or a friend's parent. The possibilities are endless! They may not have delivered you in the hospital room, but still are a crucial part in who you are today.

To all of the mothers, of every shape and kind-  today, we celebrate you. 

Sarah & Sterling | River Trail in Asheville, NC

Saturday, we took a small trip through the mountains to a gorgeous, tucked away trail right inside of the Warren Wilson College Campus. There, we met Sarah & Sterling, a couple who's love story has taken 10 years to develop and blossom.

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They met here, at Warren Wilson College, during their freshman year. Although they did not enter a serious relationship until a few years later, the campus & its gorgeous trails have a clear role in their story. So, of course, when they chose to do their engagement photos in this gorgeous location, we couldn't help but jump on the idea!

We love the soft yet statement colors that Sarah & Sterling chose to wear. The blues and greens complimented the blooming forest around us, and really reflected their laid-back personalities. The two of them really share a special connection, and every time we'd take a shot they would be genuinely together, which is our absolute favorite!

We had so much fun exploring this Blue Ridge mountain trail with Sarah and Sterling! Already looking forward to their October wedding.

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