I'm loving these intimate outdoor weddings I've been shooting recently! Beth + Ryan tied the knot at the Piedmont Environmental Center in High Point. The venue set the stage for a relaxed, fun feel to the day. My favorite things : Beth's short dress and saucy heels, hanging out with the girls while getting ready, watching Ryan peek during prayer so he could see Beth getting ready to walk down (oops! was I not supposed to mention that? ;) ), and the multiple dance-offs at the reception.
Venue : Piedmont Environmental Center
Cake : Edible Artistry
Caterer : Party of Three Catering
DJ : Nathan Fancher
Flowers : The Farmer's Wife
Each bridesmaid had a different broach on their dress. What a cute idea! That way, they all match but have something different too.
Seriously. This is the cutest face ever. I love the way Beth was looking at her mom while the veil was being adjusted.
Seriously, Beth? You are so gorgeous and worked that dress like no one else could!
I literally could not stop taking pictures of her.
My husband saw this picture as I was editing and said "that looks like a fun bunch!". They definitely were.
The guys, in waiting.
Last time I saw Ryan, he had a beard. I didn't recognize him at first without it!
Isn't he handsome, though?
Right before the ceremony... I think Ryan may have been a little nervous.
These flowers were handed out to the guests as they were seated and were to be thrown at Beth and Ryan as they walked back down the aisle together. So cute!!
I love the face Ryan is making as he holds back his smile :)
Beth's sister, Katie, is an incredibly talented singer. The sound of her voice echoing through the woods was so beautiful!
Some family love...
The groomsmen taped these notes inside their jackets and flashed them at Ryan when they passed by, going down the aisle. They say stuff like "I'm not wearing any underwear!" and "Run, dude! Run!" It was so funny to watch Ryan's reactions to the notes.
I got to steal the newlyweds for a few minutes while everyone headed up to the reception.
This is definitely one of my favorites.
And this? So romantic.
The father/daughter dance was so fun! The song was "Get up offa that thing" by James Brown and they totally rocked it out!
The "you better not smear cake on my face" stance.
Beth + Ryan : You two are so incredibly sweet and obviously in love. I hope that your honeymoon is fantastic and the upcoming years are even better :)