Thursday, April 26, 2012

The MiniMooners

Finally got around to uploading some of the few pictures we took on our mini-moon!
We had a MUCH needed relaxing trip to a quaint little cabin in Bryson City, NC.

Before going to NC, we spent our first night in the honeymoon suite at the Andrew Pinckney Inn. It was beautiful and wonderful and perfect...wish we could have stayed longer!

Will never get tired of looking at these! 

Our little cabin!

What the website did NOT show when we booked it, was that our cabin was SO close to a cabin next door! For our privacy and the couple staying next door, David fashioned up a redneck-wall out of a camo tarp we found in a fishing tackle store up the road. 

Our sweet mugs my sisters made us!

Hot stuff - had to run out to the car and David's boots were closest! Busted.

Our night at the Cherokee Casino! We went with $100 to blow, played penny slots for a few hours, and left with a little over $100 - pretty fun!

But first, we enjoyed Paula Deen's restaurant inside the Casino - this place was HUGE!

Another sappy honeymoon-ring-shot :)

Our cabin backed up to a huge field, and the cows came right up to the creek!

Our little cabin. We so enjoyed this porch overlooking the creek and cow field!

Yay for self timers!

I LOVE this picture of my hubby. Doing his favorite thing - fishin'!

While David fished, I read a book on the creek bank. Such a peaceful, perfect day!

And on our way back from fishing and walking around Cherokee, this BIG guy was just hanging out on the side of the road! Weird!

All in all, our mini-moon was just about perfect! We so enjoyed just being together - with no sort of agenda. It was so nice to sit by the fire, enjoy the hot tub, watch the creek, do some fishing, watch movies, and just BE. We even did a puzzle & lots of crosswords...I guess we're old souls!

Friday, April 13, 2012

A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words

First of all, let me say, that wedding photographers have a tough job. They're responsible for capturing the moments that pass in an instant, that will never happen again. For example, the groom's face when he first sees his bride. The First Kiss. The bride's face as she walks down the aisle. The cake cutting, the first dance, The father-daughter and mother-son dance. (Especially in our case, the father/mother's reactions to the songs we chose for them). It's a tough job to capture once-in-a-lifetime moments.

But let me tell you, my photographers hit this one out of the park. They nailed it. Both of them captured every emotion, every moment, and every aspect of our wedding day flawlessly. I will forever be in awe of their work. 

And these aren't just any photographers I hired off the street. These girls are so special to me. Laurie Barnhill is my cousin, so it goes without saying that it was special to have her a part of the big day. She is such a talented graphic designer and photographer. Being a graphic designer, I've always admired her work, and while I never caught the knack for photography (after one miserable class in college), she has truly stepped into her gift! She did our engagement photos, my bridal portraits, and our wedding. I built a relationship with Julia Madden, my other photographer, as an adult leader for the FirstWave Student Ministry a few years back. I remember her always having her camera in hand. (I think she was deemed the unofficial-official FirstWave photographer!) So I always followed her blog and have always loved her work. Before David and I even started dating (again) I told her to plan on shooting my wedding. Boy did she keep her promise!

Both girls have posted the pictures to their blogs, so check them out here: (And check out all of their other beautiful work!!)

 (Bridal Portraits, Engagement Session, Bridal Shower, Rehearsal Dinner, and Wedding Day)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Introducing the Mr and Mrs!

Hello World!

We've officially been married a whole month! So, I figured it was time to jump on the blogging wagon. I will share my disclaimer, that my [Courtney] blogging track record boasts 2 abandoned blogs in the past...but alas, I decided to try again. Now that we're married, we'll have much more to blog about, right?? Well, I'll try. Here's hoping we go on lots of adventures, share lots of memories, and post lots of updates for our friends and family. 

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Courtney & David