My heart. These two. This wedding.
You may remember Nick and Naomi from their beautiful and emotional engagement session upon Max Patch Mountain (which was recently named one of Junebug Weddings Best of 2015!) What many might not know is that Nick and Naomi were all set to get married in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. Throughout their planning they came to realize that they didn't want to get married anywhere else but the rolling hills and beautiful scenery of where they first met and grew up in Lakeville, CT. I don't think anyone could have asked for a more perfect day. Every emotion expressed and felt, every detail and handmade element. Nick artfully handcrafted their wedding rings, the florals and herbs were grown throughout the year by Naomi's Mother, and the arbor they wed under was hand built by both families. Honestly it's hard to choose my favorite moment as I reflect on the day. Besides all the heartfelt tears and hugs given by everyone in attendance, I especially loved the song that Nick wrote and performed for Naomi during the reception and the releasing of the wish lanterns into the air for the happy couple at the conclusion of the wedding day. A huge thank you to the wonderful Valerie for traveling to Connecticut with me and helping photograph the wedding. I wouldn't have wanted anyone else there. This wedding day was truly a tribute and reflection of not only the deep love that Nick and Naomi have for each other, but the abundance of love and support of their family and friends. Nick and Naomi, it was such an honor to tell your story through my eyes and heart by knowing your hearts. The world is a better place because your in it, and I'm so excited to see you take on this life together. Love you both!