Haley + Martin • Wedding Sneak Peek!

November 08, 2017

Haley + Martin • Wedding Sneak Peek!

This gorgeous couple hosted their wedding weekend at Hawkesdene in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina! Mother Nature blessed Haley and Martin with lots of rain on their wedding day, making it truly magical!

When I arrived at Hawkesdene I was met with bright orange, yellow, and red trees mixed among old green pines. Fall color was almost peak on Haley and Martin’s wedding day providing some beautiful backdrops for fall wedding photos! The clouds were thick and laid low among the surrounding mountains, letting rain consistently fall. The air was damp, cool, and crisp, but had a certain freshness to it’s feel and smell. Though it was wet, it was a perfect day for a wedding!

After taking a few minutes to walk around the property looking for photo locations like covered porches, over-hangings, Hawkesdene’s covered bridge, and more, I walked up to the loft space to see Haley and meet her bridesmaids. They were all in good spirits, but expressed that they were a little disappointed with how wet and rainy it was. I assured them that there were some nice areas around the property to take photos, even in the rain. I also reminded them that rain on your wedding day is good luck, and typically provides some amazing and unique photo opportunities that other couples don’t have!

As the girls finished getting ready, Haley’s maid of honor helped her into her gorgeous wedding gown, while her mother and grandmother helped with her jewelry. It was a perfect set of family and friends at this moment, just minutes before she walked down the aisle to say, “I do!”

Haley and Martin’s ceremony was thoughtful, heartfelt, and a perfect representation of the two of them. They included their family, friends, and dogs in to the ceremony, making it a wonderful affair! There were smiles, laughter, a few tears, and most of all, lots of love!

After the ceremony we took family photos in front of Hawkesdene’s grand fireplace, and wedding party photos under the awning of the reception hall. For bride and groom photos we opted to venture outside into the rain with our clear bubble umbrellas. This is one of the perks of a rainy wedding day, having photographs in the rain with cute umbrellas and rich color! The entrance lane at Hawkesdene was a perfect starting point for beautiful fall wedding photos!

Soon it was time for the reception, which was full of greetings, toasts, dancing, lots of laughter, smiles, and great happiness. It was wonderful to see Haley and Martin surrounded by such loving family and friends on their big day! Congratulations, Haley and Martin! ♥

Venue: Hawkesdene
Officiant: Jason Ginsburg 
Ceremony Musician: Kyle Ginsburg 
Hair and Makeup: Wendy Hoag 
Dress: Modern Trousseau
Flowers: Bennetts Basket 'N Bows 
DJ: Mohr Fun Events
Baker + Caterer: Hawkesdene