The first time I met Risa and Andy, it was at their engagement session. I remember noting how incredibly kind and laid back they are, and honestly just adored Risa’s constant smile as she walked alongside Andy. Risa and Andy love animals- we photographed their engagement session with their dog, Luna, and I also got a few images with Risa and her cat, Nola, on her wedding day! If you know me, you know that I love animals, so photographing an amazing couple and their pets on their wedding day was a triple win for me!
Risa and Andy also love to be outdoors- their first date was hiking at Cucumber Falls, and their proposal happened on the way home from their adventure-filled weekend of hiking and canoeing at Deep Creek. So naturally, the woodsy wonder of Seven Springs Mountain Resort was the perfect setting for Risa and Andy’s wedding day.
What I loved most about their wedding day was watching the subtle gestures of affection between Andy and Risa. The long hug that they shared during the first look. How Andy took Risa’s hand as she teared up during the ceremony. How Risa’s happiness came out in smiles and laughs as we took her pictures with Andy. A gesture can be small but still speak volumes.
A *close* second favorite moment was when the bridesmaid’s serenaded Risa and Andy as we started their portraits. There we were, on the top of a mountain, just Risa, Andy, Barry, and me. Out of nowhere, the bridesmaids step out of the shuttle in the distance, and start to sing “A Whole New World.” Naturally, we all laugh. Better yet, Andy decides to add to the romantic ambiance and starts to run around like a bird taking flight! I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so hard! Such a fun couple. Such a fun bridal party, too!
Take a look to see what I mean…
Look at these lovelies right before the ceremony.
The flower girl was having just as much fun as the rest of them!
Entertainment: Elite Show Band
Ceremony Musicians: Maureen, Hot Metal Strings
Ceremony Venue: The Meadowoods at Seven Springs Mountain Resort
Cake: Seven Springs Mountain Resort
Onsite Event Coordinator: Franki Waski
Florist: Linda Brown’s Floral
Hair/Makeup Aristitry: Becca McClain
Photographer: Lavender Leigh
Reception Venue: Timberstone Room, Seven Springs Mountain Resort