Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Clark-Conrad Wedding

At the Biltmore Inn's Garden Patio this Sunday (June 14), Nicole Clark and Matthew Conrad renewed their wedding vows in front of friends and family. Nicole and Matthew had a civil ceremony in Indianapolis nine months ago. The two met during their first year of law school, but first as friends. Matt and Nicole both love to travel and spend time together "just being" as Nicole calls it. The two are currently honeymooning in France. In  lieu of a wedding registry, Nicole and Matthew formed a non-profit called "Love Without Boundaries, Inc." (website to come!). It is Nicole's hope to run LWB full time someday. 

While taking part in Nicole and Matthew's festivities, a favorite quote of mine from the movie "Steel Magnolias" came to mind: "laughter through tears is my favorite emotion."  I saw lots of tears on Sunday, but it was always followed by laughter and genuine smiles. Nicole and Matthew sure do have a lot of people in their lives who love and care about them and it showed! Below are a few highlights from the big day Sunday. 
The tears (above) and the laughter through them (below) were what stood out about Nicole and Matthew's wedding day

The above photo is being featured on the blog by request! Sometimes, as you can see, it takes some help to get ready for big events!
Moments before she walked down the aisle, Nicole's aunt and bridesmaids do some last minute touching up with the veil (below). 

What a beautiful setting Sunday at the Biltmore Estate! The flowers for the day were provided by the always-talented Bloom Room of Asheville. 
Patrick Boland plays the keyboard for guests as they take their seats for the ceremony. 

Nicole is escorted down the aisle by her uncle, Gregory and her brother, Will (above). 
Matthew watches as they come down the aisle (below). 

More beautiful flowers by the Bloom Room
The ceremony was officiated by Pastor Myrten Byrd, longtime friend of the bride and the maid of honor's father. 
Matthew's sister, Christy (above)

As I stated before, the heartfelt vows of Matthew and Nicole caused many guests to shed a few tears

Then comes the laughter and celebration!!

Matthew and Nicole make their walk down the aisle together!

Nicole: The beautiful Bride

There was quite a bit of wind on Sunday and Nicole's veil was swept away a few times!
Nicole and her bridesmaids: Krista, Christy, and Tiffani

Matthew and Groomsmen: Tim, David, and Dave

Nicole and Matthew make their way to the reception (above)

Nicole and her aunt, Sherma (above)

Nicole and best friend, Tiffani (above), later Nicole's uncle, Gregory joins in (below)
Matthew and Sherma, Nicole's Aunt (below)
A special thanks to Giedre, my assistant (below). Giedre has been working with me for a little over a year now and always does a wonderful job!

Below if my favorite of Giedre's images from the day--she did a wonderful job capturing that moment right before the couple walked down the aisle!

1 comment:

Nilam said...

what a gorgeous wedding. Congrats to the very beautiful couple!