This past Saturday, I spent the day with Telana Thiel and Jacob Fairchild at The Fields at Blackberry Cove in Weaverville, NC on their nine year anniversary of meeting each other. The two met in high school in Wilkes County and have been in love since.
The day started with happy tears and ended with happy tears, with many smiles and hugs in between. Before putting on any makeup (as to not ruin it), Telana and her mother exchange gifts and heartfelt cards (below)
Mother of the Groom (below) shares in the moment with a few tears of her own!
After wiping away the tears, Telana proceeds to get ready for the big day and puts on her make up.
While getting her hair done (by the fabulous Cody Louise Pettry) Telana helps her mother with her makeup.
Telana gets the special "borrowed" gift of a rosary from her bridesmaid and friend (below)
Telana holds tight to her something old, new and borrowed (I was told the blue was hidden!) (below). The Old is her baby bonnet, the new is a monogrammed hanky given to her by one of her bridesmaids, and the borrowed is the rosary in her hand-given to Telana by another of her bridesmaids.
Making sure the rings get to the right place! (below)
Jacob helps Telana's stepfather get ready (below)
Then, The favor is returned.
Jacob writes Telana a note before the two officially tie the knot. (below)
Ring bearer, JT, shows off his gift to my assistant, Giedre (below)
Jacob shares a moment with the minister before the processional begins (below)
Telana's younger brother watches as she arrives to the ceremony (below)
Telana is escorted down the aisle by her mother and stepfather (below)
Giedre did a great job catching this moment of a proud mother watching her daughter's excitement before walking down the aisle (below)
Telana made these special hankies for her bridesmaids (below) and they definitely came in handy for wiping tears.
We did it!
JT pets the horse (below)
The wedding party!!
While taking the above photo, I was walking backwards with my camera and my left foot fell into a 2 foot deep hole!! See the damage below!! Note to Self: before walking backwards be sure to make sure there aren't any gigantic holes behind you!!
This moment below was fabulous!! Jacob and Telana shared a private moment before entering the reception. The two had no idea I was watching! (below)
Telana put a lot of work into making the gifts and other decorations for the wedding.
Ring bearer, JT, brands himself with a "Fairchild" sticker (below)
There were many heartfelt speeches at the reception--it was obvious that Telana and Jacob are loved very much by their friends and family!
The speech by Telana's younger brother (below) was especially moving in my opinion.
The First Dance
There were lots of hugs at the end of the night!
A special thank to my assistant, G! (below)