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Nikki and Dan - The wedding preview images.

Hello all!  I am proud to present a small sampling of images from Nikki and Dan's wedding this past weekend. You may remember Nikki and Dan from the engagement images. Well, this weekend at Hidden River Events in Swannanoa, Nikki and Dan tied the knot. 
It was an absolutely gorgeous weekend to have an outdoor wedding in the mountains, the sky was blue, there was a light breeze and the humidity was low. Nikki and Dan's families flew in from all over the country to be with them this weekend and Mother Nature rewarded them for their love for Nikki and Dan. 
 After knowing Nikki and Dan for a year, I felt like one of the family as I went to capture their wedding this weekend. Nikki looked absolutely stunning in her dress, orchids in her hair, a beautiful smile on her face, she looked radiant. Dan and the boys looked dapper in their tuxes as they made their way to the ceremony, walking along the rose pedal lined path where Nikki would soon join them. 
As I accompanied Nikki and her Father, Larry, in the horse carriage to the ceremony area, Nikki was calm, full of love and glowing. It filled my heart to be around her in this moment. Her love for Dan was evident in her every move and breath. 
The young couple wrote their own vows and recited them to each other during the ceremony. I must admit, a bug must and flown into my eye while Nikki was reading hers becaue my eye started to water as she declared her love for Dan. (ok, I was crying a little).
The ceremony over, Nikki and Dan rode off in the carriage, made a lap around the beautiful venue, and returned to the ceremony area to take some pictures with me while the guests made their way to the reception tent.
All day long, through the ceremony, the reception, the toasts, the dinner, the cake cutting, everything that was done, and said, one thing was obvious, these two were meant to be together. From the stories shared, both new and old, I believe that these two were destined to be together, and I, along with the guests, reveled in their love and joy. 

It was a wonderul, enchanted day and Nikki and Dan enjoyed themselves and loved on each other in a way that was inspiring to behold. I am so glad I was able to be a part of their wedding day. 

Thanks so much Nikki and Dan! 

If Nikki and Dan receive 15 comments on this post I will give them a free 8x10 ($40 value) If they get 25 comments, they will recieve a free 11x14 ($80 value). Tell your friends, people. 

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Needs no explanation.

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The Beautiful Bride.

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The Boys!

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I love their embrace here!

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When it comes to love, this says it all!

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Nikki and her smile!

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In the comfort of each other...

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Your carriage awaits, my lady.

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The gang!

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Remember I said during their engagement images that they had been practicing their first dance. Whoa! It was hot! Not your normal boring first dance! I know this is representative of their union...great stuff!

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The beautiful bride.

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Loving embrace. What a day!

54 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Flowers! Congratulations to the both of you!
Ambiance Floral

Anonymous said...

You both look so happy! Again,Congratulations!
Aunt Susan

Anonymous said...

Great pictures, you both look wonderful and, most importantly, that you were enjoying yourselves that day. God bless and good luck.

John

Tish said...

Great shots! Once again, Congratulations! You both look so happy.
Aunt Theresa

Anonymous said...

I can't figure out what picture I like more!

- Nick V.

Ai Ly said...

What beautiful photos of a beautiful, loving, happy couple!

Sweet Nikki,

Congrats again to you and Dan. May your life together be simply wonderful!!!

With warmest thoughts-

Ai Ly

Sharon said...

You both did an exceptional job of planning your wedding making sure it reflected the people you love. I especially liked the way you honored both families.

Anonymous said...

These are beautiful photos to commemorate a beautiful union. Congratulations, Nikki and Dan! Thank you for sharing your special day with us. ~Laura Slocum & Christopher Mason

Jeanne said...

What gorgeous pictures and what a great couple!Thanks for having your wedding at Hidden River!

Rebecca said...

Beautiful photos :)
Love the train on your dress - wow!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful :)

erin said...

Amazing, everything was just so beautiful! Congratulations you guys!

Ayashi said...

Wow, beautiful photos! Looks like you guys had a wonderful wedding. Congratulations!

ginny said...

WOW. I love everything!

Emma said...

Wow, absolutely beautiful bride! Looks like a stunning wedding.

Dana said...

Everything is gorgeous: the bride, the groom, the dress, the photos. Congratulations!

Lindsey Elisabeth said...

Wow! How beautiful! Love her hair.

songstress915 said...

Gorgeous pictures, gorgeous day! I love how personal even these peek pictures are!

Beth said...

Wow, stunning!!

T said...

Great photography, you really captured the beautiful couple so well. I love the image of them together on the log.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures! Congrats! ^_^

Bess said...

They're all beautiful. I can't choose a favorite.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Congratulations.

Kellie said...

Beautiful photos!

leliel said...

Gorgeous photos! Love the last one and the one with the arch especially.

Naomi said...

What wonderful pictures what a wonderful day so so special to be there x x x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos!

Jenn said...

Gorgeous pictures! Congrats to the both of you!!

Anonymous said...

i love the first dance photo!!

Katie said...

Beautiful! I love the picture of "the gang".

Anonymous said...

Aww, beautiful dress. The photos are wonderful.

Anonymous said...

AMAZING!
Love the one when NIkki is laying on Dan's lap!

Shana said...

I love the one of Nikki laying on his lap. Great pictures!

Rachel said...

Wow! Look at that huge spray of orchids! How romantic! I LOVE it!

Anonymous said...

You look gorgeous Nikki! The pictures turned out great, congratulations :)


Rebecca C.

Anonymous said...

So lovely! Hot first dance!

Kristina said...

i love the pictures! =)
that was such a unique bouquet!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Dan & Nikki!!! These pictures are absolutely stunning! Best of luck to you both in your future together:-)

Brandy Bradish

Anonymous said...

Your wedding looked amazing! Nikki, you are beautiful in these pictures. Congratulations on getting married. I am so happy for you!

Allison McHenry

Meg said...

Congratulations! These photos are beautiful. I'm especially fond of the panoramic group shot.

Anonymous said...

The pictures look terrific! A wonderful day for Nikki and Dan. Congratulations again!

Jim Johnson said...

Amazing wedding, and amazing photos. Your photographer did an awesome job. You will look back at these pictures years from now and it'll be great. have fun on your honeymoon!!!

Sarah said...

Really beautiful pictures! Love the one of the dance. Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Wow, Nikki, I cannot believe that you are now married! The pictures of you, Dan, and your beautiful mountain venue are breathtaking, and I am saddened that I couldn't be there. While I love all of the pictures, you know my favorite is "Nikki and her smile..." and you call ME "Mr. Sunshine?"

Anonymous said...

The most stunningly beautiful wedding portraits I have ever seen. Even sorrier now that I missed being there. All my love.
Uncle Ed

Anonymous said...

Awesome pictures! I love the first dance one!

Anonymous said...

What awesome pictures! Congrats to the bride and groom!

larry said...

Great pictures!!! Jon really captured the moment!! Btw, does the group photo have the entire group - some of the people are cropped at the edge.

Anonymous said...

the photos are absolutely gorgeous, you make a lovely couple, thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

Way to go Nikki and Dan, and photographer Jon.

bookworm said...

You rock Jon. You couldn't have made us look any better. :-)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful. Love the setting!

melinda_bissett said...

Beautiful photos! Nikki, thanks for sharing them. Congratulations to you both!

anya98 said...

the photos are fabulous. the romance and professionalism of ur photographer is astonishing!