Beth and Luke’s Highlands Winter Wedding
When I think of Beth and Luke, my mind immediately envisions adventure, joy, competition, and love. At our initial meeting, I knew that the planning process would be exciting — they had unique ideas and adventurous personalities. Beth and Luke are world travelers and are always up for trying something new from hiking solo to jumping out of planes. I love their fearless spirit and it was such a great experience getting to know them and incorporating meaningful details into their wedding day.
Beth and Luke are not the type to have a typical ceremony… so we had two! The first was precious — an intimate wedding for immediate family at The Summer Chapel in Cashiers. It was so full of love and joy that when the bride walked out of the chapel with tears of joy in her eyes, she refused an umbrella saying, “I don’t need that, I am so happy.” Rain was not going to let anyone down on this day. Parker J. took that rain and the romantic fog and ran with it. The photos capture their love beautifully.
Their second wedding ceremony was at The Farm at Old Edwards Inn under a clear tent. The overall theme of the wedding was rustic and organic with a nod to the bride’s Scottish heritage. The tent was adorned with twinkle lights (to emulate the stars in hopes that the guests would feel like they were outside and not under a tent), tartan blankets, and hot beverages to keep everyone warm.
After the ceremony, friends and family followed the Scottish bagpiper to the barn and pavilion and were greeted with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The reception included fire dancers, an ice sculpture of Poseidon, the amazing talent of Sol Fusion to rock the house, and a bride and groom ice climber cake topper.
Their exit? They both donned hiking backpacks and boots before exiting through sparklers into the woods. If they had it their way it would have been by helicopter…