DARCY + DANIEL - N.C. Arboretum & Pack's Tavern Wedding

Darcy & Daniel -- let me tell you about these two. They are awesome peeps and so were their wedding guests! On the day they tied the knot, I was surrounded by incredibly NICE and FUN people and so much LOVE. Case in point:

You may remember Darcy & Daniel from their e-shoot. They are big UNC fans but ultimately decided to have the wedding in Darcy's hometown of Asheville, North Carolina. But as a nod to their alma mater (and the place they met), Darcy and Daniel included some UNC flair in the decor and colors. Regular followers of my blog know that I was in heaven, because I bleed Carolina blue and Asheville is one of my favorite cities! : )

Bride's dress: David's Bridal Bride's shoes: TOMS Bridesmaids' dresses: Priscilla of Boston (salons now closed) Groom and groomsmen attire: J.Crew Hair: suraj spa and salon Invitations: Savannah Nance, friend of the couple Florals: Dana Rice Blair, bride's sister Ceremony music: Danielle & Danny Bishop, bride's cousins Program chalkboard (in lieu of traditional paper programs - eco-friendly!): Eddie Rice, bride's father Cake: Cakes by Jane Cake topper: Dana Rice Blair, bride's sister Dessert table goodies: made with love by the bride & groom and friends & family DJ: James Donaldson of Sound Extreme Entertainment Caterer: The Century Room at Pack's Tavern

Daniel & Darcy were married at the GORGEOUS North Carolina Arboretum, and the celebration followed at The Centry Room at Pack's Tavern. It was threatening rain all day (and even started drizzling a couple of hours before their ceremony), but as the ceremony was set to begin, the sun peeked out! Seriously, this couple has got some amazeballs karma, and I know why -- they're so genuine and care so much for others! D-squared, I'm SO happy and humbled to have documented your wedding! Enjoy some of my favorites!

Special shout out and thanks to Tye Harris, who helped me shoot their wedding. She rocks and I've included some of her shots in this post!

Darcy and I are kindred spirits -- I shoot in the same shoes! : )

LOVED this. Darcy borrowed engagement rings from mothers and grandmothers and wore them on an ivory ribbon as a necklace, as they are examples of strong marriages before her own. How creative is she and how sweet is that?

These girls were so much fun! My angle...

... and Tye's view.

Darcy's sweet nieces were the flower girls.

Daniel requested this pose as it's an "inside" thing with his guys. I like it. : )This little dude was SO STINKIN' CUTE. Oh my goodness that bow tie!

My good friend, Meg, was one of the ceremony readers. Absolutely adored what she read -- Paul Newman's letter to his wife on their wedding day.

More cuteness!

Great exit shot by Tye...

... and the reaction of the bridesmaids as well! : )

All the guests in one photo -- love when couples want to plan for this. So neat!

Love their smiles in this!I was laughing about half of the portrait period with them... such a fun group!FIST BUMP!

Such a lovely dessert table! And the cake toppers were AMAZING (done by the bride's sister)!

Some hilarious kid shots by Tye!

This one is for the bride's father.  : )

A past bride & groom - Tracy & Clark! So happy to see them! : )