VICTORIA + BEN - Castle Ladyhawke Wedding

I am terrified of birds. T.E.R.R.I.F.I.E.D. I'm not sure how this fear originated. How did I survive this wedding, then? I think it was because Ben and Toria were SO sweet and fun to photograph that I momentarily forgot about the birds and clicked my little heart out. ; )

Victoria and Ben were married in early November at Castle Ladyhawke, a gorgeous venue tucked away in the mountains of North Carolina. It was truly a magical event. The details were awesome: a LEGO-inspired castle cake, a rockin' invitation suite and fresh blueberries in Victoria's bouquet, to name a few. And moments that I remember as extra special were the couple's SUPER sweet first look and a HAWK delivering the rings to the ceremony. Insane(LY amazing!).

Bride's dress: Jim Hjelm, purchased from Wedding Angels Bride's shoes: RSVP Bridesmaids' dresses: LightInTheBox Groom's attire: Express Ties: Original Penguin Groomsmen attire: Express & Bonobos Hair and makeup: Mallori Smith of FaceofMakeup Florals: flora events Cake: Debi Hall of Just Simply Delicious Caterer: Colorful Palate Paper suite (invites, programs, save the date): bride's sister, Melissa Shelnutt Rings: Sabri Guven Fine Jewelry Photobooth: ShutterBooth Falconer: Chip Gentry of Hawk Manor Falconry

Toria & Ben, thank you for having me on your special day. I'll truly never forget photographing your wedding... maybe you've cured me of my aversion to birds. : ) And thanks to Tye Harris for second shooting for me -- always a pleasure!

Love this photo!

"Whatever souls are made of, his and mine are the same." -Emily Bronte

Reading personal vows.

Hawk ring bearer WHAT?!

Sister love!

Loved that the couple watered a Bonsai tree during their ceremony.

Gangnam Style. Enough said.