Kristian { Hindu Blessing Ceremony }

“When there is love,

self is not.”

The Book of Life

  • Daily Meditations with Krishnamurti

A beautiful home with perfect light for portraits.

Hostess Sharmila putting the final touches of the bridal blessing ceremony…

An auspicious day for the bride-to-be: Indian ‘Kumkum’ (red) and ‘Haldi’ (yellow) in silver bowls for health and prosperity.

This blessing ceremony is not complete without apples, bananas, and coconuts to symbolized fertility.

Kristian wore her grandmother’s precious jewels of diamonds, emeralds and gold. Made and fit for a queen.

The beautiful silk saree was a gift from her grandmother as well. Specially selected my her grandfather.

Above: Kristian wore a Gajra (a traditional indian garland) made from fresh jasmine handpicked and handmade by her grandmother, Hema.

Another integral element of the ceremony are rice grains, also considered auspicious. Rice and flower petals are used to bless the bride-to-be.

Kristian: What an honor it is to be a part of your bridal shower and to capture these special moments for you!

Congratulations once again : )

SPECIAL GRATITUDE to Sharmila and Shyla for the warm welcome and delicious lunch.

{ xo }

Caitlin + Seth { Buckhorn Log Cathedral }

They knew it.

time, distance,

nothing could separate them.

Because they knew.

It was right.

It was real.

After spending months on two separate continents, Caitlin and Seth came together as one under the warm lights and sun rays of one of the oldest and rarest log cathedrals in the country. Built in 1928 from indigenous white oak, this majestic structure was also the wedding venue of Caitlin’s parents. Caitlin dreamt of a wedding filled with tradition and her vision of beautiful elegance came true with aisles lined with candles and coral hue peonies. Simple floral accents were placed effortlessly in the cathedral which requires very little ‘dressing up’.  Outside, the warm, overcast day with a mix of rain and sunshine at times, Caitlin and Seth spent a better part of the afternoon with their best BFFs ~ primping and dressing to the nines, ready to celebrate a long awaited nuptial of two very special lovebirds.

The most stunning light for MR & MRS portraits. My heart is happy : )

A classic gown and ribbon heels for the loveliest bride. Just beautiful.

Wedding day details: Navy and coral.

FLAWLESS. Makeup by Autumn Combs. 

Pretty maidens in coral and pearls.

BUCKHORN LOG CATHEDRAL: Some history HERE.

Medieval with a few modern conveniences.

A “must see” in person.

Before walking down the aisle…

Their beginning…

Finally! The new MR & MRS. Oh happy day!

you are my sun

my moon

and all my stars.

One fine day…

CREDITS:

CEREMONY |  Buckhorn Log Cathedral

OFFICIANT  |  Gayle Burns

PIANIST  |  Mrs. Bobbie Bevins, Bride’s Elementary Music Teacher

ORGANIST  |  Ethan Hamblin

RECEPTION & CATERING   |  Buckhorn Lake State Park

RENTALS  | Bryant’s Rentals

CAKE  | Teresa Caudill

RECEPTION FLORALS  |  Lisa Combs

BOUQUETS  |  Blanche’s Gifts and More

DJ  |  Mont Logan

VIDEOGRAPHER  |  BT Media Group, Tony Mullins

PHOTO BOOTH  |  Brandon Feltner

WEDDING GOWN  | Mori Lee, AF Couture, Bridals by Natalie

HEELS  | Macy’s

BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES  | David’s Bridal

RINGS  | Neil Lane

JEWELRY  | Southern Belle Glitz & ring borrowed from Bride’s Mother

HAIR  | Kayla Holbrook, Karma Salon, Hazard, KY

MAKEUP  |  Autumn Combs

TUXEDOS  |  Men’s Warehouse

WEDDING WANDS  | Etsy

INVITATIONS  | Wedding Paper Divas

Caitlin & Seth: My heart is filled with so much joy for both of you. What a beautiful wedding! So much love, tradition and good company. Wishing you many happy years TOGETHER, a lifetime of magic and surprises and blessings upon blessings.

So much love,

CHRIS*

{ xo  }

 

September 20, 2016 - 6:10 AM

April Simply beautiful. Love your artwork Christine.

A Party at La Petite Delicat

A cake and macarons? A little girl’s dream.

Owner, Sylvi adding finishing touches to the macaron tower before guests arrive…

A perfect place to host a few of your favorite BFFriends..

A place to mingle and enjoy some macarons (dozens of favors!)…. tea and coffee and macaron ICE CREAM!

Learn HOW TO make macarons and decorate them!

Hands on and using real ingredients!

Best time ever? Indeed!

The birthday girl KIARA : )

SPECIAL THANKS to Sylvi with La Petite Delicat for this sweet honor of documenting Kiara’s 6th birthday party. Everything was perfection!

To reserve your very own Macaron Party/ class, please contact Sylvi at La Petite Delicat for more details.

p.s. I’d be happy to photograph your sweet party:)Just call!

{ xo }

Summer Cat

Flawless makeup by Autumn Combs : )

{ xo }

Pegeen for Teens { Part 2 }

Cotton candy dress by pegeen.com

Beautiful makeup by Autumn Combs : )

{ xo }

Pegeen for Teens { Part 1 }

For a DREAM of a dress, please visit pegeen.com

and you’re welcome:)

{ xo }

Headshots { C }

{ xo }

Caitlin + Seth { Engagement }

ENGLISH: “I miss you.”

FRENCH: “Tu me manques.”

MEANING: You are missing from me.

LOVE?

For months, Caitlin and Seth have been under the same sky, looking at the same moon… but in less than 24 hours they would be welcoming the same sunrise anticipating a beautiful wedding day. Caitlin met Seth in the most unexpected way. Coming home from class, tired and worn out, she found a stranger sleeping in her bed. A friend of a friend of her roommate. Little did she know, he would be no stranger for long. A kind gesture showed her how much he adored her… loved her.

Across the ocean, Seth worked, travelled and planned a big surprise. Home for the holidays on Christmas eve, Seth wrapped a special gift with layers of wrapping paper and boxes. She opened over and over again to reveal four little words and eventually… a beautiful ring. Tears of joy and cheers from the family, she said yes.

For all the things

my hands have held

the best by far is you.

darling,

SHINE

that’s all. 

How beautiful will this bride be tomorrow? ; )

Caitlin & Seth: How time flies! Tomorrow will be here sooner than we think…so I’m sending my warmest, sincerest wishes in advance for an awesome tomorrow : )

Here’s to a blessed, sun shining day.

{ xo }

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