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Spring Wedding at The Parker Mill : I + W

Updated: Jan 24

dramatic sunset portrait of the bride and groom on the parker mill's mountain top

Spring and Summer have been busy beyond belief for us this year so when we finally found some spare time to sit down and catch up on all things blog, you knew we had to feature one of our amazing couples and their beautiful wedding day at The Parker Mill in Whittier, NC! Meet Iva and William! These cuties first connected with us in January of 2022 for their Spring 2023 (and yes 1 year + is totally normal and definitely recommended if you’re trying to get all of your favorite vendors!). Within a few emails Iva told us she was ready to roll and that is one of the many things we came to love about her! Iva always had a spirit about her that she is one to take action, pursue the things she values, and she was always radiant with positive energy! Even during her beautiful bridal session when most brides probably would’ve flipped and lost their cool, Iva was cool as they come. What do I mean, oh no biggie, just one of her fur babies jumped up and scratched her during the middle of the session to the point where she was bleeding on her dress. Never one hint of stress, or anger, Iva totally rolled with the punches and kept that bright energy the entire session! She ended up rocking her bridal session as well as her and Will’s epic mountain engagement at one of our favorite local spots, Black Balsam Knob! Keep on scrolling to see these two on fire (figuratively)!

When Will and Iva’s big day finally arrived, we were greeted with the best of what spring time has to offer here in Western North Carolina. As you took in the fresh mountain air, and perfect mountain views that The Parker Mill is known for, you could also feel the amazing breeze rolling through the valleys that were finally back to full green! In other words, spring wedding perfection! You could probably already guess from my intro of Iva in the last paragraph, but to say this wedding day was filled with laughs and so many of ‘the little moments’ would be an understatement. By far one of our favorite moments was one which Iva and Will told us about in the months leading up to their wedding. This would be Iva walking herself down the aisle and William meeting her half way so that they could take this walk together. We included this moment in Iva’s sneak peek and she reached out to tell us how important that moment was to her and how glad she was we captured it how we did. Nothing too miraculous in terms of skill, but but everything in terms of timing and shooting through moments. For a brief second Iva looked at Will and he looked at her. It was a split second. How could something be so subtle and yet, say so much at the same time? How could one moment carry such vulnerability and certainty at the same time? That wouldn’t be our story to tell, but we sure glad we got to help document this brief moment in time for them. I know, I know, I was going down the rabbit hole of love and romance after starting off with fun vibes! After some of the traditional formalities, and absolutely rocking sunset at The Parker Mill’s mountain top, the party finally got started! Will and Iva danced the night away with their closest loved ones and the rest is history! I know we had a blast being a small part of this big day and we hope you all enjoy following along!

Parker Mill wedding venue on a blue sky day

hexagon wedding backdrop

light blue wedding details

up close shot of bride's ring

mountain inspired wedding details

reflection shot of the bride smiling as she finishes her hair and make up

the bride and her bridesmaid holding hands and sharing a sweet moment

the bride and bridesmaids popping a bottle of champagne

the bride chugging champagne as her bridesmaids cheer her on

creative perspective of the back of the bride's dress

the bride and her grandmother hugging

groom's wedding details

the bride's mom helping his with the finishing touches on his tie

blue and green wedding details in the reception space at the parker mill

wedding reception space at the parker mill

cute cake topper of the bride and groom with their dogs

custom pet inspired cocktail menu

classic bridal portrait in front of the mountains at the parker mill

The bridal party laughing on a sunny day in the mountains

groomsmen portraits in front of the mountains

live music at the wedding ceremony

the groom walking the bride down the aisle

the bridesmaids crying as the bride walks down the aisle

Wedding ceremony under the pavilion at the parker mill

bride laughing during the wedding ceremony

bride and groom celebrating after their wedding ceremony at the parker mill

the bride and her sister hugging after the ceremony

fun group shot of the bridal party after the wedding ceremony

the bride and groom sharing their first dance in front of the mountains at the parker mill

the bride caressing the groom's face during golden hour

the groom holding the bride and kissing her head

creative lighting portrait of the bride and groom at sunset

the bride and groom dancing

bride and groom taking a moment to enjoy the view on their wedding day

silhouette of the bride and groom kissing during sunset

the groom kissing the bride's temple during sunset

epic dance party reception at the parker mill

creative lighting night portrait of the bride and groom

the groom taking a shot during the reception

grand bubble exit at the end of the wedding

Planning/Coordinating: Olivia Lauren Events

Desserts: Emily Mitzel

Ceremony Music: Carolina Music Planner

DJ: Sound Extreme Entertainment, DJ Kyle Turpin

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