Allyssa + Dustin got married at Revolution Mill the weekend that Hurricane Florence hit North Carolina. They had every intention of getting married outside in the gardens…but Florence had other plans. With some quick adjustments, they moved everything inside and did it all with a smile on their face! On the day of their wedding, there was no denying that a tropical storm was underway. The clouds were dumping buckets of rain from the sky with no end in sight, but mostly I was struck by how happy for A+D everyone seemed to be. At weddings sometimes the weather or other things don’t go as planned, but you just forge ahead and make it work.
Allyssa and Dustin had so many details to their wedding that I absolutely loved! Allyssa wore her mother’s wedding veil….I had a blast incoporating it into many of their photos! Allyssa had her grandmother’s rosary wrapped around her wedding bouquet to carry down the aisle at the ceremony. Annnnddd while we are on the subject, let’s talk about Allyssa’s grandma, Barbra! She absolutely stole the show and I couldn’t get over how spunky she was (and the fact that she made all the desserts on the dessert table). She might have even stolen the groom from Allyssa for a dance or two! The most amazing part of Allyssa and Dustin’s day was when the weather completely surprised us. The forecast for their wedding was 100% chance of rain ALL DAY-no breaks-no light drizzle, rain, rain, rain. But I said a prayer and held out hope-and miracle of miracles, we were rewarded with no rain during their couples photos.
Allyssa and Dustin had EVERY reason in the book not to choose joy on their wedding day, but they saw past all the rain and focused on their love and who was surrounding them and their day was absolutely bursting with joy.
Venue >>> The Colonnade at Revolution Mill
Wedding Planner >>> Relish Design Company
Wedding Dress Boutique >>> Divas Boutique & Bridal
Wedding Dress Designer >>> Essense of Australia
Hair Stylist >>> Blush & Bobby’s
Makeup Artist >>> Alex Quate
Florist >>> Blooms & Thistle
Huge thank you to my second shooter, Michelle!