This local couple is all about sweet, simple, happy love, and the same was true for their wedding day. They exchanged vows in a ceremony surrounded by all of the things that make them smile — family, friends, and the Blue Ridge Mountains.
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“Our community and our loved ones mean the world to us, and incorporating their various talents in as many ways as possible made it a particularly special day,” Lindsey said. “Seth’s grandmother was ordained a month before the wedding so that she could perform the ceremony.
Lindsey wore a minimalist style dress she found online, which fit this not-so-girly girl like a glove.
“It is a floor length white dress with an open cowl back and long sleeves,” she said. “After trying it on with the sash, I knew it was perfect. I felt like myself — comfortable and casual enough, but also like I was the prettiest I’d ever been.”
The wedding day also featured a special guest — “Coach,” the couple’s beloved Great Pyrenees who has literally been a lifesaver.
“We were living in Valle Crucis when we got engaged, but our house caught fire and we had to move. When the house fire happened in February, Seth was at work and I was asleep,” Lindsey said. “Coach woke me up in time to get out of the house safely. He’s our hero fur child, and we knew we wanted him to at least make an appearance so everyone could see him and so we could have some family photos.”
After the ceremony, the couple and their guests enjoyed their favorite southern foods, including homemade barbecue and desserts, and a sunny afternoon in the park with their favorite folks.
Lindsey and Seth enlisted the help of close friend Samantha Floyd to capture every moment of their big day.
“Samantha is a friend of mine from college. I worked with her when she was in the photography department and knew instantly that I wanted her to be my photographer on my wedding day,” Lindsey said. “Sam makes it seem so effortless. She gets things done quickly and makes you feel comfortable.
“Her simple style and attention to raw beauty is exactly what I wanted reflected in my wedding photos. She managed to capture every perfect, happy moment between the two of us. She, like us, has a big place in her heart for these mountains, which came through in our photos, as well.”
Later that afternoon, the two took a romantic stroll around the park.
“My favorite moment was walking down the aisle and around the park with my husband,” said the new Mrs. Sullivan. “There was a sense of relief that we had pulled it off, and also pure joy knowing that we were starting a new adventure together. We walked over to this incredible field of goldenrod with our photographer and neither of us could stop smiling.”
Images: Samantha Floyd Photography
Venue: Valle Crucis Community Park
Beverages: Appalachian Mountain Brewery
Rentals: Miss Match Rentals
Music: Possum Jenkins
Music: Naked Gods
Music: DJ Travis Reyes, 641RPM
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