WEDDING: Terri + Clay / by Carrie Turner

For me, optimism is two lovers walking into the sunset arm in arm.
— Krzysztof Kieślowski

To say that Terri was an optimistic bride is a bit of an understatement. From the moment I met her, she was incredibly positive and happy about everything. The day of her wedding, I arrived to the getting-ready location in the woods near Brevard, NC in an absolute downpour. I carried my photo gear into the house under an umbrella and wondered how we would ever orchestrate an outdoor wedding on such a day. Even just 30 minutes before the ceremony, as we finished up bridal portraits on the porch of the cabin at Mountains and Meadows at Turkey Pen, the rain continued to pour down. Miraculously, the clouds did indeed part just moments before the ceremony began, and the weather stayed clear the rest of the day. 

I loved working with Terri and Clay, and I have since tried to carry Terri's optimism with me. Terri and Clay, may the clouds always part for you! 

Many thanks to those who contributed to this beautiful day: 

Getting Ready location: River House, Brevard Venue: Mountains and Meadows at Turkey Pen Catering: Luella's BBQ 

Officiant: Phillip Lingle of Asheville Marriages Cake: Short Street Cakes DJ: Sound Extreme