Fall weddings have to be some of my favorites to shoot. The fall colors and crisp autumn air make for a beautiful wedding setting and they didn’t let us down for Rachel and James’ day! Rachel and James picked River Creek Lodge in Stony Point, NC as their wedding venue. The girls got ready in a house up the mountain and then made their way down to the barn for pictures. The ceremony was held outside the barn overlooking the water and the reception was close by under a pavilion. Some of my favorite moments were Rachel’s bridesmaids praying over her and then Rachel and James praying together around a doorway before the ceremony. Both moments were so special! James and Rachel were so emotional seeing each other for the ceremony (it’s hard to take pictures when you’re tearing up behind the camera!). My favorite part of a wedding will always be the first time the couple sees each other on their day. After the ceremony we took photos around parts of the property, including a small dock out on the water. I also loved the details of their day! Lovely florals, burlap, mason jars, lace doilies, large wooden spools, and cute chalkboards made the ceremony and reception feel rustic and charming. Also, guests could play outdoor games, enjoy a photo booth, dance, or warm up by the cozy fireplace and the favors they received were adorable jars of jam. (How cute right?!) It was a lovely day for a lovely couple!