Timberwolf Creek Blog

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A stolen streamside kiss

Why yes, we *are* deep in the forest.

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Maggie Valley Weddings
Maggie Valley, North Carolina

Gotta love the boots. Gotta.

Absolutely have to love the boots. The boots ROCK. I love it when the wedding couple has a sense of humor. These two are going to laugh together their whole lives. I wish they lived right next door. Don't you?

Timberwolf Creek
Maggie Valley Weddings
Maggie Valley, North Carolina

Makes YOU smile, too, doesn't it!

Nothing better than True Love. :)

Timberwolf Creek
Maggie Valley, North Carolina

A breathtakingly beautiful bridal portrait

Sometimes, it just all comes together - even without a studio! A beautiful bride, an exquisite gown, and a gently removed background. She was simply aglow, and deserved to be the only thing in the portrait.

Timberwolf Creek
Maggie Valley Weddings

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Outdoor Wedding with Five Bridesmaids

If there were a prize for Most Attendants in our little outdoor wedding chapel, this one would win --hands down. Ten! Imagine! In our tiny chapel!

And I have to say, it was beautiful, it was wondrous, it was magical - to see the forest adrift in women in lovely gowns accompanied by tuxedoed gentlemen. They each emerged from the top of the clearing, floated along the stone path by the pond, down the steps, and followed the curving pathway to the altar. One would be approaching the alter, as the next was in the middle, just coming down the stairs, and another appearing from deep within the forest. Again, and again, and again.

Like a dream.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Sunny day in Maggie Valley

We had to move this couple's wedding to their reception site because it was raining like mad. The ceremony was still lovely, the friends and family and celebration just as warm, but OH how wonderful that they wanted to come the next day for their photo shoot on the property! All the guests at Timberwolf Creek had checked out, and we had access to everything. The bride and groom were so happy to be in the sunshine, that they climbed right down to the edge of the creek for the shot of the year. Doesn't this one just take your breath away?! And they had lots of fun coming up with innovative ideas, like the bride up in the balcony of the upstairs gazebo, with the groom standing on the ground below. "What light through yonder window breaks? Tis the East, and Juliet is the sun." Sigh! Such romance.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Handsome Groom in Smoky Mountain Wedding

Well, of COURSE all our grooms are handsome men, and we do enjoy taking their pictures. But there was no way I was going to let this one get away without a tip of the hat. I do wish all our grooms would wear hats, sigh! This one is timeless.

Mountain Elopement filled with Laughter

We never laughed so much with a wedding at Timberwolf Creek.  Ever.  This entire event was wreathed in smiles and overflowing with the sound of laughter!  My very favorite moment?  When the somewhat nervous bride murmured to her new husband that she wasn't sure how to cut the cake.  The groom was overheard quietly reassuring her that she could slice it any way she liked, and it would be just fine...  Until she actually touched the knife to the cake and he cried out, "No!  Not there!"

What a great day.  What a wonderful, warm, fun-filled beginning to a lifetime together.  Congratulations, y'all

Our Wedding at Timberwolf Creek

The picture just says it all. Ah, true love!

Friday, August 7, 2009

What a GLORIOUS day for a wedding!

Now, I knew it was a spectacularly beautiful summer day in the mountains.  But when I saw this photo, I asked asked Larry, "Is this retouched?"  Because just look at that sky.  But he just smiled and said, "Nope.  We live in paradise."  And surely heaven smiled on this wedding day.  Glorious is exactly the right word.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Facebook Friends get married at Timberwolf Creek!

This was more fun for me than I can tell you.  Ok, it's not like I had a facebook friend who decided to get married here.  Instead, it was a bride who had booked her wedding at Timberwolf Creek, and then became my facebook friend.  By the time the wedding day came around, it was like we'd known each other forever.  What a fabulous treat to be able to perform your friend's wedding!  I hope to see lots more of Mike & Kathy, and also the great friends they brought with them.  It was a great bunch of warm, loving people and plenty of laughter to go around.  What a pleasure!

Wedding Cake under Towering Trees

The weather has been so cooperative that we've been able to set up the wedding cake table right here in Brigadoon Cove.  How sweet is this?  What a spectacular setting to toast your marriage!

By Request - a cream, white, and green bouquet

Our English bride sent a request for a bouquet of green, white and cream colors. I was so worried that I wouldn't be able to do this! But it came out so pretty, she said she wished she could keep it always. Music to my heart. :) And it is a really lovely bouquet - this won't be the last time I use that combination of colors.

Brides Breeze in this Summer!


It is an amazing summer full of wedding couples, from all over. 


Starting with our first summer bride, in June, everything has been picture perfect.  And I have to tell you, when Michelle burst into song while reading her vows to BJ, every eye was misty.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Napkin Folding 101: The Pocket

I had a special request from a June bride for the reception napkins to use a pocket fold. She wants to put little menu cards in the pocket – charming! I was so surprised when the hotel restaurant asked me if there were instructions on this particular fold. I thought it was so simple, it's like cheating.  You will never want to fold the napkins any other way. It's the absolute easiest!

Place the napkin face down...

Fold the bottom half up, to cover the top half...

Fold the right half over the left half (the napkin is now in quarters – yours probably start out this way)

Now, take the top left corner, and fold two layers to the bottom right corner...
(The idea is that only the pretty side of the material shows.)

Turn the napkin over, so it's laying in a diamond shape...

Fold the bottom corner up, 1/3 of the way...

Fold the top corner down, 1/3 of the way...

Turn the napkin over. Voila – you have a pocket!

You can put silverware in the pocket, or menu cards, or place cards, or a flower...


Saturday, May 9, 2009

Another magical day!

Storms blew up and started raining about noon – with a wedding planned for 1:00!  The storm was predicted to hit full force just after noon.  Instead, it all just *stopped* and we had an absolutely beautiful wedding.  The couple asked for pictures in the Cove (like the one below) and we agreed.  Just as we were finishing up and leaving the Cove, the sky just opened up and poured.  The light could not have been prettier.  The couple could not have been happier.  Sigh!  Love is in the air.