Jeremiah called and asked if I would do a wedding for his friends Anna and Travis. They wanted to get married on the Blue Ridge Parkway at an overlook called Thunder Ridge. It was also the location that he had proposed to her. It is a beautiful site, overlooking the valley and mountains below.
The weather could not have been better, It was in the low 80's with a ten mph breeze, just enough to keep the bugs away.
It was a simple, yet beautiful service. Travis held their 2 week old baby, Ember Rose, during the service, while Anna held a bouquet of Day Lilies.
Joanne took the pictures which wasn't an easy job. The balcony was four steps up and she was facing into the setting sun.
"You may kiss your bride" is one of my favorite things to say at a wedding.
"I would like to present to the world Anna and Travis Thacker"
...And Ember Rose.
One of the things I love about this is that I am allowed to partipate in personal moments that change people's lives.
Travis, Anna, and Ember Rose may God bless you will a long and happy life together.