Brittany was the first bride to hire me to be her wedding photographer over the phone–we didn’t have our official introduction until I saw her on her wedding day, right before she slipped into her stunning dress. When we initially spoke, Brittany was facing the the daunting challenge of long distance wedding planning around her already busy schedule. She was living in Johnson City, Tennessee; her fiance, Phillip, was in Clover, South Carolina; and she was planning her wedding at Tweetsie Railroad in Blowing Rock, NC. I have family just outside Johnson City, my father grew up in Clover, and Blowing Rock is right next door to where I went to school at ASU in Boone. Needless to say, we had plenty to talk about and became fast friends.
Brittany and Phillip wanted a smaller celebration centered around the children that would be in attendance, specifically her daughter and Phillip’s two sons. Tweetsie was a lighthearted, unconventional choice with plenty of activities for the kiddos. All of the wedding guests received a park pass so, after a brief reception, everyone was set loose in the park to enjoy the games and rides. Brittany and Phillip joined in the fun, decked out in their wedding day best.
To my surprise, Brittany and Phillip’s wedding was the park’s first official wedding. We had such a fantastic time on a truly beautiful piece of property. I am hopeful more couples will consider this unique location.