September 1st was a lovely summer day, that almost had the crispness of fall in the air. As we pulled up to Bear Creek Mountain Resort, we could see why Sarah & Eric fell in love with it!  Bear Creek Mountain Resort was the perfect destination wedding location (without having to fly)! From the beautiful rooms, to the beautiful mountain views to the perfect ballroom to celebrate… it was an absolute dream wedding venue!

We have been looking forward to this day for what seemed like forever! We first met Sarah back in 2014, when she was a bridesmaid at Concetta & Shamus’ Wedding. (If you head over to the blog, there is even a photo of Sarah & Eric dancing together at the wedding!) We were friends on Facebook, and we were super excited when we saw that Sarah & Eric got engaged!  We were totally honored and thrilled when they asked us to capture their wedding day!!

Classic, Romantic Details for a Chic, Modern Bride

My jaw dropped when I saw Sarah’s Hayley Paige Wedding gown!  It was absolutely gorgeous and I knew that it would fit her perfectly! Her Badgley Mischka shoes were beautiful, along with the most perfect belt for her dress!  There wasn’t a detail that was missed!

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Bride and Bridesmaids Getting Ready at Bear Creek Mountain Resort

Once of my very favorite parts of the wedding day, is when the bride is hanging out with her bridesmaids before she gets in her dress. Sarah was so excited, yet calm!  It was such a special moment watching her mom help her into her dress. Then the best moment, normally an unspoken one, is when you can see almost a slight change – the moment of “Oh. My. Heart. I’m about to get married!” I could definitely see that moment happen after Sarah got her dress on!

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Groom Getting Ready at Bear Creek Mountain Resort

While the ladies were getting their hair and makeup done, the guys were right down the hall, just hanging out, playing with a custom Cornhole board that Sarah had made for Eric.  His brother and dad both helped him to get ready.

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A First Look with the Bride and her Dad

You could see the anticipation on Sarah’s dad’s face.  He knew he was going to be emotional. And when he turned around to see his stunning daughter for the first time in her dress, goodness, I think we all shed a tear. It was such a special moment shared between a father and his little girl.

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Bridal Party Photos at Bear Creek Mountain Resort

Sarah and Eric chose not to see one another before the ceremony, but wanted to try to get a lot of photos done beforehand, that we could!  So, we took Sarah and her bridesmaids outside first (making sure the blinds were closed in the guys room!) and then, once she was safely hidden, we brought the guys out to take photos in the same locations as we did the ladies! (This way it looks nice in their album!)

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A Beautiful Ceremony at Bear Creek Mountain Resort

When a couple tells us that their officiant is going to be a family member, we always get so excited.  The ceremonies seem to have a lot of sentimental anecdotes and stories about the couple. Sarah and Eric’s ceremony was no different!  It was absolutely perfect for the both of them!  Even after her dad gave Eric a bit of a punch on his arm as he handed his daughter to her new husband!

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Bride & Groom Portraits at Bear Creek Mountain Resort

There is no shortness of gorgeous landscapes at the Bear Creek Mountain Resort!  Everywhere you look, you can place a bride and groom there, and it will look stunning!  Especially with Eric and Sarah – they were so comfortable together and just so easily fell into each others arms. We could have photographed them all day long!

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A Reception with their Family & Friends in the Mountain Ballroom

The Mountain Ballroom was the prefect spot for Sarah & Eric’s wedding reception! From the tall ceilings to the open beams to the awesome staff and delicious food – we wouldn’t mind coming back to this resort time and time again! They started off the evening with a beautiful first dance to H.O.L.Y. by Florida Georgia Line, and continued right into the Father/Daughter and Mother/Son dances.  After a few meaningful toasts, the dancing began and didn’t stop for the rest of the evening!

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It was at this moment that Eric realized he was holding an Eagles garter in his hands… and then he hears… E-A-G-L-E-S … EAGLES!!!

He couldnt throw it away quick enough! Ha!

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Congratulations Sarah & Eric!  We have loved getting to know these two lovebirds and wish them nothing but so much love, happiness and laughter in their future!  To an amazing happily ever after! Lots of love! xo

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