Ricky + Claire Bortnick | Collettsville, North Carolina | Wedding

I could not think of a better way to have rung in the New Year than to have spent it with Claire and Ricky on their big day! Having grown up in the Appalachian Mountains, it was such a treat to be back and to witness and capture such a special occasion in the place that will always have my heart. Claire and Ricky are such a fun and sweet couple, and capturing the love between them was a breath of fresh air! It was such a joy spending the day with them, getting to share in their excited anticipation as their wedding drew near, and capturing their first memories as husband and wife!

Everything about Claire and Ricky's wedding day was so beautiful and meaningful, even down to the littlest details. Claire's stunning lace wedding gown was to die for, and their gold foiled wedding cake (which Claire made herself!) was probably one of my favorite details! I love when my couples put their own personal stamp on their wedding day! Claire and Ricky were married in a beautiful little chapel on a hill just as the sun was setting over the mountains. Their candlelit ceremony, with all of their closest friends and family present, was something out of a dream! The magic continued with their beautiful reception at the Brown Mountain Beach Resort, which was full of dancing, fellowship, and lots of laughter. Claire and Ricky, thank you again for trusting in me and for allowing me to be the one to capture this amazing chapter in your lives! I wish you all the best in this New Year as husband and wife, and can't wait to see where your marriage takes you! Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Bortnick!

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V E N D O R S:

Ceremony Venue: Chapel of Rest | Reception Venue: Brown Mountain Beach Resort | Wedding Director: Renee Herman | Assistant Photographer: Lutz Photography LLC | Videographer: Caralee Videography | Florist: Dream Catchers Florist | Caterer: Liazzo’s | Cake: Claire Bortnick | DJ: Jerry Laney | Hair: Amber Merriken | MUA: Morgan Alley | Wedding Dress: Allure from Jillian’s Bridals | Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal | Tuxedos: BLACK by Vera Wang from Men’s Wearhouse | Piano: Heather Williams | Rentals: Country Time Party Rentals of Dallas