Maggy + Nolan / by Karin Strickland


Maggy and Nolan are two of the kindest, most fun-loving folks I've ever had the pleasure of shooting for. On labor day weekend, I packed my camera bag and hit the road to Bryson City, NC for their beautiful outdoor wedding at Nantahala Villiage. I met up with Nolan and the groomsmen first who provided me with a good many laughs and goofy moments to capture, and then I dashed up to the top of a mountain to where Maggy was getting ready. Her dress and veil were simply elegant and classy with parts of them made with lace taken from her mothers wedding dress and veil. It was just Maggy, her mom, and myself (& fantastic assistant Mere) in the room while she was getting ready. It was very intimate and special to see the two of them interacting as she stepped in a dress laced (literally) with history and memories. Dark storm clouds loomed close above the mountains as we snapped some photos of Maggy and her bridesmaids who had patiently waited to see her in her incredible dress. The ceremony was filled with laughter, sweet moments, and not a drop of rain.

The ceremony was the party of a lifetime. Their 6-piece live-band set the tone and became an irresistible invitation to dance floor. Maggy and Nolan danced the night away and were sent off through a cheering line of loving guests and bubbles floating through the air. 

Congrats you two. 

(Click the photos to scroll) Copyright // Karin Strickland