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Taryn & Dan {Expanded Feature}

Taryn & Dan {Expanded Feature}

 Image by  Burton Photography

Image by Burton Photography

Dan and Taryn’s love for each other can only be described as otherworldly. These smitten kittens met in Hong Kong, which is miles and miles (and miles and miles) away from Dan’s beloved hometown of Boone. But when it came time for the two lovebirds to get hitched, after a rooftop restaurant proposal at that, Dan knew there was no other place he could imagine it happening than in the High Country where he grew up and where his parents still reside. An especially awesome treats for guests arriving from Hong Kong? Getting married in peak leaf season as those in Hong Kong rarely get to experience the change in seasons. Entrusting all wedding day planning to Elizabeth of Events by Elizabeth Ashley as the couple didn’t fly stateside until the week of the wedding (can you see my sweat beads forming over?), the day turned out even more than either Dan or Taryn (or wedding-goers for that matter) could have ever envisioned. Crimson and powder blue dressed the day in terms of color while a dreamlike mist made the most beautiful backdrop for early-morning images captured by photo maestros Burton Photography. This wedding- stunning, all around. Best of wishes to Taryn and Dan, who welcomed the sweetest baby boy last summer! Congrats!

Photography: Burton Photography

Ceremony Venue: St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church

Reception Venue, Catering: Blowing Rock Country Club

Planner: Events by Elizabeth Ashley

Florals: Root & Vine Floral Design

Cake: Ugga Mugga Bakery

Stationery: Snow in July Designs

Videographer: Matt Powell Productions

Beauty: Westglow Resort & Spa

Music: The Classic Touch (cocktail hour), Pure Party Band of East Coast Entertainment (reception)

Transportation: Air Haven Limousine