Ryan + Carrie’s gorgeous wedding took place on June 22, 2019 at Mia Bella. Carrie is such a classic beauty, so we knew stepping into her day that it would be a beautiful one. Several months ago we met Ryan + Carrie under the New River Gorge Bridge to do their engagement session + we quickly realized that they were going to be a lot of fun to hang out with.
Rain + thunderstorms had been on the forecast all week leading up to the day. However, when Saturday arrived they were blessed with a (mostly) sunny day, with just a sprinkle of rain in the evening. We started our morning off at Mia Bella. The girls finishing up getting ready, Carrie stepping into her stunning gown, + the boys doing what boys do best—soaking up every minute until they actually have to get dressed. Haha. Once everyone was ready, we headed to the St. Francis Catholic Church for the ceremony. They had so many family + friends join them from all over to celebrate this special moment.
After the ceremony, it was our favorite time of the day! We headed back to Mia Bell where the reception was, to steal the new Mr. + Mrs. James away for their portraits. These two are total pros at looking flawless in every photo. They are really so easy to photograph!
Then it was off to their party! All of their friends and family stayed late into the night catching up with old friends, playing corn hole, and lots and lots of DANCING. It was such a celebration all the way up to the send-off!
Ryan + Carrie, we are so grateful to know you both + to be invited into your lives! Thank you for allowing us to photograph these unforgettable moments in your lives. We are so thankful for you both.
Lily + Elyse