Emily and Alan are about as sweet as cotton candy, rolled up in rays of sunshine sprinkled with butterflies. I really don't know how else to describe them; and their families are that wonderful too. God truly blesses us with the best people! We first met Emily and Alan before they became official residents in Charlotte and they were so excited to be moving here from West Virginia. Emily is an RN and Alan works in finance and they were ready to make that jump to Charlotte. Emily grew up spending all of her free time and summers in Emerald Isle and the coast of North Carolina with her family and it was always her dream to get married there. Alan, loving Emily so was happy to oblige and so was his wonderful family. Everyone, including Bill and I made a little vacation out of their wedding. As you'll see from the images, I truly don't think the day could have been better. You'll see dark clouds loomed off the water (but for us it just made the images so unique) and left us with a beautiful salty breeze. Emily was sensational and gorgeous and Alan was the sweetest and most handsome groom. I kept telling both of their mothers how he reminded me of what my own son might look like grown and therefore I was pretty smitten with this adorable couple. They loved us as much as we loved them and I can't imagine missing their wedding day. We were so honored to have been there. Emily's parent's even sent Bill and I a beautiful present from West Virginia just a few weeks after the wedding, a hand blown glass Christmas ornament (you can never go wrong with getting the Bolens anything Christmas). Bill's father is from West Virginia and Bill has a very special connection to the area and me, well I love anything handmade! Another one of those family's that Bill and I will hold so close to our hearts and hopefully stay in touch with for years and years to come! Emily and Alan, we love you! May God continue to bless you with a light that shines so bright that you lead others onto a path of love and grace!