New Year’s Day, right after the Polar Plunge, Mindy asked me to be her wedding photographer over a homemade breakfast of bacon, berries, and vegetable frittata. I knew I wanted to. First, her fiance is Chad’s cousin. Second, they were getting married in the Outer Banks. And I LOVE the beach… And third, Mindy and Giles are two people who make you feel so welcome. They love each other so much, and I wanted to be there to capture that!
Fast forward 9 months later. Hurricane Irene takes her toll on coastal North Carolina. The roads are washed away. The hotels are damaged. Mindy, still not loosing hope, sends a Facebook message saying not to worry! There are going to be ferries! But the damage was done, and Mindy, who had spent the last 9 months wedding planning, had to do it all again in less than two weeks. Girl has major skills.
Fast forward again. 9.10.11. They kept their wedding date the same. Planned their wedding to be at Beaver Creek in Crozet and their reception at Zo.Ca.Lo. It was an amazing feat, the still the day kept its meaning. Mindy and Giles were married in sunshine and spent their wedding night eating amazing food and dancing away to the tunes of DJ Williams Projekt.