Upon first glance, it may seem a bit lonely and desolate. Nothing can be heard but the slight whistle of the wind through the trees and the quiet chirping of the birds from up above. But stop and look up. And there you see it; the sun peeking through. An endless blue sky. And suddenly you realize you don’t feel so alone in this fantasy brought to life. An amazing tangle of trees, uniformly lined up and simultaneously reaching for the sky. Just like you and I. Reach for the sky, grow together, and you’ll never be alone.
When you have a backyard as beautiful as Erin’s, it’s pretty easy to decide where you’ll be holding your wedding ceremony and reception. With tall slender trees shooting straight up to the sky, a perfectly secluded yard, and a beautifully refreshing pool, Erin + Seth’s Ashland, Virginia, wedding was in one of the most perfect locations we’ve seen in a long time. Their extremely talented photographer, Greenville, South Carolina-based Christina Heaston, made sure to catch the perfect shots. The wedding gown hanging from a tree, blowing slightly with the breeze. The single strand of pearls, blending into the tree’s bark. And a big white tent filled with Erin + Seth’s friends and family.
One of the most awe-inspiring aspects of this couple’s wedding is how perfectly the dress and decor go with their surroundings. They likely knew that the forest backdrop was more than enough to impress and thus went with a simple, but stunning, theme for the rest of their day. Erin’s bridesmaids looked elegant, but airy in their beautiful purple dresses. And Erin + Seth looked completely natural with one another, gazing into each others eyes and sharing genuine smiles throughout the affair. And, of course, we love that the pair’s guests weren’t shy about dipping their feet into the pool and simply relaxing and enjoying the day. Just like the trees in Erin’s backyard, Erin + Seth will continue to grow together, reaching for the sky.