Ashley + Nicholas: An Elegant Barn Wedding at River Creek Lodge, Stony Point, NC

Cause all of me

loves all of you

Love your curves and all your edges

All your perfect imperfections

give your all to me

I’ll give my all to you

You’re my end and my beginning

Even when I lose I’m winning

Cause I give you all of me

and you give me all of you
— John Legend

Favorite memories during this whole experience of finding love and our wedding day:

One would have to be the proposal. It’s how we came to be married.

Two would have to be the first sight of each other that day. We both were emotional (nervous, excited, etc) before we saw each other and up until I walked down the aisle. But once I stood in front of him, we couldn’t cry. It was pure joy and excitement shared between us.
— Ashley + Nicholas
I would recommend:

That couples write their own vows or at least incorporate your thoughts while speaking with your officiant. You’re making promises to your significant other that will last your entire lives, they should be meaningful for your marriage.
— Ashley
And should this be the last thing I see

I want you to know it’s enough for me

Cause all that you are is all that I’ll ever need

I’m so in love

Lumiere darling

Lumiere over me
— Ed Sheeran

Advice from the Newlyweds:

Have someone capture the day on video. Photographs are amazing ways to hold onto memories but a video can be a bit more vivid with voices, songs, laughs, the vows spoken, etc captured.

I think that couples need to focus on making the preparation of the wedding day another journey in the relationship. They also need to remember that it is only one day (a significant one of course) in their lives and that the days afterwards are the ones that will really count in the marriage. Have fun creating a day that really showcases you as a couple and enjoy the moment! Let the small things slide because they really won’t matter. Better yet, laugh about them! I forgot to toss the bouquet LOL! The ultimate goal is to marry the love of your life and have the people who mean the most to you both be there supporting you along the way!
— Ashley + Nicholas


"River Creek Lodge in Stony Point NC. Their venue is breathtaking! They have a variety of locations on their property that couples may utilize. They are very accommodating and share excitement to create the best environment for couples on their wedding day!" - Ashley

River Creek Lodge Wedding Venue Stony Point NC Photos by Revival Photography

Dress - The Formal Showcase in Hildebran NC. "They were fantastic to work with. The owner and employees shared enthusiasm with their customers and were willing to go above and beyond to find the perfect attire!" - Ashley

Catering - Box Car Grille in Statesville NC. "The food was delicious and the service was outstanding!" - Ashley

Cake! by Angela Ballenger in Hildebran NC. "The cake and cupcakes were delicious! She is able to create cakes, while being conscious of food allergies as well!" - Ashley

Photos by Revival Photography Jason and Heather Barr Husband and Wife Wedding Photographers North Carolina Weddings River Creek Lodge Stony Point NC NC Wedding Photographers

And of course......Revival Photography! "We are already recommending you to our friends! Your work was exactly what we were wanting and we are so excited to have these images as memories in our home! THANK YOU!!!!" - Ashley + Nicholas