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Shaneisha + Corey: An Elegant Vinton War Memorial Wedding

With Hurricane Florence threatening the east coast all week and couples in the region making tough decisions whether to continue with their wedding plans or postpone, Shaneisha + Corey bet that the weather would turn in their favor, and they lucked out with smatterings of rain showers throughout the day but none of the high wind and torrential downpours that the area got the day after.

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A weekend in Asheville, part II

Well, I decided to turn my Asheville trip into three posts.  Here are the photos from the Biltmore house, and in my next post, I'll focus on the Biltmore gardens and grounds.  While the worst photo is of the library (dark room, no flash allowed), it was my absolute favorite room (well, maybe besides the indoor pool in the basement) and is my dream library... 

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Mackinac Island, MI - part 1

This car-less Victorian town accessible via ferry is definitely a step back in time.  At under 4 square miles, it is both easy to explore the entire island and find areas outside of the main downtown very much isolated.  Circling the island is an 8-mile trail that is popular with bikers, and there are plenty of bike rental places on the island.  There are some truly steep hills climbing up to Fort Mackinac, circa 1780, and even higher up to Fort Holmes, an 1814 fort that has been rebuilt.  We explored both the trail along the circumference as well as very isolated inland trails.  

Fun-fact: Mackinac is pronounced "Mackinaw".  

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