Hannah and Will were married May 16, 2018 at Karlan Mansion, a gorgeous antebellum estate located Wilderness Road State Park in Ewing, Virginia. Constructed in 1877-1978 at the base of the Cumberland Mountains located in the heart of Appalachia this historic home is surrounded by history and beautiful mountain views. To give a brief history about the area Lee County was the gate way to the west. Our small corner of the world, once blazed by Daniel Boone and thousands of settlers looking for new frontier, meets Kentucky and Tennessee at Cumberland Gap National Park.
When we met with Hannah and Will last fall and it was evident this girl had an eye for simplicity and elegance with true southern charm. Not to mention our eye’s lit up when she mentioned the venue as being Karlan!
Their love story is sweet as they are “We met August 2, 2014 at my Best friend and Maid of honor, Jaci’s, wedding. We quickly became best friends and we started “officially” dating October 25, 2015. He proposed to me on February 1, 2017 at The Island in Pigeon Forge in front of the water fountain. He had faked proposed to me so many times I didn’t believe that he was actually proposing to me until I seen the ring. I told him no about four times followed by “really?” which resulted in a very ecstatic yes! It couldn’t have been a more perfect day. Even though it was February it was 75 degrees out and the sunset was perfect! It was a day I will never forget and always cherish!”–Hannah
The weather for cast for their wedding day wasn’t looking very favorable as we have been “living in what seems like a rain forest. Lol”. We arrived to the mansion shortly after 8:30 a.m. as hair and make up started. This home offers such great light and so many unique fixtures and facade for detail images. As the morning wore on the skies began to lighten and the clouds gave way to blue skies and sunshine making for a perfect spring afternoon affair.
Hannah and Will your day was as amazing as you all are and we wish you many blessed years together!
Dale and Rebecca
Venue Karlan Mansion at Wilderness Road State Park
Flowers by Judy’s Flowers and Gifts
Groom and Groomsmen Suits from Belk
Bridesmaids Dresses by ColsBM
Hair By Natasha Hunley
Make up by Hannah Thomas, the Bride