We're looking for an adventurous couples of all ages who'd like to elope, renew their vows, or celebrate their anniversary with a mountain and forrest photo shoot. 

-Must be in or willing to travel to the Smoky Mountain-Blue ridge area of Tennessee/North Carolina between the dates of May 18-19, 2018. 
-Must be able to provide your own attire. Must be wedding appropriate. Can be of varying styles ie: Boho, Eclectic, Classic, Glamorous, Natural, Modern. *Final styles chosen will be a collaboration between you and us. 
-Must submit the story of your love and a photo by midnight EST on April 1st 2018.

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are you our couple?

not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me.

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Florist Fire 

Mannix Co.

Gayle

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My name is Gayle. I'm floral designer with 16 years experience, After being the lead designer for 10 years at a local florist, I decided to start my own wedding and event business in 2011. I specialize in weddings and event design. I also have a retail shop in Hyde Park Village in Tampa Florida that focuses on everyday floral design and design workshops.
Annnnd, I have a slight obsession with scuba diving, sharks, death metal, and bacon. 
After many successful years in Tampa on beautiful beaches and tropical landscapes I feel it's time to explore the next level of design in new environments. 

Alli

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I grew up loving books and any story that offered romance and magic. Always reading them, dreaming of writing them, creating stories though words, pictures, and eventually though style. I studied fashion marketing and costume design in college and went on to become a cosmetologist and makeup artist and eventually a photographer.
Story telling is my passion in this life and styling and photography has allowed me to use my eye to bring your story to life. 
Gayle and I both share a love an inspiration for the mountains and nature that we've been longing for in our work and we can't wait to work with you and break into this new market.
So who am I?
I am a lover of nature, a curator of style, a believer in magic, a hunter of good buys and great books. I am a wife, I am a storyteller. And to one little boy, I am everything.
 Hi, I'm Alli. It's nice to meet you. 

A styled Elopement, Vow Renewal, or Anniversary adventure.
Were putting our creative magical powers together to design the shoot of your dreams to celebrate your love.
You tell us your story and a little about your style and we'll do the rest.
We will coordinate a stunning mountain location, wildly moody and romantic florals, and a curated photo route that may include terrain such as hiking trails, rivers and streams, scenic mountain top and valley views. 

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Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
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 Life’s most persistent and urgent question, 
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Shame says that because I am flawed,
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Grace says that though I am flawed, 
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 Do all the good you can, 
and make as little fuss about it as possible.  
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submit your story 

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ACCEPTING SUBMISSION'S UNTIL APRIL 1ST.

SEND THE STORY OF YOUR LOVE, WHAT KIND OF SHOOT YOUR INTERESTED IN, 
(IE: ELOPEMENT, ANNIVERSARY, VOW RENEWAL)
AND A PICTURE TO:

alli@themannixco.com

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What three events made the biggest impact on who you are today?  1.My mom showing me raiders of the lost ark as a kid which really began my love of film. 2.The day I  met my wife, we were so young it really reshaped the course of my life. 3.Definitely becoming a Dad.

If you could go back in time when would you chose?  Colonial America!

Fondest memory of childhood?  A family trip we took up the east coast from Florida to Maine.

What is your secret superpower?  I'm like a human compass, I always know which way is north.

Favorite holiday tradition? Everything about the Christmas tree from picking one out to decorating it. 

What is one thing you hope to most pass on to your children? God.
 
Biggest pet peeve?  When my wife forgets wet clothes in the washing machine, which is almost every time she does laundry.

A few of my favs: Star Wars, Coffee, a good bon fire, Film, Homemade gravy (the Italian kind not the biscuit kind), Christmas.

I'm much more myself, when I am with you.

His & Hers

I'm much more myself, when I am with you.

His & Hers

What three events made the biggest impact on who you are today?  1. Reading as a kid 2. The entire experience of pregnancy from feeling the first kick to holding my son for the first time. 3. My husbands face during our wedding vows.

What is the most interesting piece of trivia you know?  I can tell you from memory the elevation of most major mountains and Citites in North America and some from other countries as well. 

What does it mean to live a good life?  I think to live a good life you have to live a life of service. All the best things, love, loyalty, security, joy, faith, they seem to come back ten fold to those who give it away freely in service of others. 

Most out of the box life goal? To have tastefully themed throw pillows for every season. I'm totally serious, I just don't have anywhere to store them all yet. Oh, I'd also love a christmas tree in pretty much every room of my house. 

What is the best thing about getting older? Confidence! Losing that fear of what others may think and just being yourself.

If you could live in a book which one would it be?  Harry Potter, no questions asked!.... Outlander if I could chose a back up!
 
What is one thing you hope to most pass on to your children?  An imagination! And books, the ones I didn't write and the ones I do!

A few of my favorites: Books, Fashion, The change of season's, My husbands white clam sauce, Christmas sweaters. 

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I'm much more myself, when I am with you.

His & Hers