Monthly Archives: November 2013

Kelly + Marc. Engaged.

I couldn’t be more thrilled that these two are tying the knot next year… this gorgeous girl is my cousin, Kelly. We grew up right next to each other but Kelly has lived in Chicago for more than a few years now. I’m so glad she found Marc there! These two were in North Carolina for a visit a couple of weeks ago and I’m so honored that I got to photograph them together. I have never seen Kelly in love and it was a beautiful thing… Marc is definitely her perfect match! Their session was full of cuddles, dancing, laughs, and a few stolen kisses…

Chelsea + David. Reverie Farm Wedding.

What a perfect way to end my 2013 wedding season! These two are dear friends of ours and Chelsea works with Jonathan at Daystar Church. My birthday fell on their wedding date and I was so honored with many “Happy Birthday!” wishes from mutual friends all day and two rounds of the birthday song! They were so sweet to share their day with me!

This was also my first time shooting at Reverie Farm and it was incredible! The property was beautiful and perfectly fit Chelsea’s vision of rustic elegance… they even had a tractor-pulled hayride taking guests down to the ceremony site by the lake! We were surprised by a rain shower right at the end of the ceremony but it didn’t ruin this wedding day… in fact, as the rain fell harder and harder, everybody’s smiles got wider and the guests started to giggle. It was so fun! As soon as Chelsea + David cleared the aisle, we made a mad dash for cover ;) Thankfully, the rain only lasted a short time and we were able to take some portraits outdoors and finish out the night with a beautiful reception and clear skies! Seriously, a perfect day to celebrate with friends and family!

The Details :  Venue – Reverie Farm. Randleman, NC. | Bride’s Dress – Justin Alexander, from Maggi Bridal in Raleigh, NC – Belt from Violette | Bride’s makeup – Carla White Hair & Makeup | Officiant – Allen Holmes | Florist – Russell Meadows Farm | Catering – Sweet Basils Catering | DJ – Anything Music | Cake – Simply Scrumptious Bakery {and thanks to Jenny Tenney for second-shooting with me!}

 

Caroline + Billy. Carolina Inn Wedding.

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I’m so thrilled to be sharing this super fun wedding with you today! Caroline + Billy traveled from Georgia to marry at the Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill, NC. Their wedding was a perfect blend of vintage and modern with reception details hinting at the couple’s love for (and history with) music.

Caroline had her mom’s wedding dress from the 70’s altered and updated and wore it down the aisle to meet her groom. She also wore a garter that has been passed down through the family since her parent’s wedding! So sweet! The getting-ready process was filled with nervous giggles, hugs, and tears. . . I loved Caroline’s reaction to seeing herself in the mirror for the first time on her wedding day and her sweet dad literally couldn’t take his eyes off her the entire day. She was seriously gorgeous.

The guys definitely weren’t outdone, though. They looked so classy in suspenders and bow-ties. What a perfectly southern groom’s party! Even sweet puppy Grady (the guest of honor) was all dressed up for the occasion!

After surviving a short-lived rain sprinkle during the ceremony, Caroline switched into a super cute, short, polka-dot dress and Billy donned a pair of Chuck Taylors for the reception where the party got started. The night finished out with an awesome performance by Billy’s band and a streamer exit that had Caroline + Billy all tangled up! What a perfectly fun and beautiful day. Congratulations you two! I hope that our paths cross again in the future.. give Grady a squeeze for me!

The Details : Venue – The Carolina Inn. Chapel Hill, NC | Planner – Amanda at A Swanky Affair | Bride’s Ceremony Dress – Mom’s wedding dress, altered | Bride’s Reception Dress – David’s Bridal Collections | Bride’s shoes – Kate Spade | Bride’s hair – Syd’s Hair Shop | Bridesmaid’s dresses – Alfred Sung | Officiant – Sande L Southworth, Delightfully Different Ceremonies | Florist – Watered Garden Florist | Rentals – Farm and Filigree | Catering – The Carolina Inn | DJ – No Regret Productions | Cake – The Cupcake Shoppe | Videographer – Jeff Brewer Films | Record Guest Book – Msquare Press on Etsy | Signs – Hello My Gem on Etsy | Cake Topper – Lollipop Workshop