Anna + Jack. Winston Salem Wedding.

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If you love beautiful southern weddings full of light and smiles and love and an amazing dance party, you are in for a treat today!

I’ve recently started sending out a simple ‘getting to know you’ questionnaire to couples that book me to photograph their weddings. It’s always fun to read through the answers and get to know the couple better but it’s even more valuable when I don’t get to meet the bride and groom until the wedding day! Such was the case with Anna + Jack. I knew we were perfect for each other when I read their note about loving Cookout milkshakes… because I basically want an Oreo milkshake every day of my life ;) But more importantly, one of the questions asks the couple to list the top three things they love about each other and both Anna + Jack listed four! They just can’t help it.

This couple is just so special. Their love was so evident in the way that they anticipated seeing each other before the ceremony.. Anna has been journaling prayers for their relationship for over a year and she gave the journal to Jack with a few marked pages to read through before she walked out to see him. She totally set the stage for an emotional first look and you can tell in the portraits that they just really enjoy each other.

Again, I’m sharing tons of photos because I really want you to walk through the wedding day like we did. Plus, everything was gorgeous and the dancing was fantastic!

The details : Planning + Event Design – Leigh Pearce Weddings | Ceremony Venue – Highland Presbyterian Church | Reception Venue -  Winmock at Kinderton | Hair and Makeup – Carla White |  Catering – Holly Tate Fine Catering | Florist -  Amy Lynne Originals | Band – The Company Band | Rentals – Party Reflections | Bakery -  Mrs. Pumkpins

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Ashley + Brian. Proximity Hotel.

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It was such an honor to be part of this unique wedding day… Ashley dressed in her stunning blush gown, and Brian in his tux, and they met in the downstairs lobby with rain streaming down the ceiling-high windows to share a moment and a kiss before their second wedding of the weekend. We photographed some family portraits and sent them back upstairs to change into their traditional Korean wedding garb (with lots of help from Brian’s mom) before a short Korean wedding ceremony. Another outfit change and bustle of the dress and they got to enjoy a beautiful and super fun reception late into the night.

The details : Venue – Proximity Hotel | Dress – Diva’s Bridal | Bride’s Shoes – Badgley Mischka | Makeup -  Sephora | Florist – Brenda Mclamb, Proximity Hotel | Catering : Print Works Bistro | DJ – A&A DJ | Cake – Maxie B’s | Second photographer – Victoria from Blink of An Eye Photography

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Ashley + Brian. Glendale Springs Inn Wedding.

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I’m so honored that I got to share the entire wedding weekend with this couple. They were married in a short, intimate ceremony in the mountains on Friday evening and treated me just like one of the few friends and family members that were in attendance. Everyone gathered in the lawn to watch Ashley and her dad walk around the corner to a ceremony led by Brian’s sister. It was short, sweet, sealed with a kiss, and followed by an amazing dinner at the Inn’s restaurant. I love the sweet moment that Ashley shared with her grandpa during the dinner. The tears shed during a toast by one of Ashley’s best friends. The hilarious “cake cutting” bite exchange that included cake for Ashley and a piece of meat for Brian. We also got to step out for a few minutes of portraits in the most beautiful summer sunlight so, yeah, it was pretty great :)
(I’ll be sharing their Korean ceremony and beautiful reception at the Proximity hotel next!)

Venue – Glendale Springs Inn & Restaurant

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Ashley’s Bridal Session.

This beauty was married (in two ceremonies!) last weekend so I finally get to share her bridal portraits from this spring. After a couple of setbacks with our original location, we ended up shooting at the Blandwood Mansion in Greensboro which turned out to be the perfect choice for this overcast day! This dress is just one of three from the weekend but I am IN LOVE with Ashley’s blush bridal gown. The layers and layers of flowy tulle were just perfect!

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