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Tanya + Erick. L’Abri at Linwood Wedding.

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Man, I have a special one to share with you today! I have been looking forward to Tanya + Erick’s wedding since their New Jersey/NYC engagement session in November. They are so fun and laid-back and that always makes for a great wedding day! We started the afternoon in the bridal suite where Erick had delivered some special gifts to his bride, his mother, and his (soon-to-be) mother-in-law. It was such a sweet surprise! And that’s just how Tanya + Erick both are – so thoughtful and kind! Their friends and family were included in everything and I’m sure they felt so special.

After getting ready, Tanya + Erick had the sweetest first look (attended by their family and close friends). The
ceremony began with the officiant (Tanya’s sister) asking for everyone to put away their phones, cameras, and other devices and get to know the people around them! It allowed for a distraction-free ceremony and so many great
moments. The guests burst into a spontaneous round of applause and then friendly waves when Tanya made it to the end of the aisle. It was so sweet! Their gorgeous ceremony was sealed with a picture perfect kiss and a joyful
recession down the aisle. It started to sprinkle right after family portraits so we grabbed a handful of newlywed
portraits and headed to the reception where it turned into a complete downpour right after cocktail hour! Tanya + Erick’s first dance was followed by a surprise vocal performance by Erick, and a round of emotional toasts from their families. The sun popped out during the rain shower and, soon after, a double rainbow was spotted. We stepped outside for a few more photos before kicking off the dance party inside. Then, the sun set. Guys. THE most gorgeous pinkish-purple-cotton-candy sunset was the perfect end to the crazy weather! We stepped into a nearby field and allowed Tanya + Erick to enjoy their first sunset as husband and wife. Then it was party time. These
people seriously know how to party!

Tanya + Erick – I know you enjoyed your honeymoon (judging by your amazing Instagram photos!)… and I hope that you’re settling back into your sweet Hoboken apartment and enjoying newly-married life! I’ll check in next time I’m in New York!! ;)

Many thanks to my second photographer, Anna Paschal, for shooting this one with me! You are the best!

Venue – L’Abri at Linwood. Linwood, NC | Planner – Jamie Mostofian | Bride’s dress – Modern Trousseau — Astor | Bride’s shoes – Laura Porto for BHDLN | Bride’s hair + makeup artist – Jami Svay | Bridesmaids dress – Adrianna Papell for BHLDN | Officiant – Liz Freirich | Florist – Pam Morris | Catering – Fresh. Local. Good. | DJ – K2 Productions | Lighting – Themeworks creative rentals | Cake – Fresh. Local. Good. | Videographer – A Thousand Cranes

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Alexia + Grant. Mountain Magnolia Inn Wedding. Hot Springs, NC.

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Alexia + Grant’s low-key mountain ceremony was the perfect way to start my double-wedding Memorial Day weekend! There were not dozens of vendors helping with every detail. There was no 15-person bridal party. But, instead, Alexia + Grant got ready and were attended to by their closest friends and family. Alexia’s mom and best friend lovingly put up her hair, just the way Alexia had pictured. Grant’s dad helped fix his tie and cuff links. Their daughter, Scarlett, couldn’t wait to get dressed up and walk down the aisle. They were both so calm while getting ready but, at the same time, SO excited and emotional!

I loved the thought that these two put into every detail to make sure their guests had a great time. The s’mores bar and ice cream were the perfect treats for such an evening! The night ended with several heartfelt toasts, a few happy tears, and a tunnel of sparklers. Perfection!

The details : Venue – Mountain Magnolia Inn | Bride’s dress – David’s Bridal | Catering – Mountain Magnolia Inn | Ice cream – The Hop Ice Cream Cafe | Videographer – Stuck In Love Films

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Brittany + Sean. Walnut Lane Wedding.

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In conversations with friends about my business, a lot of them are surprised to find that many of my clients I meet for the first time on the wedding day. But, really, it happens quite often! I love doing consultations and meeting couples in person and it’s even better when I get to photograph an engagement session and interact with them in person. But there’s something to be said about meeting a couple for the first time on one of the biggest days of their lives! Since we’ve never been around each other, I feel like I’m more observant of the way they naturally interact with each other. The glances and smiles and touches all tell so much!

Brittany + Sean are one of those couples. We had a FaceTime consult before booking so I did get a preview of how cute they are together, but the wedding day was a fun first meet! Walnut Lane is such a sweet little venue tucked in the woods. There are so many beautiful little nooks to photograph and the closeness of the venue makes everything feel so intimate! We had plenty of time for portraits after the first look and after the ceremony and my lovely second photographer, Mabyn, and I loved chasing the light with these sweet newlyweds. They look pretty good in that golden sunshine, right?

The details : Venue – Walnut Lane in Pleasant Garden, North Carolina | bride’s dress – NY Bride & Groom | dress alterations – Silver Threads & Golden Needles | hair and makeup artist – Teighla Norris | bridesmaid’s dresses – Renz Rags | officiant – Christi Dye | florist – Gallery Florist & Gifts | catering – Millstone Catering | DJ – Jason Barnes | cake – cake-a-licious | koozies – Hennessey in the Home

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Anna + Brett. The Cetwick, Asheboro.

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Anna + Brett started my 2017 wedding season off right with their sweet and heartfelt January wedding in Asheboro, NC. These two care so deeply for each other and their families and there were so many precious moments to capture on their wedding day…Hugs and smiles with grandparents. A much anticipated first look. A tearful prayer. A worshipful ceremony. A joyful party.

Though they did a first look in the afternoon, Anna really didn’t want to do portraits of she and Brett until they were officially married. I loved getting to see them together with the wedding day jitters and then how relaxed they were during the rainy portraits after the ceremony!

The details : Venue – The Cetwick, Asheboro NC | Bride’s dress – DaVinci purchased at English’s Bridal| Bride’s hair – Morgan Peoples | Bridesmaid’s dresses – Kennedy Blue | Florist – Beverly’s Flowers + Gifts | Catering – Fresh. Local. Good. Food Group | Ceremony musicians – Glenn & Erin Deuel | DJ – Audio Integrity Services

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Rachel + Justin. Summerfield Farms Wedding.

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What a way to end my Spring/Summer wedding season! (I’ll be taking off some time for my baby’s arrival later this month!) Rachel + Justin are both so sweet and low-key and their Summerfield Farms wedding was full of sunflowers and sunshine and was just. so. fun.

I met up with Rachel and her girls at the bridal cottage where she was watching her pup on the live cam at doggy day care, munching on macarons – a gift from her hubby-to-be, and just generally being relaxed and adorable. At the same time my awesome second photographer, Laura Bradford, was photographing the guys getting ready on the other side of the property. I always love seeing the differences between the guys and girls pre-wedding prep but you wanna know something precious? We had our cameras time-synced and Rachel and Justin were putting on their shoes at the exact same time. I just love that! Other favorite parts of the day were Rachel’s incredible light blush layered gown, the chuppah and toast during the ceremony, the abundance of sunflowers, and the father-daughter dance that took everyone by surprise.

Rachel + Justin, I hope you’re enjoying the last of your honeymoon in Iceland! Thanks for being so great.

Venue – Summerfield Farms | Planning + Design –  Leigh Pearce Weddings| Floral Design – Amy Lynne Originals | Hair and Makeup – Carla White | DJ – K2 Productions | Catering + Rentals – Fresh. Local. Good.| Officiant –  Virginia Wood | Transportation – Holiday Tours, Proximity Hotel | Bakery –  Maxie B’s Bakery

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