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Megan + Daniel. Charlotte Farm Wedding.

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There’s just something special about getting married at a home instead of another wedding venue – especially when the home is your dad’s and it’s also a gorgeous farm! It can make even a 300+ guest wedding seem intimate and close. Megan’s family worked for months and months to make Megan’s wedding dreams come true and I think it was worth it. Can you believe he built that reception barn for her?! It was incredible.

Some of my favorite things…
– Megan’s dog, Bella. She was so sweet and calm in the middle of wedding craziness! She followed Megan everywhere, including down the aisle, and was just so cute!
– Daniel’s entrance to the ceremony. He and the groomsmen drove up from another house all piled in his gorgeous green Chevy. It was so fun!
– Megan + Daniel. They have such a sweet and tender relationship. The way Daniel kept looking at his bride had her melting all day long! Every time I turned around they were stealing a kiss.
– The horses! They were SO into everything that was going on and were trying to follow guests through the gate to the ceremony for a better view. Plus, they were just beautiful!

And finally, I’m always so grateful to have the wonderful and sweet Anna Paschal Photography  shooting with me! Such a sweet friend and amazing photographer.

The details : Venue – Pleasant Grove Farm | Planner – Chris Federico | Bride’s dress purchased – London and Lace Bridal | Bridesmaid’s dresses – show me your mumu | Officiant – Jim Lytle | Florist – Tayflower | Catering – Bouk Catering | DJ – Split Second Sound | Cake – The Wow Factor | Videographer – Firefly Films | Rentals – Tool Time Rentals | Vintage rentals – Evermore | Ceremony musicians – Deans Duets

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Lindsey + Kevin. Starmount Country Club Wedding.

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Lindsey + Kevin’s wedding day was so special and just emotional. I had to hold back tears multiple times that day as Lindsey and Kevin each had moments of feeling the weight and joy of a wedding day and finally being married! The light and weather were perfect all day long and we made it to the reception venue just in time for some incredible golden light during portraits!

Some of my other favorite things…
– Lindsey and Kevin each gifted each other the same brand of fragrance without knowing it! What a sweet memory to have, and now a scent to go with it!
– All the happy tears
– Family portraits outside! Guys, it makes such a difference in the photos when you do them outside as opposed to at the altar inside a dark church with stained glass. Nothing against the inside of a church or stained glass, but seriously! The natural light just can’t be beat.
– The dance party. SO amazing and had me laughing all night.

The details : Venues – Proximity Hotel & Starmount Forest Country Club | Bride’s dress – Amy Kuschel from Lana Addison Bridal | Bride’s shoes – Bella Belle and kate spade | Hair – Progression’s Salon | Makeup – D’Atra Westmoreland | Bridesmaid’s dresses – Jenny Yoo | Florist – Jenny’s Projects | Catering – Starmount Forest Country Club | Band – Straight Fire | Dessert – Sweet Josephine’s | Art/Calligraphy – Mary Hannah Andrews

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Katie + Adam. Summerfield Farms Wedding.

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Katie + Adam’s wedding day was so lovely. Full of laughter, happy tears, friends, and family. Just as it should be! My husband, Jonathan, was one of the officiants for this wedding (the other being Katie’s dad!) so I had the privilege of joining Katie + Adam in a couple of sessions of marriage counseling. The strength and dedication of this couple is something really special and I was so honored to be a part of their wedding day!

I love how involved their families were in everything from the bridal party (check out all the flower girls and ring bearers!), to the music during the ceremony, the officiating, and all the planning beforehand! Some of my other favorite things …
– Katie + Adam opening their gifts from one another. They knew just what to get! Katie literally lost her breath when she saw the sentimental gift that Adam had created and he was so touched by her gifting exactly what he needed that day!
– the few minutes I had with just Katie, Adam, and Adam’s beautiful daughter – their first family photos!
– We had two beautiful portrait sessions with the bride and groom and the most beautiful evening light.
– Totally losing it laughing with Katie + Adam when we had a misunderstanding about something Katie wanted to do after the portraits ;)
– The toasts given by the matron of honor and best man. Both were so heartfelt and funny!
– Duck Donuts. Enough said.

Venue – Summerfield Farms. Summerfield, NC | Bride’s dress – Diva’s Bridal | Bridesmaid’s dresses – JJHouse.com | Florist – Sedgefield Florist | Catering – Above & Beyond Catering | DJ – Kenneth Eller | Dessert – Duck Donuts | Videographer – Frey Films

And so many thanks to my second photographer and dear friend, Anna Paschal Photography!

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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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