12-24-2015

McGill Rose Garden Wedding : Charlotte, NC | Daniel & Sara

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Meet Daniel & Sara. I had the pleasure of capturing their sweet backyard wedding at McGill Rose Garden in Charlotte, NC. Unfortunately, the rain had plans of its own, but that didn’t ruin the fun or beauty of the day. The rain has a way of bringing out the vibrance of color in the trees and flowers that the sunshine just can’t do, so it always makes for beautiful photos. Daniel & Sara didn’t allow the rain to ruin their excitement for marrying their best friend that day. By far one of the most relaxed couples I have ever worked with. Thank you both for trusting me with your photos. Enjoy a sneak peek into Daniel & Sara’s wedding!

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The canvas below was painted by the guests. Daniel & Sara later hung it in their home as a memory from their wedding day!
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Vendor Love – Flowers: Nectar Floral Boutique

09-28-2015

The Quarry at Carrigan Farms Wedding : Mooresville, NC | Matt & Alison

Matt & Alison got hitched at the beautiful rock quarry at Carrigan Farms in Mooresville, NC. The ceremony location is nestled on a small beach area that overlooks the quarry; simply stunning! The bride, Alison (Ali Marie Events), actually designed a lot of the beautiful details; make sure to check out her page if you need a planner or designer for an upcoming event! Enjoy a walk-through of their special day!

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Funny story below: This WAS the box in which the unity candle was lit, and accidentally left lit after the ceremony. It was later discovered during the reception when someone noticed it had gone up in flames! R.I.P. unity candle box!
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Vendor Love: Venue – Carrigan Farms | Cake – Karen’s Cakes | DJ – Spintastic Sounds | Florals – Willow Branch Flowers & Design | Formal Wear – Classic Bride & Formals | Second Shooter – Amber McDowell Photography

09-24-2015

Southern Wedding with Vintage Charm : Charlotte NC Wedding Photographer | Rock Hill, SC

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Today’s blog post is a Southern styled wedding shoot I photographed earlier this year. The planner & designer for this shoot (Ashley with Magnolia Events) was inspired by photographs of her grandmother’s wedding day, which are displayed in her office. “Looking at these photos made me wonder what my grandmother’s wedding might look like today,” she said.

As you can see below, this elegant southern wedding shoot was a perfect balance of classic-southern with a contemporary, romantic flair. In the South, there are so many special details that can be incorporated into a wedding, and many of them translate through generations. The shoot took place at a Southern estate – Hutchison Estate at Arrowhead Dairy Farm – and the design incorporated many traditions of the South, including a Bible bouquet, vintage tins which served as flower vases, toile, homemade moon pies, bottled Coca-Cola, cake pulls, lace and silhouettes. Lush with vibrant flowers, this design is perfect for any bride who wants to have a charming southern wedding with a contemporary twist.

I absolutely loved this team of vendors and am thrilled with the way everything turned out. Find all vendor information and web links at the bottom of this post. Enjoy a peek!

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Awesome vendors who participated: Photography – Alisha Rudd Photography | Planning & Design – Magnolia Events | Venue – Hutchison Estate | Florals – What’s Up Buttercup | Bridal Gown – Pixton Bridal | Tuxedo – The Tuxedo Shoppe | Wedding Cake – Cheesecake Etc. | Desserts – Queen’s Sweets | Hair & Makeup – Madison Kennington with Mahalo Salon | Rentals – Ribald Farms Florist & Nursery | Invitations – Dry Ink Designs | Calligraphy – Contemporary Calligraphy by Fabulous Fancy Pants | Models – Courtney Spencer & Paul Schott

06-18-2014

Jonny + Adrianne : Married! Lake Wylie Wedding Photographer | Clover, SC

Introducing the new Mr. and Mrs. Knight! This couple’s love is infectious, and capturing that love on their special day was a privilege. Jonny & Adrianne were married in an intimate backyard ceremony on Lake Wylie with close friends and family, and continued their celebration with more friends at their neighborhood marina. The weather was beautiful, the night was full of laughs, fun and dancing, and ended with a sparkler exit! Enjoy some highlights from their day!

Did you get a chance to view A & J’s engagement session? If not, check it out here.

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