Country Sunset Bridal Portraits

Nancy made the most beautiful Southern Belle Bride I have ever seen! Her bridal portrait session couldn't of been any more perfect. Okay, well besides the fact that I was attacked by mosquitos, fire ants and walked through mounds of dirt fields in a dress! HA! Nancy is lucky that I love her! We also went riding around the fields in an open jeep with Nancy standing on the outside holding on as tight as she can. It was definitely a sight to see! 

Two things I loved about this session : 1) Nancy's dress was TWO PIECES! She looked amazing in it! 2) Her flowers were made of WOOD! Her bouquet was made from Sola flowers, which is soft wood shaped into floral designs. How cool is that!? I could't of asked for a better sunset to end the night.

I love when brides choose to add a Bridal Portrait session to their wedding collection. It's the perfect time to do a trial run on your hair, makeup and flowers! Wedding days can be so crazy at times, that you don't always get an extended time to take pictures of JUST the bride. Having a bridal portrait session allows us to take our time and show off every little detail that you worked so hard in planning. And...you get a chance to wear your dress one extra time!

Married at The Bradford : Jonathan & Erica

When my husband and I first moved to North Carolina, Jon and Erica were one of the first couples we connected with. Of course at the time, they were only dating. We have had the pleasure of getting to know them, seeing them through dating, plotting and helping with the proposal, capturing the proposal, all the way to their wedding day! And if you notice the tan attractive man who married them under the altar, that's my husband! Victor and I played two special parts for their wedding. He was the officiant and I was the photographer! What a team!

Jon and Erica's wedding took place at the Bradford in New Hill, North Carolina. It is easily becoming my new favorite wedding venue. It is European inspired with a breathtaking terrace out back. Their wedding was just in time for the brand new bridal suite upstairs. Blush colored walls, perfect natural lighting, and that romantic sofa! Couldn't help but to take extra bridal portraits and detail shots. Erica looked so beautiful!

I was able to witness the sweetest First Look. As Erica stepped out of the house and walked towards her soon to be husband, Jon couldn't help but to tear up. I'm not going to lie...it was a little hard to do my job and keep it together as well! The day continued on, they said "I do", the cake was cut, a bouquet was caught, the garter was thrown and we danced the night away! We love you guys so much! Thank you for letting us be a part of your day. Hope you two are having an amazing time in Jamaica!

Vendors:

Wedding Planner : Shawn Schindler Events Venue : The Bradford 

Florist : Expressions of Love Caterer : Rocky Top Catering  Rentals : CE Rentals

Country Club Wedding : Keir & Nadia

Nadia and Keir's wedding took place at MacGregor Downs Country Club in Cary, North Carolina. The whole day was nothing short of amazing. Nadia originally contacted me when she was still living in Trinidad and Tobago. We finally got a chance to meet at their engagement session in April. I knew good things were in store for the wedding day by the way Nadia and Keir interacted with each other. They were silly, flirtatious and so in love! Nadia's son, Ronalon joined us for the engagement session. And can I say what a character he is! He is so sweet and funny! The relationship he has with his Mom is so admirable.

Originally, their wedding day had rain in the forecast, but not one drop fell from the sky. The clouds worked in our favor and we were able to catch the most gorgeous sunset lighting for bride and groom portraits later in the night! We started the day with the sweetest First Look. From then on, Nadia and Keir were so easy to work with. You can tell they were so excited to get married and start life together as Husband and Wife. Nadia's smile is just infectious, that when I saw them smiling at each other, I couldn't help but to smile with them. They are the type of couple that you just want to be around!

The night went on and the reception was filled with beautiful floral arrangements, impeccable details, laughter, love and intimate speeches. I hear a lot of toasts during weddings, so it takes a lot for me to tear up. But that was until I heard Ronalon's speech as the Best Man. He went on saying that typically the Best Man gives a speech of the Groom and how he has known him for years. This case was different. He didn't know Keir his entire life, but the bond they have is so special. He continued on by saying, "Although I am the Best Man, YOU are the Best Man I've ever known!" I don't think there was a dry eye in that room. Being the charmer that he is, he then went on saying, "hopefully this speech and kind words will get me out of chores in the future!" Hahaha!

Keir and Nadia, your day was perfect. Your families were so kind and welcoming. I wish you both nothing but a lifetime of love and happiness. It was an honor to document your special day!

Creative Team

Venue/Caterer : MacGregor Downs Country Club , Wedding Planner : Nouveau Events ,

Videographer : Twenty One Films , Florist : Embellished Blooms , Rentals : CE Rentals

DJ : EPIC DJ Entertainment , Cake : Lyla Jones Bake Shop , Dress & Tuxe: New York Bride and Groom

NC State Club Wedding : Alex & Christina

Where do I begin with Alex and Christina's wedding! From the moment I walked in the Mother of the Bride's home, I felt welcomed! Everyone was so sweet!

One of my favorite parts of the morning, was Christina slipping into her dress. Looking back, I saw her Mom and all of her bridesmaids tearing up in the doorway. At that moment, she felt like a true bride. Can we talk about the girls flowers for a second!? The bright colors were the perfect match for her navy details. They looked stunning with the bridesmaids navy blue dresses. The ceremony was in Wake Forest followed by the reception at The State Club in Raleigh.

It was my first wedding at this venue, but I sure hope it's not the last. Everything from the marble floors to the crystal chandeliers were just jaw-dropping. After their grand entrance as husband and wife, Alex and Christina went straight into their first dance. From that moment on, I think they stayed on the dance floor until the sun set! I told Christina I wished I could of been a guest at their wedding! I had so much fun and I'm so glad I was able to be a part of their special day! I loved getting to know Alex and Christina and I loved their friends and family! Hope you two are having a blast in Costa Rica!

The Creative Team

Dress Shop : Savvi Formal Wear and Bridal

Florist : Purple Poppy Florist

Venue : The State Club

Cake : Ashley Cakes

Hair and Makeup : Junction Salon and Bar

DJ : DJ Clay Hefner

Christmas Wedding : Dane & Emily

Dane and Emily had the most perfect day for a December wedding! From their Christmas bouquets, to red bow ties and red lipstick. And you guys know I'm always a fan of a bride who can pull off a bold lip! Dane and Emily had their first look at the Rand Bryan House in Garner. They ended their session dancing through the sweetest golden light sunset. We headed back to the church for their intimate ceremony. I couldn't help but tear up when I see two people choosing to put each other first for the rest of their lives. God is going to bless their marriage and I know they are going to do some amazing things together! The night ended with a little kiss under mistletoe and a sparkler exit. Thank you so much Dane, Emily, and families for letting me capture your special day. I was overwhelmed by the kindness and gratitude you showed me!