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

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

Downtown Raleigh Engagement : John & Nancy

John and Nancy belong to the same church as my husband and I. Ever since we moved to North Carolina, they have showed nothing but kindness to us. I was so honored when they reached out to me asking if I can be their wedding photographer! They are so adorable and their love is so sweet! We started the night in downtown Raleigh and then made our way to Pullen Park. Since Nancy is a dance instructor, it was only fitting that we pulled out our "Dirty Dancing" Patrick Swayze moves! Scroll down if you want to see the cutest attempts at "The Lift!" I can't wait for their southern style wedding in June!

Bellamy-Ferriday House Wedding : Joe & Emily

This wedding was so special to me. I was honored when my cousin asked if I can be their wedding photographer. Not only did I get to be a wedding guest, but I also got a front row seat for every special moment that happened through out the day. Their wedding took place at St. Annes Church in Waterbury, CT with the reception to follow at the Bellamy-Ferriday House in Bethlehem. I felt like I was in the movie, "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" since it was Italian and Greek families coming together. The night was filled with a lot of laughter, good times, and greek dancing! Emily and Joe's Garden Party Wedding was absolutely gorgeous and I'm so glad I was able to be apart of it!

Leslie-Alford Mims House Wedding : Dustin & Maddie

What a great way to start my first wedding of 2016!

I had so much fun spending the day with this couple and their family and friends. Maddie's Maid of Honor, Amy, gave a beautiful speech describing the characteristics of Maddie and Dustin and how they balance each other out perfectly. I spent one day with them, and it was so evident to me!

I wish you guys nothing but love and happiness! Thank you for letting me be apart of your special day!