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Charlotte wedding photographers {Meredith bridal portraits with horse)

Meredith has been around horses her entire life. Her parents raised Friesan horses on their farm in Lake Wylie, SC, up until the past year.  We did a quick bridal portrait session at their farm with Meredith’s prized stallion, Quixote, before they sold the farm.

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Bride fashion editorial at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens is one of my very favorite local wedding venues. I adore photographing on the grounds there, and recently did a little wedding gown fashion editorial for my studio magazine.

Big thanks to Sissy Duncan (Simply Beautiful Artistry by Sissy Duncan) for the wonderful hair and makeup, and Poffie Girls and Ladies of Lineage allowing us to use their gorgeous wedding dresses!

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wedding inspiration in peach orchard at Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill, SCI ran across another wedding inspiration portrait session from last year in the gorgeous peach tree orchards around Anne Springs Close Greenway and the Dairy Barn in Fort Mill, SC, that I shot along with the awesome and talented Julia Laible.  I’m so excited it’s time for these beautiful orchards to start blooming again.

 

Aisha Thomas events styled a lovely peach blossom themed tablescape for us.  Aubre’s Bridal supplied the gorgeous bridal accessories, and Simply Beautiful Artistry by Sissy Duncan beautified our already gorgeous model.

 

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Pasha Davis of Bridal Flavors made us a gorgeous set of invitations.

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Our gorgeous cake came from the always amazing creator of beautiful and delicious wedding cakes, Gail from Cheesecakes Etc.

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I love these mint garnished mini martinis!

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Night photography is my favorite-I love the drama and wow factor of these shots.  It’s definitely worth it to sneak out of the reception around sunset or a little after to get these kind of wedding images.

 

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Styling: Aubre’s Bridal

Planning: Aisha Thomas Events

Hair and Makeup: Simply Beautiful Artistry by Sissy Duncan

Dress: The Lily Rose

Cake: Cheesecake Etc. 

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I shot this lovely styled bridal portrait session last year alongside my talented friend Julia Laible, and never got around to sharing it.  Now that it’s warming up  and the trees are starting to bud and flower; it reminded me of that gorgeous day, so I thought I’d finally share it.

The peach trees around Anne Springs Close Greenway and the Dairy Barn in Fort Mill, SC, are so incredibly beautiful when they’re in bloom.  I look forward to portraits there this year-the trees are starting to bloom now!

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Lost Hollow- Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden’s new wedding venue

I’m so excited about one of Charlotte’s coolest new wedding venues- Lost Hollow at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden!  DSBG has always been one of my favorite wedding venues around, and this new addition just adds on the the gorgeousness.  I worked with some amazing wedding vendors from Charlotte to put together a few images that showcase how Lost Hollow can be utilized for a wedding-there are a ton of options!

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There is a gorgeous sunken pond in front of the new amphitheatre, and this Juliet balcony with hand-forged iron scrollwork is just to the side.  I adore the beautiful lanterns, and this area is amazing for portraits.  The gorgeous gown is from Pixton Couture Bridal, and the tuxedo is from The Tuxedo Shoppe.

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Wow Factor Cakes provided this stunning wedding cake with gold detailing, and Carey Roberts Design Co.  put together the lush florals.  Rather than place the cake on a table, our planner  The Event Host (Marsha Pruitt) hung the cake from the ceiling of the Moon Keep for a dramatic display.

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Bridal Flavors created the beautiful wedding invitation suite, and the wonderful Erin from Erin Kranz Photography photographed them for me.

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This fireplace is a gorgeous backdrop to any wedding or event-it actually came out of Daniel Stowe’s home and inside, you’ll find a twinkling night sky.

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The circular shape of the first courtyard lends itself well to a ceremony in the round.  The Moon Keep in the background is where we chose to display our gorgeous Wow Factor Cake.

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden weddingOur beautiful bridesmaid was glittery in gold in a gown also from Pixton Bridal Couture.

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I couldn’t resist a few more shots from the Juliet balcony by the sunken pond; it is a picture perfect location.

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The amazing food was provided by Best Impressions Caterers.  I love the hanging appetizer crab cakes.

Congratulations to DSBG on the completion of Phase 1 of Lost Hollow!

 

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Here is another beautiful bohemian bridal look styled by Aubre’s Bridal, hair and makeup by Sissy Duncan, with this incredible gold Claire Pettibone wedding gown by J Majors Bridal in Charlotte, NC.  We photographed this look at The Laboratory Mill wedding venue near Charlotte, NC.   I love this gorgeous tie back from Aubre’s Bridal, and I’m a sucker for a wedding gown with some color to it.   This gold Claire Pettibone was subtle, but very striking.Asheville wedding photographers

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Check out another boho bridal look here! 

Here’s one more look from this bridal fashion shoot.

Love bohemian bridal? Check out Angie’s bridal portrait (with horses and airplanes!).

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Boho bridal portrait {Angie} Shelby, NC

Angie had been engaged to Vance for several years before they finally set a date to have their dream wedding in Hawaii.  Before she left, she did want to have some bridal portraits taken in her hometown, so she gave me a call and told me about her vision of having them taken in a field with flowers and a horse.  She had a friend with horses who lived near her, so we set up a session on what I think may have been the hottest day of the year. ;)  Angie was a real trouper; the horses were very big and didn’t really listen to direction, but she handled them beautifully.

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After we left the horse field, we had a little time left, so we ran out to the local airfield to use the plane of another friend.  We didn’t have much light left, but we were able to make a few portraits before we stopped for the night.

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Congratulations, Angie and Vance, on your beautiful wedding!

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Bohemian bridal session {Laboratory Mill}

I loved photographing this editorial bohemian bridal portrait session at the gorgeous Laboratory Mill wedding venue.   This is an amazing wedding venue; it was the first mill in North Carolina, and is situated alongside a beautiful river and The Carolina Thread Trail.  The owners lovingly restored the original wood floors and antique wooden beams to keep its historical charm.  The exposed brick walls add to the look.  The day was phenomenally warm, so we spent most of our time outdoors, but this is a sure winner for a historical wedding location.

This Watters wedding gown and juliet cap veil came from J Majors bridal boutique in Charlotte, NC.  I think this cap veil is perfect for a bohemian wedding look, and I adore a long veil.

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You can view another look from this bridal fashion shoot by clicking here!

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Lazaro…oh, how I love Lazaro bridal gowns.  This one (Style LZ3357) from J. Majors Bridal in Charlotte, NC, is no exception.  I love this one twice as much, though, since it’s a showstopping wedding gown and reception gown in one.  With the beautiful half tulle skirt over the lace sheath dress, it has incredible drama for your wedding ceremony entrance, but detaches easily for an easy-to-dance-the-night-away sheath.  I love how Aubre  (Aubre’s Bridal) dressed this gown up for high drama with this gorgeous pearl and rhinestone headpiece and then switched it up for a romantic, heavenly flower crown by the insanely talented Deedie Springer from Springvine Design.  I’ve seen a lot of floral crowns, but Deedie blows me away with her exquisite crowns.  Sissy Duncan from Simply Beautiful Artistry created a gorgeous bridal hair and makeup look for our models.bohemian bridal at laboratory Mill wedding venue

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Charlotte wedding photographer-bridal portraits {Haley} Belmont, NC

  I’m so excited to finally be able to share Haley’s beautiful bridal portraits taken in downtown Belmont, NC!  Her wedding at Separk Mansion in Gastonia, NC was gorgeous and I can’t wait to be able to post those, too…

What I especially love is that Haley is wearing her mother’s wedding gown!  She had the top redone a bit to modernize it-and that incredible long veil is also her mother’s original wedding veil she wore in her own wedding… *sigh*

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Isn’t her gorgeous halo engagement ring to die for?

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I love that she brought her mom’s bridal portrait to her session-so sweet!

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