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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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Chetola Restort snowy military wedding (Lindsey and Jacob)

I love the mountains of NC, so of course I was thrilled to photograph Lindsey and Jacob’s military wedding at Chetola Resort, in Blowing Rock, NC.

Heidi Crowder WeddingHigh country wedding Design helped plan their wedding.

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One of the highlights of the night was a total surprise to everyone at the wedding-  Jacob’s brother worked with the bride Lindsey to hand off her bouquet instead of throwing it-and proposed to his girlfriend there in front of everyone!

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A while back, Marsha from The Event Host asked for help putting together a quick vintage inspiration shoot at Vanlandingham Estate in Charlotte.  In just a very short period of time, Marsha transformed the venue with a beautiful ceremony and reception setup.

Lighting: Scott Brown Media Group

Rentals: Party ReflectionsFloral Design: P. A. Reavis DesignsCake: WOW Factor Cakes – Amy Craparo

Props: The Event Host

Dresses: Kim Pixton Design: Kim Pixton

Formal Wear: The Tux Shop Lasiandras Murphy

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Duke Mansion and Queen’s College wedding / Lila and Jesse

Every once in a while, you meet that couple that just blows you away with awesomeness.  Lila and Jesse were like that. Super laid back, but knew how to throw a heck of a party. Just super amazing friends and family, who made you feel like one of them. Lila was one of the nicest, most chill brides- she didn’t let anything, event the rain that threatened her outdoor ceremony moments beforehand, get to her. Jesse is an instantly likable guy, with a big family full of fun and laughter. Together, they make a super amazing couple I consider myself lucky to have been able to work with.

Their wedding day began in the circular garden outside Avondale Presbyterian Church.

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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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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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Hayley Married Justin (Emerald Isle, NC wedding)

I had the immense pleasure of photographing Hayley and Justin’s Emerald Isle beach wedding earlier this month, and what a beautiful day it was!  The ocean breeze and lull of the waves made the perfect backdrop to one of the most relaxed wedding days I’ve ever been to.

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Hayley got ready in an awesome house on the beach in Emerald Isle… I’m pretty sure she was serious when she asked her dad could she have it as a wedding gift..and who could blame her?  The view was breathtaking.
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I love that she chose these adorable mint green Toms as her wedding shoes-perfect for a laid-back beach wedding!  (and so much more fun than plain white shoes!)

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How cute is their snaggle-toothed pup?  She’s a real sweetheart, and I’m so glad Hayley and Justin included her in the wedding day.
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First look- some people love them, some don’t.  If you do, it gives you an opportunity to get a lot of your formal or posed photos out of the way-which is especially important if you’re having a late fall or winter wedding, when the sun sets much earlier.  Sunset was at 5:30 this day, so the first look gave us plenty of time to get some images while it was still bright outside.

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How adorable is this whimsical bird cake topper?

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Hayley made a lot of really cute DIY wedding items. One of my favorites was the love story poster by the bar.  And, I think tequila has made most of us think we can dance at some point in time!

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Each table had DIY centerpieces, along with fake mustaches with notes that encouraged guests to ‘be their evil twin’ and let loose at the wedding reception!

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I’m a sucker for succulents in a bouquet.  They add such great texture…and you can keep them forever after your wedding–just take them out of the bouquet and root them in some soil!

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Hammond-Preston House wedding {Ivey and Randy} Anderson, SC

Ivey and Randy’s autumn themed wedding at the Hammond Preston House in Anderson, SC,  was on a perfect October day.  Pumpkins lined the fence where they said their vows under a gorgeous Carolina blue sky. 

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rustic autumn weddingI absolutely love this wedding idea– Ivey and Randy each got a flowerpot full of dirt from their respective homes, and shoveled it together onto the roots of a tree they planned to plant together at Ivey’s grandparents home.

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