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The Ward Wedding

Susannah + Stephen are married, and oh man were all the sweat and tears getting here worth it! Belle Vue was such a beautiful ceremony space, The Terraces at Sir Tyler provided the perfect last-second reception venue, and every. little. piece. of the wedding was stunning.

With only 50 guests, the Wards had their closest family and friends with them, and the love was felt in every part of the wedding. From getting ready to the last dance at the reception, the emotion was overwhelming.

I’m so excited to share these photos with you, and I can’t wait to finish this entire gallery! Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Ward!


The Baker Wedding

Rachel + Bradley tied the knot at Duplin Winery just a few weeks after Hurricane Florence devastated the Carolinas. Luckily, the venue was relatively unscathed…and provided a stunning backdrop for their wedding day!

The Bakers were unique in this day and age. They decided to forego the first look and jump right into the action during the ceremony. The twinkling lights overhead made the entire space magical, and portraits outside in the vineyard made it all just seem like a real-life fairytale (I mean…even the cake had glitter on it, y’all).

I’m so happy we were all able to come together in the wake of disaster (this is the kindest, sweetest couple and they deserve every bit of joy!) and celebrate the new Mr. and Mrs. Baker. Congrats, y’all!

vendors

Venue/Coordination: Duplin Winery

Cake: Carolina Charming

Florals: Grady Floral Design

The Hancock Wedding

Courtney and Nick's wedding was definitely one for the ages! Neuse Breeze provided the perfect backdrop for this gorgeous spring ceremony and reception. The entire day was filled with love, laughter, excitement…and partying till the sun came up.

It's impossible to name a favorite moment, so I'll name a few: when Nick "adopted" Courtney's cat and when they read their notes to each other; the traditional sword arch; when Marcus, the groom's son, had a special musical request; the sparkler exit and of course, all the emotion and overflowing love from their family and friends.

March 31, 2018 was nothing short of amazing, and I wish the brand-new Mr. and Mrs. Hancock a lifetime of happiness with their sweet little family! Congratulations, you two!

vendors

Venue & Florals: Neuse Breeze Wedding Venue, Hancock, NC

Hair and Makeup: Silver Ceiling Beauty

Officiant: Timothy Ryan

DJ: Kyle Pate

Videography: Stephanie Axtell


The Lucroy Wedding

Sunday marked not only the start of a brand-new year, but the start of a lifetime of love for Annie and David!

It was 20 degrees outside (it felt even colder with that river wind!), but these two stuck it out all night. Some highlights of the wedding were the amazing personal details, a sparkler exit to remember, and of course…Heckler, Annie and David's dog, starring as a groomsman!

This wedding was amazing, and the perfect way to end 2017. Happy New Year, everyone…cheers!

vendors

Venue: The River Room, Wilmington, NC

Cake: The bride's sister, Tamara (and she KILLED it)

DJ: Coastal DJ & Video

Officiant: Reverend David James

 

 

The Suhrland Wedding

One thing I love about summer is summer weddings on the beach, complete with sand between the toes, tiki torches and beautiful couples in love!

Noel and Anthony tied the knot on August 5, and the rain left the beach just in time for their ceremony. Tears were shed, rings were exchanged, and the officiant blew on a conch shell to officially announce this new couple to the world! 

It was such a lovely, intimate wedding with close family and friends, and I wish you the best as you live your lives together. Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Suhrland! 

Lucie + Jon

I seriously LOVE exploring new places, especially with a couple as fun and adventurous as Lucie + Jon!! We hiked all over Fort Fisher; climbing into little dens, crawling over rocks, and getting slammed by waves. 

These two were absolutely unphased walking through the wilderness in their bare feet, jumping right into whatever idea popped into my head.

Spending the evening with this couple was a blast. From start to finish, Lucie + Jon were laughing and you could see their love so so clearly. Thanks so much for an awesome session, you two—and congrats on your engagement!!

Shelby + Hristo

After a super busy weekend in L.A., it was so refreshing to get back to the slower pace of coastal North Carolina. My first session back was with Shelby + Hristo and GOODNESS they blew me away with their love and beauty!

Beach sessions are some of my favorites, and this was no exception. We kicked it off in some greenery, where me and Shelby bonded over our Harry Potter tattoos (those three little stars have so much meaning!) and then hit the beach to run around in some waves!

I don't think I've ever had a couple that laughed quite as much as these two…especially when they got down and dirty in the water! This couple was up for anything I threw their way, whether it was trekking through the sound or lying down in the surf.

It was a blast to hang out with y'all, Shelby + Hristo, and I can't wait for your April wedding!! I know it'll be every bit as beautiful as you guys.  

The Vaynter Wedding | Los Angeles

I may be a Texas girl…but a couple weeks ago I think California stole my heart.

July 1, I had the amazing opportunity to join Dan + Alisa for their huge, gorgeous Los Angeles wedding! Two families of two religions came together to celebrate, and the result was two ceremonies so that all of their traditions could be honored!

Between the Catholic and Jewish ceremonies, the newlyweds and I broke off for an intimate couples session in some of the most stunning gardens I've ever seen. Dan + Alisa's love for each other shines so, SO bright and getting to capture it was a dream.

Every part of this day was so unique, and didn't end at the ceremonies…the reception had nonstop food, drink (and especially partying). The band was a blast, the MC was bombastic, and the dance floor wasn't empty for a second. 

I could talk about this wedding for hours (I'm pretty sure I did when describing it to my mom) because of how incredible it was! I have been working hard on these previews, and I'm so pumped to be able to share them now—congrats, Dan + Alisa!! 

Haleigh + Glenn | Anniversary

I love love love this sweet couple! Haleigh and Glenn's FIRST anniversary is today, and the last time I was in Texas, they asked me to do a special anniversary shoot for them. The two of them got dressed in the clothes they wore on their wedding day, and we had a fun, gorgeous session overlooking the lake. 

The water, the rocks, these lovebirds...everything about this session was flawless. It's been SO DIFFICULT sitting on these for the last few months, so I'm thrilled to finally be able to share them!

Happy anniversary, you two! 

Melissa + Dustin

I always love shooting in new places with my amazing clients, and Sunday evening was NO exception! Melissa, Dustin and I explored New Bern for the first time and were all wowed by how beautiful it was. Of course, this backdrop would not have been the same without such a sweet, beautiful, IN LOVE couple!!

Melissa and Dustin get married in just a few weeks, so I am pumped we were able to schedule a session in time for them! They were a blast to hang out with...and I seriously can't wait for their gorgeous wedding later this month!

Congrats, y'all!