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The Shearl Wedding

Jenna and I first met when I was photographing her bridesmaid Courtney’s wedding (go check out the Hancock wedding while you’re here!) We met for a couple of brews and immediately hit it off—I knew then that this wedding was going to be a party for the ages.

First off, Ironclad Brewery is the coolest: the twinkling lights strung through the rafters, the humongous ceilings, and the exposed brick made it a downtown dream. The florals from Designs by Dillon were, of course, perfection. The people, though, were the best part—Jenna, Michael and their friends and family were some of the most kind, fun people you will ever meet.

Honestly, I don’t think I could possibly express how in love with this wedding I was. I am just so excited for Jenna + Michael to spend the rest of their lives together!

Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Shearl!

vendors

Venue: Ironclad Brewery

Florals: Designs by Dillon

DJ: Coastal DJ and Video

Cake/Cupcakes: Publix

Catering: Middle of the Island Catering

 


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

Mr. + Mrs. Thomas: A Biltmore Wedding

Another day, another stunning wedding. Seriously…how on earth did I get so lucky to have all these amazing, creative clients?! I traveled all the way to Asheville, North Carolina to photograph Kaylie + Kevin at the incredible, unbeatable Biltmore Estate. We had a jam-packed weekend, complete with a rehearsal, welcome party, and the actual wedding which lasted until 2 a.m.! 

Every detail was meticulous, every piece curated and arranged to perfection. You'll see hand-painted pieces (including the Thomas's pups popping champagne), rustic decor and elegant light fixtures. Kaylie + Kevin truly incorporated their lives and personalities into this wedding and they shone through!

Your wedding was truly one for the books; thanks, Mr. + Mrs. Thomas, for inviting me along on this adventure. Congratulations, y'all!

vendors

Venue: The Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC

Coordinator: Tara Jordan

Florals: The Bloom Room

Videography: Life Stage Films

Hair: Amy Elizabeth

MakeupBlush Asheville

DJ: Mitch Fortune, Remix Weddings

Officiant: Tim Lolley, Blue Mountain Weddings


The LaCroix Wedding

No exaggeration…this wedding was perfection. Kat + Dan are like, super in love; the boho theme weaved throughout their wedding was executed flawlessly; the cake was amazing; and the dance floor was never empty!

There were three first looks: one with Kat's father, her brothers, and her soon-to-be husband. There were tears. There was a tiger mask (this wedding truly had everything).

They even showed their love for pups by naming each table (instead of numbers) after a close friend or family member's beloved doggos. The day, of course, couldn't have been possible without all the amazing vendors that lent a hand (listed below for y'all!)

Congrats, Mr. and Mrs. LaCroix!

vendors

Venue: Wrightsville Manor, Wilmington, NC

Coordinator: Jennifer Viscosi

(Ridiculously cool) Florals & Cakes: Whole Foods Wilmington

Videography: Light Cannon Films

Hair: Set Blowout Bar

DJ: DJ Malike

Catering: Middle of the Island

Decor: Event Excellence

Rentals: Party Suppliers

Officiant: Ben Poston


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! 

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.