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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 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!


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 Yowler-Yang Wedding

It is actually IMPOSSIBLE to not be in a good mood when you're at Airlie Gardens in Wilmington. The smell, the sight of all the incredible greenery and florals, the sounds of nature all around you; on March 28, it was only outdone by Joanna and Dan's wedding ceremony. 

The entire day was beautiful, the sun and warmth arriving on a Thursday immediately following weeks of dreary weather! The Lord of the Rings music and details were beautiful—the little candles, earrings and even the vows were inspired by the trilogy.

There wasn't a dry eye throughout the entire evening, and every person at the small celebration meant an incredible amount to Joanna and Dan. Capturing this kind of once-in-a-lifetime love was wonderful, and I know these two will live the best life together. 

Congratulations, y'all!

vendors

Venue: Ceremony—Airlie Gardens; Reception—128 South

Catering: 128 South

Officiant: Will Poole

The McGillicuddy Wedding

Elizabeth and John OFFICIALLY became the McGillicuddys on September 2, 2017 and their wedding was absolute perfection! 

Before heading to their ceremony, the gals got ready at Wrightsville Beach. Elizabeth had a first look with her bridesmaids, and everyone started crying when she walked out in her gown for the first time! Next up was her first look with John before the ceremony, and (you guessed it), not another dry eye around. 

From the ceremony through the reception (how about that beautiful revenge cake smash?), this wedding was nonstop fun and so filled with love. It was a blast getting to be a part of one of the most special days of Elizabeth + John's lives, and I'm pumped to finally be sharing it with y'all! 

Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. McGillicuddy!

vendors

Venue/Catering: Kenan Chapel at Landfall / Country Club of Landfall

Florals: Fiore Fine Flowers

Coordination: Taryn Blake Events

Pianist: The Wilmington Wedding Pianist

Cake: Whole Foods

DJ: Active DJ Entertainment

Hair: The Beauty Crew

Makeup: Danielle Forte


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! 

Mel + Jeremy | Elopement

When Melanie contacted me to shoot an elopement session for her new little family, I couldn't say yes fast enough! Mel, Jeremy and Trinity are such a sweet trio, and they made this entire session so easy and fun. 

Everything came together flawlessly (and how stinking darling is that "pop the champagne" sign?!) I had a blast hanging with y'all, I can't wait to see where life takes you three!

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Arthur!

Kaylie + Kevin

First off, I just have to say…every single one of my couples are AMAZING. I am so lucky to be able to capture these love-filled moments and working with Kaylie and Kevin was no exception. We met at their home and I was able to shoot them in their natural habitat with their pups and gorgeous red barn! 

From there we moved to a ranch where we hung out with their handsome boy Hang On Sloopy (or Sloopy for short). I've never had a session with a horse before so this was such a fun, unique experience. 

Congratulations on your engagement and upcoming wedding…next spring can not come soon enough! I can't wait to capture your big day! 

Side note to all my clients…I will always encourage having your sweet animals along for your session!! I absolutely love creatures of all shapes and sizes and could never say no :)

 

 

 

 

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.