Category archives: Wedding

Simple Sentiments | Carolina Bride | Published

A little late to share this news on the blog – but let me tell you, I was so thrilled to be included in this Destination issue of Carolina Bride. The entire issue is so gorgeous from cover to cover. I am so excited to share the few spreads my sweet couple, Sara and Garrett, were featured in. They were married in the spring of 2013 in the Outer Banks and Sara beautifully planned every detail of their special day!

Take a peek below at the pretty spreads included in this OCT – DEC issue of Carolina Bride and be sure to CLICK HERE to see more from Sara and Garrett’s gorgeous OBX garden wedding! Big thanks to those at Carolina Bride for including their sweet love story and my photographs in this lovely issue :)

Jordan + RJ | Southern Bride & Groom | Featured

A big thank you to Southern Bride Groom for featuring Jordan and RJ’s spring wedding. Jordan and RJ both have a very distinct style and embody classic elegance – which showed throughout their wedding – from the attire, the table linens to the decor – all was simple, clean and stylish.

A few of my personal favorites from Jordan and RJ’s wedding at The Sutherland  may be seen below, and also the full feature of their wedding with a little commentary from the bride and groom can be seen on the Southern Bride and Groom’s blog by clicking HERE.

Sara + Garrett | Outer Banks, NC | Wedding

Getting to know Sara and Garrett during their engagement was so much fun. Sara planned an amazingly gorgeous wedding – that took place at the Outer Banks of NC in Manteo – from simple details like her garter and shoes to the ribbon wands the guests waved to her gorgeous florals and custom made bow ties for the boys. Sarah’s sense of style and attention to detail was impeccable. Take a look at a few of my favorite moments from their big day.
I loved how Sara’s twin sister walked her down the aisle to give her away – one of the sweetest parts of the wedding! The Elizabethan Gardens is such a perfect and romantic place to have a wedding!

Blain & Matt | Charlotte, NC | Wedding

Wow! I am a good bit behind on blogging some favorites from my 2013 weddings. Excited to share these favorites from Blain and Matt’s Spring 2013 Wedding in Charlotte. It’s always such a joy to photograph at Charlotte City Club! Hands down these two are one of my sweetest, southern couples to date :)

Angela | Richmond, VA | Bridals

Angela and Matt said I do here in Richmond Saturday! We had the most perfect fall weather and a gorgeous event design by LK Events and Design. I am happy to finally share a few favorites of  Angela from her lovely bridal session at Maymont Gardens a few weeks ago. Angela, you were one gorgeous bride!! Looking forward to blogging their wedding images soon!

Amazing hair & make-up :: Avenue 42

Angela + Matt | Engaged | Richmond, VA

Happy November! With every month this year, it seems to have flown by faster and faster. I met with Angela and Matt earlier this summer for their engagement session and am so excited  to see them tie the knot tomorrow! As I type this and look out my window all I see  is damp trees and grey skies…but fast forward to tomorrow and they are predicting a beautiful fall day just in time for the celebration! Happy Friday, friends!

Karen + Brian | Durham, NC | Wedding

I am little bit embarrassed to say, but I have a handful of weddings from 2012 that I still need to blog! This wedding was one of my gorgeous weddings from late last summer. Karen and Brian had a lovely day and got ready at the Washington Duke Inn, where they also did their first look. Karen’s sister-in-law (the talented Abbey of Chips and Salsa Design Studio) was in charge of all the gorgeous paper designs. I just loved their city themed that was seen throughout their wedding. If you look closely at their invitations you will notice it says “He said HELLO in North Carolina and said YES on a bridge in London. They are planning a WEDDING from New York City. They will say I DO where it all began”. Perfect and creative, right? Check out a few favorites from their wedding day.
These two had such a sweet first look moment. I am pretty sure they both kept this smile on for the rest of day after seeing each other. Brian absolutely ADORES Karen.

As always the Duke Chapel makes a fabulous backdrop for photos. After a few photos at their ceremony we headed over to the Nasher museum for their reception. Congratulations Karen and Brian! Such a fun day celebrating!

Catering (including gluten free cake!) :: Mitchell’s
Flowers :: Tre Bella
Band :: http :: Common Saints
Hair/Make up  :: Bella Trio
Weekend Coordinator :: An Elegant Affair


Claire + Matt | Chapel Hill, NC | Wedding

Claire and Matt were married at St Francis of Assisi in Raleigh on a gorgeous, warm North Carolina summer day. After the ceremony we all hopped in a limo and rode over to Chapel Hill for their reception at the always lovely Carolina Inn. Over the course of their wedding planning I was lucky enough to become friends with Claire (one of the perks of working with such sweet brides) – I learned that much of her family was in California and Matt’s family was in New York. Their wedding day was full of so much love and support as so many of their guests traveled from all over the country to North Carolina to join in on celebrating Claire and Matt’s love and commitment to each other. 

After the “I dos” were official we all hopped a limo and rode over to Chapel Hill for a few photos around UNC’s campus and the Carolina Inn.
Seriously how gorgeous are these three sisters? I love that Claire had her two sisters in different color dresses from the rest of the bridal party – so special! And My goodness Make Up For Your Day did such an amazing job on the ladies hair and make-up!
We had some beautiful afternoon light for their formal photos after the ceremony. The Purple Puddle did a wonderful job on Claire’s bouquet…it was even just featured in the newest issue of Southern Weddings V5! If you haven’t seen the issue yet, be sure to pick up a copy at your local shop ( I know Barnes + Nobel carries them) or order easy by clicking HERE Congratulations Claire and Matt!!! These two will be finding out very soon where Matt will match for residency…and I secretly have my fingers crossed they match up here at MCV so we can be neighbors :)

Becca Jane + Todd | Chapel Hill, NC | Married

When posting a couple’s wedding day photos, I find it fun to go back and look at what I wrote for their engagement post…and for Becca Jane and Todd, I started off their Engagement Session Post with this…

One of my sweetest couples yet.

It’s true, they really are. These two each even had a surprise for each other at their reception, they are so adorably in love. To make this story even sweeter, Becca Jane’s best friend, Candice, is married to one of Todd’s brothers (awesome sister-in-law deal right there!) and on top of that Candice was the one who played awesome match-maker and first brought Becca Jane and Todd together :)

It’s no secret that women love a man in uniform…the sword arch exit is just another fun perk :)

So happy Graham was able to grab a shot from the back as they excited…so pretty!
After the toasts and cake cutting Todd surprised Becca Jane with a sweet serenade. Hands down one of my favorite moments of the wedding. 
One of the most fun and hilarious bridesmaids I’ve ver met! Love this shot Graham captured!
How awesome is Todd’s reaction below…here Becca Jane walked him over to reveal her Surprise Ice Cream bar to him! Pure AWESOME.


As always, I got to work with some amazing vendors!

Planner :: Erin McLean Events
Reception site :: Carolina Inn
Hair/Make-up :: Jennifer Eriksen
Videographer :: Life Stage Films
Cake :: Ashley Cakes
Florist :: Tre Bella
Ceremony Florist :: University Florist
Music :: In Full Band
Transportation :: Carolina Liver

Also, THANK YOU to Graham of Graham Terhune Photography for shooting along side of me for this wedding! What a fun day!

Anna Grey + Spencer | Siler City, NC | Wedding

Over a year ago I got a call from Spencer to see if would attend a Sunday service at the church he was a youth minister to document his proposal to Anna Grey in front of the entire congregation. I couldn’t believe how sweet his story was and of course said yes! That was the first time I had met either of them and soon after I was lucky enough to say they booked me for their wedding day! I had a few email exchanges and phone chats with Anna Grey but I was so excited to spend some quality time with them at their Engagement Session a few months after their engagement.

Anna Grey and Spencer are such kind people whose faith is an important part of their everyday relationship. These two have known each other since the 8th grade now years later they’re happily married. The way I meet each of my couples is so different as is the relationship I have with them – so thank you Spencer for calling me last summer and allowing me to opportunity to meet you and Anna Grey – it’s truly been so wonderful getting to know you two and your families!

Anna Grey decided to do a first look with her father which I LOVED. A daddy-daughter relationship is something so special and now they have this special moment between the two of them to remember forever. 
Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Andrews!!