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North Carolina Wedding
Goodness, we sure have been blessed with some amazing couples this year! Emma & Kevin were simply a joy to work with, and so much fun to be around. Together they have the perfect chemistry, contagious laughter, and were prone to unexpected adventure.
If you've been thinking about doing a smaller, casual wedding without the fuss, this wedding is the perfect inspiration! From homemade yummies to a reception that felt more like a family reunion, this wedding has all the charm and care-free vibe you'd expect from a backyard wedding!
Their cozy wedding was right off the shore of Lake Wylie. Overcast clouds threatened rain all day, but waited until after fireworks to pour! I'm getting ahead of myself, though. Kevin & Emma opted to make their day especially special by including family and friends as 'vendors', making the majority of the food, planning and setting up the decor, and completing make-up and hair. The result meant a wedding that truly embodied their close relationships!
One of the sweetest aspects of their day (and there were so many!) was how they got ready literally just a wall apart. Surrounded by their family, Emma & Kevin prepared for the celebration ahead. The cool part about our job is that often in these busy moments we can capture details that may have been forgotten or never known in the craziness of preparation. Emma had no idea that Kevin was right next door, surrounded by the people they both love. Looking back on those shared memories is just the best.
They also decided to put their own twist on a 'First Look'. Instead of allowing Kevin to see her before the ceremony, they blindfolded him. This resulted in some messy high-fives, but a powerful pre-ceremony gathering that allowed them to pray together over their marriage without breaking tradition.
Fortunately, Kevin didn't have to wait very long to see her! In a beautiful ceremony with a short worship session and heartfelt vows, Kevin and Emma became man and wife.
After such a sweet ceremony, it was only natural that their reception carry the same cozy vibes. The food was made largely by Emma & Kevin's family, and dancing was held underneath the patio surrounded by their loved ones. The best way I can think to describe their reception was like a long-awaited family reunion. Watching friends gathered around homemade food, celebrating the union of two wonderful people felt like a home away from home.
During the festivities, we got the opportunity to sneak the two away for a few couple photos. They were just the easiest! Already quite the naturals, Kevin and Emma didn't seem to realize a camera was there at all!
Fun fact: The four-leaf clovers below were found outside the venue during their wedding week- certainly a sign that they were meant to be.
We were so honored to be a part of Kevin & Emma's beautiful day! Keep an eye out to see them again in the future for a post-wedding session!
This past New Years Eve was pretty much a long giant party for us! We got to celebrate the coming of 2016 with Sydney + Taylor, one of the most fun couples we've had the pleasure of meeting!
From the gorgeous architecture of a 18th century church to the known and loved scenery at Alhambra Hall, Sydney + Taylor's wedding seriously was straight out of a fairytale.
Although the forecast called for 90% rain all day, the clouds held out until long after we were partying it up in the reception- and actually stayed out long enough for us to capture some gorgeous photos of the happy couple + their wedding party!
And seriously, the first look with her bridesmaids was just the sweetest!
And of course, the ceremony! Heartfelt + beautiful.
And, naturally, everyone ended the night with an AMAZING party.
Can we say enough good about Bryan & Ashly's wedding?! All of our weddings are gorgeous, beautiful occasions- but there was something so sincere, so special about the intimate atmosphere and honest vows that this couple shared.
Their wedding had so many personal, unique touches. Ashly & Bryan opted to write their own vows, and they said their 'I do's' next to their siblings, acting as Best Man and 'Man' of Honor. I'm sure you'll agree that their love for each other is so evident in the following photos, and that they truly are a match made in heaven!
In September, we had the immense pleasure to travel to Tennessee for Robert & Melissa's gorgeous garden wedding! During our conversations together, Melissa said that she was hoping her wedding would be an elegant, classy occasion- but still really fun. Well, she definitely reached her goal. The decor was superb, the venue gorgeous, and the party really, really fun!
We had so much fun with this fabulous couple and their family, and wish them the best! So excited for our next trip to Franklin, Tennessee!
Check out a closer look at their wedding here!
Venue: CJ's off the Square
Catering: Main Event Pro