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Fayetteville & Raleigh North Carolina Wedding Photography

The Barn at Woodlake Meadows Wedding

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Tori and DJ were wed this spring at The Barn at Woodlake Meadows in Bear Creek, NC. This wedding venue was so perfect for their wedding! The Barn at Woodlake Meadows is settled on over 50 acres of beautiful farmland. The venue itself overlooks a large pond and is surrounded by silos, the cutest farm animals (hello, llamas and baby goats!), and vineyards. It was the perfect rustic setting for a spring farm wedding!
We’ve had so much fun getting to know Tori and DJ over the last year. These two and their families couldn’t be any sweeter! It was such an honor to be able to photograph their gorgeous wedding! We wish them all the best! 

 

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Tell us about your wedding!
“We got married at The Barn at Woodlake Meadows. That was the first and last place that we looked. It was absolutely the perfect combo of laid back & fancy! DJ & I are really laid back and love the outdoors and we instantly felt this while touring this venue.”

What was the most fun part of the wedding planning for you?
“The best part of wedding planning for me was getting to spend quality time with my mom. I feel like the whole experience made me even closer to her. I was fortunate enough to have her plan a lot of the wedding for me and take the stress off of me. I could not have done any of it without her.”Carolina Blue Bridesmaid Dresses Wedding PhotoFlowergirl Babys Breath Flower Crown Photo
What was your favorite wedding day memory?
“Our favorite memory (for both of us) was probably when we stood back to back before the wedding and got to talk and pass notes without looking at each other. We got to hold hands and really let the moment sink in before all of the festivities started. I love that the first time he saw me was when I was walking down the isle, but I absolutely loved that we got to share just a moment between the two of us first.”
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What were some of your favorite wedding day details? 
“We loved that we got to hang out with our bridesmaids and groomsmen the whole day during the wedding. DJ loved shooting guns & I loved talking and laughing while getting ready.”
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Do you have any advice for couples currently planning their own wedding?
“The best advice I could give is to sit back for a few minutes in the morning of your wedding and really let it sink in that its your wedding day. You never get the day back, so don’t rush anything and just have fun. Don’t stress because at the end of the day you get to marry the love of your life and that’s all that matters. Don’t get so caught up in planning the wedding that you explode because everything works out in the end, and that small detail that you forgot – no one else will notice!”

The Barn at Woodlake Meadows, Bear Creek NC VenueNicole of Vision Events did an amazing job pulling everything together for Tori and DJ’s wedding day!
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Where did you go on your honeymoon?
“We went to Montego Bay, Jamaica!”

Tori + DJ’s Fall Engagement Session at Ole Gilliam Mill in Sanford.

NC Wedding Vendor Love:
Wedding Venue: The Barn at Woodlake Meadows 
Wedding Photographers: Ashley + David Photography
Wedding Planner: Nicole of Vision Events
Officiant: Eric Davidson
Hair & Makeup Artists: Kacie Lorenzo- Hair Anna Kelly- makeup (Studio C Salon & Spa)
Florist: Teacup Floral
 DJ / Entertainment Services: Rodney, First Choice DJ
Videographers: Hayzen’s Productions
Wedding Cake: Simply Cakes
Catering: The Barn at Woodlake Meadows
Wedding Dress: Allure Bridals via NC Bridal Boutique
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Groomsmen & Groom Attire: Mens Wearhouse

 

 

105 Worth Event Centre Wedding Photographers

Jo + Howie’s Downtown Asheboro Wedding

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Jo + Howie were recently wed at 105 Worth Event Centre in downtown Asheboro. We’ve only been to Asheboro a handful of times, so upon arriving at the venue, we spent a few minutes scouting the surrounding area. You guys – Asheboro has so many fun murals! Who knew?! We quickly learned that Asheboro is full of charm and lots of quirk. So thankfully we had no problems finding some adorable post ceremony portrait locations for Jo and Howie.
 It was also our first time shooting a wedding at 105 Worth. I love when a venue is all inclusive to the wedding day. From getting ready suites to separate ceremony and reception spaces – the couple never has to leave the site. So nice on 95 degree days!) Plus, I’m instantly in love with any warehouse-esque space that offers hardwood floors and exposed brick! So pretty!
Congrats, Jo + Howie! 

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105 Worth Event Centre Wedding Photo

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Tell us all about your wedding!
“We got married at 105 Worth Event Centre. I wanted our wedding to be elegant, beautiful, simple, and all on a budget! We chose the color gold because it’s one of Howie’s favorite colors (and because glitter!) I noticed that every time I looked at wedding ideas on Pinterest, I was always drawn to the gold, white, and blush color scheme. This helped make the decision to add blush and white to the mix.”

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“Howie and I have been together for 7 years. As long as I can remember, Howie would give me “kiss attacks.” On the day of our wedding, while I was getting ready, there was a knock on the door. It was one of Howie’s groomsmen. He said “Jo, I need to talk to you.” Instantly, I thought something was wrong with Howie. However, as soon as I stepped out of the door, he threw a whole bag of Hershey Kisses on my head and handed me a card from Howie. He said that even though he couldn’t see me in person, he could still give me a kiss attack.”

“Howie and I have been together for 7 years. As long as I can remember, Howie would give me “kiss attacks.” On the day of our wedding, while I was getting ready, there was a knock on the door. It was one of Howie’s groomsmen. He said “Jo, I need to talk to you.” Instantly, I thought something was wrong with Howie. However, as soon as I stepped out of the door, he threw a whole bag of Hershey Kisses on my head and handed me a card from Howie. He said that even though he couldn’t see me in person, he could still give me a kiss attack.”

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What were some of your favorite wedding day details? 
“My nana was our flower girl. After Howie and I got engaged, I saw an article where a couple used their grandmothers as flower girls. I knew instantly that I wanted my Nana to be our flower girl. She has always been there to support me and encourage me no matter what I decide to do in life, and she loves Howie as if he was her grandson. We wanted to show her how thankful we are to have her in our life!”

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What is your favorite wedding day memory?

“One of my favorite memories from our wedding is right before I walked down the aisle. We practiced that I would start walking down after the music played for a few seconds. However, on the actual day, my allergies were messing up and I really needed some Kleenex. My brother ran upstairs to grab me some tissue right as the music started playing. I didn’t walk down the aisle until the music was playing for over a minute. It made for a dramatic affect!”

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Do you have any advice for couples currently planning their own wedding?
“Relax! It’s super easy to get stressed out over every little detail. At the end of the day, it only matters that you are marrying the love of your life!”

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“My brother walked me down the aisle. Our dad passed away in 2010, so I knew that Zach would be the one to give me away when I got married. Instead of doing a father-daughter dance, we got to do a brother-sister dance. The song that I chose- “Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac, always reminded me of my dad. Typically, I am not an emotional person, but when that song began to play, I lost it. I am so thankful to have a brother as wonderful as mine. That was one of the sweetest moments.”

“My brother walked me down the aisle. Our dad passed away in 2010, so I knew that Zach would be the one to give me away when I got married. Instead of doing a father-daughter dance, we got to do a brother-sister dance. The song that I chose- “Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac, always reminded me of my dad. Typically, I am not an emotional person, but when that song began to play, I lost it. I am so thankful to have a brother as wonderful as mine. That was one of the sweetest moments.”

 

Where did you go on your honeymoon?
“Howie and I took a cruise to the Bahamas! It was wonderful! This was the first time we had been on vacation just the two of us. It was much needed!”

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Old Wide Awake Plantation Wedding

Pamela + Alex were wed at the Old Wide Awake Park in Hollywood, SC.

Angel-Oak-Charleston-Wedding-PhotoCharleston is possibly my favorite US city, so any excuse to shoot a wedding there is a dream! Pamela and Alex’s destination wedding at the Old Wide Awake Plantation in Hollywood, SC. was no exception. I was so excited that they picked this as their venue. Set against the Stono River, the grounds are lined with historic oaks full of spanish moss; it’s romantic and full of southern charm! Pam and Alex are one of the sweetest couples, and their wedding day was lovely. From her gorgeous, colorful bouquet to the orange adorned garland and gold flatware, every detail was perfect.

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How did Alex propose?
“The first gift Alex got Pamela was a stuffed Red Panda. A few years later, we went to Lincoln, Nebraska for the weekend of Alex’s birthday. The first stop was to the Lincoln Children’s Zoo, but when we arrived the zoo was closed! Nonetheless, Alex waltzed up to the gate and knocked. We were let in and told we would be feeding the young Red Pandas! We got to go in the cage with them and feed them apples, which was such a cool (and cute) experience. When the apples ran out, Pamela turned around and Alex was on one knee!”

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Tell us about your wedding!
“Our wedding was held at Wide Awake Park in Hollywood, South Carolina. We loved this venue because it felt like it a secluded getaway from everyday life. We wanted our guests to be able to escape into the natural beauty and have fun being together!”

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Pamela and Alex wanted to save the first look for their ceremony, but still wanted to spend a few minutes together. So they exchanged love notes they’d written just before the ceremony. So sweet!

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Coastal weather is always so unpredictable. The rain paused just long enough for their ceremony, thankfully. So these two were able to say their vows under the beautiful oak trees overlooking the Stono River as planned.

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What do you love most about Alex?
“I’ve never met a nicer, more level-headed person. We’ve been together for almost four years and the only time I’ve heard him yell is while watching sports!”

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What qualities do you admire most in Pamela?
“Beyond being the kindest, most beautiful person I’ve even met, I love how passionate Pamela is.  Whether it’s play or work, she gives it everything she’s got. I’m not sure she even knows what the phrase “giving up” even means.”

 

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We also love when couple’s aren’t afraid to break tradition and make their wedding day their own. These two love games more than dancing, so they opted to spend the evening playing classic lawn games with their friends. Several stations of horseshoes, croquet, cornhole, and giant beer bong were set up throughout the park – allowing guests to bond and enjoy a low-key evening.

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What was the most fun part of wedding planning for you?
“For Pamela, it was the dress! She designed it herself and seeing it all come together was a lot of fun. Alex said, ‘tasting the food, of course! I also enjoyed putting together the game plan (ha) for the yard games.'”

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Where did you go on your honeymoon?
“We’re going to go to Trinidad & Tobago!”

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Wedding Vendor Love:
Thanks to the following vendors for making Pamela and Alex’s Old Wide Awake Plantation and Park wedding so wonderful!

Wedding Venue: Wide Awake Park 
Officiant: Carolyn Pryor, Sea/Side Ceremonies
Florist: Charleston Blooms 
Catering: Swig & Swine
Wedding Dress: The bride’s design via Dress Gallery in Wichita, KS
Bridesmaid Dresses: custom Jasmine Bridal via Dress Gallery
Groomsmen & Groom Attire: Michael Kors via Dress Gallery
Flower Girl Dresses: Tip Top via Dress Gallery
Invitations: Pamela Fey
Engagement Ring: The bride’s design via Burnell’s Jewelry,Wichita, KS
Bride’s Wedding Band: SONGofDESIGNS on Etsy
Groom’s Wedding Band: custom via cldiamonds on Etsy
Video Guest Book: MVP Photo Booth Charleston
Sound equipment: Lowcountry Sound & Stage
Event Rentals: Snyder Events

Franklin Park Conservatory Wedding – Colombus, OH.

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It was an absolute honor to photograph Kate and David’s wedding at the Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus, Ohio last fall. These two have been so much fun to work with over the last few years! If only they lived a little closer…
Kate and David’s wedding weekend was our first time exploring Columbus. And it’s a pretty awesome city! The Franklin Park Conservatory is easily one of my all-time favorite venues now. It’s just so gorgeous! There were infinite beautiful locations to use for their wedding portraits, and trying to choose between them was my biggest struggle! Luckily, Kate made sure to set aside plenty of time for portraits and we had a full hour to roam all of the various garden collections. Yay!

Kate and David’s wedding ceremony and reception was held in the Palm House. This grand Victorian-style glass greenhouse was built in 1895 and houses a 100+ year old Fiddle-leaf Fig. (If you’ve ever struggled to keep a fiddle-leaf fig alive, like me – you would’ve been in awe!) It was the perfect tropical backdrop for their beautiful ceremony.

We’re so fortunate to be able to photograph couples from all over the world. Destination weddings can be stressful at times, but it’s always such an honor to get these opportunities. We can’t thank Kate and David (and all of their awesome friends and family) enough for being so hospitable to us! We wish them all the best!

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Columbus, Ohio Wedding Vendors:
Venue: Franklin Park Conservatory
Florist: Bloomtastic Flowers and Events
Catering + Cake: Franklin Park Conservatory
DJ/Entertainment: DJ Steve Warren via Buckeye Entertainment