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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


A Nashville Farm Wedding

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Like many modern day couples, Ashley and David met on an online dating website. After communicating through texts for a few days, they decided to meet for the first time. Ashley had invited a few friends and family over to grill out – and decided to extend an invitation to David as well. By the end of the night, they knew they were on to something!
One of the first things we noticed when meeting these two is the way David lights up whenever he looks at Ashley…or her name is mentioned. It’s the sweetest thing!

Ashley and David were married this spring on her family’s beautiful Nashville Farm. Their rustic chic farm wedding was full of DIY touches; wood from the surrounding land was cut and used as aisle markers and centerpieces, doors and mantels were salvaged from old barns for their altar, and family heirlooms were borrowed to decorate the site. Ashley was very hands-on in all of the planning stages – she designed her own dress and made all of the floral arrangement in the days leading up to the wedding as well. Impressive, right?!


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Farm Wedding Details

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What is your fondest memory of the day?
“Our vows. They were written by us and were very personal. I felt like they truly captured the meaning of what a wedding is really about.”

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What were some of your favorite wedding details?
“The decorations!! They were all made by us. We used tree stumps that we cut, doors and a mantel out of an old barn, and our family’s antiques.”

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What advice do you have for couples currently planning their own weddings?
“Try to capture your personality in the decorations. I think it makes it more meaningful when your guests and your pictures (which last forever) really get a sense of who the couple really is. If you are simple people…don’t spend a fortune on things that will just be thrown away the next day, especially if they do not represent who you are.”

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Where did you and David honeymoon?
“We spend a week on the island of St. John, in the Virgin Islands. It was so peaceful and adventurous all at the same time!”

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Don’t miss Ashley + David’s Rocky Mount Engagement Session!

Nashville NC Wedding Vendors:
Wedding Venue: Rackley Farm (family owned)
Officiant: Rev. Andrew Hook
Hair Stylist: Nicki Gupton via Moxie Salon
Florist: Bride; Ashley ordered flowers and assembled everything herself
Wedding Dress: Designed by Ashley, the bride, and made in China! “A lady there took my drawings and made the dress from scratch! Alterations were done in Rocky Mount by Angie Larwa.”
Groom + Groomsmen Attire: Harley’s Tuxedo & Gifts
DJ/Entertainment: DJ Hipnotic (Nick Hedgepeth)
Invitations: PIP Printing
Event Rentals: Chair and Equipment Rental

Mebane, NC Wedding Photographer | Savanna’s Bridal Portraits

We met Savanna for bridal portraits at her family’s farm in Mebane over the summer. This sweet lady wanted to ensure that her bridals took place somewhere with meaning to her – and where could be better than her childhood home?! And honestly, we couldn’t have asked for a more gorgeous location to shoot! Her family farm had everything; from rolling hills and ponds, weathered barns and white picket fences, to hay bales and cows. It was a gorgeous setting for bridal portraits!

Savanna and Scott were recently married in a lovely wedding at the Rand-Bryan House. But before we share their wedding images, here are a few from her recent bridal session in Mebane:

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 It’s not often that we get to photograph in a cow pasture! So when Savanna’s mom suggested that she pose with the family cows – how could we resist?! farm wedding photo with cowsNC Farm Wedding Photo
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Katie’s family owns a farm just outside of Raeford, North Carolina. Her parents spent the year before her wedding converting Legacy Farms into the perfect venue for Katie’s wedding…and it’s so lovely! Katie and Bryan tied the knot this past fall, so we can finally share her bridal portraits! Isn’t she stunning?!
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Siera + Louis’ Wedding at The Farm in Candler, NC.

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Siera and Louis’ beautiful, rustic chic wedding celebration took place at The Farm in Candler, NC. The Farm is an awesome wedding venue located just outside of Asheville in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The venue itself is on a working farm with rolling pastures, and it’s gorgeous! It was the perfect setting for Siera and Louis’ laid-back, handmade wedding celebration.

No wedding day is without its hiccups, of course. Siera and Louis’ wedding week started off a bit rocky when this Chicago-based bride arrived in Asheville minus her wedding dress! Luckily, her Maid of Honor saved the say and the rest of the week flew by! This sweet couple spent the days leading up to their wedding, welcoming friends and family and enlisting their help in gathering flowers from the farmer’s market and putting the finishing touches on their decor. It’s always so much fun to photograph weddings where all of the guests clearly adore the couple, as was the case with Siera and Lou. These two were super sweet and so much fun to work with!

Thanks so much for choosing us to be your wedding photographers, Siera + Lou! We loved getting to you guys and sharing in your day!

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How did you meet and Louis meet?
“We lived next door to each other in dorm apartments at UNC. I met Lou at a party on his side of the building. After being friends for a few years, we started dating after Lou graduated in summer 2007.”

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What were some of your favorite wedding decor details?
“With everyone’s hard work, the decor at the reception space came together beautifully. We also really loved the big purple plants and the handmade garland (made by our friend and wedding coordinator extraordinaire Sarah Sanders) at the gazebo where the ceremony took place.”

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What’s your favorite way to spend time together?
“Going on adventures, both at home in Chicago or some place new. ”

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How did Louis propose to you?
“Lou proposed in a beautiful, tree-lined section of the Chicago Botanic Garden on September 15, 2012.”

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Buckets of lavender with numbered table flags adorned the guest tables, and guests were given small jars of honey from the Blue Ridge Honey Company as favors.the-farm-asheville-wedding-photo (68)candler-farm-wedding-photothe-farm-asheville-wedding-photo (66)
Guests enjoyed rounds of cornhole and took selfies with the horses after dinner.Candler-NC-Farm-Wedding-PhotoWhat’s not to love about a couple who enters with the iconic Pulp Fiction dance?! So fun!!

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Do you have any advice for couples currently planning their weddings?
“Delegate; especially to people who offer to help and you know you work well with. Also, try not to forget your wedding dress and suit in the closet in Chicago when your wedding is somewhere other than Chicago.”


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What is your favorite memory from your wedding day?
“First: getting to spend time with all of our favorite people all in the same place at the reception. A close second: our friend Alejandro snatching up the bouquet.”

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Where did you go on your honeymoon?
“San Francisco for the Fourth of July, then Los Cabos for a week.”




Asheville Wedding Vendor Love:

Wedding Venue: The Farm, A Gathering Place
Wedding Coordinator: Sarah Sanders, close friend of bride’s family
Officiant: Captain James Daily, bride’s uncle
Wedding Dress: BHLDN
Bridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN, Accessories: J.Crew
Groom’s Attire: Ben Sherman
DJ / Entertainment Services: Mitch Fortune Productions
Catering: Luella’s Bar-B-Que
Invitations: Paperless Post
Favors: Blue Ridge Honey Company
Wedding Pies: Whole Foods
Wine: Trader Joe’s