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North Carolina Museum of Art Wedding

Jessica and Peter were married at the NCMA in Raleigh.

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The North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh is one of our all-time favorite wedding venues. I mean, what’s not to love about a wedding surrounded by tons of art and white walls? The grounds along the museum are beautiful. AND NCMA has one of the best coordinators around – Morgan Greer!

Jessica and Peter’s wedding day was perfect. It was chic and understated, just like the couple. (And filled with gorgeous florals by Watered Garden Florist!) These two couldn’t be a more perfect match! It’s so clear to see how much they adore one another when spending time with them. They’re both always smiling and seem so genuine. And their day was clearly filled with so much love!
I think they danced together and with their families more than any other couples we’ve ever photographed.

Jessica and Peter – Thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of your beautiful day! We loved being able to celebrate you two and wish you all the very best! 


I will always love First Looks! I think it’s so sweet for a couple to have a few minutes to quietly take in the day together – before all of the wedding day chaos begins! (Plus, how cute are they?!)
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Toward the end of the night, Jessica and Peter enjoyed one last dance before slipping out of the party unannounced. I loved that!

Don’t Miss Jessica + Peter’s JC Raulston Arboretum Engagement Session!

Want to see more North Carolina Museum of Art weddings?

Raleigh Wedding Vendors:
Ceremony + Reception Venue: North Carolina Museum of Art
Wedding Coordinator: Morgan Greer via NCMA
Florist: Watered Garden Florist
Wedding Photographers: Ashley + David Photography
Catering: Iris Restaurant via NCMA
Wedding Dress: Alexia’s Bridal Boutique (That gorgeous dress is Liancarlo.)
DJ/Entertainment Services: Frank Meldau via Bunn DJ Company
Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Sung via Nordstrom’s
Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Brian Burnett via Glenwood South Tailors
Wedding Invitations: Minted
Jeweler: Wentworth & Sloan Jewelers in Chapel Hill.

New Bern Farm Wedding –
Battens’ Barn

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Courtney and Joe were wed at Battens’ Barn in New Bern last month. This venue couldn’t have been more perfect for a laid-back, fall farm wedding! The owners of Battens’ Farm completed their new barn just in time for these two to celebrate!
This wedding was filled with so many details we loved! Courtney made her grand entrance in a horse drawn carriage. Quilt covered hay bales served as seating for the ceremony. Glitter and rhinestone encrusted turquoise cowboy boots were the perfect touch of something blue (as was her burlap flower garter.) And of course – we can’t forget the horses who thought Courtney’s sunflower bouquet was the perfect tasty treat!
These two are one of the most genuinely sweet couples and it’s clear to see the love they have for one another and their families. We wish them all the best!

 

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Tell us about your wedding!
“We got married at Batten Farms in New Bern, NC. We chose this venue because it was absolutely beautiful, and it had the rustic feel that we wanted.  Our theme was rustic farm wedding. Joe and I both love the outdoors and loved the idea of incorporating our interests into our wedding day.”


I love that Courtney was able to include her dad’s wedding boots into her ceremony backdrop. Such a sweet, sentimental touch!

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What is your favorite wedding day memory?
“The whole day was so absolutely beautiful and full of love, that picking a single moment is hard to do! However, with that being said, walking down the aisle and seeing Joe standing at the end will forever be my favorite.”

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What were some of your favorite wedding day details?
“One of my favorite details was when Joe and I gave the roses to our moms to signify the joining of the two families. Another favorite detail would be the send off with the sparklers and motorcycles. It was absolutely insane, and a complete surprise! The little decorations and details that my mom and aunt added in made it even more special for us.”

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What advice do you have for other couple’s planning their own weddings?
“Don’t rush! Enjoy the time y’all have together and work together to plan it.”


Courtney’s dad gave one of the most heartfelt and funny Father of the Bride speeches we’ve heard in ages.  We always love a great storyteller! 🙂

Where did you go on your honeymoon?
“We went to Ocho Rios, Jamaica, and stayed at the Beaches resort! It was absolutely beautiful, and the employees were incredibly sweet and fun to talk to.”

Don’t Miss Courtney + Joe’s Rainy New Bern Engagement Session! 

 

 


New Bern Wedding Vendors:
Wedding Venue: The Battens’ Barn in New Bern, NC.
Wedding Officiant: Debbie Ringgold
Wedding Photographers: Ashley + David Photography
Hair + Makeup Artists: Kelly McGrath + Alyson Eborn via Amici Salon
Florist: Leigh Thomas
Wedding DJ: CK Entertainment
Wedding Cake: Hale’s Bakery
Catering: Fat Fellas BBQ + Grille
Wedding + Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Groom + Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse + Levi’s
Invitation Suite: SignatureNicole via Etsy.

 

Chapel Hill Carriage House Wedding
Chapel Hill, NC

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Kelly and James had the most beautiful wedding at the Chapel Hill Carriage House! This has easily become one of our favorite wedding venues; not only is it filled with lush landscaping and thoughtful details – it’s also a working farm with goats, chickens, and an alpaca. (An alpaca that that they bring out in a bowtie and tophat = sold!) We could honestly shoot here every weekend – there are so many amazing locations for photos throughout the venue.

These two have been so fun and easy to work with over the last year. Kelly and James are seriously two of the nicest people you’ll meet, and it was easy to see how much their friends and family adored them. So many sweet, heartfelt toasts!

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How did you and James meet?
“Ironically, we actually met via mutual friends on Facebook while attending UNCW. But we ‘officially’ met for the first time in the university’s student union cafeteria.”

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How did James propose to you?
“He had my dad call and say that he wanted to take us to a fancy dinner at Angus Barn. My dad called again once we were there and said he wouldn’t be able to make it, but that we should still have dinner on him. After dinner, the waiter brought out a little cake for us covered up, and when we removed the lid, there was a little sign on it that said, ‘Will you marry me?’ (Note: I knew something was up because James barely touched his steak during dinner. Normally, a steak dinner doesn’t last more than 5 minutes on James’ plate!)

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Aren’t these two stunning?! I really loved Kelly’s bouquet of blush roses, eucalyptus, and lamb’s ear – so pretty!

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What is your favorite memory of the day?
James: “When they opened the doors, and I saw Kelly for the first time about to walk down the aisle.”

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These two said their vows underneath the Carriage House’s new ceremony site; an open air framed arbor anchored by a floral chandelier. So pretty!


What were some of your favorite wedding details?
“I really loved the ceremony location, which had recently been added to the Carriage House. The flower chandelier was a nice addition. I also really loved the simple things that weren’t think I could have planned or added, like all of the already existing florals and greenery around the venue. It really adds to the simplistic beauty of the venue itself.”

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Tell us about your wedding!
“We chose the Chapel Hill Carriage House because we wanted a rustic chic and simplistic outdoor feel. (This was our overall theme.) We felt like the Chapel Hill Carriage House was the perfect mix of rustic, with that overall classic beauty too. We also loved that there was corn hole for the guests, and of course…the alpaca dressed up in a bow tie and top hat!”

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Do you have any advice for other couples planning their weddings?
“Delegate, delegate, delegate! I tried to give too many tasks to myself. (I’m quite the perfectionist!) However, it is much better to let others help, and delegate some of your remaining tasks to them. Even though it’s tough to let go of something when every task feels trivial!”


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What is your favorite wedding day memory?
Kelly: “I think my favorite part was dancing and singing with all of my friends and family (especially when a Taylor Swift song came on!) Or the moments leading up to the ceremony, when we were all lined up and ready to go. It was such a surreal feeling, being so nervous but also so excited.”

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Where did you go on your honeymoon?
“We went to Cancun! It was gorgeous and we had a great time at the Finest Playa Mujeres Resort.

Don’t Miss Kelly + James’ North Cary Park Fall Engagement Session!

Wedding Vendor Love:
Wedding Venue: Chapel Hill Carriage House
Officiant: Stephanie Shaffer
Wedding Photographers: Ashley + David Photography
Hair + Makeup Artists: Parlor Dry Bar; Jessica Perry via Who Does Your Hair Salon
Florist: Watkins Flowers
DJ Entertainment: Elite DJ
Catering: City BBQ
Wedding Dress: Essence of Australia #5840. I purchased my dress from New York Bride and Groom. Highly recommend! They had the largest selection of anywhere we looked.
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff
Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Mens Wearhouse

The Rickhouse – Durham Wedding

Lauren + Murray’s Downtown Durham Wedding at The Rickhouse.

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We were so honored to photograph Lauren and Murray’s wedding this fall. I went to school with Lauren and we share mutual friends, so it was fun to be able to photograph a love that we’ve been able to see blossom. Lauren and Murray were married at The Rickhouse in downtown Durham. We always love a good warehouse wedding venue – all of that exposed brick and reclaimed wood! And this one is even more awesome as it overlooks the original Durham Bulls field!

This sweet couple met while working together as chefs at Washington Duke Inn. It’s pretty safe to say that food and drink are an important part of their lives!  Murray proposed to Lauren at Mystery Brewing during a special dinner date where they were able to brew their own beer batch. So we loved that Mystery Brewing surprised them with a special last batch of the Peachy-Keen Gose that Lauren and Murray brewed on the night of their engagement. These two also incorporated their love of Durham and beer by collecting bottles from all of the local breweries and distilleries and crafting them into vases for their centerpieces. Lauren’s maid of honor designed all of the floral arrangements; a mix of roses, calla lillies, and gerbera daisies that brought a touch of fall to their decor and complemented the pink bridesmaid dresses perfectly.

All in all, Lauren and Murray’s wedding day was pretty perfect! Thanks so much for allowing us to be a part of your day!

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First Looks are always my favorite! All of the couple’s anxieties melt away and they’re able to enjoy a few minutes to share their excitement.
And Murray’s reaction to seeing Lauren was adorable!

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Don’t Miss Lauren + Murray’s Downtown Engagement Session!

 

NC Wedding Vendor Love:
Wedding Venue: The Rickhouse
Wedding Coordinator: Kathy Anna Events
Wedding Photographers: Ashley + David Photography
Hair + Makeup Artist: Lotus Makeup Artist

A Highland Brewing Wedding in Asheville, NC.

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We love spending time in Asheville, so we were really excited when Shari and Will inquired with us about their upcoming Highland Brewing wedding. The Highland Brewery Event Center is an amazing wedding venue. I mean, what’s not to love about beer?! Especially when coupled with an amazing 360 rooftop view of the mountains!  From the rooftop bar’s view to the large event space and warehouse – there are tons of really cool spots for photos! Win/win!
You can never go wrong with a brewery wedding, and it was the perfect backdrop for this outdoorsy couple who first met whilst camping with friends. (They even honored their outdoorsy side with matching Chaco’s.) We always love when couples aren’t afraid to showcase their personalities with their wedding decor. In true house-divided fashion, these football fans incorporated pom poms and helmets from their respective teams. (The Georgia Bulldogs and Tennesee Volunteers.) And you know it’s true love when a Georgia fan will serenade her groom with a version of ‘Rocky Top.’ You also can’t have a brewery wedding without an amazing food truck (followed by an ice cream truck in lieu of wedding cake.) These guys had a rockin’ reception, and Right to Party kept everyone on the dance floor all night long. Congrats, Shari and Will!

 

Shari wore her mother’s wedding dress, which we thought was so sweet!

I always love ‘First Look’s!’ Aren’t they the sweetest?!

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Don’t miss Shari and Will’s Atlanta Engagement Session on the Chattahoochee River! 

 

Asheville NC Wedding Vendors:
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Highland Brewing
Wedding Photographers: Ashley + David Photography
Wedding Planner: Erica Esslinger Events
Hair and Makeup: Envy Makeovers
Florist: Shady Grove Flowers
Food Trucks: Farm to Fender + Sunshine Sammies
Entertainment: Right to Party
Wedding Caricature Artist: Brian Vasilik