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A Shady Wagon Farms Wedding – Dana + Dan

Dana and Dan were wed this fall at Shady Wagon Farms in New Hill, NC. Their gorgeously rustic chic wedding was such a joy to photograph. It’s been an honor getting to know these two over the last year.
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How did you and Dan meet?
We actually met at work.  Something’s got to be enjoyable about work!”new hill nc wedding photoShady Wagon Farm GroomGroom Prep pinning boutonnierewww.ashleydavidphotography.comShady Wagon Farm Wedding Photowww.ashleydavidphotography.comRaleigh NC Wedding PhotoRaleigh Wedding Photographer

How did Dan propose to you? 
“We love the mountains!  We try to make it up to Blowing Rock at least a couple times a year.  We went up for a long weekend and went on a hike to see some waterfalls.  When we got to the top he got down on one knee (shaking like a leaf) and had a ring in his hand.  He was so nervous I had to pretty much ask the question for him, but I knew where he was going with it and of course I said YES!”

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What are your favorite memories from the day?
“Definitely our “first look”.  We will never forget that moment when we both are seeing each other for the very first time on our wedding day. Also, our first dance.  We took dance lessons so we could have something choreographed for our dance.  We are far from professional but the amount of fun we had while doing it was priceless, and the fact that we nailed our dip at the end was an added bonus!”bride and groom first look photoShady Wagon Farm Wedding Photowww.ashleydavidphotography.comRaleigh Wedding Photographersunplugged wedding idea photowww.ashleydavidphotography.comNorth Carolina Wedding Photographerswww.ashleydavidphotography.comwww.ashleydavidphotography.comwww.ashleydavidphotography.comwww.ashleydavidphotography.comwww.ashleydavidphotography.com
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What’s your favorite way to spend time together?
“We really love camping and watching football with cold beer & some chicken wings.”

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Do you have any advice for couples currently planning their own weddings?
“Definitely get a wedding coordinator.  We did just the “day of coordination” but really she helped me with so much more.  We had meetings and phone calls every few months or so and she just kept me on track with everything.  I can’t imagine planning a wedding without having some professional guidance.  And when the day finally arrived, we had zero worries, everything was taken care of.  All we had to do was get married and celebrate the best day of our lives!”www.ashleydavidphotography.comwww.ashleydavidphotography.comshady-wagon-farm-wedding-photo (89)
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What were some of your favorite wedding details?
“We had a DIY photo booth that was a total hit.  Everyone had so much fun with it, and there were lots of really great pictures.  Also, the flower arrangements were amazing.  Our florist did such a phenomenal job.  From the bouquets to the table pieces, everything she did was just perfect!!”  (Side note: Seriously! If any of you are looking for an amazing Raleigh area florist, Kelley of Teacup Florals is your girl! From the floral filled pumpkins to Dana’s succulent bouquet, she provided some of the most gorgeously unique arrangements we’ve ever seen – and is super sweet!)

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Where did you go on your honeymoon?
“We went to Grenada which is located in the south Caribbean.  One word to describe it…AMAZING!”

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Don’t miss: Dana + Dan’s JC Raulston Engagement Session!

 

North Carolina Wedding Vendors:
Wedding Venue: Shady Wagon Farm
Officiant: Cheryl Quaid, Cheryl’s Carolina Ceremonies
Wedding Planner: Jessica King, Happily Ever After
Florist: Teacup Floral
Hair Stylist: Sharon Smith, Triniti Salon
Makeup Artist: Sarah Boulton, Body Bliss Salon & Spa
DJ / Entertainment Services: Shannon Pate, Elevation Entertainment
Wedding Cake + Dessert Bar: Cake Couture Boutique
Catering: Cookshack Catering
Wedding Dress: Lana Addison Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Groom + Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Wedding Stationery: Cute Buttons
Linens: CE Rentals

 

We had so much fun photographing Kristin and Brent’s Shady Wagon Farm wedding this spring!

A few highlights from their day…

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Vendor Love:
Wedding Venue: Shady Wagon Farm
Wedding Coordinator: Lynn Scott of Happily Ever After
Florals: MEWS Floral Designers
DJ: Tim Stanley of All Around Raleigh DJ Company
Wedding Cake + Cupcakes: Linacucina
Catering: Cookshack Catering
Officiant: Jonathan Watkins
Makeup + Hair: Kelsey King
Photobooth Rental: Classic Carolina Photobooths
Decor + Rentals: CE Rentals

 

 

We had so much fun photographing Kristin and Brent’s Shady Wagon Farm wedding this spring!

A few highlights from their day…

Shady Wagon Farm Wedding Photo NCbride in custom bride robebridesmaids lacing up bridebridebridesmaids helping bride dressbride and groom getting dressedwedding party getting dressedgroom tying tiegroom and best man getting readymaid putting on bridebridesmaids toasting bridepink and yellow sunflower wedding bouquetgroombridesmaid portraitsgroomsmen portraitsbrideBride kissing father and custom handkerchieffather walking bride down aislerustic farm wedding detailslakeside farm wedding vows photonorth carolina farm wedding photosBride and Groom exchanging rings and vowsLakefront wedding ceremony first kissrustic farm wedding details photobride and groom portrait photosShady Wagon Farm Wedding in New Hill NCrustic farm wedding in summerwedding family formal portraitsgroom with bridesmaid photoIt started raining halfway through family portraits. Luckily, there was a porch nearby for everyone to crowd into…and the girls brought some umbrellas along for backup.
entire family with wedding partybridesmaids with groom portraitbride and groom cuddlingsouthern nc bridal portraitrustic farm wedding in ncrustic barn wedding receptionthank you card at receptionwedding party reception intro dancebride and groom are introducedbride and groombride and groomgroom dances with mom for mother son dancefather and daughter wedding dancerustic farm wedding cakewedding rings on cupcakerustic barn wedding in north carolinabridesmaids toast bride and groomfather toasts bride and groombengals themed cornhole board at wedding receptionbride and groom at receptionshady wagon farm wedding receptionbarn wedding reception dancingbarn wedding reception with guestsguests dancing at wedding receptionshady wagon farm wedding receptionWe had so much fun photographing this rustic chic wedding! Kristin and Brent are such a sweet, laid-back couple – we’ve loved getting to know them this year and couldn’t be happier for them!! 🙂

Vendor Love:
Wedding Venue: Shady Wagon Farm
Wedding Coordinator: Lynn Scott of Happily Ever After
Florals: MEWS Floral Designers
DJ: Tim Stanley of All Around Raleigh DJ Company
Wedding Cake + Cupcakes: Linacucina
Catering: Cookshack Catering
Officiant: Jonathan Watkins
Makeup + Hair: Kelsey King
Photobooth Rental: Classic Carolina Photobooths
Decor + Rentals: CE Rentals