A Shady Wagon Farms Wedding – Dana + Dan – New Hill, NC

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


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  • Gwen Workman - WOW… amazing images and beautiful bride…ReplyCancel

  • Katerina - You captured their wedding day emotions and their love very-very well! Love the detail shots! Shady Wagon Farm looks like a gorgeous venue.ReplyCancel

  • Hendrick Moy Photography - beautiful work! love the clean look to your imagery!ReplyCancel

  • chantal - what a beautiful wedding and her dress is to die for!!ReplyCancel

  • Conchita Medel - Gorgeous wedding and very beautiful work! Love their location, her colors were awesome and her dress was so pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Nick Rose - This is a stunning wedding. Really nicely captured!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthi - WOW! From start to finish, what an amazing wedding!ReplyCancel

  • Jade - What gorgeous wedding photography! I really love your detail shots.ReplyCancel

  • Catherine from Open Shutters Photography - I am in love with all of their wedding details! And I would have jumped for joy if I had seen that dessert table! 🙂 Love how personal this wedding felt. You captured the character and natural setting so beautifully. I love the black and white processional shot and their first dance shot. So classic.ReplyCancel

  • Oana - I LOVE that he was shaking so bad she practically proposed to herself for him lol.
    His face when he first sees her coming down the aisle is priceless! He looks stunned! I can’t blame him of course, she’s beautiful! Congratulations to the newlyweds. You captured their wedding magnificently.ReplyCancel

  • Emily - Ashley, these are just WONDERFUL!!! Love the crisp and vibrant garden colors!!! I especially love the photo of the groom staring slack jaw at his bride as she came down the aisle… and the details of course are just so perfect. Excellent work from a North Carolina wedding photographer, as usual!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Green - I love this wedding! This looks like such an entertaining night!!ReplyCancel

  • Donna - WOW! Love the details. You do amazing work.ReplyCancel

  • Lolography - What a gorgeous wedding!! The couple portraits are amazing! I love the vibrant colors, the tiny little details that made this day even more special. Oh and the cake is just WOW! Beautiful work!ReplyCancel

  • Chasity Noel - Wow, Shady Wagon Farms is amazing! Gorgeous wedding photos. I especially love the dramatic dress/veil photo from behind! Great job!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny - What a beautiful wedding! I love the drink cozies and her wedding dress! And what a beautiful wedding venue! AWESOME job!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - That dress! Her hair! Those flowers! The details! I’m in love with everything about this wedding. You did a fantastic job capturing their day. I can’t stop laughing at the “Alcohol, because no good story ever began with a salad” sign. So funny (and true!).ReplyCancel

  • Kim Kravitz - I LOVE that they did an unplugged wedding! That’s awesome! Great job capturing their special day! <3ReplyCancel

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