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Franklin Park Conservatory Wedding – Colombus, OH.


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!



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

An Intimate NC Botanical Garden Wedding

Nicole + James

I secretly always love small weddings. They’re so sweetly intimate without all of the chaos that comes along with a typical wedding day. Don’t get me wrong – we always love a good party as well! But there’s just something special about only including a handful of your closest family and friends to share the day with you.

We started off the day at Simply Divine Bed and Breakfast in Dunn, NC. Nicole and James got dressed in separate parts of the inn with the help of family and friends. It was an extremely relaxed morning filled with laughter and a few tears. Once dressed, everyone headed to the botanical garden in Fayetteville.
Nicole and James exchanged their vows underneath an arbor in the gardens. Neither wore shoes as they promised to always love one another, go on adventures, and get their toes dirty together. It was perfect and just right for these nature lovers! Nicole and James were so ridiculously adorable together. They have a love that’s very genuine and joyful. We loved spending time with them!

Nicole and James – Thank you so much for allowing us to document this exciting moment in your lives together. It couldn’t have been more beautiful! Congrats, you two!

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James, a geochemist, designed Nicole’s ring himself. He did such a beautiful job! custom wedding robes via etsycape-fear-botanical-garden-elopement-photo (9)groom adjusting bowtie, handwritten vowsFree People Wedding Dress & Floral Crown Boho WeddingSimple Divine B&B Wedding Photocape-fear-botanical-garden-elopement-photo (6)cape-fear-botanical-garden-elopement-photo (15)Simply Divine B&B Wedding PhotoSimply Divine Dunn Wedding Photographer

What is your favorite wedding day memory?
“We both loved the feeling of closeness we had by keeping it a small ceremony and having his friend marry us. We will never forget how it felt to be so loved.”

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What were some of your favorite wedding details?
“I personally loved being barefoot. We both included something about it in our vows; it’s a connection to nature that brings us together.”

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How did James propose to you?
“He proposed during a camping trip down by the water in the early morning. It was absolutely perfect!”

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What’s your favorite way to spend time together?
“In the outdoors! We love hiking, going on walks, talking over coffee, early mornings and working out.”

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What advice do you have for couples currently planning their own weddings?
“Just do it your way. The day is about you both, fill it with as many special moments and quirky things as you can.”

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Wedding Vendor Love:
Getting Ready Venue: Simply Divine B&B, Dunn
Wedding Venue: Cape Fear Botanical Garden, Fayetteville
Floral Design: Chrissy’s Flowers, Philadelphia “She was so fun to work with and her staff is simply wonderful!”
Wedding Dress: Free People



 Diana + Joseph’s  Cape Fear Botanical Garden wedding took place in Fayetteville, NC over the summer.

wedding at cape fear botanical garden wedding photographerPantone recently announced Radiant Orchid as the color of 2014, so we thought it was the perfect time to share Diana + Joseph’s gorgeous botanical garden wedding!
These two actually eloped a year prior to their wedding, giving Diana plenty of time to craft most of the wedding decor herself. And she did such a lovely job!! We loved being able to celebrate such a special day with Diana and Joseph.

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Isn’t her dress gorgeous?!
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You can also view Diana + Joseph’s downtown Fayetteville engagement photos here!



NC Wedding Vendor Love:
A huge thanks to the following vendors for helping make Diana + Joseph’s wedding so special!
Wedding Venue: Cape Fear Botanical Gardens
Entertainment: Five Star Entertainment
Uplighting: Five Star Entertainment
Wedding Cake: Kiss Me Cakes
Catering: Elliots on Linden
Hair & Makeup: Salon 360
Wedding Dress: c/o Brides Across America
Officiant: Lauren Nofsinger