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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.


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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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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