Today I’m so happy to be sharing Meghan and Matt’s beautiful Duke Mansion wedding with y’all! Perhaps you remember them from their adorable “at home” engagement session that we did in their empty new home that they had just purchased (go see that right here). One of my favorite engagement sessions for sure. :)
I so enjoyed getting to know these two through their engagement and was so happy to photograph their special day. Just a few of my favorite things from the day include:
+ Wedding day was definitely on the warmer side. We started out having Meghan get dressed on the porch just outside of her bridal suite, but then moved into the bathroom to finish things up. I’m so glad we did, as the simple palette and beautiful light combined was magic. See below!
+ Meghan’s first look with her dad. Precious.
+ The emotion and affection during their vows. Best ever.
+ They had their dog, Bear, join them after the ceremony for a few pictures together. I love this!
Congratulations, Meghan and Matt! We are so grateful to know y’all!
Planner – Charlotte Fete
Hair and makeup – Cali Stott
Veil – Erica Koesler
Groom/groomsmen attire – JosABank
Florals – The Bloom Room
Ceremony musicians – Carolina Royal Strings
Officiant – Rev. Rebecca Nagy
Invitations – Minted
DJ – Split Second Sound
Cake – Edible Art
Filmmaker – Two Cents Photo + Film
Y’all have no idea how excited I was when I got the news that Shelley and Drew were booking us for their wedding next spring at the Duke Mansion. :) I SO enjoyed my time with them at their engagement session earlier this fall at Anne Springs Close Greenway…not only are they ridiculously cute together and fun to photograph, they are just about the most down to earth and easiest to like people ever. April can’t get here soon enough!
This past Saturday, Francesca and Alex were married in Uptown Charlotte at the Foundation for the Carolinas. Albeit slightly cold, it was the most beautiful day with the best of people. A few of my favorite parts of the day included:
+ We started things off at the newly opened The Ivey’s Hotel, which was simply amazing. I need to find an excuse to stay there! The detail throughout was remarkable.
+ We did all of our pre-ceremony portraits on the terrace at FFTC, which I happen to love, as it offers both an option of the green “living wall” and the neutral backdrop of the city.
+ The look on Alex’s face when Francesca was coming down the aisle. This moment never gets old for me.
+ I know this might be a little random, but I just loved Francesca’s mom’s gown! At the end of the evening I told her that when it’s my turn to be mother of the bride, I’m going to wear a dress just like hers. :) She was stunning. And not to mention, the sweetest lady.
+ The whole day just felt relaxed and was so enjoyable…no doubt it was because of Francesca and Alex. They are so easy to be around. :)
Congratulations, guys! We wish y’all the best for everything that is ahead! xoxo.
Venue – Foundation For the Carolinas
Bride’s getting ready location – The Ivey’s Hotel
Wedding Coordinator – The Silk Veil
Hair/Makeup – Larri Mattison of Urban Glow Salon
Dress Designer – Pronovias
Dress Purchased From – Calvet Couture
Bridesmaid Dresses – Jenny Yoo
Groom/Groomsmen Attire – Joseph Abboud
Florals – Carolyn Shepard
Officiant – Jim Lytle
Ceremony Musician – Matt Minchew
Invitations – Minted
DJ – Bunn DJ Company
Catering – Flipside Catering
Cake – Cakes by Tersey
Rentals – Party Reflections
I think Julie started tearing up before she even got to where Treven stood as she met him under the canopied trees at Alexander Homestead. And if that wasn’t sweet enough, the emotion that came as she read her vows to Treven immediately following their first look and the smile on his face as he listened to her…well it about did me in. I thought this was such a sweet and great idea that I hadn’t seen before.
We’re so happy to know this couple and to have photographed their wedding day. At the end of the day, we left with full hearts. Julie and Treven – the biggest congratulations to you both. Lots of love. xoxo.
I hope you’ll enjoy Chelsea and Alex’s dreamy, sunlit engagement session on this somewhat dreary Carolina day! I have so enjoyed getting to know these two better through their engagement and am SO looking forward to their winter wedding. I just know it’s going to be the best day full of love, family, faith and joy. Not to mention, it will be beautiful with visually gorgeous with their vision of neutrals colors, candles, bare branches, dark wood, greenery and english garden roses. What?! Chelsea owns her own floral design business (Blooming Branch Creative) here in Charlotte, so of course, the day will be pure beauty. :)
Hair and makeup by one of my faves – Lindsey Regan Thorne
Guys…it’s NOVEMBER! Gosh, I love November. Mostly because of turkey day. For us, our Thanksgiving goes a little something like this: bundle up, parade uptown, hot chocolate and lattes from starbucks and a visit to one of our favorite parks near an old house we used to live in years ago, naps, reading, playing outside, food (usually most of it is from the hot bar at Whole Foods!), making M&M Christmas cookies and ending the evening in PJ’s watching Elf. I was feeling all excited and nostalgic and pulled up this old video from Boone’s first Thanksgiving – he was just three months old. Goodness, times have changed!
Things to look forward to in November (besides the Thanksgiving festivities!):
+ ATTEND a wedding!
+ Speak to the “Issues of Contemporary Photography” students at App State…we look forward to this day every year
+ Decorate for Christmas! After Thanksgiving. Naturally. :)
And my goals for the month:
Personal – November
+ Order another yearly family album (hence the above picture) from Artifact Uprising. I am in catch up mode for making these – I have three created so far and many more to go.
+ Sell furniture items in my garage. This is staying from last month.
+ Finish Chasing Slow, find frames for my hallway photo project, read my Autumn Magnolia Journal, figure out how recover my pillows using a no-sew method. All on here from last month. :/
Business – November
+ Utilize blogging calendar to get caught up with sharing 2017 client work.
+ Design and print consultation folder inserts.
+ Order and prep client holiday gifts.
+ Plan for our holiday print sale for 2017 clients.
+ Host a webinar for a teaching all about client gifting! One of my favorite topics. :) Stay tuned for details.
+ Complete the email list course I purchased at the beginning of this year.