Firethorne Country Club Wedding (Charlotte, NC)

Hannah and Nathan

Hannah and Nathan's wedding day was one of our first cooler days of autumn, and that was just one of the things we loved about their day. As photographers, a lot of time our schedule is rushed, the lighting isn't always perfect, the family is panicked and we have to handle it, the list goes on...  but this wedding had none of that. Both wedding parties were so sweet, the families genuinely cared for the bride and groom and wanted their best throughout the day, the light was PERFECT and it made our job SO SO easy. We don't take that lightly, because there are only a few wedding every year that we can look back on and say nothing went wrong. 

I say all that to say, thank you to Hannah and Nathan for trusting us. Thank you to your family and friends for making our job so much easier. Thank you to Firethorne Country Club and all the staff that truly made their day exceptional, and thank you Lord for the beautiful weather where we didn't sweat off all our makeup! 

We like to brag and say we have the best couples, and you will hear us say it again and again, because it's just true! We love weddings that remind us of why we decided to take the leap with this business in the first place and why we love what we do.. (believe it or not, we sometimes need that reminder! :) ) 

Now enjoy looking through some of our favorites from Hannah and Nathan's big day! 

Venue: Firethorne Country Club

Florals: Blooming Branch Creative

Bridal Shop: NY Bride and Groom

Catering: Firethorne Country Club

Groom's Tux: NY Bride and Groom

Entertainment: DJ America, Drew

Hair and Makeup: Studio Elite, Dawn and Dana

Romantic Farmhouse Wedding

Andrew and Lauren were married on September 16, 2017 on Lauren's family's property in Lincolnton, just outside of Charlotte, NC. Lauren's family worked hard on transforming their backyard into the perfect wedding venue, by landscaping and building a new barn perfect for the theme of the wedding. 

Now let's talk about Jennifer, Lauren't mom, and her design skills. Her home is charming and beautiful, full of natural light and stunning decor. It literally looks as if Joanna Gaines herself lived there. We felt like it was Christmas morning shooting details and getting ready photos in such a great space. I even told her mom at one point, that their home was a dream venue, even though it's not even a wedding venue! 

The details and decor were minimal, with neutral colors and potted centerpieces- they matched not only the style of the couple perfectly, but also their surroundings. The girls wore champaign colored gowns and the guys wore mismatched navy suits. Love and Honey Weddings did an amazing job putting together the table settings, ceremony site, and overall making sure the day ran smoothly.

Both wedding parties and families were great to work with, and so much fun! There was definitely plenty of laughter and love shared throughout the day. Andrew and Lauren, I am beyond happy for the two of you, and wish you well in Atlanta as you begin married life! xoxo

Bridal Shop: White Magnolia Bridal 

Hair and Makeup: Be Pretty Charlotte, Lindsey Regan Thorne

Planning and Coordinating: Love and Honey Weddings

Flowers: Herr Fresh Flowers

Videography: Reel Weddings

Catering: H&M Catering

Film Lab: Photovision Prints

Ring Box: Mrs. Box 

Rest

The last few months have been all over the place for us. I have shot 13 weddings, 10 portrait sessions, and lots of in between since getting married in April. Ludwing has put in lots of hours at work, and life has become a little crazy for us both. We are so excited to head to Amelia's Island Monday morning for a short little vacation- we both need it! I am so excited to take a break from the computer, emails, and the craziness of life. I'm also excited that I get three whole days with my husband! 

So, today as I am packing and cleaning, I wanted to take a moment and encourage you all to take a break. Busy is good, work is good, having a home to take care of is good.. but having silence to focus on what's important, like quiet time with the Lord, quality time with your husband or with your family, THAT is even better! Work will get done. The house will get cleaned. Make sure you take care of yourself, and take time with those you love. 

The verse below was brought up during the sermon at church this morning, and again I was reminded of the importance to take the time to rest. 

"Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. "Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS. "For My yoke is easy and My burden is light." -Matthew 11:28-30

Enjoy some photos of our room that is slowly coming together (and clean for now!) and some of the items I will be taking on our trip! (Clothing brands/stores are underneath this post) Now back to packing! :) 

Shorts: American Eagle

Teal Dress: Loft

Orange Shirt: Altar'd State

Swimsuit: Target