Raleigh Wedding Photographers: Prestonwood Country Club Wedding (Cary, NC)

Nikki and Brendan

Hair/Makeup: Be Pretty Charlotte

Entertainment/DJ: DJ Bunn entertainment with DJ Mark McNally

Cake: Prestonwood

Catering: Prestonwood

Officiant: Ed Sansbury 

Florals: Brides and Bouquets 

Rentals: CE rentals for chairs and linens 

Invitation: Paper Tales

Macaroons: Amelies 

Dress (shop and designer): J majors / Mikaella

Videography: Ashley and Jake Mecimore

I am so excited to share some of our favorites from Nikki and Brendan’s wedding at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary, NC. When we arrived at the country club it was so overcast and looked like rain- sure enough it did rain and storm for most of the getting ready time and some of the portraits, but thank goodness for that large covered porch on the back! Side note: when you are looking for a venue, make sure it has a good location for photos if it rains.

Right after the ceremony we went into family photos (how cute is their little girl, Blake?!). We went outside planning to do the rest of our portraits under the covered deck, until we realized it wasn’t raining anymore so we could actually go outside for some pictures! (Every photographer’s dream on a wedding day)

Everything turned out beautifully and I just love how these two interact. From the moment I met them and took their engagement photos I could tell they were opposites, but in the best way possible. Nikki is more reserved, but Brendan is the one to make the whole room laugh- including his wife! Isn’t that the best combination?! You’ll be able to see in the photos and their wedding day video what an awesome pair these two make.

We wish you nothing but the best Nikki and Brendan and we are so glad we were able to document such a beautiful day!

Make sure to scroll all the way to the end to see their video!

Colorado Wedding Photographers: A Boho Themed Wedding in Colorado

Makenzie and Michael

August 11, 2018

Makenzie and I went to school in Pensacola together for a few years, so I was so excited to have the opportunity to photograph her wedding! Plus, an excuse to go to Colorado— count me in!

This was our first time in Colorado, and it will not be our last! We have shot a handful of destination weddings, but this one is definitely on our list of favorites! First of all, Colorado is BEAUTIFUL- I mean absolutely breathtaking, everywhere you go. The people we met and the places we were able to visit were all amazing!

Makenzie and Michael chose to get married at Makenzie’s aunt’s house which sits in Fort Collins overlooking a beautiful body of water, with the mountains in the distance. It was such a picturesque ceremony location, and such a stunning view all day long. Makenzie’s family was so warm and welcoming from the very beginning of the day, and we truly felt like we were a part of such special day. Family and friends pitched in to help decorate and set up for the wedding, and Makenzie had several DIY elements that added a special touch- she did an amazing job creating a boho theme that carried through the day seamlessly!

We went back out during the reception for sunset photos, and WOW. These photos don’t even do it justice. That view was breathtaking. When your wedding has such an amazing view of the sunset, you know we are going to pull you out of the reception for a few photos. The love these two have for each other is effortless. Taking photos of them was so easy, and so much fun. I loved how excited they were to have their pup, Mae as a part of their day (she is such a sweetheart!).

I could go on and on about this gorgeous Colorado wedding, but enjoy looking through a few of our favorites from Makenzie and Michael’s wedding day.

Cake/Catering  cake: Donut Haus, Loveland CO 

Catering: Palamino Mexican Restaurant 

Entertainment: Sounds of the Rockies

Hair : Danielle at Coiffeur Salon

Makeup: Tricia Cashmore with Bel Ami Salon

Dress: Abeille Bridal

Florals: bouquets your way

Arch piece : Jonathan Harms

Florals: Bouquets your Way

Charlotte Wedding Photographers: Classic Wedding Day at WinMock at Kinderton

Jordan and Dylan

Coordination: ABBA Design

Florals: ABBA Design

Hair/Makeup: Carla White Beauty

Catering: Providence

Cake: Dewey's Bakery

Entertainment: 815 Events

Dress: Rosa Clara, Traditions by Anna

Suits: Men's Wearhouse/ Jos. A Bank

Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Invitation: William Arthur- The Write Image

Video: James Wiley, Aerial Advancements 

Where to even begin with these two?! They are some of the sweetest people I have ever met. From the beginning, Jordan and Dylan were so appreciative and trusting of us. We traveled to Raleigh to shoot their engagement session last fall, and I could tell from the short time we spent together that these two were just meant to be! They made each other laugh, they encouraged each other, and truly had one another's back. 

Something that I love about these two, is their love for the Lord and their families. you can tell that their families are so important to them, and were honored many times during their wedding day. They also honored the Lord, during their ceremony, and even had In Christ Alone sung beautifully by their friends. I may have even shed a few tears... behind my camera of course! 

It is always a pleasure to photograph a couple that truly loves the Lord, each other, and their families. It makes our jobs so easy and enjoyable! We really felt like we were a part of their celebration that day, and I couldn't ask for anything better. 

ABBA Designs blew it away with her stunning florals and installations throughout WinMock. If you want a planner and a florist in one, look no further! Tonya is a work horse and will exceed every one of your expectations on your wedding day. 

I hope you enjoy looking through just a few of our favorites from such a special day at WinMock at Kinderton!