Hawkesdene North Carolina Mountains Wedding

Dress: Allure

Coordination/Catering: Hawkesdene

DJ: Jon Eric Entertainment

Bouquets: Lily Bee's Floral

Centerpieces: Fifty Flowers

Cake: 50/Fifty

Hair/Makeup: Angela R. Jordan

Save the Dates: Minted

Invitations: ChiccDesigns on Etsy

This wedding day was particularly special for us at Click Away. We just recently added video to our packages, and Bianca and Alex were the first to have all four of us on site for their wedding. Let's just say, it was the perfect day. I know it probably was for Alex and Bianca as well, but just from a vendor perspective (since we get to see all the things that happen behind the scenes) it could not have gone any better! Both families were a pleasure to be around, and the wedding party had us laughing most of the day and definitely that night- seriously, you guys were so much fun! 

I feel like I have known these two for so long. They booked us almost 2 years before their wedding day, so we had lots of time to chat and plan their wedding and timeline! The day reflected all the planning that went into it, and Bianca's vision, come to life, was stunning. One of our favorite colors for fall and winter weddings is burgandy or wine, and the colors fit the scenery so perfect. Heidi of Lily Bees created the most beautiful bouquets for the girls to carry, and Hawkesdene's wedding day crew did a fabulous job taking care of all the details of the day. 

Seriously, if you are looking for a wedding venue in the North Carolina mountains, Hawkesedene is the place to have it! The views they have at their lookout spot, is unmatched- i'm sure of it. It was quite the adventure going up those hills and around the curves in that golf cart, but once we were at the top, it was so worth it. I just may have been praying all the way up the  mountain and around every curve! 

Bianca and Alex, I am so incredibly happy for you two. You definitely bring out the best in each other, and your love was so evident that day. Thank you guys for trusting us to capture these moments! Enjoy a few of our favorites from the day, and our first official wedding video from Click Away! 

Mountainside Wedding North Carolina (Vintage Barn Events)

Kalyne and Brandon

From the Bride:

What did you envision your wedding being prior to planning? "When I dreamed of my wedding, I wanted to incorporate a lot of personal things into the wedding.  I wanted the wedding to be personal, fun, romantic and intimate.  We both were immediately drawn to the idea of a Fall wedding, because it is our favorite season of the year.  We also knew that the mountains would be a gorgeous place to have the wedding and we fell in love with the venue when we visited it.  We liked the fact that the only thing that they provided were a few decorations (the only thing that we used were the garden hooks down the aisle) and tables.  Everything else we could customize and make our own."

What was your favorite moment? "My favorite moment was when I was holding hands with my husband during the ceremony.  It was the absolute calmest that I had felt the entire day, and suddenly everything felt right.  I no longer noticed everyone around us, or cared about the decorations or some of the small things that had or had not happened, and instead, all I could see was just how happy he was, and all I could feel was absolute elation.  I think that may be why I was slightly less emotional than I thought that I would be, because I was simply so happy.  I was so moved when I heard his vows and tried not to bawl my eyes out."

Advice for future brides: "HIRE A DAY OF WEDDING COORDINATOR.  My biggest regret is that I did not, which meant that on the day of, I was coordinating things, instead of simply being a bride.  That is honestly my biggest regret and I think about it a lot. I think that a few of the things that went wrong (which, not a lot did), could have been prevented by having one.  Also, Etsy is your best friend"

 

Flowers:  Charlotte Flower Market

Hair:  Morgan Beck

Makeup:  Ashley Brodie

Shoes:  Ralph Lauren

Catering:  Catering by Corey

Cake/Pies:  Publix, Etsy

Rentals: Classic Event Rentals

Venue:  Vintage Barn Events

DJ:  Spinfire DJ

Invitations: Blue Elephant Design Company

Save-The-Dates:  Minted

Dress: New York Bride & Groom/Maggie Sottero

Officiant:  Howard Hanger

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