Edenton, NC Bridal Session | Inner Banks Inn

Oh my word. You know, I get to meet some pretty amazing people through this business. And, I swear, I come in to contact with some of the sweetest, most genuine people—like Sara. I met Sara through a mutual friend, Courtney. I photographed her engagement session with Marcel, along with their wedding that happened this past November. I also had the privilege of photographing her bridal session, and you guys, it’s just as pretty as she is.

For a reference, the day we had planned her bridal session it was raining cats and dogs! Seriously, I can not make this up. See, Sara and Marcel had a short engagement, and the only day we had was two Fridays prior to their wedding date. No fear on my end, as their wedding venue Inner Banks Inn had this gorgeous wrap around white porch that flanked most of the Inn. The mums that hung gave it an extra southern appeal, but to be honest, Sara is the one that draws your eyes.

I love the fact that she decided to wear her amazing cowboy boots! If youre asking if she wore these on her wedding day? The answer is hell yes! Why are my brides always this amazing?! What is your favorite part about her bridal session?

Nikki Whitt
UNC Chapel Hill Proposal | Marvin Williams & Sheena Gordon

It’s not everyday that I get to photograph some real rockstars from North Carolina, but on this day, dreams came true. If you have ever been a fan of UNC Basketball, then I am sure you know of Mr. Marvin Williams. Marvin told me that he met the love of his life during his time at UNC, Sheena. After many years together, and the cutest little baby girl, Marvin popped the question right at the same spot that he met Sheena for the first time. Yep, fairy tales exist and I was present to see it actually happen.

Prior to photographing Marvin proposing to Sheena, his good friend and colleague, Deon, who so graciously helped plan the big day, sent me a pin drop of the exact place this were to happen. It was right outside the football stadium, which right near it was the athletics department where the two first laid eyes on one another. My job, the day of, was to wait patiently until two tall, very nicely dressed people were to walk down the pathway and to photograph the proposal that were to happen. It did, and it was just pure happiness to be able to document this special occasion for the two of them.

What I adored most about these two was their kindness to each other. I enjoyed photographing them, albeit briefly, but their kindness to not only myself, but to those around them was truly something special. They are wonderful souls and it makes my heart so happy to know that they found eachother many years ago.

Congratulations, Marvin & Sheena! Wishing you a happy wedding planning season and so many happy years together. Much love to you both!

Nikki Whitt
Durham Eno River Engagement | Gabriele & Alberto

Gabriele & Alberto are tieing the knot this upcoming July in Spain, y’all! When I met Gabriele, I also met Alberto’s parents. His parents were visiting from Spain just outside of one of the prettiest little cities that I actually had the privilege of seeing this summer, myself. Small world, I swear!

Alberto and Gabriele moved here when Alberto found out about his new job in the area. The one thing they wanted to incorporate into their engagement session was the fact that they love the outside. Literally, anything having to do with being outside, they were down for. We spent the afternoon at the Eno River State Park, right here in Durham. It was the perfect time of year as the trees just started to change to that fun yellow color. I love sessions like this when they are spent with great people on great days.

Congratulations, you two! Wishing you many many years of happy!

Nikki Whitt
Rose Hill Plantation Wedding | William & Latressa

Let me start this off by saying that I have known Latressa for maybe around 12-15 years. Yeah, I am pretty sure I met her while I was still in high school. Latressa and I shared a background coming from eastern NC, and also a love for Rose Hill Plantation— (she and Williams wedding venue!). She told me that ever since she could remember, she started planning her Rose Hill Plantation wedding (at least in her head). And you guys, it was beautiful! But, not as beautiful as she and William together. Seriously, this is what dreams are made of.

First off, on your way down the road to Rose Hill Plantation you are bombarded with these beautiful trees that plank each side of the small road. It’s a gorgeous countryside nestled in the heart of Nashville, NC, and reminds me of something you would see in a story book. The ceremony took place right in front of their pond that hosted these gorgeous white swans swimming all about. With the pops of color from the bridesmaids dresses, and that beautiful ivory that wrapped around Latressa, it was really a site to see.

Both William and Latressa had a large bridal party. My favorite part about Williams side was the fact that so many of his groomsmen he met while he was serving in the military. Oh, and these guys were pros in front of the camera! I am not even lieing, they all look like models!

My favorite part of the day had to be when Latressa and William saw their reception reveal! Yes, the candlelit Nathan Hall reception venue was to die for and I about died right there with them. It was a beauty to see, but even sweeter to see my couple so happy.

Special thanks to all of the vendors who made this day possible! Also, a very special thank you to Southern Noir Weddings as Latressa and Williams wedding was recently featured on their website!

Venue Rose Hill Plantation
Gown Traditions by Anna
Floral Designer Creative Touch Designs
Event Planner Creative Touch Events
Makeup Makeup for Your Day
Catering Rose Hill Plantation
Bakery Love Cake
DJ 360 Elite Entertainment
Veil Provas Couture
Film Scans Richard Photo Lab

Nikki Whitt