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Smithfield, NC Wedding | Mandy & Zach

“Fancy This went above and beyond to capture the magic of our wedding day. So much that she even tried to make it to our original date during Hurricane Florence. I've never felt more beautiful when being photographed. Their professionalism along with their charismatic personalities made it easy to feel comfortable front of a camera, even those that do not like getting their picture taken. Thank you Nikki and Samantha for making my day magical.” — Mandy, the bride

I am so excited to share with you our very first wedding of the season! This one is a bit funny, well—kind of. Mandy and Zach were set to tie the knot last September, however, Hurricane Florence had a different plan. With delayed travel plans for their guests, and the threat of being rained out drastically on their wedding day—they decided to postpone their wedding until March. These two tied the knot on their first wedding day in front of a small crowd of family and friends, and held their big ceremony and reception in March.

The girls started out their day at the beautiful little cottage nestled right in front of the sweetest pond at the Pond at Lazy O Farm. They were pampered with hair and makeup by the girls at My Girlfriends Place which made every single lady look extra fabulous. This set the vibe for the entire day. It was a relaxed and sweet celebration from start to finish.

The ceremony took place up on the hill overlooking the pond in the background. Guests sat on the cutest little white benches that even held green blankets just in case they were cold or needed it for the slight chance of rain. Mandy and Zach said their vows in front of a wooden cross which made the ceremony extra special in my opinion.

The reception held the cutest little details, like cups with birds on them—Mandy and Zach are hunters by trade. Oh, and the best part was the pie bar. Lawd, that thing was a beauty! The venue held a beautiful reception hall with black and white checkered floors that hosted a wonderful night to dance the night on; special thanks to JT3 DJ Service for the jams. All in all, it was a fabulous way to celebrate these two.

Congratulations, Mandy and Zach! Much love to you both!

Mandy & Zach | Engaged in Johnston County, NC

Some couples are just really meant to be together; Mandy and Zach are one of those. These two are planning on tying the knot later this September and I know it will be one of the prettiest things I will ever see. Mandy, whom I have had the privilege of getting to know personally over the years, dreamed of marrying this man in the quaintest of settings. My heart melted when I heard Zach proposed and just knew they were going to have a great marriage.

Like most of my sessions, I really try to figure out who the couple really is. This was easy with Mandy and Zach--they loved fishing, hunting, and just all things southern. It was a dream come true for me as I channeled my inner Bertie County girl that had been stuffed from all of the "city" I have been living in. We started the day on Zach's john boat and then capped the day off at what will be their sweet reception spot--The Pond at Lazy O.

All in all, it was a great day spent with great friends. With Mandy & Zach there is always great giggles involved and I am just over the moon at the sweet moments we captured throughout the day.

If you are ever on the fence about having engagement photos done, just trust me and go all in.