Posts tagged wedding inspiration
Jayme and Elliott | Asheville, NC Engagement

Let me just start this out by saying that I think I may be the one that fell in love with Jayme. Not even kidding, I think the world of Jayme and am completely smitten that we are working together in anticipation of her and Elliott's wedding! Gah, I have the best clients in the world!

Earlier this year Elliott took Jayme to the one place that she'd always wanted to go and relax for the weekend; The Omni Grove Park Inn. It is this magical hotel that has huge firepits, an amazing sunset view, and the best view of downtown Asheville anyone could ever dream of! He proposed on one of their terraces, and the rest is history. So romantic, right?! It was only fitting that we go back and revisit the one place that they cherish so deeply.

We started off the day with a walk around their golf course, then scurried inside just in time for some much needed coffee (if you know me, you know I like to start sessions early!). We sat outside and took in the view, and I could only imagine how these two felt during that time. What a treat to go back, it was a beautiful day and I had gorgeous subjects in front of my lens.

After adventuring the hotel, we hopped on the Blue Ridge Parkway and found the prettiest little outlook with gorgeous mountains to boot. Below, please find some of my favorite images from our time there!
 

Jayme & Elliott | NC State Fair | Raleigh Engagement

Let's talk about how swooned I am over this session. Jayme and Elliott wanted something meaningful to them as part of their engagement session. We threw around a few ideas, and landed immediately on the NC State Fairgrounds.

Jayme, as a little girl, would always go to the plant section of the NC State Fairgrounds and spend many memories with her family there. Not only is it a beautiful spot away from the hustle and bustle of the rides, but the mums in particular make the experience so much more magical. If you have never ventured to this part of the fairgrounds, please make sure to do so next year. They are really a sight to see.

Before the park even opened, Jayme, Elliott and myself trekked out in the wee morning and found some gorgeous light nestled right there in the nurseries. It was amazing being able to be in the park by ourselves without hundreds of people walking by. Jayme wore this beautiful purple dress and Elliott matched her so well. I had to get a few spinning shots since we were there by ourselves!

Jayme and Elliott are tieing the knot next year and I am so over the moon that I will be sharing this day with them as their photographer. Although the engagement session shown below is one that I am so smitten with, I can not wait to show you our sequel in a few short weeks.
 

Garrett and Diana | Greensboro Wedding | The Groome Inn

You know, when I think about weddings I think about feeling loved. I got in to photographing weddings because I was [and still am] so in love with--love. With the hustle and bustle of fall wedding season, it is so nice to take a step back and marvel at some of the best love you've come across. I think about Garrett and Diana.

I met Garrett and Diana late last year and completely fell in love with them! Yes! I know, I fell in love with a couple! The entire process of collaborating with them was filled with so many laughs, well wishes, and even cookies. Diana, you are a great baker! This has been one of my favorite weddings of the year, simply because of the company that I was with. Not only were Diana and Garrett a dream to work with, their entire wedding party was a blast and so so so nice to myself and second shooter [Sean] come wedding day. It is the little things that I remember, like having people ask if I needed water. Good couples bring good company.

The day was a dream! The week leading up to the wedding was such a drag in regards to weather. I was constantly checking to see if Saturday would be rainy, but it wasn't! The rain had stopped the day before and gave us the perfect little glow at their ceremony site. Garrett and Diana said their nuptials at the gorgeous Groome Inn, located in Greensboro, NC. The ceremony backdrop was all of the good things rolled in to one; the cutest little benches, a sweet little chandelier, and a beautiful green patched arbor that framed the two of them.

Along with the amazing backdrop of their venue, they brought so many adorable details that really made their day theirs. One of my favorite pieces were the canvases they had made from our engagement session! Seriously, my couples are the best! They looked so well hanging up in the venue!

All in all, this was one of the most fun weddings I've photographed this season! The couple danced like none other [to some of THE BEST old school R&B music] and there was even an impromptu serenade. To say that I am sad this day is over is truly an understatement.

Congratulations you two!

Vendors who made this possible:

Venue : The Groome Inn
Hair and Makeup : Updo's Studio
Florals : Jordan House Florist
Catering : Above and Beyond Catering
Music : Anything Music DJs

Brittany | The Carolina Inn | Chapel Hill, NC

There are some things that make me gushy with excitement... If you have been following my blog you've noticed my love for bridals. I. just. cant. help. it! I mean, look at the bride?! Brittany is absolutely gorgeous with her beautiful skin and long red hair; her beauty team must have thought of her as an absolute dream! And the gown?! Lazaro always makes ravishing gowns that seem to just be the perfect fit for my brides. And this venue, oh this venue always blows me away! I absolutely adore the Carolina Inn. If you have never walked its hallways, I highly recommend it. It is the perfect blend of traditional with modern hints. It's a dream.

All in all, this session came out beautifully! I can not wait to hear your thoughts on this gorgeous little beauty I'm presenting to you! Happy wedding day!

Venue: The Carolina Inn
Beauty: Makeup For Your Day
Bridal Salon and Florist: Tre Bella
Gown Designer: Lazaro