An Ethereal Spring Wedding at the Rickhouse in Durham, NC | Brooke & Teddy's Wedding

**As seen on the blog of Southern Bride and Groom! **

Okay—honesty time. I fall in love with my couples. I know. Super weird, but, I do. I first met Brooke and Teddy last year for their engagement session in downtown Durham. You may remember their session as it featured some really fun images of those two at Ponysaurus (their first date spot). So, of course, these two made my favorites list because they were great from the beginning.

Their wedding, though? Oh, it was just as beautiful as these two. The ceremony and reception took place at one of my all time favorite venues — The Rickhouse. Get Lit Special Event Lighting completely transformed the place by placing these beautiful white drapes at the altar site; it, honestly, felt a bit magical. Just wait until you see the ceremony site! It even dubbed as a beautiful backdrop of the head table at the reception!

The day started out dreary. The weather stated it was supposed to rain ALL DAY. Which, in the beginning, it did. However, right before Brooke and Teddy’s first look the sky opened and it was sunny until night. It was really a pretty site to see.

Brooke and Teddy did their first look on the patio of the Rickhouse overlooking the old Durham Ball Park. This may have been my most favorite part of the day only because I could see the sheer excitement in these two seeing eachother for the first time. They exchanged cards that they had written to eachother over the past couple of years they had been together, and—it was just the sweetest. They were completely smitten with one another.

After all of the jitters had passed, guests started to arrive and sit for the ceremony. Not only did Brooke’s parents walk her down the aisle—but, her father was the actual Minister who married the two of them at the altar. The colors of blush and grey looked almost mesmerizing, but how Teddy looked at Brooke had to have been the best part.

To be honest, I have had a hard time picking out favorites for this blog post as I am loving their entire gallery. Brooke and Teddy—Congratulations! Thank you for your kindness!

Special thanks to all of the vendors who made this possible!
Venue // The Rickhouse
Hair and Makeup // Makeup by Ashley Mooney
Catering // Picnic
Wedding Flowers // Tre Bella
Gown // Tre Bella
Coordination // Blissful Celebrations
Music // Spin
Draping and LIghting // Get Lit Special Event Lighting
Videography // Three Thirty Six Films
Chalkboard // Hint of Mint Designs
Cake Pops // Raleigh Cake Pops

Holly Springs, NC Wedding at the Mims House | Jamie & Stephen

Jamie and Stephen were married at a beautiful location in downtown Holly Springs. It was on the warm side that day, but that didn’t distract from the love that was apparent all around them.  I was so incredibly honored to be a part of their big day. Aside from the amazing ceremony and a very fun wedding party, I have to say that one of my favorite parts was everyone, including the beautiful bride, making trips over to the giant fan just to cool off for a bit. Watching everyone stand there, some still dancing to the music, some fluffing up their dresses and some singing into the wind. But there was a smile on every single one of their faces. Not one person looked unhappy. There were endless amounts of joy and laughter all around! Jamie and Stephen had such wonderful people with them to celebrate a fantastic day! 

I met Stephen and Jamie what feels like just a few months back but has been longer than that. Since distance was a bit of a dilemma, we actually met via FaceTime. I could tell right off that they were going to have a great wedding. They were so laid back and easy to talk to. If either of them had the jitters the day of, they did a very good job at not letting on. Though I think these two were just too happy and excited to be nervous. 

Congratulations Stephen and Jamie! I wish you nothing but the best in your new journey together!



Also, a special shout out to the very talented team that helped put this day together and make it run smoothly.

Venue // Mims House 
Planning // Socialite Events
Florals // Tre Bella
Gown // Maggi Bridal
Rentals // Homemade Bride
Hair and Makeup // Rachel DeLain
Catering // Under the Oak Catering
Video // Silver Paris
DJ // Matt Stutts
Photography // Samantha with Fancy This Photography

Destination Wedding in West Virginia | Kaitlyn & Scott's Historical Church Wedding

“From start to finish our experience was excellent. With so many details that need working out for a wedding it was refreshing to work with a photographer with a wealth of professional knowledge and every conversation before the wedding worked to put us at ease. By the time the wedding arrived the photography was one detail that we were confident was in good hands so we could focus on everything else.

On the day of the wedding Nikki and her second shooter showed us their worth once again, giving us a perfect balance of spontaneity and direction in order to maximize the quality of photos and the experience without interrupting the flow of the day.

After the wedding we received highlights the next day, allowing us to get some great photos out immediately to our guest and family, and the rest of the photos were ready for download within a few weeks.

We definitely recommend using Fancy This Photography.” —
Scott, the Groom

Kaitlyn and Scott married in the quaint town of Princeton, West Virginia. Kaitlyn's side of the family grew up in West Virginia, but had actually lived in North Carolina since she was a child. Guests from all over the country traveled to see this sweet couple tie the knot, and it was nothing short of amazing.

When I say this was a destination wedding, I mean that in the grandest of sense. For starters, their wedding was in West Virginia. Secondly, their wedding ceremony and reception took place at a church nestled down in the valley of a mountain--and the only way to get there was via a pin drop. The church was built in the 1800's, and did not have an actual address. This church had no name, but held so many memories for Kaitlyn and her family. Her father attended this church when he was a young boy.

The church itself was as tiny as they come; right after Kaitlyn and Scott were pronounced husband and wife, Scott actually had to walk ahead of her through the aisle as two people could not fit entirely side by side. This, to me, is what made the ceremony extra special. There was so much character in this little church, but the love that Kaitlyn and Scott had for one another was definitely the main detail.

The reception took place out back of the church and Kaitlyn and Scott brought their favorite games for their guests to indulge. They even played the infamous shoe game, which this for me was a first time to see up and close, which made for a ton of laughs with the crowd. They had a sweet little cake, adorned with cupcakes for all of their guests, and the best food imaginable (southern food). And the best part? They did a bubble release as their exit--right before the rain came.

It was beautiful to be a part of this, and am so thankful to document it.

Special thanks to all of the vendors!

Florals // Tammy Koenig's Wedding Design
Hair // Catie with Elite Hair Design
Catering // Hometown Restaurant
Gown // The Magnolia Bride
Makeup // Tylinn Crawford
Desserts // Cake and All Things Yummy
Photography // Fancy This Photography

Nikki Whitt