Boxwood Estate Wedding – Keely & Hill – Featured on Southern Weddings

Keely and Hill’s Boxwood Estate wedding was recently featured on the Southern Weddings blog!!  It was SUCH a treat to see their sweet day shared with all of the blog’s readers across the South.  To see their entire feature and read more about the details of their day (coordinated by the fabulous Graceful Host), click here!  How gorgeous and stylish is this bride?!


Here are some more of my favorites from their romantic day;

Charleston, SC Wedding – Amanda + Aaron

Amanda and Aaron’s intimate wedding celebration was everything a wedding should be – unfussy and simple. Genuine and sweet.  The two’s love for each other was at the core of the entire day.  The pair got ready TOGETHER, which I absolutely loved.  He zipped her dress. She tied his tie. They joked and laughed, opened gifts, and shared in the anticipation of their wedding day TOGETHER. It was perfection.

Since it was just the two of them and their parents, the gazebo at White Point Gardens right along the Battery was the perfect ceremony location.  Their nuptials blew me away. Each memorized their entire love notes to each other, and tears flowed from everyone’s eyes (including mine!).  Afterwards, we spent time wandering the charming Charleston streets for some portraits, then enjoyed a carriage ride around the city, which landed us at the Peninsula Grill where the group enjoyed a simple dinner al fresco, complete with bottles of bubbly and a small cake adorned with their new initial.

It was an honor to photograph such a meaningful day for these two. Thank you Amanda and Aaron for inviting me along for such a gorgeous celebration of love! xo

Vendor List:

Bride’s Dress: French Connection

Bride’s Belt: Etsy

Bride’s Headpiece: Nordstrom bridal (something borrowed)

Bride’s Jewelry: David Yurman, J. Crew

Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Groom’s Suit: J. Crew

Groom’s Tie: Calvin Klein

Flowers: Ooh! Events

Officiant: Rev. George Rossi, MUSC Chaplin

Carriage: Palmetto Carriage Works

Cake: WildFlour Pastry

Dinner Location: Peninsula Grill

Keely’s Bridal Portraits – Boxwood Estate

Keely and Hill were married this past Saturday in a celebration that exuded Southern charm and grace.  I am so excited to be able to share a few favorites from Keely’s bridal session… she’s such a stunner!  The whole wedding will be hitting the blog soon! Stay tuned.

Hair and makeup by the incredible Lindsey Regan Thorne.

Silverbrook Farm Virginia Wedding – Sarah + Cory

This is a long one folks! It was hard to pick favorites among so many gorgeous details, the beautiful property, and the this sweet couple.  Sarah and I actually grew up together – we met in middle school during those awkward stages where everyone has knobby knees and braces.  We shared a passion for horseback riding – which Sarah still does competitively and rocks it out! – and have just kept in touch ever since.  Their wedding was a hometown reunion at its best.

The setting couldn’t have been more perfect for Sarah and Cory’s personalities;  a charming countryside B&B situated right in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  The historical house dates back to the 1700′s, and the grounds are complete with a beautiful barn, gardens, and plenty of stellar views.  It rained off and on throughout much of the day, but halfway though the ceremony the sun peeked through the clouds and the birds chirped a love song.  It was perfection.

Their dinner took place in a large tent beside the rustic barn.  The long farmhouse tables were adorned with lush greenery, flowers of a simple color palette, and horseshoes (of course!).  Inside the barn hung crystal chandeliers accompanied by several swanky lounge areas and cocktail tables.  Local Virginia wine and beer were served alongside large grilled salmon, roasted vegetables and delicious BBQ.  The band “Just the Tip” out of New York City really rocked the dance floor (this was my second wedding with these guys and they’re REALLLLYYY good) all night.

Sarah’s family is near and dear to my heart, and it was an absolute pleasure to be chosen to capture their day.  I couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful couple or setting.  Thank you to the Zichi and Fritz families for everything.  Sarah and Cory, I wish you all the best! xo

Venue: Silverbrook Farm, Hillsboro, VA
Bride’s Dress: Nicole Miller
Brides’s Shoes: Red Valentino
Bride’s Jewlery: Ascot Diamonds
Bride’s Hairpiece: Blush Bridal Boutique
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Tulle and Chantilly, Mod Cloth, LuLu’s, J. Crew, Camilyn Beth
Groom and Groomsmen attire: Tommy Hilfiger suit; custom ties from Charles and Patrick of Georgetown
Stationery/Invitations: Antiquaria Design Studio
Rentals and Decor: Farmhouse tables – Something Vintage; Other furniture – Vintage Affairs; Tent – Premier Event Rentals
Band: Just the Tip, New York City
Pies/Ice Cream: Pies – Hill High Country Store; Ice Cream – Graeters 

Boone, NC Private Residence Wedding – Kelsey + Nate

Kelsey and Nate’s beautiful mountain wedding had so much personality.  These two had the brilliant idea to host their wedding as a grand party at Kelsey’s parents house on Kentucky Derby race day.  Their guests watched the Kentucky Derby coverage during cocktail hour while sipping mint juleps and noshing on Boone NC’s famous Club Shop home-cooked peanuts.  The greenery throughout the wedding tablescapes and ceremony wreaths was collected from around the area by Kelsey and her family.  Every inch of this wedding reflected the couple’s regal personalities and their passion for entertaining.

It was an honor to capture all of the details and passion from their day.  Here are some favorites…

Venue: Bride’s parents home

Bride’s Ceremony Dress: Victorian Rose Bridal in Raleigh

Bride’s Reception Dress: South’s Clothier in Boone, NC

Rings: Facets of Foscoe - Custom Jewelry Designers, Banner Elk, NC

Hair and makeup: Beautiful Bride on Location, Boone NC

Flowers: Park Place Florist, Blowing Rock, NC

Rentals and decor: Boone Rent-All, Boone, NC

InvitationsThe Desktop Diva Stationery, Raleigh NC

Custom Wedding Signage: Appalachian Signs, Boone, NC

Catering: Gadabouts Catering, Boone NC

Cake: Hallmark Cakes, Blowing Rock, NC

DJ: Billy Gimball Entertainment,  Mountain City, TN

Custom Wedding Signage: Appalachian Signs, Boone, NC

Bridesmaids dresses: Bella Bridesmaid, Cary NC

Groomsmen attire: Men’s Warehouse