I knew from my first meeting with Nadia to begin planning for their engagement session and wedding it was going to be a special one. I knew Nadia, her sister, Bianca, and one of her closest friends in a former life — high school 😉 but now to be invited to celebrate with her through their precious engagement and wedding season was humbling. I loved Nadia’s attention to details, making sure it was a full representation of her and Alex – adventurous, fiercely intimate, down-to-earth, and simplistic. Their engagement session, a chilly morning in North Carolina waking up with sun peaking above the mountains, was a dream and a beautifully genuine illustration of their relationship but their wedding had us in tears all day.
It was so easy to celebrate Nadia and Alex individually but when you add their families and friends unbelievably it was easier. Everyone was in tears all day in great anticipation for what was to come. Their closest friends stood near to lavish them with encouragement and support. Their parents were so affectionate and overjoyed as they watched their children head-over-heels in love with one another! Guests came from near and far to joyfully celebrate the beginning of this precious union, the biggest adventure they’ll ever encounter (and they’re seasoned world-travelers!)!
The night prior at the rehearsal dinner I was kindly reminded by the Father-of-the-bride it was MY pictures they would be looking back on in 25 years… he then quickly encouraged me he felt this would be my best wedding yet :)! For a minute I played it cool… *no pressure*, right?! But I was so thankful for the reminder, something we could so easily forget in our instantaneous world. As soon as Beth, my precious and incredible second photographer, and I arrived we were embraced as family— we were affectionately and verbally thanked for being there. The honor was all ours. I hope you enjoy some of our favorite moments of the day – and you may want to grab a tissue. (Don’t say I didn’t warn you!)
Venue: Pine Knoll Farms / Florist & Coordinator: Taylor Made For You / Catering: Smokeshow BBQ / Cake: Delightful Bites Cakery / DJ: Amplified Events / Hair & MUA: Katie Cullum / Bridal & Bridesmaids Gowns: House of The Bride / Suits: Jos A Banks / Linens: Augusta Linens Second Photographer: Beth Castor