Sophie and Lane reached out to me almost a year ago about capturing their wedding day. We hopped on a phone call and instantly I knew this was my kind of bride! Sophie and Lane love the Lord deeply and wanted their wedding vendors to reflect the love of Jesus throughout the day. I couldn’t wait for their Labor Day weekend wedding and it did not disappoint! The morning started out foggy and wet, but by midday, it had turned into a beautiful, sunny day. Sophie + Lane chose the amazing Barclay Villa to have their wedding out and let’s just say I was in love!! Sophie’s florals and her wooden sign details were perfect!! From the beginning of the day until the final kiss of their sparkler exit, Sophie had a huge smile on her face full of excitement. I might have happy cried a little when she did her first look with her dad- it was so obvious how much he loves and cares for his little girl… And I might have cried when they exchanged vows (so sweet!). It was so hard narrowing down pictures for the blog post! There is so much I could say about every part of Sophie + Lane’s day, but I’ll let their joy speak for itself! See below!
P.S. They had a popcorn bar as their favor for guests… can I get an AMEN!
Thank you Sophie and Lane for trusting me with your day. I pray that the Lord blesses your marriage and you both continue to share the love of Jesus like you already do!
The wonderful vendor team:
Venue: Barclay Villa
Planner/Coordinator: Emily Warrick Wedding + Events
Hair/Makeup: Elaine Harrison Makeup Artistry
Cake: Heidi Huggins
Catering: Cannon Catering
Cinema: Edward Atwell Films
Florals: North Raleigh Florist
Rentals & Decor: Queen Bee Rentals
The Aitken wedding will forever be one of my favorite days. Couples like Connor + Amanda leave me feeling so, so grateful that I get to capture weddings as my job! Their families, bridal party, and the bride and groom were truly the kindest people. They tied the knot at a beautiful venue in Magnolia, Texas. From the moment I arrived at the venue, everyone there was so joyful and excited for the marriage of this sweet, sweet couple. Connor + Amanda actually went to high school with one another, but it wasn’t until after they went their separate ways for the next four years that they returned to Texas only to reunite at the YMCA! They ran into each other after working out, and the rest is history! They planned their wedding fairly quickly, but every detail was absolutely gorgeous! Not to mention, they had the most wonderful team of vendors and wedding coordinators! I loved how Amanda surrounded herself with prayer throughout the entire day. She was so peaceful and full of anticipation to see her groom. They chose to pray together before the wedding, but not see each other and it was emotional in the best way. As they committed to each other before the Lord and their closest family and friends, I couldn’t help becoming emotional myself! Connor + Amanda value marriage and all the goodness and challenges that will come with it. It was so evident as they stole glances at each other throughout the day how much they love each other. I simply cannot put words to it! I am such a sap and a fan of marriage; I love seeing couples that rejoice in the gift that it is! They ended their night dancing and laughing away with friends. The DJ concluded the reception by having everyone form a giant circle. Amanda + Connor ran around the circle dancing and thanking all their guests for coming. It was so fun & unique! As they start their new life in Nashville, TN soon, I wish them nothing but the best and am still so honored to have been able to be apart of this special day!
I wish you both the happiest marriage! Thank you again for letting me capture your wedding day!
Thank you to the wonderful vendors who helped make this day amazing:
Wedding Coordinators & Rentals: Carolyn + John with Sweet Tea & Linen
Cake: Lisa Barcelona with Barcelona Cakes
DJ: DJ Dave Productions
Hair: Brenda Kuza with Uptown Salons The Woodlands
Venue: The Springs Magnolia TX
Bridesmaids Dresses: J. Crew
It has been such a crazy, overwhelming, and absolutely wonderful season of life since Adam and I relocated to Georgia. We moved into our first home and have for the most part settled in. There are still a lot of pictures to be hung and decorating to be done, but for now it is perfectly cozy! No doubt my favorite of the house is the screened in back porch. I spend every morning out there reading & drinking my espresso. I then venture inside to my OFFICE to start my editing for the day! I worked at the kitchen table in Virginia, so when we found a place with enough space for me to have an office, I shrieked with joy! Having my own space now makes a world of difference. With the morning sun pouring through the front windows and my favorite worship music on, I feel super motivated to tackle all things business (especially with cute motivational coffee mugs!).
Overall, this summer so far has been filled with many exciting trips and weddings. We went on a cruise with my family, visited Adam’s family for the holiday, and I wrap up this month flying out to Texas to shoot a wedding! It has been busy, but the best kind of busy. I am intentionally trying to slow down, take time with my family and friends, and be fully present in this season we are in. As we wrap up the summer and head into the fall, I cannot wait for the rest of the weddings and wonderful couples I get a chance to work with in 2017! I’m now booking for 2018 and hope to find some awesome brides in Georgia!Thanks for reading!
Venue : Stratton Venue
Planner: Angela Bohem
Hair: Sarah Pope
Makeup: Amanda Thompson
Dress: Monica’s Bridal
Jewelry & Rings: Rone Regency
Men’s Attire: Giorgio’s Men’s Warehouse
Invitations: Carlston Crafts
Videography: Tristan Wertz
Officient: Matt Davies
Cake: Robin Pereira/ The Sugar Shop
DJ: DJ Mixx
Catering: Coach K
Florist: Sam’s Club
Shoes/Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Well, long story short, everything fell into place and Adam was offered the Atlanta position. I could not sleep I was SO excited!!! For those of you who don’t know, Atlanta is only an hour and a half away from my hometown of Chattanooga, TN….and where my parents are!!!!!! I love spending time with my family more than anything and being that close certainly means I will be there (frequently) on Sunday afternoons for some pork chops and laughs! I think my parents are equally as excited as I am! Also, so many of my best friends still live in the area. I’ve been 5-10+ hours away for the last 5 years, and I don’t even have the words to say how excited I am to spend more time with some of my favorite people.
As for the business side, I am also ecstatic! Most of my business so far has been in North Carolina or Tennessee. I still love any excuse to go visit my sister and her hubby in Raleigh, NC, and would love to continue shooting weddings in the area. As far as Chattanooga goes, I would love to shoot more there!! It will be no longer be a 10-hour drive, praise the Lord! Finally, to the wonderful Virginia community, I would still love to be apart of your stories and wedding days. The couples I have been able to serve this past year have been nothing short of amazing and I always as with Raleigh, I love to visit my VA family too.
There is no question that these next few months hold a whole lot of change. As Adam and I approach our first anniversary in less than a month, I often sit back and reflect on this past year. Marriage is my greatest earthly gift. It inspires me to love with more than I thought I could, to serve when I don’t always feel like it, and to encourage my best friend to chase after his dreams. I love having a safe place to rest and share what is on my heart in all seasons. I have learned so much about myself and the calling the Lord has on my life in the past 11 months. I cannot wait to pursue this next adventure with my sweet husband by my side. Atlanta, Georgia… Here come the Tillers! Cheers!!!
This day was made possible by an amazing team of vendors:
Venue: Angus Barn
Florist: The English Garden
Cake: Simply Cakes
Hair & Makeup: Blo
Catering: Angus Barn
Gown: Miss Ruby Boutique
Men’s Attire: Jos. A Banks
Officiant: Rev. Anthony Braswell
Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Maunder!