I am so excited to share this wedding with you all! This couple is the one who hiked up a mountain in the rain (Ashley in heels…. what!) and then the heavens opened up and gave us the most gorgeous sunset i’ve ever seen! So when they told me they were tying the knot in Mount Airy at a vineyard I was stoked!
My favorite make up artist, Ryann Owens, and I headed up to the mountains to prepare for their big day. The venue was as stunning as I hoped it would be and we were excited to get to work. While I was getting the details photographed I was notified by my second shooter and other wedding party members that the groom, Carter, had an incident… he and his brother were getting a little competitive with a game and they ran smack into each other and Carter busted open his lip! At first I was thought it was hilarious, then I got a little nervous about having to tell the bride. She took it with grace and her only concern was marrying her best friend.
Ashley chose the most beautiful color combo, one I wouldn’t have thought would look so beautiful together. The blues and burgundies really made for stunning details throughout their venue. All the girls were getting ready in the bridal suite, listening to music and having some light snacks. Once Ashley had her hair and make up on her best friend and mother helped her get into her dress and ready to go have a first look with her dad. He was giddy over how beautiful his daughter looked, you can see by his sweet smile!
The weather was perfect as the sun shown for their ceremony. As the wedding party began to walk down you could see Carter start to get a little emotional. Then he had a moment of laughter as their sweet new pup Luna made her way down the aisle. The guests rose and Ashley started her walk to her almost husband and Carter couldn’t hold back the tears. I always get emotional when I see the grooms sweet reactions! The said their vows, sealed it with a kiss and headed back down the aisle as husband and wife!
The wedding party headed toward the vineyard for wedding party portraits then I stole Ashley and Carter for their portraits! I think this was my first time shooting in a fully grown vineyard and it was everything I imagined! We also got another gorgeous sunset that gave us the most epic sun flares.
The receptions was also another one of my favorite parts of their day. I don’t think I will EVER forget Carter (who is a police officer) pulled out his handcuffs and cuffed his bride to the chair while he got the garter! She was just as shocked as everyone else! haha. They also had a great shoe game and partied the night away! Check out their wedding below!
Venue: Round Peak Vineyards
Planner: Megan Graddy with Magnolia Grove Weddings (Wilson, NC)
Caterer: Countryside Catering
Florist: Creative Designs Flowers and Gifts
Baker: Family Friend
Dress: NY Bride and Groom
Hair and Makeup: Ryann Owens with Bridal and Braids