Elizabeth + Todd || Charlotte, North Carolina

Finally getting the chance to catch up on our blog, and we’ve got a lot of beauty to share from this stunning wedding in Charlotte, NC on November 10th, 2018. Elizabeth and Todd’s wedding at the Charlotte Country Club was full of luxurious details in this beautiful space filled with warm fireplaces including the prettiest florals by Fern Studio. The bride even wore her grandmother’s gown passed down to her mother for her wedding day, and then to Elizabeth who just changed up the bodice for a more modern look. We love a bridal gown with rich history! Let’s not forget about the delicious cake that was dripping with figs, yum! The Atlanta Showstoppers carried everyone through the night with quite the talent, ending the evening with a fun glowstick-filled dance party and a white rose petal exit, sending-off the newlyweds in style in their fancy classic car!

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Anna + Pierre | New Orleans Elopement

Elopements come with a special tone. They are so very intimate and warm. Just the two of them and the love they share between. This is one of the many reasons I adore being able to be a part of such an endearing day. Anna and Pierre's destination elopement in New Orleans was so uniquely them. They tied a special knotted rope to seal their bond, they kissed under the big sweeping lover's oak tree, and they danced in the street. Congratulations to two kind souls!

Ami + Darshan || Baton Rouge Indian Wedding

These two light up when they are near each other, which is why I expected nothing short of pure elation on their two-day wedding extravaganza in Baton Rouge. What I didn't realize, was how welcoming and happy their families would be and how much that joy would rub off on everyone who was in their presence. I have been drawn to the unique, rich cultural traditions that each Indian wedding includes since I photographed my first one. Without going into huge detail about every single thing I love about this wedding, I will just mention the dancing. Oh, the dancing! The women, the men, the children! Everyone dances together, spinning their brightly colored dresses, singing, laughing, twirling and I can't get enough. You become a part of it behind the camera too, intertwined between circles of dancing capturing these fleetingly compelling moments. It was truly a celebration of something beautiful. We wish you a wonderful life together, Ami & Darshan!

 

 

Olivia + Dillan || Wedding

When I first met Olivia, Dillan, and their sweet pup they were as calm and loving as ever. We got to know each other for their engagement, wedding shower, and then really celebrated on their gorgeous wedding day at Race & Religious. The day lacked nothing, but instead involved everything to do with full-hearted emotions and moments of pure joy. One of my favorite recollections of their evening was Olivia's grandfather joining her for an unplanned shake down on the dance floor. Dillan held her all day long with a seemingly 'never letting go' touch.  They celebrated among strung lights and glittering palm trees.  She glanced into his eyes with a gaze of newness, of a loving admiration for her now husband and he looked back delightedly at his brand-new wife. Congrats to the newlywed lovebirds!

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Venue // Race & Religious

Donuts // District Donuts

Florals // Beth's Flowers

Dress// Bustles & Bows

Olivia + Dillan || Engaged

Olivia and Dillan arrived with a symbol of their love, in hand. Their pup, Colbie, was Dillan's muse for welcoming Olivia home one day with a little bling tied around her collar. Since then, it's been nothing but love for each other as they started planning the wedding and the rest of their lives together. They way she looks at him says everything. He held her hand as she walked over the rocky pathways, which was a simple gesture implying how he kindly watches and takes care of her. Like the sun gracefully shines down upon the flowers, a love like this can help the other to grow. 

Congratulations again to Olivia & Dillan! We can't wait to be there for their wedding next year! 

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Liz + Alex || Wedding in the Tennessee Hills

When Liz and Alex reached out to me about being there to capture their wedding day, I knew there was no way I could miss it...even if it was a couple of states away. They were, after all, one of the first couples to book me for their engagement session after moving to New Orleans last year. When I showed up on the day of their wedding, Liz was refreshed and nervous yet so incredibly excited to marry the love of her life that she was beaming with light. It was like you could almost hear her heart pitter-patter. Alex showed nothing but composure knowing he would soon be a husband to his dream girl. As the families gathered and mingled, it was beautiful to watch the two become one. Many emotions were conveyed, the most significant being that of pure tenderness. We couldn't be happier for these two and to nothing thrills me more than becoming friends with my clients! Congratulations again to these two extraordinary souls!

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Venue // Sacred Stone

Hair + MUA // Kristin Cashion + Katie Lamb

Band // Music City Rhythm Venue

Brewery // Bearded Iris Brewing Company

Cake // Slice at a Time

 

Virginia + Bryan || New Orleans Wedding

When Virginia and I first started communicating about her small, intimate wedding, I couldn't wait to meet her and Bryan. What I didn't know, was how truly genuine, creative, and inviting this couple would be. Virginia's dad saw her in her wedding dress for the first time and the moments of hugs and tears between them was so incredibly moving. Bryan walked up the stairs not long after, to hug his stunning bride and the moments between them were nothing short of loving embraces, loud beating hearts, and pure euphoria. Bryan and Virginia look into each other's eyes and see something that no one else can. They are so in sync and that their love can make an outsider feel something. The day continued smoothly on from there...made up with vows, more kisses, families uniting, music playing, dancing, new left hand rings, happy toasts, AND a quintessential Second Line down Bourbon & Royal Street. 

Beyond being intelligent and a beauty, Virginia also picked out the flowers to make her bouquet and corsages, drew and designed the guest fans, AND made the 'Just Married' banner for the Second Line parade! She is one talented lady, to say the least. 

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Hair + MUA // Paris Parker Salon

Florals // Flora Savage 

Puja + Praveen || Hindu Wedding Reception

Day 2 was just as lively and beautiful as the first for Puja & Praveen's big wedding weekend. The details were stunning and fit their personalities to a T. Cheers and congratulations again to the sweet lovebirds! 

Venue // JW Marriott New Orleans 

Hair + MUA // Flawless Bride

Wedding Planner // Events by Sarah Ashley

Puja + Praveen || Engaged

It all started, the two of them, in a little boat in Washinton, DC. This was the beginning of a friendship. This was the beginning of a growing affection. This was the beginning of a love that would bring a lifetime of so much more. These two became soul mates and their laughter and playfulness towards each other reveals a love that is unshakeable. This is Puja and Praveen. 

We can't wait for their wedding in New Orleans later this year! 

Jackie + Tom || Wedding Bells

This wedding, complete with clydesdale horses, flower & vegetable gardens, and vineyards was beautiful to say the least. Jackie and Tom got married at beltane ranch in the wine country of California. They were both very calm and enjoying their day together with family and friends. The horses definitely had us swooning all day long. Cheers to the newlyweds and continued happiness! 

Shot alongside // viviansachs.com

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Christy + Jesse || Wedding Bells

A venue filled with artist installations is always bound to make for a beautiful wedding, and this one was nothing short of exactly that. Christy and Jesse share a both stunning and classic look. They were both so easy going and calm on their special day, which made for extra special photographs! Cheers to the newlyweds! 

Shot alongside // viviansachs Photography

Venue // montalvoarts center

MUA + Hair // jolidejackie