North Carolina Barn Wedding | Hailee + Ben

My first wedding of 2019 set the bar high, friends! I just can’t say enough wonderful things about this sweet couple, their families, and all the talented vendors that made this day possible. I typically meet all my couples before their wedding, either at the engagement session or meetings, but that wasn’t the case for Hailee and Ben. They live in NC, so we were not able to make any trips to each other beforehand. I got to know Hailee via email and we instantly connected due to our Type A personalities and like-mindedness. I knew she was sweet, down-to-earth, and we even had a mutual friend who was the person to recommend me to her. I had a really good sense of who she was, but when I met her in person on her wedding day, we were practically immediate best friends! When I met Ben, he was super easy to talk to, very laid back, and was a total trooper for all the lovely portraits we took! 🙂 In a nutshell, I absolutely ADORE them. I am so thankful I was able to witness such a special day for this incredible couple. They radiate joy, fill the room with laughter and smiles, and are consumed with love. Everything about them and their wedding day was a dream!

I could go on and on about them, but the pictures I chose to share here will be telling the story of their wedding day from beginning to end. From details and gifts, to getting ready and first looks, to saying “I do” underneath the oak tree, to sweat soaked dancing, golden hours kisses, and a perfect sparkler exit… Just sit back and enjoy living vicariously through this bride and groom’s special day and keep scrolling because it gets better and better and better- no lie! Wishing these two all the blessings in the world, congratulations Hailee and Ben!

VENDORS:

Photography: Remy Thompson Photography
Venue:
Oakhaven Properties
Planner:
Jeanette Wagoner
Florist:
Windsor Ways
Cake and Desserts:
Sweet Revenge Bakery
Makeup:
Michelle Clark
DJ: DJ Ones
Wedding Gown & Bridesmaids Dresses:
Carolina Bridal World Smithfield
Videographer:
SK Films

Love from the Bride: “If you are looking for a photographer who is prompt, organized, fun, talented, and sweet as pie, look no further! After our first photographer was unable to do our wedding, I had to scramble to find another. After talking with about 20 photographers, I was feeling defeated….until I connected with Remy. Instantly, I knew she was THE person to document our biggest day ever. Since our initial interaction via email, she was prompt, courteous, organized (Type A’s unite!), and just the all-around best. Her questionnaire and wedding day guide were super helpful! I didn’t officially meet Remy until the day of our wedding, but she brought an instant sense of calm and joy. She made Ben and I feel so comfortable, and beautifully captured our love. She was super quick with our photos, and y’all – she is an editing wizard! I would recommend Remy a thousand times over and will continue to use her for all our life events, as I am happy to call her my friend!” -Hailee

Here is the groom casually offering the bride a piece of gum in the middle of their first look, haha!
We were all cracking up!!
In love with these wildflower arrangements!
This cutie flower girl was not thrilled to be the center of attention, haha!
Oh my gosh, the excitement is REAL here!
After their beautiful ceremony exit, we jumped into family portraits and had some
time for these stunning portraits coming up next!
My personal favorite, haha!… Now it’s reception time!
The sweetest dances, I was literally crying.
After cake we were ready for golden hour portraits and we were just in time! ALL the heart eyes!
I loved being goofy with them- at the end of the portraits, I just told them to run towards me…
and their faces were amazing, haha! Then they jumped right into the fun stuff! Dance time!
Hailee requested they have a private dance after the reception as everyone else was preparing for the sparkler exit. How sweet are these!?

Libby Hill Engagement Session | Melinda + Tom

Melinda and Tom are getting married SO SOON and I seriously can’t wait!!! I grew up in the same neighborhood as Melinda and we cheered together in middle school. When she contacted me to be her wedding photographer, I was shocked and so excited to hear from her! It’s always so much fun to reconnect with an old friend, but it’s an honor when you’re asked to capture one of the biggest days of their lives. Their engagement session is just a sneak peek of how stunning their wedding portraits are going to be. Libby Hill was the perfect spot for these two as the sun set over the Richmond skyline. Between Melinda’s model face and the way Tom looks into her eyes, I knew these pictures were going to be amazing. Just see for yourself! 

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xo

RVA Engagement Session | Maggie+Zack

Warning, you are about to see some SERIOUSLY stunning engagement pictures of these two! Maggie and Zack are too cute, so much fun, and of course, madly in love! I can’t wait for their wedding in October! This session couldn’t have been any more perfect… warm weather, sunshine, a major golden glow, and a beautiful sunset overlooking the city! Just wait until you see the shots on the river rocks and in the dreamy field, OH, and their outfit change, the silhouettes… okay maybe just ALL OF IT!

Hair/Makeup by Lou Stevens Glam Squad

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Here comes the outfit change, some major glow, and a beautiful sunset! OBSESSED.

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I had to catch that sunset over the city- what better way than getting some silhouette shots?! Not my typical style, but fun to try something new! Love these!

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xo