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!?

A Styled Holiday Wedding

Christmas is only a few days away and I have been saving this stunning, styled holiday wedding for this very moment! I wanted to create an inspiring, romantic, whimsy, Christmas themed wedding styled shoot for a few reasons: One being that I am obsessed with all things Christmas…so duh! Two is that I haven’t been able to let my creativity flow in the past few months because I’ve been so busy sticking to my normal sessions and weddings. I wanted to have some fun with local “friendors” (vendors) and play around with ideas! And lastly, because I wanted to share some winter wedding inspiration for those brides getting married next holiday season. You will definitely see some awesome ideas throughout the blog- you might even start drooling over the portraits! 😉

Between the breathtaking ceremony site, the sweater design in the cake, the candy cane accents, the romantic setting at the sweetheart table, and this BEAUTIFUL couple (who are totally engaged, btw!), this shoot is one for the books! I’m not even being dramatic when I say that it gets better and better and better with each scroll until you hit the end and then you’ll just be angry that it’s over! These vendors knocked it out of the park and I can’t wait for you to check it out!

VENDORS: Floral Design by Rose Avenue Floral Designs | Planning by Honeybee Planning | Cake by Jae’s Cakes | Calligraphy/Invitation/Signage by Letterful | Model + Hair & Makeup by Lindsey Shannon

Barns of Kanak Wedding | Madison + Chris Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of Chris and Madison’s beautiful Barns of Kanak wedding! If you missed Part 1, head to this link to see all the stunning details of their special day. Detail photos can tell so much about the couple’s love story and how the wedding day is going to be. This wedding truly complemented the personalities of Chris and Madison. They are such a warm-hearted, fun-loving couple and that’s exactly what shined through these images. I captured lots of colors, laughter, romance, and pure joy on this day. They were surrounded by so many wonderful friends and family who supported them and celebrated their marriage. Their love story goes way back, but their connection so obviously gets stronger each day. I was so happy to be a part of this special day and I wish Chris and Madison a lifetime of happiness together!

*Find the incredible vendors who took part in this day at the bottom of the page.

Richmond, VA Wedding
Richmond, VA Wedding | Barns of Kanak
Barns of Kanak Wedding | Richmond, VA Wedding
Barns of Kanak Wedding | Richmond, Va Wedding

VENDORS:

Photographer:  Remy Thompson Photography LLC

Florals: Rose Avenue Floral Designs

Cake/Desserts: Katherine Confections

DJ: DJ Goddess

Hair and Makeup: His or Hers Salon and Spa

Catering: Butler’s Unique Catering

Gown/Bridesmaids Dresses/ Men’s Attire: Sixpence Bridal Boutique

Venue: Barns of Kanak

Officiant: John Diamond

Jewelry: Diamonds Direct and AliChristineBridal (Etsy)

Invitations: Shutterfly, Paper on the Avenue

Favors: Totally Promotional

Bridal robes: FancyArtDecor from Etsy

Melinda + Tom’s Wedding | The Boathouse at Sunday Park

Melinda and Tom are married!!! I still can’t believe I had the honor of photographing this special day. I have known Melinda and her family since I was in middle school! After we attended different high schools, we didn’t see much of each other. Now here we are nine years later, and I am asked to capture one of the biggest moments of her life.

Tom so obviously complements Melinda in every way. You can see their love through the way they look at each other, the way they laugh together, and how they hold each other. This wedding was beyond beautiful in every way. It was full of love, stunning details, a very good looking bridal party, the sweetest families, and lots of fun on the dance floor!

I am so happy for these two and wish them all the blessings in the world! Now enjoy seeing each moment and details from the succulents to the first look, the hilarious daddy-daughter dance, the glowy sunset portraits, and the adorable bubble exit!

(see vendors listed at bottom)

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