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Vanlandingham Garden Party Wedding Part 2 | Charlotte Destination Wedding

In case you missed Part 1.

This was such a beautiful wedding, filled with sweet moments. I promised you a butterfly release and an awesome ring shot. Take a look.

VanlandinghamWedding7The little guy’s butterflies didn’t want to leave their box…He said, “They’re having a conversation!” So cute!VanlandinghamWedding8 VanlandinghamWedding9 VanlandinghamWedding10Isn’t this shot amazing? Kudos to my second shooter, Kelli, for being my butterfly whisperer. VanlandinghamWedding11 VanlandinghamWedding12

This has got to be my all time favorite bridal bouquet. I’ve always thought the cascading bouquets were so elegant and beautiful. They remind me of Princess Diana’s wedding. Orlaith definitely looked like a princess herself. After the wedding, the couple took the gorgeous bridal bouquet to Arlington cemetery, to put it on the grave of David’s father who passed away when he was only 2. Hearing that made me tear up!VanlandinghamWedding13 VanlandinghamWedding14 VanlandinghamWedding15

My absolute favorite image from this wedding is this one of Orlaith and the kids eating wedding cake by the band.VanlandinghamWedding16

The reception was a lot of fun for everyone. The Whiskey Rebellion played lots of Irish music, and they danced the Seige of Ennes.VanlandinghamWedding17 VanlandinghamWedding18

Be sure to leave me some blog love! It makes my heart smile!

Bridal Gown: Miss Pearl Couture, The Hague, Netherlands

Bridal Shoes: L.K. Bennett, London

Jewelry: Tiffany and Co.

Groom’s Tuxedo: Men’s Warehouse

Venue: Vanlandingham Estate

Officiant: Patrick Maloy

Wedding Director: Dottie Maloy

Flowers: Blossom Shop

Cake: Edible Art

Hairstylist: Roger, London, UK

Harpist: Jennie Eggelston, My Gentle Harp

Band: The Whiskey Rebellion, Richmond, VA

xo,

name green

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Vanlandingham Garden Party Wedding Part 1 | Charlotte Destination Wedding

From across the pond, two of the sweetest, most genuine people came to exchange their vows in a destination wedding at Vanlandingham Estate. David & Orlaith’s wedding guests came from all over the globe to take part in their special day. The couple came from the Netherlands, and the guests came from places like Panama, Ireland, and London. I was in love with all of their accents, and they said the same about mine. I will actually miss them. They are all pretty amazing!

Wedding at Vanlandingham
The bridal gown is a coutoure gown by Miss Pearl in the Netherlands. The second dress is a more American traditional wedding gown she wore for the reception. Both are equally beautiful, aren’t they?
VanlandinghamWedding-bridal VanlandinghamWedding4 VanlandinghamWedding5 VanlandinghamWedding6Part 2 to come. Be sure to check back soon. There will be a butterfly release, as well as an amazing ring shot to share next time. Leave me some blog love. It makes my day!

Bridal Gown: Miss Pearl Couture, The Hague, Netherlands

Bridal Shoes: L.K. Bennett, London

Jewelry: Tiffany and Co.

Groom’s Tuxedo: Men’s Warehouse

Venue: Vanlandingham Estate

Officiant: Patrick Maloy

Wedding Director: Dottie Maloy

Flowers: Blossom Shop

Cake: Edible Art

Hairstylist: Roger, London, UK

Harpist: Jennie Eggelston, My Gentle Harp

xo,

name green

Laura + Erik {Got Married} = {Charleston Place Wedding}

This couple was so precious and their families are amazing!! Fairytale wedding day!

Ring shot LOVE!!!

xoxo,

Laura + Erik {E-session}=A Perfect Match {Rock Hill Wedding Photographer}

It’s getting rare to see a couple that are high school sweethearts. Even more rare for them to be from two different countries. He is from Germany and she is from the Dominican Republic. These two met at summer camp over five years ago and in just a few short weeks will be having a destination wedding at the historic Charleston Place Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina.

I am so excited to introduce Laura + Erik. She and Erik drove from her home in Greenville to Rock Hill for a fabulous engagement session. The weather tried to play tricks on us, but when we were finally able to work it out, the weather was gorgeous and so are Erik and Laura. In no time at all we had so many great shots, that we stopped earlier than planned and had a great lunch together at the Olive Garden. Yum!

Congrats Erik + Laura! Can’t wait to see you on your big day!

xo,

Doris + Ron (Mooresville Wedding Photographer)

Beautiful couple, beautiful day, beautiful location. Doris and Ron really rocked their wedding!

I tell everybody all the time that I could shoot weddings every day of the week and the reason is the wonderful couples. I have been so blessed with the opportunity to meet the greatest couples. The families and friends are always so sweet and caring, and it really makes my job so much more fulfilling.

Doris and Ron were married at the lovely Point Lake and Golf Club in Mooresville, NC. They chose vibrant reds and purples and were absolutely stunning.

Congrats Doris and Ron!

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FAQ: Engagement Session {Rock Hill Engagement Photographer}

So, I had a friend ask me the other day about why couples do engagement sessions. So I thought I would share with you my take on why.

Sometimes brides, grooms and their families really don’t know why they want an engagement session. They’ve just heard or read that it’s the thing to do, so they ask for it. It will help the photographer, the bride and groom and the family if everyone knows what’s expected from the session. A session that is just to get a newspaper announcement photograph will be handled differently than a session to show a story of the couple and their relationship. And engagement photos are NOT mandatory by any means, but wouldn’t it be better to know that you love your photographer before you hand over your wedding memories? Let’s face it, you want your wedding to be captured by someone that feels the same way you feel about such a momentous occasion.

To be quite honest, my thoughts for why a couple would do an engagement session is to get to know the photographer that they have chosen to shoot their wedding. You may know your photographer because you follow their blog, looked at their website, and your best friend may have used them for their wedding. You may have a friend that’s a photographer. But does that mean they are the right photographer for your wedding? Maybe, maybe not.

Some things to think about include:

Do you get along? This doesn’t mean you have to be best buddies (though that’s GREAT), but you shouldn’t be turned off by the conversation. Also, just because you may know this person socially, have you worked with them or seen them work? Do you like the way they dress, act, and interact with a crowd?

Do you share the same vision? Do you like traditional or photo-journalistic photography? Or a mix of both? You can get an idea of their vision by looking at their website, blog and social media outlets like Facebook. Most photographers that have blogs and social media will keep those most up to date, but all above mentioned should reflect their vision.

What will you use the engagement photos for after the session? Some examples are a newspaper announcement, save the date cards, or even a guest sign in book for an engagement party or the wedding itself. Another idea might be a framed print for your home or office or to give loved ones that live far away. Knowing this will help the photographer plan your session.

What is your photography budget? There are photographers out there for every budget, however, their vision and their fees don’t always match your budget. Be sure to know the answers to the above questions so that you will know what to expect on the budget. Many photographers will work with couples to find a package that will satisfy them.

And what would be a post from me without photos?

I hope this is helpful. If you have a comment or question, PLEASE click the comment button above. I would love to hear from you.

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