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Southern Bride: NC Wedding Photographers

Catching up a bit here and there on blogging.   Bailey so beautiful and sweet.  Our afternoon was a bit warm that day and a tad buggy....she didn't miss a beat!  I absolutely love her blue floral heels!  Enjoy~

Jordan & Kelsey : Married | Hickory Wedding Photographers

This day last year was Jordan and Kelsey's beautiful, fantastic, perfect, awesome, fun day!! The weather was much colder than it is today and it was a bit wet but none of that stopped us!  This group was so great to work with and spend an entire day capturing their love and friendship.  Happy ONE year you two!! We loved it.  Sending more love and wishes for many more wonderful years!  Much Love. Ryan & Joy

Kelsey & Jordan chose these talented and wonderful vendors for her day!

Florist: Wildflowers 

Bridal Gown: Poffie Girls made by Casablanca

Bridal Shoes: Jessica Simpson

Caterer: Liazzo's 

Cake Designer:  Maxi B's 

Reception Venue: Warehouse 

 Reception Entertainment/Band: Flashback 
(SO awesome!!)
Photographer: Joy Davis Photography

Smithmore Castle: ACES Event Meeting

We attended our most recent ACES event meeting and it was held at the beautiful Smithmore Castle in Spruce Pine NC.  The weather and company was perfect!  South's Clothiers provided models with gown samples!  Floral designs were provided by Kristi Turbyfill of Events by Elizabeth Ashley and Janna Avery of Callista Designs.  A beautiful cake by Hallmark Cakes was displayed with the Queen's crown in the great hall of the Castle.  I heard the cake was wonderful but wasn't able to get a taste.  Sometimes being gluten free has its down moments =).   All the plates used for the event was provided by Miss Match Rentals and even though we were not able to grab pics of those adorable plates trust me when I say her stuff is adorable!  Music for our evening was provided by the talented The Mercury Dames.  You will see images below of rental items available from Fushia Moss Vintage Decor.  She has lots of great finds to add to your photo shoot or special day!  It was lovely chatting and meeting other wedding professionals throughout the evening.   Our evening ended with a sweet surprise from my hubby.  I had misplaced my wedding rings for almost 6 months...yes I know...anyway he found and completely surprised me with asking to marry him again ;).  We are going on twelve years this September!  I will admit I teared up a bit.  Enjoy the images!~ Ryan and Joy

Other Vendors:

Reid s Catering provided snacks!

A and J Rentals

Enchanted Wedding Aisles

Air Haven Transportation

Queen of the Castle - Elizabeth Ashley - Events by Elizabeth AshleyThe lovely team of "The Whole Shebang"

Chetola Resort Wedding: Jessica & Walt | Chetola Weddings NC

  This exact day ONE year ago was pure bliss.   Just wait untill you see their smiles!  This was one of those weddings where honestly nothing went as planned...our timeline for photos just got put away.  The rain had other plans! Rain or not it was perfect.  I honestly can't tell you how calm this bride was and how the rain just really didn't stress her much.  Jessica knew no matter what she would marry her sweet fiance' Walt!  It was a huge help she had Meris in charge with "The Whole Shebang" to rearrange the wedding from outdoors to indoors.  On this day it rained and rained... Ryan ran out to get Jessica a pair of rainboots and she was set!  The rain let up just enough for our first glance.  I adored their first glance...  If any one getting married is unsure of doing the first glance or not please talk to several couples that did!  Its so awesome and seriously makes the day even more special! Trust us!! After the first glance we had time to get some shots on the grounds of beautiful Chetola Resort.   Ryan and I got to spend alot of time with Jessica before her big day.  We shot her and Walt's engagement pictures and Jess' bridals!  Take a look here and here!  Our couples become friends and its fantastic. We get just as excited as others when the day comes and we get to capture it all.   We love you both! Congratulations on ONE YEAR!!! Much Love ~ Ryan & Joy

Also be sure to check out all of the vendors involved with this fabulous day!  Vendor info and Links at the end of this post!


Photo Booth FUN!!



Vendor Love

Wedding Coordinator/Planner: Meris Gantt with "The Whole Shebang"
Venue: Chetola Resort
Reception Food: Chetola Resort
Cake Designer: Kendras Bakery Creations
Floral Designer: Betty Richardson with "The Fancy Flower"
Brides Dress Designer: Nicole Miller
Bridal Boutique: Lana Addison in Cary NC
Hair and Makeup: Chetola Spa
DJ: Split Second Sound

TJ + Lee : Enagaged : NC Wedding Photographers

Happy Friday Friends!  Goodness you are going to love this session!  We shot Lee and TJ's engagement session in Marion last year near Lake Tahoma.  Ryan and I absolutely love when we get this precious time with our couples to grab awesome engagement pictures but to also get to know our couple.  This is so important for the wedding day and we adore these sessions! This session reminds me of the movie Dirty Dancing for some reason! I just LOVE it!! These two will say I DO tomorrow and we are super excited to be a part of their day!  TJ and Lee's engagement session was also featured on Southern Bride and Groom Magazine Blog!!! You two we can't wait to see you tomorrow!  MUCH love...R and J  

Maggie's Bridals : Bridal Portraits | NC Wedding Photographers

Maggie married her sweetheart in October, so I can share her bridals with you!! You can see their fabulous and fun engagement session here! Maggie loves vintage, old and also shares a love for photography =). She purchased her gown at Davids Bridal choosing this one being a Galina Signature. Maggie's talented and creative Mother made her bouquet. Enjoy~