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Iron Station NC Wedding Photographer // Vesuvius Vineyards // Rick and Megan

I truly am lucky to have the opportunity to work with such great couples like Megan and Rick. They are both so down to earth and genuine. You don’t have to be around them very long to see why they are so compatible together.

WEDDING DATE | August 1, 2015

VENUE | Vesuvius Vineyards in Iron Station, NC

STYLING | Riverkiss Weddings and The Whimsical Rose

RENTALS | Riverkiss Weddings, The Whimsical Rose, and Cooke Rentals

COORDINATION | Monika Cagnetta of Vrabel Bridal

STATIONARY | Riverkiss Weddings

FLORIST | Albertine Florals of Denver, NC

HAIR + MAKEUP | Modern Hair and Salon

SECOND SHOOTER | Eva Rudolph

CATERING | True Crafted

CUPCAKES | Sweet Cakes

GROOMS ATTIRE | Banana Republic

GROOMSMEN | Kohls

DJ | Mark Nelson

 vesuvius vineyards wedding invitationvesuvius vineyard bridal suite4Vesuvius-vineyards-wedding13-vesuvius-vineyards-wedding3vesuviusvineyardsweddingRiverkiss Weddings and The Whimsical Rose came together to help style Rick and Megan’s wedding to perfection. Their vintage, summer, theme was absolutely beautiful. There were so many stunning little details about this wedding!albertine florals vintage summer riverkiss weddings whimsical rosepeach mint riverkiss wedding whimsical rose vintage summer29-vesuvius-vineyards-weddingriverkiss weddings whimsical rose memory table vintage summer10-vesuvius-vineyards-weddinggroomsmen gift11-vesuvius-vineyards-wedding14-vesuvius-vineyards-weddingRick and Megan opted for a “first look” before the ceremony. This allowed both of them to truly soak up their moment together. Wedding days are always rushed, no matter how easy going you may be. After the ceremony, it’s go-go-go. This option for Rick and Megan gave them an extra 15-20 minutes to really be present with each other on THEIR day.15-vesuvius-vineyards-wedding16-vesuvius-vineyards-wedding17-vesuvius-vineyards-wedding18-vesuvius-vineyards-wedding19-vesuvius-vineyards-wedding20-vesuvius-vineyards-wedding21-vesuvius-vineyards-wedding23-vesuvius-vineyards-wedding24-vesuvius-vineyards-weddingI love love LOVED all of Megan’s flowers for herself and her maids. Albertine Florals always delivers beautiful work… so much so that I’m even using them as my future wedding florist next year 😉

25-vesuvius-vineyards-wedding28-vesuvius-vineyards-wedding31-vesuvius-vineyards-wedding32-vesuvius-vineyards-wedding26-vesuvius-vineyards-weddingriverkiss wedding whimsical roseriverkiss weddings33-vesuvius-vineyards-wedding34-vesuvius-vineyards-weddingI loved that they waved to each other while Megan walked down the aisle! It really showed their personalities.35-vesuvius-vineyards-weddingI also thought that it was really cool that for the unity portion of their ceremony, they tied two strings together to signify the binding of her family to his.36-vesuvius-vineyards-weddingMegan told me before the ceremony that Brayden was not enthusiastic about seeing the first kiss… I’m so glad they’ll have this photo to remind her in a few years that kissing is “icky”!

37-vesuvius-vineyards-wedding38-vesuvius-vineyards-wedding39-vesuvius-vineyards-wedding40-vesuvius-vineyards-wedding41-vesuvius-vineyards-wedding22-vesuvius-vineyards-wedding27-vesuvius-vineyards-weddingStory behind the “Start” sign… Megan and Rick are runners. After dating for a few years Rick and Megan ran the Cooper River Bridge Run together. At the end of the race, Rick hopped on stage during the awards ceremony where he grabbed a microphone on national TV and proposed to Megan. EPIC! Watch the proposal here… http://www.live5news.com/story/25180727/she-said-yes-man-proposes-after-cooper-river-bridge-run42-vesuvius-vineyards-weddingSo… the catering for this wedding… was. amazing. I’ve literally never had pizza that phenomenal before… PLUS, the staff was SO hospitable. I would definitely recommend these guys to anyone reading this post!43-true-crafted-food-truck-catering-charlotte-nc44-true-crafted-food-truck-wedding-catering-charlotte-ncIt’s all in the deatils… their signature beer was Samuel Adam’s Summer Ale. Perfect for an early August wedding!summer vintage riverkiss weddings sweet cakes46-vesuvius-vineyards-wedding30-vesuvius-vineyards-wedding47-vesuvius-vineyards-wedding48-vesuvius-vineyards-wedding49-vesuvius-vineyards-weddingThe playlist for this wedding truly accommodated all ages at the reception. If you’re looking for go-to songs that always get the party going… “Watch me”, “Wobble”, and “Shout” do it every time!50-vesuvius-vineyards-wedding-reception51-vesuvius-vineyards-wedding-reception52-vesuvius-vineyards-wedding-reception53-vesuvius-vineyards-wedding54-vesuvius-vineyards-wedding55-vesuvius-vineyards-wedding56-vesuvius-vineyards-wedding57-vesuvius-vineyards-wedding60-vesuvius-vineyards-wedding59-vesuvius-vineyards-wedding58-vesuvius-vineyards-weddingCongratulations Rick + Megan! Thanks for letting us photograph your story!

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Iron Station NC Wedding Photographer // Vesuvius Vineyards Bridal Portraits

After holding onto these beautiful portraits for couple of months I’m so happy to share Heather’s bridal portraits that we took at Vesuvius Vineyards in Iron Station, NC. Heather looked absolutely stunning and I loved that she chose a dress that was so unique!

VENUE | VESUVIUS VINEYARDS

DRESS | purchased from NY BRIDE AND GROOM

JEWELRY | SWAROVSKI

FLOWERS | PUBLIX

PLANNER | Lauren Piner of SOUTHERN AND CHIC WEDDINGS

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Charlotte NC Wedding Photographer // An Engagement Session

When one of my best friends came to me and told me that she had fallen in love with a guy that lived hundreds of miles away, I looked at her like she was legitimately insane. My immediate thought was, “How in the world could anyone make a long distance relationship work?” Months later they started talking about marriage and I still thought, “This girl is crazy.”

THEN I met him for the first time, he committed to move across the country for her, and the more I hung out with both of them together I started to realize just why this relationship was going to work. Mallory and Josh are opposite in all of the right ways and similar in ways that legitimately blow my mind. I look at them and see a love that’s easy, effortless, and genuine. I look at them and see happiness in Mallory that I’ve never seen in a decade of best friendship. I’m so excited that I’ll be standing beside her on her wedding day in March.

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FUTURE WEDDING VENUE | THE LABORATORY MILL in LINCOLNTON, NC

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