Oh Happppy Day!!

Melanie and Daniel have to be one of the SWEETEST couples that I’ve had the honor of photographing! These two are so adorable together and I’m so happy and honored to have been apart of their day. Their wedding was filled with love, family and God. All of which are so incredibly important to them. They picked the sweetest little southern venue, The Sutherland, in Wake Forest, North Carolina for their day. With an outdoor ceremony in front of the venue and all the reception fun under the gorgeous pavilion around back of the estate.     

I mean, are they not the cutest?!  And can you tell it was over 100 degrees?! Shew, we sure could, but man was it worth it!!:)

The Sutherland Is a charming southern venue. I have photographed multiple weddings here. It’s such a sweet, romantic venue that kind of feels like home. Ashlee from the Sutherland, is the Special Events Director and she is AH-mazing. Literally. So sweet, professional, down to earth and oh-so-helpful. Seriously, to me, the staff and vendors are a big part of any wedding day and how helpful + kind hearted they are can influence the mood of your wedding day, tremendously.

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If you can even imagine, Melanie’s inner beauty is just as beautiful as her outer beauty. Pearls and Lace, so dreamy! I literally get so happy when a beautiful wedding day comes together. I LOVE what I do. We were walking along the estate while doing Melanie’s bridals chatting and hanging out and I literally squealed so loud when I saw this Wisteria hanging. Y’all, this girl was excited. Like, maybe too excited.

Shooting through nature is literally love for me. If I can incorporate nature, I’m going to. At any given time at a wedding you will see me shooting through all kinds of random, possibly weird things. It’s SO much fun and I get excited about creating something new and wonderful.

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Melanie seeing her little brother for the first time all dressed up. This seriously makes my heart smile.  <3 <3

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Melanie and Daniel came together to say a prayer and exchange love notes to each other, just before walking down the aisle.

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Thanksgiving! I love Thanksgiving because in all of the every day hustle and bustle of the world this is one of the few times of the year I am able to see my ENTIRE family all in one day. I LOVE it! Also, the fact that my birthday happened to fall on Thanksgiving this year totally made it that much more epic because I secretly pretended that everyone got together and cooked just for ME! (Totally not a selfish thought at all, I know)

So, Lexi of Glitter, inc. , and I teamed up with a few other FABULOUS ladies and had way too much fun putting together this deliciously styled Friendsgiving shoot, just in time for Thanksgiving. My husband came over and helped us drag Lexi’s super-awesomely-way- heavy-table and chairs outdoors, so us girls could play!!:) Style Me Pretty Living featured our elegant little Friendsiving Styled Shoot, HERE. Florals: Serendipity Designs, Wood Laser-Engraved Menus, Wood Pie Toppers, and Place Cards: Catharine Perry,  Pies: Sugar EuphoriaStyled Thanksgiving shoot, Styled Friendsgiving, Raleigh wedding photographer, Style me pretty, Holiday entertaining

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Photography: Brandi Leigh | Styling : Glitter, Inc. | Florals: Serendipity Designs | DIY Pecan Pie Shooters: Glitter, Inc. | Glasses: HomeGoods | Gold Flatware: West Elm | Lace Napkins: Sur la Table | Pies: Sugar Euphoria | Sheepskin: Pottery Barn | Thankful Sign and Prints: Lindsay Letters | White Candles: Target | White Dishes: West Elm | Wood Laser-Engraved Menus, Wood Pie Toppers, and Place Cards: Catharine Perry

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So, here in NC we recently had a winter storm and while I personally prefer the 80 degree Florida Keys weather we were absolutely LOVING just weeks prior to this ..I’ve gotta say, this was absolutely breath-taking ..no, literally, it was so COLD! haha! Okay, sorry, I’m done with my hilarious jokes now. Anyway, me and family went out exploring and I was able to capture nature in one of it’s most gorgeous states. This is what I call ice art, literally stunning. I hope you all enjoy these images. You can purchase them at my Etsy shop HERE.

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