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Category: Destination Weddings

DESTINATION WEDDING IN NEW JERSEY | BRIAN + KARINE

Oh man. What an adventure! Brian and Karine’s destination wedding in NJ was 1 weekend, 24 combined driving hours (several of those in DC traffic lol), 1 flat tire,  1 second-shooter (my wonderful friend Julia of Amore Vita Photography), and ultimately 3 crazy but fun days of working with one of the sweetest couples on earth! Brian has been a friend of our family for many years. He moved to Louisville, KY to attend Southern Seminary, and met Karine when they were neighbors and both working in ministry. They spent many months getting to know each other as friends, unable to discuss the possibility of dating due to the obligations of Karine’s internship. But the minute her internship was over (literally, the minute), they had a relationship-defining talk and soon after, Brian proposed! We met Karine for the first time here in South Carolina, when Brian brought her to town after their engagement. A few months later, we got to take their rainy-day engagement photos while we were in Louisville 3 weeks before their wedding for Michael and Melissa’s wedding! And in July, I got to capture their sweet, backyard wedding in Karine’s hometown in New Jersey. It was blazing hot, but such a wonderful day regardless. It was beautiful to see how perfectly each of them fit in with the other’s friends and family. It was encouraging to see so many friendly faces in a brand new place. And it was an absolute blast to watch the Charleston Southern crew breaking it down HARD on the dance floor (as they do). We’re so thrilled for these two, and know they’re meant for great things. Enjoy some of our favorites from Brian and Karine’s wedding!

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destination wedding in colombia, south america | sam + margarita

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chetola resort wedding in blowing rock, nc | kris + emily

Kris and Emily’s wedding could not have been more picturesque! Beautiful weather, beautiful venue, beautiful light, and a beautiful couple: all ideal ingredients for a beautiful wedding! This couple chose the gorgeous Chetola Resort in the mountains of Blowing Rock, NC for their big day- a gorgeous setting that we could not wait to photograph! We loved Emily’s spring-inspired color-scheme and had an absolute blast photographing this gorgeous couple and their bridal party during sunset! There was a lovely pond with wild swans swimming in it, and we made it our goal to catch the swans in the background of at least a few shots. Unfortunately, most of the swans kept their distance, except for one who honked in Emily’s direction during bridal party photos (we’re thinking he must’ve thought she was another swan in her white gown- hehe). But thankfully that swan glided into a few romantic shots just as the sun was setting, which made for a gorgeous portrait of the newlyweds! And of course we loved all of Emily’s meticulously planned details- as a teacher, she was so organized an on-the-ball throughout her planning of every aspect of her and Kris’s big day. The whole event was an absolute blast for us to have been a part of. Enjoy a bunch of our favorites from Kris and Emily’s wedding, and see a complete list of their vendors at the bottom of the post!

May 25, 2013

Event Planner | Bride + Heather Bergeron

Stationary | Vistaprint

Gown | The Janice by Agusta Jones, purchased at Ava Clara Couture (Virginia Beach, VA)

Bridesmaids Dresses | Alfred Sung purchased at  NY Bride and Groom (Charlotte, NC)

Bridal Shoes | Nina

Bride’s Antique Diamond Watch | Her late Grandmother’s

Bride’s Bouquet Brooch | Her late Grandmother’s

Bridesmaids Earrings | Handpicked (Charlotte, NC)

Engagement & Wedding Bands | Diamonds Direct Southpark

Guy’s Suits | Joseph Banks

Guy’s Ties | Tie Bar

Hair | Carrie Smith of J. Graham and Co. (Charlotte, NC)

Florist | Hey Love! Events – Ginger Hussey

Ceremony & Reception Venue | Chetola Resort (Blowing Rock, NC)

Ceremony Director | Ginger Maynard

Officiant | David Ford of (Burnsville, NC)

Music Used for Ceremony | Christmas Cannon in D

Rentals & Set-Up | Chetola

First Dance | Everything – Brad Paisley

Father-Daughter Dance | My Girl – The Temptations

Mother-Son Dance | My Wish – Rascal Flatts

Caterer | Chetola

Cake |  Jenae Crowell

DJ | DJ Barry Productions

Videographer | Beautiful Life Films

Accommodations | Chetola

Transportation | Trolley from Air Haven Limousines