Rebecca and Marisa's Wedding at the Overlook Barn in Boone, NC - Charlotte Wedding Photographer

“No union is more profound than marriage,
for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity,
devotion, sacrifice, and family.
In forming a marital union,
two people become something greater than once they were….

marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death.”

This was an excerpt from Rebecca and Marisa’s Ceremony. A moment that gripped us all - even me - I was choking up and fighting back the tears as I fought them to see to photograph these precious moments.

Earlier that week I was listening to Same Love by Macklemore, experiencing how far we’ve come. Just 2 ½ years ago we were still fighting for this right. I was struck with appreciation for humankind and our capacity for love and advancement.

Fast forward, to hear this quote at their wedding, an excerpt from the legal ruling that makes this union possible. Was unreal - Such a beautiful and surreal moment. What’s absolutely amazing is this was both Rebecca and Marisa’s favorite moment too!

Their wedding was full of love, joy, humor and fun! Their friends and family truly came together to support them and shower them with love. I think it speaks to who they both are, supportive, thoughtful, loving human beings who light up this world.

It was an honor to be a part of this beautiful experience and to get to know these two remarkable women and all the awesome people that they surround themselves with..

Venue: Overlook Barn 
Caterer / Food: Frugal Gourmet
Dessert: Ugga Mugga
Ceremony Music: Alexa Rose
Flowers: Tyler Young
HMU: Thairapy Hair Studio (Katie)
Videographer: Brian Bunn Films
DJ- US Party Patrol (Jimmy)
Planner- The Whole Shebang (Kelsey)
Beer Tapp Trailer: Happy Trailers Refrigerated Rentals (Rob)
Photobooth: Boone Photobooth
Elder Transportation
Boone Rental

Stephanie and Travis' Wedding at Trump National Golf Club Charlotte - Charlotte Wedding Photographer

Once engaged, Stephanie and Travis didn’t have a direction for their wedding – that is, until Stephanie came across the perfect invitations. She admits that she isn’t a flowery girl, so the earthy sparkle of blue agate rock spoke to her instantly. In addition to being a beautiful theme, the pair were happy to incorporate rocks that would last forever as opposed to flowers that will eventually die. The gentle, calming shades that inspired their wedding spoke to Stephanie and Travis’ values of tranquility and grace.

After the boys started out their day with a round of golf, the festivities were ready to begin. The couple agrees that one of their favorite wedding day details was the spectacular view from the ceremony area. “The perfect weather, the perfect time of day, and the perfect man!” Stephanie said. Apart from the view, Stephanie shared that the gorgeous hanging agate cake was certainly her favorite detail – and who could blame her?

Still, it was the moment that Travis gave Stephanie’s daughter a necklace to commemorate the union of their new family that Stephanie remembers vividly. “She jumped into his arms and dug her head in his shoulder and gave him a huge embrace,” she recalled. Overall, it was most meaningful for Stephanie and Travis to know that all of their closest people had made time in their busy lives to celebrate their marriage. “Everyone old and new came together and it was an amazing feeling to be able to mesh our lives together,” Stephanie expressed.


Venue: Trump National Golf Course
Catering: Trump National Golf Course
Photography: Elly’s Photography
Videography: Alan Daly, Crown Alley Films
Event Designer: Weddings with Barbara
Florist: Weddings with Barbara
DJ: C’leb Entertainment
Hairstylist: Jessica Regan, Southern Chic Boutique
Bridal and Family Makeup: Kathryn Yates, Arbonne
Bridesmaids’ Makeup: James Adams, MAC by James Adams
Bridal Gown: Nitsa’s Apparel