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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

Brynn and Austin's Destination Wedding at McGuire’s Millrace Farm

Charlotte locals, Brynn and Austin were on a trip to visit his brother in Florida when he surprised Brynn with an outing to an elephant sanctuary. She absolutely loves elephants, and was overjoyed when they told her she could sit on the elephant and take a photo. As Austin began taking photos, he started walking closer towards her and then got down on one knee. Brynn said, “It was definitely the ultimate surprise.”

Once the couple found McGuire’s Millrace Farm they wanted the entire day to be inspired by the gorgeous landscape. They knew they had to have their ceremony under the river birch trees from the minute they saw it. To enhance the space even further the couple worked together to create the wooden signs for the ceremony and escort card display. Brynn’s family created the paper carnation backdrop that added the perfect amount of pink to the luscious green space. The DIY-ing continued into the reception with table runners made by Austin’s mom and vases filled with wine corks and tea lights.

Brynn and Austin give this sage advice to couples embarking on planning a wedding, “Enjoy the day and your significant other and don’t let the small things ruin such a big day and moment for you. Just enjoy the company of your husband/wife and if something does go wrong, in the grand scheme of things it won’t matter afterwards. As long as you are married to the love of your life, that’s all that matters.“


Photographer: Elly's Photography
Day of Coordinator: Natalie McGuire Gibbs at McGuire’s Millrace Farm
Ceremony and Reception Venue: McGuire’s Millrace Farm
Hair and Make up: La Belle Bridal
Florist: Amanda with Flowers at McGuire’s
DJ or Band: Rosice Batsuli, owner of Cease Fire Productions
Caterer: McGuire’s Millrace Farm
Ceremony Musicians: Mike Helveston
Officiant: Jerome Trupiano (Bride’s Uncle)
Dress Shop: Anjolique Bridal and Formal  
Dress Designer: Demetrios
Bridesmaids Dresses Vera Wang at David’s Bridal
Shoe designer / Shop: Macy’s
Transportation: Murphy Shuttle Service
Groomsmen Shoes: Vans
Grooms Beard Oil: The Husky Heathen Beard Company
Grooms and Groomsmen Socks: Bold Socks

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