Tiffany & Brad’s mountainside vineyard North Carolina wedding at Addison Farms vineyard was published on Every Last Detail last week. Here is a peek at the feature! We were so thrilled that it took all of a day to get this wedding accepted for publication!
We always love getting notes and positive reviews from our couples. Here’s a recent one from Melissa & Ryan who were married at the Tampa Garden Club in September.
“This couple is amazing! From our engagement shoot to our day of wedding photos, they were nothing short of perfection. They captured so many great details and moments of they day. They were very patient with us and made the overall process very fun and easy during such a busy and crazy day. We were are on a time crunch and they were able to squeeze in all the photos we wanted and then some! The pictures are gorgeous and since they do maternity shots too, I’m sure I will be using them in the future! To Caroline & Evan, you’re an amazing couple and even more amazing photographers, so glad we were able to have you with us on our special day!” Melissa & Ryan 9/4/2016
We are honored to be published on Marry Me Tampa Bay today with Erin & Steven’s gorgeous Cross Creek Ranch wedding. We loved working with these two and always get beautiful light when we shoot at Cross Creek Ranch. Plus Erin and Steven had some wonderful things to say about us, and we appreciate that so very much. Love you guys!
Oh my gosh you guys, I am so happy to share these fun images from Melissa & Ryan’s Tampa Garden Club wedding from Labor Day weekend! These two included their pup, Mookie, in the ceremony and she was so cute with her floral collar. White and champagne details, and lots of sparkles filled this glamorous and elegant event space. I loved the draping at the ceremony space and Bayshore Boulevard was of course a stunning backdrop and perfect for portraits at golden hour. Melissa and Ryan are just perfection, they have so much fun together and just emulate love.
Venue: Tampa Garden Club | Planner: Darcy Klempner | Florist, Bouquets: Mary Me Flowers | Florist, Centerpieces: Bloomingdays Flower Shop | Rentals & Decor: Classic Events Entertainment and Ideal Design Events | Cake: Cakes by Nadia | Bridal Dress Shop: CC’s Bridal Boutique | DJ: Cory Barron, Grant Hemond & Associates | Invitations: Oh My Designs by Steph | Officiant: Ami Granger-Welch
So I had this great last minute idea to dress up like Taylor Swift from the Wildest Dreams music video. That’s usually how Halloween goes here now. October is always our busiest month in the business so planning ahead with costumes just never happens. Our kid chooses her costume way ahead of time and then I get a great idea last minute and have a day to make. it. happen.
I think we nailed it. My friend Morgan did my hair- she made pinned it to make it short and I felt fabulously like T-Swift. Evan was none other than Scott Eastwood from the music video. Spoiler alert: there is a reason we are obsessing over this video! You’ll have to wait and see in a few months though!!!
“Even if it’s just in your wildest dream ahhh… ahhhhhhh”
And of course here is our little Winnie the Pooh. This is the first year she picked her costume and we couldn’t be prouder that she wanted to be such a classic character.
Happy Halloween, y’all! And now you have an idea if you’re brunette but but still want to dress up like Taylor Swift. Special thanks to my mom for taking these shots while we dictated exactly how she frame them. Side-seat-photographers.
You may have seen some behind the scenes on social media but we had two spectacular weddings this weekend! Both actually had beautiful white details and were full of love from their families. We had beautiful weather too, it was the perfect weekend for weddings!
First, on Friday, Lauren & Doug had a classic and elegant Vinoy wedding in downtown Saint Petersburg. Their ceremony was in the tea garden and reception in the Grand Ballroom. These two did a first look and their very stylish bridesmaids wore sparkly gold dresses!
Then on Saturday, we were at Postcard Inn on St. Pete Beach with Diogo & Nastassia. Their wedding was light and airy and their ceremony was completely in Portuguese, which was so lovely. I loved hearing stories about these two. Their ceremony was on the beach followed by a garden reception under the lanterns of PCI. And we may have came home with some really yummy Brazilian candy! I can’t wait to share these full weddings over the next month. We’re back at PCI in November twice, it’s such a great month for a beach wedding.
We shot Caitlin & Matt’s destination beach wedding at the Don Cesar hotel on St. Pete beach last November and we are so excited to have it featured today on Marry Me Tampa Bay! We worked with Confetti Events and La Vie En Rose and the decor was stunning. Stop by and leave some love for the couple. We have been published a ton this year and I am so thankful for the blogs and magazines that continue to support our work!
Hopefully you enjoyed seeing Tiffany & Brad’s wedding blog post yesterday! If you missed it, go check it out. Perhaps you’re ready for some more behind the scenes with Caroline & Evan? It’s been 3 weeks since we got home from Asheville North Carolina and with the weather cooling here in Florida I feel like I brought that crisp mountain air home with me. When Tiffany & Brad first told us they were moving their wedding from Orlando, Florida to Asheville, North Carolina we were a mix of excited and nervous- after all, destination weddings have a different workflow and many added elements of planning- not just with travel but with how we back up our data, keep our gear safe, staying within your budget and preparing for any unexpected things that pop up (and they always do). Overall we had a wonderful trip and the experience of shooting in the Blue Ridge mountains was incredible.
We of course took some behind the scenes photos of each other during portrait and detail time, so I wanted to share those. First up, Evan pulling the car up to take us down the mountain to the filed for portraits, hime being a goof, and my amused face. You know we like to have fun while we work!
Then Evan shooting in the field, no snakes this time!
Arrived at the venue and capturing detail shots.
You will often find me straightening place settings and table details to make them look perfect.
Evan’s signature tall-guy-over-the-table-shot.
Some direction and then me laughing behind the camera. Love the final shot!
Walking among the grapevines…
Evan grabbing a classic shot as the light starts getting nice and golden.
And another one of Evan shooting and his final edited shot.
I think this is maybe one of my favorite photos ever. Evan posing Brad, me getting my light on Tiffany and our final two shots taken simultaneously. THIS is teamwork you guys!
I love this one Evan grabbed of me during dinner. I’m a ninja, stealthy in the grapevines waiting for the perfect moment….
And then I find it and shoot!
This is just me being adorable and cold. Prettiest sunset and getting to shoot in cozy clothes and boots was a treat.
We seriously had so much fun one this trip. We’ve been pretty lucky to be traveling for about 2-3 destination weddings or engagements each year. We’ll be in New York City next in December! And we’re hoping to keep it up with some trips around and outside of Florida in 2017 and 2018.
I am so excited to share what is definitely one of my favorite weddings ever, y’all. Tiffany and Brad were originally planning a larger wedding in Orlando Florida when during a trip to the mountains they expressed how beautiful it would be to wed there. And then they thought, well why don’t we?! So they decided to move the wedding to the Blue Ridge mountains outside of Asheville, North Carolina. They downsized the guest list, chose Addison Farms Vineyard for the venue and made it happen, bringing us along.
Tiffany & Brad got ready in cabins on a beautiful property where we did their first look at some of their portraits- including with their dogs Luke & Seven! Then we traveled to Addison Farms Vineyard in Leicester, North Carolina. The layout was a fairytale- the intimate ceremony faced Blue Ridge mountain views and was so perfect with all the guests being able to be close to their vows. The altar was decorated with wine barrels and fall colored flowers and they did a tree planting ceremony. The king’s table was set among the grapevines within the vineyard. The total guest count was 23 and it created an intimate setting where everyone could talk, laugh and enjoy wine with dinner together while listening to a guitarist. The gold and red details were set against a garland centerpiece and the place settings included rosemary to honor Tiffany’s late Aunt. Tiffany is so creative and her details were a dream- it was better than some editorials that we’ve shot. The cake table was a sewing table which was a gift from family members when they started dating. The whole day was pretty perfect- we were gifted with dreamy weather and beautiful light- the sunset portraits from the top of the vineyard gave us breathtaking views. And Tiffany & Brad were just perfect to work with, both so dedicated to each other and happy in every moment of the day.
We seriously just fell in love with this family!
The cows were photo-bombing so we had to walk down the mountain for a close up.
Tiffany and her Dad.
Congrats again, Mr. & Mrs. Nelson! I don’t know if we’ll ever be able to thank you enough for bringing this beautiful adventure with you.
Here are the fabulous vendors that worked on this masterpiece:
Venue: Addison Farms Vineyard | Catering & Florist: Smash Events | Rentals & Decor: Classic Event Rental | Cake: Bake My Day Asheville | Bridal Dress Shop: Here & Now Bridal | Jewelry: Sarah Walsh Bridal | Guitarist: Chuck DiZinno | Invitation Suite: Minted | Officiant: Reverend Susie with Asheville Wedding Celebrations
You all really love when we show behind the scenes of us taking a shot and then the final edit, so we were sure to get lots of photos of us working during our trip to Greenville, South Caroline and Asheville, North Carolina earlier this month. These are from our session in Falls park with Courtney & Korey. Waterfalls. Boulders. Even families of ducks and geese. Awesomeness.
It was freezing for their Florida girl, hence why I am so bundled up. I got to wear a scarf for the first time!
Evan is too cool for school.
I love this one of me because I am always smiling behind the camera.
I mean, look at this sexy guy!
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