Champagne Manor Wedding Feature (Styled shoot for Carolina Bride Magazine)

Champagne Manor Wedding Photos

One week in to 2015 and we have exciting news!  Check out the gorgeous, french country  wedding inspiration shoot in Carolina Bride feature (photographed by yours truly:-)
This feature was the end result of some badass skills by A-list Charlotte wedding professional friends –put together in a collaborative effort in 2 short weeks!!  The shoot was a 16 hour long day with 2 full styled shoots and a laundry list of awesome. (more on the second feature soon:-)
The location was the absolutely GORGEOUS Champagne Manor.  (The Charlotte-areas newest wedding venue; featuring some truly amazing french-manor inspired details and a truly fabulous property for outdoors weddings.)  The shoot was coordinated and designed by the dynamic duo of Kelly and Maria over at Head Over Heels planning.  Chelish Moore created the STUNNING florals as well as ‘glamified’ the rustic elements with the chandeliers, outdoor ceremony arbor, centerpieces and lots of other glamorous details. (with Eye Dialogue adding hints of mystery and drama with their beautiful lighting)
It was important to us to feature a REAL couple (who just celebrated their one year anniversary:) so the shoot would  feel authentic.  (You know I love me some real…) and  Sarah and Josh knocked it out of the part with our ‘mock ceremony’ (including our officiant friend, Reverend Patrick Maloy) and subsequent couples sessions. This shoot felt very much like a real wedding–minus guests hanging into the aisles with ipads, the ‘drunk uncle’ and my ability to ask the bride to slow down whilst walking down the aisle.  #nowimspoiled lol
The brides ‘Willow’ dress by Claire Pettibone gown was provided by J. Majors with the grooms attire by The Tuxedo Shop.   Gorgeous bird cage-inspired cake was designed by  Carolina Cake Artistry.  (with the beautifully designed dessert bar by Cakespriations–the macaroons I pocketed where delish.)   And oh man–did you see the food?  Best Impressions catering knocked it out of the park!!  (and I cannot wait to see the ‘behind the scenes’ video our friends at Bollinger Images created of the day.)
Big thanks to everyone above for creating all of this beauty for us to capture and to Carolina Bride for the feature and laying it all out in such a beautiful manner.  (and I CANNOT  wait to photograph a real wedding at the gorgeous Champagne manor this year–it is truly stunning.)
2015….I am so glad you are here.

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