Nicole and Phillip: Family focused Brawley Estate Wedding, Mooresville NC

They are more “lighthearted and fun than serious and romantic”. Above all else–they wanted their Brawley Estate wedding day to fun and a celebration of family and friends as they start their life together. (after years of long distance!)

Personal, special touches made the day about more than ‘pretty things’ (though they were all pretty) but instead–incredibly meaningful.

  • The center gemstone of Nicole’ s ring belonged to her grandmother
  • The cake knife was the same knife Nicole’s parents used to cut their wedding cake
  • Magnolia leafs were used throughout (a symbol of their college, Wake Forest–where they met)

A few of our favorites moments:

  • Nicole’s first look with her dad. #tearsfordays
  • The celebration and tears by all of her bridesmaids as they saw Nicole in her dress for the first time
  • Their vows–in over a decade of photographing weddings–they were truly some of the most beautiful words we have heard two people say to one another.
  • Nicole and Philip’s private moment alone post-ceremony to toast one another privately and make sure to slow the day down and take it all in.
  • #thatdanceefloortho (Joyful to say the least.)
  • Their private last dance before the night ended for one last chance to take it all in.

Nicole and Philip-thank you for selecting us to be ones to document your wedding day. (and for being two of thee kindest humans we have met. And, you had us at ‘goats and foals’ Nicole;-) #vet We cannot wait to see all of the amazing things life has in store for the two of you!

Bride laughing while her mom buttons her dress
Dramatically lit hands of mother of the bride buttoning dress
Bridesmaids first look
Father of the bride crying during first look
Bride approaching for first look
Groom smiling seeing the bride for the first time
Groom crying seeing bride on the aisle
Bride with arm in the air celebrating after announced husband and wife
Bride and groom cheers silhouette
Bride and groom touching noses in front of a fountain
Dramatically lit bride and groom first dance
Father of the bride smiling during dance
Reception dancing groom and best man
Brie and groom doing the gangnum style
Bride and groom dancing in the middle of the crowd
Last dance in the empty room by bride and groom

Photographer: Bluesky Photo Artists

Venue: Brawley Estate

Planner: Elle M Events

Hair and Make Up: NLGlam

Florist: Willow Branch

Catering: La-Tea-Da’s

Cake: Cake Expressions

DJ: Split Second Sound

Officiant: Rebecca Nagy

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