sarah + jonathan // wedding . concord nc

Sarah & Jonathan had a backyard wedding & reception at Sarah's parents' home in Concord last month. Sarah, Jonathan, & their families got amazingly crafty & put absolutely everything together themselves. I am in love with all the do-it-yourself brides we have worked with lately! It's so great when couples are able to add their own personal touch to their wedding.

On a side note, we are SUPER excited to finally be able to post larger images on our blog! Woohoo! :D Over time, we will go back in & re-post all of our old blog posts with larger pictures, so be on the lookout for those!

Sarah & Jonathan's daughter, Marley, was one of the most adorable little flowergirls we have seen in a long time. Look at that dress & hairpiece! So cute. Jewelry & hairpiece made by mom, of course. :)

Sarah did her own hairpiece & jewelry as well - this girl needs to get a shop on [ Etsy ] & start selling this stuff to all of the brides out there who are not so creatively inclined!

Sarah & Jonathan opted for a first look, & wasn't it SO worth it?? Love their expressions. :)

Plus, it gave us so much time to explore the property & take tons of great photos of the soon-to-be bride & groom.

Sarah has killer brown eyes with lashes to die for!

Sarah got so creative with the paper centerpieces & bouquets, & the multicolored lanterns were a great touch. Love it!!

Even the food was a family affair - Jonathan's dad is a caterer who did an amazing job on the food & hooked them up with a great baker he knows for their cake.

Love Sarah & Jonathan's expressions as they watched their little girl walking down the aisle - so sweet! Marley decided she wanted to be a part of the ceremony too, so joined mom & dad up front. ;)

Sarah & her dad had one of the sweetest father-daughter dances we've seen to date. There were so many adorable photos - it was hard to narrow it down to just one!

You can tell Sarah & Jonathan have really close, amazing families. The whole day Jonathan's mom was full of laughs & smiles from ear to ear. :)

Thanks again, Sarah & Jonathan! We really enjoyed being a part of your wedding day!

sophia + truc // wedding . charlotte nc

Sophia & Truc's day started with a traditional Vietnamese ceremony. Truc's family met Sophia's family with wine & gifts in her "village" - or in this case, her hotel room since they were far from their home in New York :) - & took her back with them to their house for the rest of the ceremony.

After their procession into the house, they performed an incense & tea ceremony.

Later that afternoon, we met back up with Sophia & Truc for the American ceremony at [ the Lodge at Ballantyne ]. Loved all of Sophia's details - the dress, shoes, & flowers by [ Crawford & Company Florist ] were gorgeous! Plus, I am always a fan of purple as a color theme for weddings - so fun!

I say this all the time, but this great light during the ceremony is further proof of why I love outdoor ceremonies!

The new Mr. & Mrs. :)

We found a sweet parking deck across the street when we were scouting locations & LOVED how well it worked for photos!

Usually it's the bride who does the "foot popping," but Truc totally worked it! hehe. ;)

I adored all of the details Sophia put together for the reception. The apples & pears, the menus - everything looked so fabulous, creative, & well put together. [ The Ballantyne's ] in-house catering provided the dinner & even put together the wedding cake. I was very impressed!

Sophia & Truc used chocolates from [ Jacques Torres ] in New York as cute & yummy wedding favors/seating cards.

How adorable are Sophia & Truc together?? These next two photos put a big smile on my face. :)

Thanks again & congratulations, Sophia & Truc!

vietnamese ceremony . [ The Ballantyne Hotel ]
ceremony + reception . [ The Lodge at Ballantyne ]

wedding planner + coordinator . Erin Hunter with [ The Ballantyne ]
florist . Todd Crawford with [ Crawford and Company Florist ]
DJ . Collin Rand with [ The Ballantyne ]
caterer . [ The Ballantyne ]
cake . [ The Ballantyne ]
favors . [ Jacques Torres Chocolate ]