Christine + Conor’s Mountain Wedding at Claxton Farm in Asheville, NC

May 2018 | Claxton Farms – Asheville, NC Coordination Team – Erica + Kaitlin Photography – We are the Parsons | Videography – Carolina Story Film Co. | Catering – Claxton Farms | Dessert – Old Europe Bakery | Hair & Makeup – Powder Me Pretty | DJ – Sound Extreme Entertainment | Transportation – Back Country Butler | Wedding Gown – Anamolie Christine and Conor were married at Claxton Farm, …

Lauren + Max’s Earthy Fall Wedding at The Cloth Mill at Eno River

Forgive us… the wedding we are about to share is over a year old. WE ARE THE WORST. Lauren and Max were married in November of 2017 at The Cloth Mill at Eno River. Their wedding was so down to earth, chill, and focused on celebrating the families we choose for ourselves and the communities we build through marriage.  Lauren + Max designed every element of their wedding carefully to …

Silvan & Jordan’s Wildflower Wedding at Rock Quarry Farm

An Eco-friendly Wildflower Wedding Celebrating Love and Sustainability Silvan & Jordan were married last October at one of my absolute favorite venues, Rock Quarry Farm in Chapel Hill, NC. Their environmentally conscious, wildflower wedding was one of my favorites of the season.I loved getting to know Silvan and Jordan and their friends and family. Everyone was so kind, an absolute delight to work with. Both Silvan and Jordan are interested …

Revolutionary Love: The Frida & Joe Photoshoot

Rebellious, Art-Inspired, Punk Rock Wedding Inspiration at The Meadows at Firefly Farm Preserve in Raleigh, NC. I like to approach styled shoots as an opportunity for artistic expression, a chance to do the art we aren’t always free to do with paid work. Sometimes the concepts I come up with are a little out there, and I just hope that my collaborators “get it.” For this project, we combined influences …

Ashley & Nick’s Eclectic Wedding Vow Renewal & Styled Shoot

What began as a simple branding photoshoot for my other blog, Secularly Wed, turned into a full-on styled wedding photoshoot and vow renewal with over 15 local wedding pros involved. Inspired by the ethos and mission of Secularly Wed, I set out to bring together some of my favorite wedding event partners and an amazing couple, to create unique, eclectic wedding inspiration capturing the vibe of the blog and our readers. …

April & Matt’s Rustic Soiree at The Rickhouse – Durham, NC

April and Matt tied the knot last May in a fun and easy going rustic soiree at The Rickhouse in Durham, NC.They are such a down to earth couple and I really enjoyed getting to know them and their family and friends at the wedding. Their priority was to have a wedding that felt authentic to them while also incorporating the traditions and elements that were most important to them. …

Why you need a Wedding Photographer

Because you definitely need a Wedding Photographer… As a wedding planner, I often meet with couples who are surprised and discouraged by the cost of a professional wedding photographer. The fact is that for most people, a wedding is the first time they have ever had a reason to hire a professional photographer at all! Having been involved with the fashion industry, wedding industry, and being a good friend of many …

Modern Wedding Etiquette for Rebel Couples

From the very moment you get engaged, questions of wedding etiquette start popping up. Should you announce your engagement online or wait until after you see your families in person? Who are you supposed to invite? What is up with all the different pieces of invitation stationary? Why does it matter how I address the invites? And that is only the beginning… Not only are traditional etiquette rules overwhelming, many are …