Bride Spotlight: Nicole

I am so, so excited to introduce to you today’s bridal spotlight, Nicole Thomas.  Nicole and Logan will be getting married at beautiful The Little Herb House this weekend in Raleigh!

We’ve been busy planning and designing Nicole and Logan’s wedding for just under a year, and it’s incredibly rewarding and so much fun bringing all these details, designs, and plans to life! And when it’s for such a sweet, loving couple… you just can’t help but smile. Nicole is best friend’s with a former college suitemate of mine, and she reached out to me right after she and Logan were engaged. It’s been such a joy reconnecting and getting to know the two of them better, as well as making their wedding day as personalized, fun, meaningful, and wonderful as possible! Nicole is an avid horseback rider and horses are a huge part of her life. In fact, these two own a horse farm! We made sure to incorporate gorgeous equestrian touches throughout the day, and it’s a theme subtly woven throughout many details. With an outdoor ceremony centered on a floral-adorned arbor, a horse and carriage toting the wedding party around, and an incredibly fun reception planned for their guests (s’mores bar, sparkler exit, and all!), it’s sure to be a wonderful, memorable, joyful day for these two and their family and friends!

 

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1. Tell us a little bit about you and your fiancé, Logan! 

We met through mutual friends and at first started dating long distance.  When Logan moved to NC, we started out growing our first home. We both love animals and wound up settling on an 18 acre farm. We love working together. Usually we make a great time. Logan is definitely a “big picture” kind of person while I focus in on the smaller details. It’s a lot of work but we both love it.

2. What are you most excited for about your wedding day?

I think I’m most excited for Logan to see me in my dress for the first time.

 

3. What was your biggest inspiration for your wedding design?

Probably our farm lifestyle.  We wanted something rustic but also elegant.

4. Are you doing a first look or saving it for walking down the aisle?

Saving it for walking down the aisle.

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5. Describe your style in one word. 

Comfortable

6. What’s your favorite way to relax and unwind?

Watching a movie or grilling out with friends

 

7. What is something you’re passionate about?

Horses, horses, and more horses. Lol – they’re a little addicting and a huge part of my life.

8. What has been the biggest surprise in the wedding planning process?

How much planning it takes to pull everything together for the big day

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9. What is your favorite part of your wedding design?

I really loved the way Stephanie helped us incorporate some equestrian elements into the wedding – but without it being an overwhelming thing.

10. What is your favorite thing about Logan?

It’s hard to pick just one thing!  His kindness and work ethic.

 

We’ll be sharing plenty of sneak peaks over on Instagram this weekend, so stay tuned!

Bride Spotlight: Emily Morrel

I am so very excited to introduce to you our bride spotlight for today, Emily Morrel.  Emily and Philip will be tying the knot at Jones Chapel at Meredith College and St. Mary’s School in April, and it’s a wedding I simply cannot wait for!! Emily is a dear friend of mine (and twin of Sarah!), and seeing her meet, fall in love with, and prepare to marry Philip has been one of the biggest joys to witness! These two are absolutely meant for each other, and they truly bring out the very best in one another. I am wildly blessed by Emily’s friendship, constant encouragement, and unending support, and she has a true heart of gold. (She regularly texts me and even send snail mail to thank me for planning her wedding – so, so touching and special!) I know that these two were made for one another, and their relationship brings so much glory to the Lord. Their deep love for Christ, each other, their family and friends, everyone who comes into contact with them is so evident.

We’re now mere days away from Emily and Philip’s beautiful, romantic, meaningful, joyful wedding day, and the excitement is rapidly building! Here’s a fun interview with Emily about their relationship, their upcoming wedding, and more:

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1. Tell us a little bit about you and your fiancé, Philip!

Philip and I met in the Summer of 2016 while working on a community service project through our church. We got to talking and quickly knew there was something really special about the other. From that first day, we both had a feeling we had met our future spouse! Fast forward a year and a half later, and we are best friends and so excited to marry each other in April!

2. What are you most excited for about your wedding day?

I love that we are getting married in the same chapel in which Philip’s parents got married.

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3. What was your biggest inspiration for your wedding design?

I knew I wanted a big, organic flower bouquet and a dress that was unique and timeless. Everything else kind of got designed around those details.

4. Are you doing a first look or saving it for walking down the aisle?

As a wedding photographer myself, I decided to do a first look because they’re my favorite to photograph. I love first looks as I always get the most raw and genuine pictures from that time together. It will also give me and Philip a chance to debrief a little before walking down the aisle cause who wants to wait to see their bestie?!

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5. Describe your style in one word. 

Romantic boho -sorry that’s two 😉

6. What’s your favorite way to relax and unwind?

Helping my twin sis renovate her house/working on design projects/shopping at Hobby Lobby!

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7. What is something you’re passionate about?

God! He is everything and the reason I’m getting married to Philip. I literally would have nothing without Him!

8. What has been the biggest surprise in the wedding planning process?

The number of details there are in a wedding.

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9. What is your favorite part of your wedding design?

I love our unique bridesmaids dresses. We’re doing a floral print and coordinating the groomsmen with vintage floral ties!

10. What is your favorite thing about Philip?

His contagious warmth and joy and his ability to immediately make someone feel cared for and appreciated. He lights up a room, and I very much dislike being away from him.

beautiful engagement session by Rebekah Senter Photography