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Katie's Bridal Portraits

I am so unbelievably excited to share Katie’s beautiful bridal session with you today! Isn’t she absolutely glowing and so incredibly stunning?! I think the answer is a unanimous and resounding “yes!” And as beautiful as Katie is, she is even more beautiful on the inside. She has a true heart of gold, is so loving, generous, and kind, and she loves her family and friends deeply. And I think these bridal portraits capture her sheer excitement and joy for her upcoming wedding and marriage to Pace! I love how her bridal portrait session was at UNC Chapel Hill and around campus in some incredibly special locations – Katie, Pace, and their families are diehard Carolina fans and graduates of UNC (as am I!).

I had the privilege of planning and designing Katie and Pace’s wedding just a few weeks ago at The Carolina Inn, and it was an utter joy from start to finish! We featured Katie on the blog recently with a bridal spotlight, and you can also catch gorgeous glimpses of their late July wedding on my Instagram and this sneak peek video (swoon!!).

You can bet we’ll be sharing so much more from their perfect wedding day soon, but for now, here are some portraits of sweet Katie during her bridal session with the incomparable Anagram Photo. Graham and Anna are simply phenomenal, and I think these images speak for themselves. Brittany Berrier hit it out of the park on hair and makeup, and Petal and Oak created this breathtaking bouquet. What an honor is was to bring Katie and Pace’s wedding day to life alongside these supremely talented vendors!

Katie's Bridal Portraits

Stunning, indeed! Stay tuned for their wedding day – it was perfection from start to finish!!

all photos by Anagram Photo

Melissa’s Bridals

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I am so excited to share Melissa’s bridal portrait session with you today!! Isn’t she absolutely radiant?! These bridal portraits capture Melissa’s beauty, anticipation, and joy so well, and she glows so much! I adore the wind-blown hair and veil (it was a windy, chilly day!), the scalloped edge of her train, the delicate pearl buttons down her back, the gorgeous antique lace, the flowing blush + burgundy ribbons, her lush bouquet, and that happy smile of hers!

Melissa and Jonathan were married this past weekend, and goodness was it an amazing day! The weather was incredibly perfect — 60 degrees with the brightest blue sky and plenty of sunshine, which was amazing for an outdoor ceremony and cocktail hour. The entire day was calm, fun, and filled with so many sweet moments and lots of anticipation! The venue, The Pavilion at Carriage Farm, was such a beautiful location for Melissa and Jonathan to be married, as it felt like we were in the middle of the mountains (a special spot for these two!) with towering trees, a bright red barn, a stone fireplace, and gorgeous views. Their ceremony was so touching and so personalized (I definitely teared up!), and it was the happiest beginning to their married life! Out on the patio, we installed market lights and had a s’mores bar by the fire pit once the sun went down, and inside we had a hot chocolate bar (with all the toppings!), homemade by Melissa’s mom. Their first dances were so sweet, the food was delicious, their friends and family were so loving and excited for them, and was the happiest ending to the evening with a sparkler exit!

Photographer: Megan Kerns Photography

Wedding planning, design, & styling: Stephanie Shaul Events

Venue: The Pavilion at Carriage Farm

Florist: Daniels Florist by Kimberly

Hair: Jade Marion Hair

Makeup: Erin Kelly Makeup

I cannot wait to share the gorgeous wedding day images from Megan Kerns Photography with you so soon! It was the most incredible day celebrating Melissa and Jonathan, and you can see some iPhone sneak peeks here!

Endless congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Price, and have the very best time on your honeymoon!!