The minute I talked to TJ's mother on the phone, I knew I wanted to talk to this family. They seemed so fun and kind just there, how great would it be working with them? Very! I might have gotten lost when I was first driving from Fayetteville, NC to New Hill over for our consult, but I was welcomed warmly into their home once I found it and with lots of chit chat, jokes and laughter, they made me feel very appreciated and excited for their special day.
The Bradford in New Hill is an absolutely beautiful place and I can not wait to work there again. The girls that own it are wonderful and kind, it has the most AMAZING natural light in all of the rooms, and the outside looks amazing as well. Check out their website here if you are still looking for a great venue! http://thebradfordnc.com/
Blossoms Artistry did a wonderful Job with the flowers - while Nicole and TJ wanted to keep it simple, their color teal and the beautiful sunflower theme was perfectly presented by Julie Williams.
Nicole was all giddy and excited right before the ceremony. With mimosas, the make up application (Hello, Chocolate Contour!) flowed much easier. Joking around with her brides maids, it was great to see her glowing on her big day!
TJ was getting ready with his groomsmen on the other side of the building. Since they were all unsure how to tie a bowtie, youtube helped out! It was fun watching them follow the video to get their outfit together! The rest was team work!
The ceremony was held by Samantha Heart, from Heart 2 Heart, a sweet, sweet lady! Because both Tj & Nichole was bringing a child into their marriage, they performed a special sand ceremony, that symbolizes their bond with each other as a new family.
TJ & Nichole met, because Nichole was TJ's sons swim trainer. He was smitten with her right away, but waited until the course is over to ask her out. They are so sweet together, and I am glad they found each other!
Special thanks also to Mary Lutz, from A Lovely Affair Weddings, the amazing wedding coordinator. If you are looking for someone who can help you through the craziness of planning a wedding, Mary is wonderful! Very reliable!
I also want to thank my amazing assistant and second shooter, Laura Kessler for capturing this special day with me! As well as Avalanche Sound and Lights for musically shaping the day!