Okay, so you read that title…and you thought, oh, another Charlotte barn wedding. Big deal! I know, barn weddings in the south aren’t exactly hard to come by. Barn weddings designed with this level of detail and personal touch are NOT. Amie & Mike included stories of their love, personal touches that made you smile at every turn. It was an absolute joy working with them through their engagement and I just knew that their wedding day would be the same.
Having an April wedding in Charlotte means you are constantly looking for those dreaded dark clouds on the horizon. I always watch the 10 day forecast and although that might give you a hint at the type of weather your wedding day will bring…April is very unpredictable. The day of Amie & Mike’s wedding the weather was actually forecast to be severe, with thunderstorms at the exact time Amie was to walk down the aisle. Everyone held their breath and said a few extra prayers, and we were rain free! Humid, yes…but not a raindrop!
The bride chose a gorgeous location, Rolling Hill Farms in Monroe is not just a rustic barn in the middle of a field. Perfectly manicured lawns, with beautiful ceremony and picture locations surrounded us. I was so happy when I arrived and saw the beautiful high ceilings with chandeliers, the light-filled bridal and groom’s suites and friendly staff. Location is so important and as a wedding photographer my heart goes pitter patter for just the right venue. The decor and table settings were unique to each table and full of stunning southern details and beautiful florals by Abbey Rose.
Amie walked down the aisle to the melodies of the Wescottage Music quartet, and through beautifully handmade entrance doors. The guests received a Caudle Times program full of personal stories from the couple, and were treated to caricatures during the cocktail hour. The reception was a wonderful celebration full of cupcakes, craft beer and glow sticks, and tunes courtesy of The Emerald Empire Band.
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