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Spring Historic Beaver Dam wedding photos | Charlotte wedding photographers

May 10, 2016

Mary Cate did something on the day of her Historic Beaver Dam wedding that I have never experienced before.  She stood with me while she could have been rushing about getting ready and just asked how I was doing.  She is the type of person that feeds off of the energy around her, and knowing that I was doing great and everything was going fine would help her to relax on her wedding day.  Amazing, thoughtful and so very kind.  When many brides would become self-consumed and worry solely about themselves and how their day was going, Mary Cate was thinking about the rest of us.

About the Bride and Groom

Mary Cate and Sam are such a fun-loving couple.  They absolutely light up when they are around each other, and Mary Cate has this smile that is just magical.  She spent the majority of her wedding day smiling, laughing and genuinely enjoying her friends and family.  Maybe the first thing you might notice about the groom is his height…he sure is one tall drink of water!  As Mary Cate’s father said in his toast, when Sam first came to the house and had to duck to get into the door, he was shocked!  But clearly these two are made for each other.  The families are close, and it was so much fun watching Sam chest bump each of his groomsmen as if being introduced before a basketball game as he took his place to watch his bride walk down the aisle.

The Historic Beaver Dam Wedding Day

I absolutely loved the Beaver Dam wedding venue Sam & Mary Cate chose to host their day.  It was a little bit country, a lot Southern and incredibly warm & welcoming.  The house has a beautiful front porch with the ferns, the rocking chairs…basically everything you’d expect in a historic southern home.  I loved to be able to incorporate the southern touches in the detail photos and even have Mary Cate put her finishing touches to her bridal look on while enjoying the porch and a nice spring breeze.

Their laid back personalities shined throughout the day.  The first look was sweet and simple, with lots of smiles and laughs.  The groomsmen were probably the most innovative bunch I’ve ever been around, requesting EXTRA time for photographs inside of the barn.  I mean, really…that never happens.  Groomsmen are pretty notorious for wanting as little as possible to do with organized pictures 😉  As I look through these photos I can’t help but smile at all of the JOY I see.  Don’t you agree?  A joyful wedding has no competition in my book!

The Amazing Charlotte Wedding Vendors

Special Thanks to all of the AMAZING vendors that rocked:

Wedding Photography: Sunshower Photography

Venue: Historic Beaver Dam House

Florals: Roula Economos

Catering: Armin’s Catering

Wine Barrel Rental: Party Reflections

Makeup Artist: Champa

Hair Artist: Kristie Lavae

Cake: Maddy’s Fatty’s Bakery

Entertainment: Carolina DJ Professionals

Bridal Salon: The Lily Rose

Bridesmaids: Jenny Yoo

Men’s Attire: Jos. A. Bank

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  1. Suzanne

    May 11th, 2016 at 11:05 am

    Lovely images!

  2. Kimberly Haydn

    May 11th, 2016 at 11:05 am

    I love everything about this wedding! The details are amazing, and your shots are beautiful! I love the way you told their story 🙂

  3. Judy Stanwyck

    May 11th, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    WOW! Perfect!

  4. Lauren Marker

    May 11th, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    Great pictures! The prettiest bride EVER!!!

  5. Stephanie LaRocca

    May 11th, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    You captured some of the most beautiful pictures of these two and really reflected their personalities in these photos. You said such sweet things about her and they are all absolutely how she is! Thank you so much, these turned out amazing!!!

  6. Aunt Beth

    May 11th, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    Beautiful wedding the pictures captured all that was good on that day !!

  7. George White aka The DJ w/ the Beard

    May 11th, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    Nice job!!

  8. Barry Bryant

    May 11th, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    In addition to these amazing images, thank you so much for your thoughtful comments about both Mary Cate and Sam.

    Anyone can take a picture but what you have done is capture moments and create memories!

    Your timing is impeccable in these pictures!

    Thank you!

  9. Matte

    May 11th, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    Beautiful photos for an amazing couple!!

  10. Morgan Smith

    May 11th, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    These are two of my favorite people and you were able to capture their outer and inner beauties! The photos are amazing!

  11. Ann Dumas

    May 11th, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    The pictures are lovely and I think you gave a really good sample of the whole evening. Good memories here.

  12. Elyse Long

    May 11th, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    You are such a talented photographer. Mary Cate and Sam are so lucky to have such great memories to look back on for years to come. Thank you for all yiu did to make their wedding day perfect!

  13. Lilly Liseva

    May 11th, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    Stunning photos!!! Love your photojournalistic style-it really captured the true emotions of the evening. Beautiful couple, beautiful pictures!

  14. Corinne

    May 11th, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    Her smile is contagious! Fabulous couple, fabulous pictures!

  15. Julie Murray

    May 12th, 2016 at 7:47 am

    You look absolutely radiant!! What a beautiful wedding!! So happy for you both! May your life be filled with much love, and lots & lots of laughter!!!;)

  16. Alice Larocca

    May 12th, 2016 at 10:18 am

    Everything was perfect – from the venue to the flowers to the cake & now the photos! Thanks for letting us live it all over again through your beautiful photos!

  17. Madison McMahan

    May 12th, 2016 at 10:32 am

    These pictures are unreal. What a magical day! Can we do it again?

  18. Julanne Kowalski

    May 12th, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    Gorgeous couple, gorgeous venue, and gorgeous photography! You’re obviously a photographer who cares very much about your art and the people who trust their special day to your images. Your comments about their wedding are so very thoughtful.

  19. Tony LaRocca

    May 17th, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    Great pictures of a wonderful day!

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