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