This North Carolina wedding is very near and dear to my heart because Mackenzie is one of my best friends. I met her and a few other Army spouses shortly after moving to Fayetteville, and we’ve been close ever since. My short time of living in North Carolina took me to weddings in Raleigh, Wilmington, and Asheville, NC, and working with some of the best light and airy and film wedding photographers in the business. I didn’t get to shoot at my all time favorite venue, the Biltmore Estate, but even though I’m back to living in Massachusetts, I’m always open to flying 😉 I’m thankful for the experience but very glad to be back in Massachusetts, capturing luxury Boston weddings and mountainous New England weddings and elopements.
To give a little background about this beautiful couple, Mackenzie is pertinacious, determined and hard working, she knows what she wants and does whatever it takes to get there, which are just some of the reasons she’s so admirable. So it makes sense that Mackenzie actually proposed to James herself! She wore a beautiful white tulle dress for the ceremony and I definitely teared up as they said their “I do’s” :’)
To continue the non-traditional style, we actually photographed their “engagement session” right after their ceremony! We drove to Carvers Creek State Park in Spring Lake, NC, where there’s actually an old house that will soon be converted to a wedding venue! We popped some champagne and took some dreamy yet fun portraits.
I can’t wait until their wedding celebration with family in friends in January at Incline Village Championship Golf Course in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, where I get to leave my cameras at home and be a bridesmaid myself!
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