Charlotte City Club Wedding

Elegance, class, and sophistication all featured on the top floor overlooking the city of Charlotte, North Carolina. From the floor to ceiling windows, to the southern furnishings, this Southern wedding has us swooning for days. We may live in Southern California, but we do love ourselves a Southern wedding. This one is no exception. We love all the details from the stunning hanging chandelier, the grand staircase made for a bride’s entrance, the breathtaking views of the city, and all the Southern flair featured throughout the venue. The couple? Well, they are just so darn cute with their first look photos, and the love that is so obvisous.  Of course with Six Hearts Photography on hand to capture all the romantic and beautiful details of this wedding, we knew this was going to be one for the books. Enjoy a bit of the South today with this super pretty wedding!


























































From Six Hearts Photography

Vanja and Brandon had their ceremony in the Charlotte City Club ballroom with high ceilings and windows for walls with a view of the city.Vanja wore a princess crown, her hair in curls, and a dress fit for a queen. With an intimate number of guests, their day was all about their family and close friends oriented with love everywhere.  Bridesmaids wore different color pastel dresses, pink, purple, blush, etc.  Her bouquet was full of broaches and probably the heaviest I’ve ever held – entirely gorgeous. They had a band instead of a Dj and spent most of their reception talking to close ones at their tables. It was such a wonderful day being part of their wedding day capturing all the moments!


Photography:Six Hearts Photography

PhotoBooth: RobotBooth ROBOTBOOTH

Venue:  Charlotte City Club

Florals:  Publixmua

Hair stylist:  Hearst Tower Salon

Groom and groomsmen tux:  Calvin Klein

Bridal gown: Dessy

Ceremony Music: Ten String Theory

Reception Band: Matt and John Acoustic Duo

Cake: Ella’s Celestial Cakes

North Carolina Bed and Breakfast Wedding

My heart is so full of love right now. It is all due to this super sweet wedding set at an adorable Bed and Breakfast in North Carolina. I am not going to lie, but I kind of want to push myself through the computer and jump right into this cute wedding. When a love that is so obvious is shining from each and every image, it is hard not to want to be part of such a lovely moment.  Make sure you have cleared your schedule for the morning, as you will want to view the images  more than once. This wedding is extra special as the photographer who was on hand, is a close friend of the couple. Brandy Angel Photography did a fantastic job in capturing the day. Enjoy the photos!








































From  Brandy Angel Photography

“True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations: it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart.” ~Honore de BalzacIt’s not every day you get to capture images that represents something so beautiful and so important. I could not be happier or prouder of these two men that I am lucky enough to call my friends. Their love is truer than most and their fight to spend heir lives together is brave and inspiring. I wish them a lifetime of love, laughter and light.Here is their love story in their own words.??It all begin in July 2012, a simple hello from Joseph to Andrew on a dating website. After a few weeks of back and forth emails and eventually text messages, we decided to meet in person for a casual dinner. That dinner was supposed to happen on the first Saturday night in August, however, Andrew cancelled. Joseph thought for sure he was just getting blown off, a case of cold feet for Andrew. You see we both were just coming out of bad relationships, Andrew a little over three months and Joseph around six months. Yet to Joseph’s most pleasant surprise, Andrew text him an apology and explanation, and Joseph eagerly gave him a second chance. Our first time meeting happened the upcoming Tuesday night at Clocked in Downtown Athens, GA. It truly was love at first site. We were inseparable.Almost immediately we became monogamous, totally committed to one another, rarely spending a night apart. We share many of the same interests and ideals. We were and still are totally comfortable with one another. Our birthdays are one day apart, Andrew May 14 and Joseph May 15, however, Joseph is twelve years Andrew’s senior. The age difference does not matter to either one of us. All that we know is that we love each other and at the time wanted our families to meet the most amazing person we had ever met. From meeting the parents for the first time, to so many other firsts; the first time crying in front of one another, our first UGA football game together, the first Christmas, the first birthday celebration, and Andrew’s college graduation from UGA; our love grew stronger and deeper. We both knew that we were each other’s one.Joseph knew he had to pop the question, and on May 19, 2014 he did just that. He suggested to Andrew that we make a day of shopping and fun in Atlanta, GA, which included a ride on the SkyView Ferris Wheel. However, to keep Andrew from becoming suspicious, Joseph suggested a little shopping at Ikea then over to SkyView. We both had already talked several times about taking a ride on SkyView. That was it, that was the perfect place to propose to Andrew, at the very top of SkyView while overlooking the Atlanta skyline. After the shopping trip to Ikea, we headed on over to SkyView. Anxious and nervous did not even compare to how Joseph felt. He was keeping the ring in the coin pocket of his jeans, constantly checking to make sure it was still there. Upon arrival at SkyView, the two were asked to empty their pockets and they were scanned with a metal detector for safety precautions. Joseph was freaking out, sweating bullets, how in the world was he going to remove the engagement ring from his pocket without Andrew seeing it. To this day, he cannot figure out how he did it, but he removed the ring and put it back in his pocket without Andrew noticing. We boarded the ferris wheel and slowly rode to the top. As we approached the top, Joseph pulled Andrew closer to him. There was no getting down on one knee, that pod was swaying and uneasy feeling. With the little old couple in the pod facing us looking on, Joseph asked Andrew to be his forever. With a yes and a kiss to seal the proposal, there was no looking back.


On May 30, 2015, Andrew and Joseph made it official. It was a gorgeous sunny day, perfect for a garden wedding with a beautiful Queen Anne Victorian bed and breakfast as our backdrop. With our family and closest friends, we married in Asheville, NC, at A Bed of Roses Bed and Breakfast. Small and simple, yet intimate, it was exactly what we wanted. Andrew and Joseph dressed in the same outfit of light gray suit pants and matching vests with a white dress shirt and light dusty pink tie. A boutonniere added just the right touch for both. A soft pink rose set against a delicate thistle. Our officiant, Jerry Conner, delivered beautiful vows of love and helped us “tie the knot” with the exchange of rings and hand fasting.Memories have been made and many more will be created. But we both hold fast to our love for one another, Me + You, You + Me, Always.




Photography:  Brandy Angel Photography

Venue: A Bed of Roses

Catering: Zambra

Duke University Chapel Wedding

Something  borrowed, something new, and  something blue. Yes, seems traditionally every bride will find details for each of these on their wedding day.   This gorgeous bride and her groom had something blue alright. They chose  Duke University Chapel for their wedding and showed off a bit of blue that day.  The stunning chapel seemed to be the perfect backdrop for this couple and their big day. I love myself a chapel wedding, and this one is beyond words can describe. Oh, and to add a bit of fun, the wedding party had some fun on Duke University basketball court. Enjoy the lovely images from Alexanders Studios and the beautiful details. What will be your something blue? Share with us in the comments below.






























From Alexanders Studios

Catharine Robinson & Cory Broadnax Story: Married at Duke University Chapel, Durham, NC . Catharine and Cory met through mutual friends in September 2010 at Catharine’s 23rd birthday. They went on their first date at a trivia night, where they learned they share a competitive spirit and love to challenge each other. Before long, Cory was daring Catharine to join him for workouts at his gym, and Cory would meet Catharine for lunch outside her office. They quickly fell in love over their shared enthusiasm for travel, football (Cory had played at Duke in college), and cookie cakes.In the years that followed they wandered the globe together, sailing the Greek isles, eating escargots in Paris, laying on the beaches in Mexico, drinking hot wine in Prague, and hiking the Colca Canyon in Peru. New experiences on each successive trip brought them closer together, and inspired them to continuously search out the next destination to explore.In 2012, they founded a business in Washington, DC to help fund their traveling addiction, setting up big-screen outdoor movies for backyard parties and fundraisers. Most Friday and Saturday nights for the next two summers were spent visiting neighborhoods all over the city, projectors and screens in tow, eating a rushed dinner in the grass while watching old movies.It was fitting, then, that Cory proposed to Catharine in front of their glowing movie screen, under the stars, on a September night in 2013.They decided to get married at the Beautiful Duke Chapel.  The reception married historic Durham (an old tobacco warehouse in Brightleaf Square) and the global atmosphere that embodied Cory and Catharine’s relationship (Chamas, a Brazilian Steakhouse). Every aspect of their wedding was executed with classic style and a timeless beauty. The meticulous attention to detail made for a stress free and fun-filled day for all.They continue to reside in a row house in Washington, DC with their rescue dog, Nino.


North Carolina Winter Wedding Styled Shoot

Before we bid adieu to winter and say hello to Spring in a few weeks, we wanted to squeeze in one more gorgeous winter wedding and share all its pretty details. This styled shoot is all about elegance, class, and beauty. The stunning venue, the breathtaking flowers, and the bride and groom make this winter wedding shoot super chic.   With the fabulous talent of Alexanders Studios, the images has us swooning. If you are still feeling the winter season, then warm up with a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy this Southern Winter wedding.



























About the Styled Shoot from Alexanders Studios

The dry grasses are not dead for me. A beautiful form has as much life at one season as another. -Henry David Thoreau

Though spring delivers beams of hope and renewal, the long winter that proceeds it can often bear down on our souls with dreary gray monotony – unless we have love. Love has no season. It is impermeable by cold or heat. In fact, some may argue it gains strength through the winter, when it is the sole source of gladness and warmth. The stark white, silver, and gray of winter is warmed by just a sprinkle of red love, and this styled shoot captures that contrast.The bride and groom models in this shoot are real-life sweethearts. Their romance has been one of budding beauty. When the bride model moved from her cold home state last year, she ventured into a renewed life in North Carolina that surprised her with warmth and love. From the groom model: “In February of 2014, she moved from the frozen wasteland of Wisconsin and started visiting Church. That first Sunday she attended was the first time that I was leading worship for the service. As she walked through the doors and saw me up on stage, she had an overwhelming feeling that this was the person she had been looking for her whole life.”

As we shot photos of this sweet couple, the bitter cold winds of winter blew through the leafless trees. Intermittent bursts of sunshine warmed our bodies, but the love between these two sweethearts warmed their souls. Sharing their love on camera encouraged the groom model to reminisce about his first encounter with his beloved. “As she walked up the stairs and I saw her for the first time, I was struck by how beautiful she was…I was convinced that if there was anyone in the world that I could love, it was her.” It was as if he had experienced a glimpse of spring in her beauty, and he could not go back to living in a loveless winter. “As our interest grew in each other, I began looking for an opportunity to talk to her dad, to ask him for permission to date his daughter,” the groom model explained.“We have simply fallen deeper and deeper in love with each passing day. We are so excited to see how the Lord will work in our lives together in the future, for we know thatGod orchestrated our relationship from the start.”Where summer’s heat drives us to shed heavy layers, the cold of winter beckons us to add more…more lace…more fur…more texture… in order to compensate for winter’s starkness. The fur stole the bride wore in this shoot makes one warmer just by gazing at it.

The dark red flowers in her bouquet add life to the wintery surroundings. The texture of the jewels add another layer of beauty. Even the detailed antique china warms the dining space in a way that the simplicity of summer cannot convey. And, of course, the closeness of the couple encourages warmth of body and spirit.Winter does not deliver an absence of warmth or love…it is actually the ideal season for more! With warm touches of red, textured pieces, and layers of luxury, this styled shoot shows how love can warm the coldest of hearts.



Photography: Alexanders Studios

Venue: Chateau Bellevie

Event Planner: Galej Events

Jewelry: Gemma Jewels

Invitations: Greatest Story Weddings

Make up Artist: Julie Robbins Makeup

Hair: Wedding Hair by Liz

Cake: Ambrosia Cake Creations

Flowers: North Raleigh Florist

Bridal Dress: Savvi Formalwear