Dear Eric & Jenna, Oh my word.....what a day!!! I'm sitting here at my computer, completely overwhelmed by the love surrounding your wedding today. The way your friends and family support you, cherish you, cheer you on....is such a blessing to be around. I can't imagine a couple more perfect together than you two. Cheers to a lifetime together. Have an amazing honeymoon. I can't wait see you soon!
My goodness...there were so many times I cried along with friends and family. So many beautiful emotions.
I ADORED this bridal party! They were sooo much fun!
I can't think of a better way to end my 2012 wedding season than by photographing Lauren and James' Greenville wedding today with my pal, Mark Collie. Lauren and James radiate joy and peace; I actually left their wedding energized and not exhausted. The way their families welcomed us with open arms will leave an imprint on our hearts for years to come. One of my favorite memories of the day happened when I was talking with Lauren's mom. I told her that I had been praying for the weather for days. She responded with a gentle smile and said, "Ginny, I have been praying for you for the past couple of weeks." I could tell she truly meant it, and the fact that the mother-of-the-bride had being praying for me, blessed my heart so much. Cheers to ending 2012 by celebrating Lauren and James' wedding. It has been a beautiful year.
Dear Caroline and PJ, I can not stop thinking about how perfect your wedding was. There were several times during the day that I had to stop, take a deep breath, and realize that I wasn't in a movie, but what I was photographing was real life. That's how perfect it was. Thank you so much for sharing your love story with Brooke, Mark, and I. Not once throughout your day did we stop smiling. Your family opened their arms to us, and we were forever touched by your love for one another. I'll never forget when I stopped by the rehearsal the night before. I was standing up front beside PJ as he wore a huge smile of gratitude and contentment on his face. I remember looking up at him as he soaked in the entire scene. I asked him how he felt; he smiled, took a deep breath and simply said, "This is surreal. All of my friends and family are here with us for this entire amazing weekend. This is unbelievable. I can't believe this is real." His words still echo in my head, and I can still feel the magic of your wedding to this day. From the rehearsal all the way to the sparkler exit, the entire weekend was absolute perfection. Thank you again for giving me the unbelievable honor of photographing your weddings. I hope as you browse through your wedding photos, you will feel the same emotions that you felt on your wedding day bubbling up inside of you. I love you both!
Photographing at Rose Hill Plantation was a dream. It is a beautiful hidden gem in eastern NC.
I loved all of Caroline's details.
Caroline's flowers were beautiful!
Isn't she stunning?
Kate did such a fabulous job on Caroline's hair. She was flawless.
I love PJ's relationship with his dad. I could tell that they are best buds.
PJ's guys were hilarious!
Caroline is a breathtaking bride!
Caroline's bridesmaids were so sweet.
Check out this ceremony site. Gorgeous!
I loved this sweet moment of Caroline with her dad right before the ceremony.
I love this moment of PJ's excitement right before he walked down the aisle.
Caroline gave the flower girls a note to give to PJ when they walked down the aisle. Their excitement was contagious.
Oh my word....check out PJ's face when he saw his bride for the first time!
I wish you all could've experienced Caroline and PJ's wedding first hand. It was so powerful.
I love the color scheme that Caroline chose.
I couldn't have a chosen a better time of day of Caroline's wedding timeline. It was perfect for photography.
Golden Hour is my favorite time of day to shoot in. I love that we had enough time for Caroline and PJ's portraits during this time of day.
Mark snuck away with a tripod and came back with this image. I could stare at it for hours.
Do you see why I love photographing at Rose Hill Plantation so much? It's the perfect combination of rustic elegance.
Caroline and PJ's reception was so much fun!
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