Hope & Stephen’s Wedding Day Story | Summerfield NC Wedding Photographer


I remember Hope, the beautiful bride below,  when she was 6 years old asking me if she could please hold my newborn baby boy!  Well, my first born is now almost 19 and Hope is a married woman.  Time truly does fly by!!!

I was so excited when she contacted me to ask if I would photograph her wedding day!  It has been so much fun to work with Stephen and Hope.  Their love for each other and for their friends and family was so evident to me as I witnessed this special day in their lives.

Their wedding day started and ended at Garden of Gray Gables.  This venue is absolutely perfect for an outdoor wedding and it has a great tent if it does rain.  Thankfully their wedding day was sunny and beautiful!  Hope was one of the most joyful brides I have seen.  She was relaxed and truly took in every second of her day.  Their wedding party was an absolute blast to be around also!!!!  What a great group of friends!  Their ceremony was so special; Hope’s Dad and a dear family friend officiated the ceremony.  Making for some pretty emotional moments! =)

It was so difficult not to post every single image. I LOVE telling the entire story of their day.  So…here is a BIG sneak peek into their BIG day! =)

Oh, before we get started here are some “shout outs” to some awesome venues and individuals who helped to make this day extra special.

Wedding Coordinators: Jessica Grennell ~ J. Michael Weddings and Mitzi Melton
Caterer: Phyllis Jones
Cake: Brenda Jones
Grain & Compass Videography : check these guys out.  they are awesome and wonderful to work with.

A special thank you to my 2 awesome second shooters who captured some amazing shots: Bekah Maka of Bekah Grace Photography and Mary Catherine Ramey

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