We cannot get enough of today’s sweet North Carolina wedding in shades of reds captured by ELD favorite Mikkel Paige Photography! We love Ashli’s classic bridal look with a sleek off the shoulder gown and lace trimmed cathedral veil. It pairs beautifully with the muted red bridesmaid dresses and red and white bouquets. For florals, deep red anemones and greenery were the stars, with greenery flocked stairs and chairs and a boxwood photo display backdrop planned by Viva L’Event. The result turned Rock Springs Center into the romantic event of their dreams.
The sun was so golden and shone on this beautiful couple’s wedding day all afternoon. I was SO excited for their wedding, knowing how amazing Ashli and Joe were from months of working together and an incredible Cherry Blossoms engagement session in Washington, DC. They’re such sweethearts, down to their core, and I wanted the day to be perfect for them. And it was! They had a killer team – with Stephanie and Kristin from Viva L’Event at the helm – and everything was very picturesque.
This girl from North Carolina and boy from Chicago met online in the nation’s capital, and had their first date at a bar in the city. After just a little more than two years of dating Joe popped the question after a private dinner at home complete with flowers and home cooking.
I always ask couples what they’re most looking forward to on their wedding day in my contact form. Ashli found me on Instagram and when asked, replied: Being engaged, planning the wedding with my fiance, using teamwork and silly moments to work through challenges, and thinking about the future. I’m?certain that’s one of the best replies I’ve ever read. And that describes their partnership perfectly!
Vendors who made it all happen…
Photography: Mikkel Paige Photography // Planner: Viva L’Event // Venue: Rock Springs Center // Church: Sycamore Hill Missionary Baptist Church // Gown: Love Couture Bridal, Anne Barge // Hair + Makeup: Wink // Hair Accessory: Veiled Beauty // Bridesmaids Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids, Jenny Yoo // Groom’s Tuxedo: Suit Supply // Groomsmen’s Tuxedos: The Black Tux // Flowers: Your Perfect Day // Calligraphy, Mirrors, Wax Seals: Mason Dixon Designs // Cake: Wedding Cakes by Sue // Cake Topper: Goose Grease // Band: The Shakedown // Videography: Light Cannon Films // Invitations: Don Zegler // Rings: Judith Hanau // Bride’s Earrings: J. Crew // Trolley: New Bern Tours