A.J.

December 10, 2019

Lauren & Colin

Photographer: A.J., Weddings

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White wedding invitation suite with family crest at the top styled with ribbon and wedding bands photo

So many things to say about Lauren & Colin and their perfect NC private estate wedding. I don’t even know where to start. Guess the most important thing to start with is how wonderful these two people are. They’re so giving and genuine and have the biggest hearts! Spending the last year getting to know them through engagement pictures, bridal portraits, and ultimately their wedding day was such a privilege. I’m better for knowing them! Couples like Lauren and Colin are why I love what I do!

Now for their NC private estate wedding. It was perfection. Lauren’s family owns a beautiful piece of property turned wedding venue in Henderson, NC. She grew up in the very house she said her vows in front of. She explored those woods and trails. It holds so many of her precious memories. So of course when it was time for her own wedding, no place is more fitting.

When you grow up in a small town like Henderson, the entire town comes to your wedding! I don’t remember the exact guest count, but it was one of the biggest events I’ve ever photographed! They had such a celebration and the love for them was felt all day!

I’ve been holding on to this wedding, and for good reasons! (Not that it’s been easy to do so!) But only a few days after finishing the edits, it was selected for feature on Magnolia Rouge! Only the biggest film wedding photography blog in the world! Having my work (their day!) featured there is one of the biggest compliments of my career. But it definitely wouldn’t have been possible without their vendors below who made their dreams a reality. Click over to see my first Magnolia Rouge feature as a published film photographer!

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Hillside Farms
Photographer: A.J. Dunlap Photography
Coordinator/Planner/Stylist: Events by Morgan Leigh
Videographer: Mark Sossou
Florist: Sherry Maynard
DJ: Trey Snide
Band: The Tams
Caterer: Ted Wheeler
Cake Artist: Jeanie Vetter
Hair Stylist: Laura Twisdale & Brooke Newton
Makeup Artist: Allie Daniel
Bridal Gown Shop: Coastal Knot
Bridesmaids Gown Shop: Bella Bridesmaids-Cary
Bridesmaids Gown Designer: Dessy Group
Groom’s Suit: Jos. A Bank
Groomsmen Suits: Jos. A Bank
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