Just Married: Jess and Joe

I can’t think of a more cute couple than Jess and Joe.  Their wedding was so creative, heavily detailed, unique and beautiful.  Every table centerpiece was different from the next.  Even down to the groomsmen’s socks matching the wedding colors, yellow and grey.  The decor and details were amazing! This wedding was also heavily themed around games.  During the cocktail hour, there was croquet, cornhole and even a magician.  Jess and Joe love playing games and activities, so they brought this element to their wedding for their guest. Jess wore an elegant lace gown to meet Joe down the aisle for the most unique ceremony we have ever seen.  They sent around their wedding bands so each guest could bless their rings and their marriage.    What a wonderful addition to a ceremony.  The ceremony also included a truce bell, that the couple can have through their marriage to use to call any “truce” needed. Of course, this night would not have been complete without gathering the guest in a big field behind the reception tent at The Orchard House, in Concord, NC and releasing paper lanterns before returning to the party for more celebration!  There was cake; there was dancing and there was a really fun photo booth!  We ended the night with a Jess and Joe sparkler send off.  We wish them the best in their marriage and all the happiness in the world!

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Just Married: Chris and Mandi

Chris and Mandi had their wedding at The Orchard House in Concord, NC surrounded by their wonderful families.  I loved being around their families.  They were so much fun and brought so much joy to the day!!  They also shared their day with an amazing wedding party.  I mean how often to groomsmen just jump up on a tree stump to get their picture taken.  Mandi chose a vibrant red as her wedding color and the bridesmaid looked stunning against the green foliage of the venue.  Of course, I can’t forget about the best wedding tradition of the night, decorating the car!  Mandi’s family has a tradition to decorate and playfully trash the bride and groom’s car.  While the bride and groom are inside the reception having a blast, their families are elbow deep in streamers, balloons and window markers.  We were so glad we were there to be a fly of the wall when this happened.

However, the most joy of the night was seeing the love of Chris and Mandi in front of our eyes.  They adore each other and are perfect together.  And words can hardly describe how much we adore this couple as well.  They are so fun, relaxed and easy going.  They are wonderful people and we wish them many years of continued happiness.

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Engagement Session: Jess and Joe

It was a really cool evening photographing Jess and Joe’s engagement session. They’re a great couple Joe’s a really cool guy just relaxed and easy to get along with and Jess was a real sweetheart. Just one of the nicest couples I’ve ever met. We talked about what they like to do and after a few moments decided to find a nice cool evening at a park in Charlotte to have a picnic like engagement session. They are such a fun couple to hang out with, I even learned how to actually play croquet. Both of them are such cool and genuine people I’m glad to have them as part of the MelendezPhoto family.

 

Engagement Sessions: Jess and Joe

Engagement Sessions: Jess and Joe



Engagement session: Devonne and Mo

It’s always fun to photograph an engagement session in uptown Charlotte. It’s especially so when you’re hanging around a couple as cool as Devonne and Mo. They met with me in uptown Charlotte to hang around and joke around in the City. We hung out at the movies where they like to catch their favorite movies before heading out to do their portraits around town. They’re getting married later this year. The wedding will be in Concord NC at the Orchard House. I’m super excited, Devonne will make such a beautiful bride with those amber eyes of hers.

Engagement session: Devonne and Mo

Engagement session: Devonne and Mo

Engagement session: Devonne and Mo

Engagement session: Devonne and Mo

Engagement session: Devonne and Mo

Engagement session: Devonne and Mo

Engagement session: Devonne and Mo

Engagement session: Devonne and Mo

Engagement session: Devonne and Mo

Engagement session: Devonne and Mo

Engagement session: Devonne and Mo

Engagement session: Devonne and Mo

 

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Just Married: Meaghan & Alan

The day is here! I’ve been so excited about photographing Meaghan and Alan’s wedding ever since her engagement session this spring. Her Wedding really utilized the country feel that the Orchard house provides, many rustic decorations, a lot of earth tones even small bird houses as decorations. Meaghan was such a fantastic bride, even when we got word that it ‘might’ rain she just laughed and said “we’ll just have to go dancing in the rain” The ceremony was gorgeous and heartfelt. Alan couldn’t wait to kiss his bride, he tried to sneak one in when putting her ring on her finger. The reception that followed was a packed dance floor all night and the cake was just stunning, full of sugar flowers covering it from top to bottom. Another really awesome detail was that it was a night where a Super Moon was out. So once it got dark we went outside to capture a fantastic portrait of the two of them with the moon in the sky.
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Engagement Sessions: Meaghan and Alan

Today we’re really excited to tell you about Meaghan and Alan getting engaged. They’ve been such a fun couple to get to know. When we told Meaghan we’d go just about anywhere to shoot their engagement session she suggested we go play on their family farm. We met up early in the morning and headed up to the stables. We got to know more of the family including her lovely horse. This couple is planning to get married in Concord at the Orchard House, in early May. They are such a fun couple to photograph I can’t wait until it’s time to shoot their wedding.

 
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