Saturday, July 5, 2014

Ethan & Amanda | Childress Vineyard, Lexington, NC

Ethan and Amanda were married at the beautiful Childress Vineyard on June 21st. The day started out with rain, sometimes so hard that it seemed the rain almost moved sideways. While it rained, Amanda and her ladies were having their hair and makeup done as the ballroom downstairs was being transformed into simple romantic elegance for the evening. The gentlemen arrived all dressed in their finest ready to enjoy some wine down in the barrel room. The rain quieted down, the chairs outside were wipe clean of the crystal drops that had fallen upon them. The sun came out and shined down over the beautiful arbor that Amanda's dad had made for the occasion. The vintage truck was parked in the vineyard next to the ceremony site as Amanda stepped into her dress and prepared to make her way down the aisle. One of the sweetest moments of the day is when Amanda's Dad got to see her for the first time in her dress. There was not a dry eye in the room. One of the funniest moments of the day is when after the couple was pronounced husband and wife. Ethan took out his cellphone and took a "selfie" of the two of them! Everyone laughed and smiled. Here are just a few of the many favorites we have from their day! Congratulations Ethan and Amanda, and thank you for lettings us be a part of your day!

Venue: Childress Vineyards
DJ: Virtual Sounds DJ
Hair: UpDos Studios
Wedding planner: Cathy Nifong
Photographers: Michelle Robinson Photography

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Warmest wishes,
Michelle and Sara!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Sara's Bridal Session - Duke Gardens

Summer and wedding season is finally here! I am sorry that I have not been posting a lot during the past few months as my daughter Sara as well as MRP photographer, got married on May 25th! We had a beautiful ceremony in our backyard of her childhood home and the day was absolutely stunning. I’m just so incredibly excited for her as she starts this journey with her new husband, Jake! A huge thank you to Bert Reed Photography, who photographed the wedding. You can catch a few of those photographs on our FaceBook page!

It is not often that a mother can photograph her daughters bridal portrait. So needless to say I was in awe that Sara wanted me to do her photographs. We had such a lovely day with her MOH Christina over at Duke Gardens. To tell the truth, I was a bit nervous at first, after all, I wanted these to be perfect for her. We all had such a wonderful time together and I am thankful to have a beautiful daughter that shares her life experiences with me. Here are just a few of her favorites from her day! Love you Sara!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Hayloft | 2 Chicks and a Venue

If rustic is what you are looking for the Hayloft is the place to host your wedding. Nothing states rustic than a working family farm including a two-story barn. Crystal and her staff include seating and linens for up to 100 guests but they allow up to 200 people inside the barn. Anything larger than 200 would need to add a tent in the nearby field.
From hay bales to old cars the photography options are endless here at the Hayloft. They have a custom made arbor to use as a back drop for your ceremony but we’re using it for a couple’s grand entrance to their reception this fall since their ceremony is held at a local family church. The lower level of the barn makes for a perfect cocktail hour and dance floor area. We recommend keeping your cake in the air conditioned loft. Don’t sip out on the up lighting because the beams and woodwork adds depth with the right lighting. Make sure to request their signature photo opt in the window over the barn’s front door.
There is a special room for brides to dress and relax prior to walking down the aisle. As a planner I could see several grand entrance ideas for couples to arrive in style: modernize with a fancy vintage car, tractor, hayride, golf cart for fun, old “beat-up” truck, old fashion fire truck, or a classic horse and carriage. Adding wild flowers, mason jars and burlap are just a start to create a down home inviting experience for you and your guests. This venue has so many ways to create memories for you and your family to relive over and over.

Here are some images from Katrina and Ethan's wedding day to show you the Hayloft in all it's charm!
2 Chicks Michelle: Michelle Robinson Photography
2 Chicks Jenn: Knot Your Average Events
The Venue: The Hayloft

Don't leave without leaving us a comment - what did you think of the Hayloft?