Karen and her wedding team spent their Friday evening at one of our favorite locations right here in Concord at Ritchie Hill for the Campbell-Smith wedding. They say rain is good luck for your wedding day, and one of those reasons is because overcast skies are great for your wedding photography!
Maeghan and her bride tribe were an absolute blast to be around all day before the wedding festivities started. These girls know how to have a good time and how to dance!
The music was bumpin’ and the mimosas were flowin’!
All the ladies in the bridal suite had hands on deck for helping Maeghan into her dress.
The gorgeous dress came from Poffie Girls in Gastonia, NC.
Instead of a first look with Ian, Maeghan did a first look with her father. This moment was so sweet and brought a quick tear to all of our eyes. This was when it seemed to hit Maeghan’s father, Marty, that he was about to give away his little girl! We quickly reminded him that he was gaining a son.
We took the time after the first look with Dad to photograph Maeghan on the Ritchie Hill property. We always try to complete the individual portraits of our brides and grooms before the ceremony to allow them more time with family and friends later in the day!
Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue! Maeghan’s mother gifted her each of these to carry with her throughout her big day. She had a swatch from her childhood blanket for her something old, and a 2017 penny for something new. For something borrowed and something blue, Maeghan held on to her great grandmother’s handkerchief.
Before heading to the ceremony, the bride and groom opened their gifts to each other. Ian gifted Maeghan a new pair of Ray Ban sunglasses to wear on their honeymoon cruise. Maeghan gave Ian her favorite boudoir portraits for him to keep!
The flowers designs, bouquets and wedding decor were all provided by Twigs and Twine Floral Design.
After a misty afternoon and threats of rain for the evening, the mist stopped as soon as Maeghan started her walk towards her groom. It was a moment that gave us chills!!
Their ceremony decorations were the perfect accent to the gorgeous greenery of Ritchie Hill’s newest ceremony site, the Arboretum.
After a ceremony officiated by Thad Brown, Ian’s family’s pastor, the two were finally wed and announced as man and wife! The kiss was a kiss to top all first-married-kisses. You know these two are truly in love!
After the ceremony we had an absolute blast with the bridal party. They were a group that made you laugh and brought a smile to your face!
The first dance as husband and wife had everyone swooning! The couple danced to Heartbeat by Carrie Underwood. What really stole our hearts? Ian singing every word to Maeghan. You could just feel that he meant it too!
Did we mention they like to dance? Ian sang again while dancing with his mother. Maeghan and Marty’s dance started out as any typical father daughter dance, but quickly turned into a fun choreographed, father-daughter hip hop dance! There were chest pumps and even a good bit of booty shaking!
The garter toss and the bouquet toss were highlights of the evening! The images speak for themselves.
The night finished with a neon glow stick send off! We know these two are going to have a lifetime of happiness ahead of them!
We are so happy Maeghan and Ian shared their wedding day with us. We had an absolute blast with them, their wedding party and their guests. They all sure know how to celebrate!
Thank you to all the vendors who worked with us and were a part of Maeghan and Ian’s wedding day!
Wedding planner and Music: Crackerjack Sound Decisions
Wedding Dress: Poffie Girls
Tuxedos: Men’s Wearhouse of Carolina Mall
Catering: Union Street Bistro
Cake and Desserts: Icing on the Edge
Flowers and Decor: Twigs and Twine Floral Design
Venue: Ritchie Hill