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Posted on Nov 04, 2015

Ohhhh, I’m SO Excited to share Jesse & Julie’s Beautiful Eseeola Lodge Wedding with you!

Last month, one of my very best friends {since I was about five years old} got Married!!!

I was given the distinct honor of being her Wedding Photographer for the occasion!
{Which makes sense, because I’ve been taking pictures of her for most of our lives anyway! 😉 }

As the Wedding Day got closer, I had mixed feelings about not being  a “guest”  in the traditional sense at her Wedding, but honestly, I wouldn’t have had it any other way!

I think that I got the VIP Best Friend’s Wedding Experience! 🙂

I got to work closely with Julie {and Jesse} during the planning stages, to help them figure out planning details, I got to spend time with Jesse & Julie alone, shooting their Engagement Portrait Session in Charlotte {seen HERE}, I still got to participate in all of the fun Wedding Festivities leading up to the Big Day {including the Bridal Showers and Bachelorette Weekend}, I got the first sneak peak of how ABSOLUTELY PERFECT Julie looked in her Wedding gown when I shot her Bridal Portraits {seen HERE} & I got to spend time alone with Julie & her sweet mama {Dawn} that day {which we hadn’t done in years!}, I got to hold Julie’s hand on her Wedding Day & I got behind the scenes access to Julie & Jesse on their Best Day! I got to sit down & eat with old High School/College Friends that I hadn’t seen in years, I got to laugh & Dance & at the end of the night, my Best Friend even threw me her Bouquet! 🙂

{I needed it} 😉

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Julie & Jesse got Married on October 17th, 2015 at Eseeola Lodge in Linville, North Carolina!

It was the first REALLY cold, windy day of the Fall Season, but a Beautiful and Joyous Occasion despite the chilly temps!

Jesse & Julie’s friends & family traveled from far & wide to Celebrate with them on their Wedding Day!

It was truly a Wonderful Day for Everyone!


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This is the Speeding Ticket Jesse got on his Wedding Day… which is funny because Jesse is traditionally a notoriously slow driver…

Guess he couldn’t wait to Marry his Best Friend! 🙂



Because sometimes I can’t choose between Color & Black & White Versions…



Vendor Love:

Venue: Eseeola Lodge –  Linville, NC

Dress/Tux: New York Bride & Groom – Charlotte, NC

Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal

Bridesmaids Hair & Makeup: Kelsey Bunzy – Charlotte, NC &  The Magic Act– Marion, NC

Bride’s Hair & Makeup: Laura Miller – Carmen & Carmen – Asheville, NC

& Elizabeth McMahan – Cutting Image Salon –  Charlotte, NC

Rings: Diamonds Direct

Floral: It Can Be Arranged – Marion, NC

Ceremony Music: Mike Holstein

Band: Summer Daze – Tega Cay, SC

Cake: Joann Halmark Cakes – Blowing Rock, NC

Catering: Eseeola Lodge

My Shining Moment: 😉