Alysondria & James : Swansboro, NC

Get ready for a Monday morning heart-melt! Alysondria and James were simply the most romantic couple to film. All day long, they were glowing like they had just met. They also happen to be two incredibly kind-hearted people with amazing families, and it was an absolute pleasure to be a part of their celebration!

From an emotional letter and gift exchange, to a first look bathed in brilliant sunlight, the beginning of the day was already filled with tons of romance. The wedding ceremony took place at St. Mildred Catholic Church in the lovely seaside town of Swansboro, North Carolina. Friends and family gathered to watch Alysondria and James exchange their vows, and then headed over to the reception at Marston Pavilion inside Camp Lejeune. We were blown away by the gorgeous landscapes surrounding both venues, but our favorite was a secret boardwalk Alysondria and James had scouted with their photographers prior to the big day. Long and narrow, the boardwalk seemed to stretch out into eternity over the water, making for some very dreamy moments between the happy couple, which we are so glad to have been there to capture!

At the reception, we quickly saw how deeply adored this couple is by all their family and friends, who showered them with smiles, laughter, warm hugs, and sweet toasts. We also had a blast filming all the dazzling dance moves throughout the night, especially James’ stylish shag dancing and Alysondria’s graceful twirls in her beautiful, flowing gown. So impressive! After the epic dance party, Alysondria and James exited through a sea of glow sticks to their getaway boat. What a night to remember!

Alysondria and James, thank you so much for the opportunity to film your special day! You are an amazing couple and we wish you a full and happy life together! Congratulations!

– Michael + Megan

Meredith & Ryan : Uptown Charlotte, NC

Starting our week by sharing one of our latest wedding films! This one is extra special to us, because it is the first wedding we filmed in the lovely city of Charlotte, and also because Meredith and Ryan are that couple who you just love to be around! We had such an amazing time getting to know these two and witnessing, first hand, their very deep and meaningful love for one another. We knew that their wedding would be something incredibly special to capture!

The weekend started at Draught, one of Meredith and Ryan’s favorite hangout spots in Uptown Charlotte. Family and friends gathered to share sweet and entertaining stories and celebrate the evening together before the big day. We were particularly touched by the story of how this adorable couple met. Hearing it from the perspective of Meredith and Ryan’s best friends, their meeting was unexpected, yet occurred at the most perfect time in their lives!

The ceremony was held at Caldwell Presbyterian Church and was led by Meredith’s stepfather. We just loved his message about the meaning of marriage and family, and how Meredith and Ryan share a love that extends well beyond their relationship to bless their families and everyone they know!

The reception followed at the Mint Museum, surrounded by the glow of Uptown Charlotte’s spectacular skyscrapers. Meredith and Ryan introduced the evening with their stunning first dance, filling the room with an energy that lasted all night long. One of our favorite moments was when Meredith’s cheerleading partners from college tossed her in the air (designer gown and all)! Afterwards, Ryan and his groomsmen tried matching them with their own stunt, and while they could not quite pull off the grace and finesse of Meredith’s performance, it sure made for some hilarious memories!

It was also a pleasure meeting and working alongside an outstanding team of Charlotte wedding vendors. Many thanks to Julie at Old South Studios, Maura at Draught Charlotte, Ann at Caldwell Presbyterian, Chelsey at the Mint Museum, and R & R Pedicab Company for putting together such a fine event for this stunning couple!

Meredith and Ryan, thank you for the wonderful privilege of filming your beautiful day. May you enjoy countless years of everlasting love that continues to grow deeper every day! Congratulations!

– Michael + Megan