This day was one for the record books. It was the first time we had photographed anything at the beautiful Ivy Rose Barn and let me tell you, it’s a dream! It was also the first time that I was able to meet Sharon and Turner in person!! This is SO rare for me!! Normally we’ve already met our KJ Couples beforehand but thanks to the pandemic, we never had a chance to!
So, I walked into this day without knowing much about Sharon and Turner’s personalities. I knew Sharon was a planner, had big ideas and was SO excited to be getting married! I also knew that Turner was a Firefighter, that he was kind and that Sharon thought the world of him. What I found when I arrived at the venue was that Turner and Sharon win the award for having the largest group of best friends. They are so loved and adored by their people and it made their day full and so incredibly joyful. They had a massive bridal party and I smiled as I watched Turner cry and hug every single one of his groomsmen as they passed him on their way down the aisle. Deep friendship is a beautiful thing and I saw that shining between Turner and Sharon and their friends. I also got to experience the friendship between Turner and Sharon. Turner gave Sharon a book of memories and notes he had saved throughout their relationship and she just bawled when she opened it. Tears and emotions started flowing at the beginning of the day and they kept coming! It was a stunning day at the brand new Ivy Rose Barn and I can’t wait for you to see their day through our eyes!!! Enjoy scrolling and getting to know this sweet KJ Couple who now have a piece of our hearts!!!
Ceremony & Reception | Ivy Rose Barn
Dress Store | Bridal Boutique of North Carolina
Dress Designer | Maggie Sottero
Florist | Tried and True.deco
Planner | Katie Floyd
Hair & Make Up | Southern Beauty by Jess
DJ | DJ Groove
Videographer | Thomas Whited
Cake | Nancy Vieu
Catering | Marsha Fisher
Bridesmaids Dresses | Azazie
Groomsmen Attire | Generation Tux
Invitation Printing | Ben Franklin Printing
Cookie Favors | Crumbl Cookies
Fireworks | Master Displays LTD
This session took place just 45 minutes before their welcome dinner the night before their big day! Honestly, we couldn’t have asked for a better outcome!
Our life has been a whirlwind in the best kind of way this summer! Life sure looks a lot different than it did just a few years ago and it’s about to change AGAIN!
If you’ve ever been a member of KJ All Access, you know that it’s been an evolution since the beginning! Over 4 years of wedding content, engagement sessions, family sessions and so much more!
When you’re sorting 5,000+ photos after each wedding, staying organized is a huge priority!
We met Nicole and Matt the day before their wedding day in downtown Chicago. Normally, we prefer to do a full engagement session with our KJ Couples before their big day but that really wasn’t possible due to our schedules and the long distance. Thankfully, meeting the day before was absolutely perfect and it prepared all of us to have a dream wedding day in the Windy City!
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