We had such a great time photographing this Loray Mill wedding in Gastonia, near Charlotte! The wedding was perfect and we were in store for a really good night!
With Harrison & Sydney, I feel like we are best friends and that is the best feeling in the world. We absolutely LOVE becoming great friends with our clients, its something we pride ourselves on and its something we try to achieve with EVERY client! In 3-4 short months, Harrison & Sydney booked us we shot their engagement session with a special appearance from some cows and amazing light, bridal session and wedding. We quickly became really good friends!
The Loray Mill Wedding Ceremony
First of all this wedding was the first of 2016 for us! January 1st and it was so much fun! Seriously, we couldn’t think of a better way to spend our new year. Most of the wedding after getting ready was at night so it was shot without natural light, but luckily we know how to handle those situations! Shot at the AMAZING Loray Mills in Gastonia Nc. I mean seriously, this venue is BEAUTIFUL and full of amazing light! The ceremony and reception were held at the same place. The ceremony was lit by hanging string christmas lights and the love of the couple. The backdrop was a beautiful cross with drapings. The ceremony was an intimate reflection of the couple and their love for each other and their love for Christ. It was so encouraging to see the way that Christ is the center of their marriage and how they love each other!
The Loray Mill Wedding Reception
The reception was in a beautiful industrial room with amazing centerpieces and a rocking band! Seriously, you should have seen the lead singer, this guy was hilarious and brought the fun! We came in and the tables were decked out with beautiful details by Lineberry Designs! The windows were lined with green foliage and candles as well as some of the images from their engagement session and her bridal session! The dances were perfect and if you keep going down the post you wI’ll see his HILARIOUS garter toss presentation. it was awesome! He grabbed a mic, threw on some shades and serenaded his lady. Then they finished with the most perfect sparkler exit!
The Loray Mill Wedding Vendors
We worked with some AMAZING vendors. Of course the Loray Mill which is absolutely beautiful! I could shoot in there everyday. From their gigantic light-filled rooms with brick accent to the amazing staff, I don’t know why you would go anywhere else if you had the chance to have your Charlotte wedding here! The Florist, Lineberry Designs did an amazing job on all of the florals! If you look through and see th way that they put together the boutineers and bridesmaids bouquets they will blow you away. Then you check out the brides bouquets and the flowers on the table and wow! You can’t help but be blown away! And of course, we, Anchor & Veil Photography, had the pleasure of sharing such an amazing day with these two! And last but certainly not least, Band of Oz! These guys were out of this world and brought an amazing party! They were perfect for this style of wedding and we highly recommend them!
Time out here for a second! Below is the garter that her sister Ashton hand-made for her to wear. Seriously, a better picture couldn’t be taken to set up the story. Kathryn knocked it out of the park!