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DAVE & ASHLEY’S CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA WEDDING

charlotte wedding, north carolina weddingIf there’s ever a client who I’m forever grateful too, it’s ASHLEY!  Let me explain…

6 years ago, Ashley was a co-worker of Aaron’s sister and befriended Aaron while they were all living in Atlanta, GA.  A year later, she was living in Seoul, South Korea, teaching English and sharing her experiences on Facebook.  It was those intriguing FB posts that ultimately pushed Aaron to leave Atlanta and move across the world, all alone I might add, to teach English as well!  You see, without Ashley’s influence, Aaron and I may not have ever met 1/2 way across the world, and for that I am forever grateful… and no one deserves to be more happy or in love than her!  Which leads me to her story!   Back in July of this year, she was living and working in Charlotte and had nearly given up on love, but on a whim, created a match.com account and with low expectations, waited around to see what would happen.  Meanwhile, Dave was living and working as an Airforce pilot in Germany, flying 4 star generals around the world, and was home on a week long leave to visit family.  He changed his match.com account profile location from Germany to Charlotte, in hopes that maybe he’d meet someone in his hometown!  Well, sure enough, Ashley’s profile popped up and he immediately contacted her… and well, the rest is history!  On the first date, he was smitten and by the 2nd date, she was convinced, and exactly 4 week later, they were contacting Aaron and I to shoot their wedding!   I guess when you KNOW, you KNOW!

Their wedding was one of the most beautiful and heartfelt weddings I’ve experienced to date, with some of the most generous, loving, and SUPER FUN friends and family around!  Oh, and I should mention that her mom HANDMADE her gorgeous wedding dress!  Heeelllooooo mom of the year!!  Their day was perfect from beginning to end!   Enjoy some of our favorite images from their wedding day in Charlotte!

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As we were walking to nearby park after the ceremony, a server from a local restaurant came running out with two glasses of Champagne on a tray!
As it turns out, a sweet couple at the bar had seen Aaron and I taking photos of Ash and Dave in the street and brought them some celebratory drinks!  How sweet is that?!

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Ashley’s dad surprised her with an adorable father daughter dance and thew his cowboy boots on and a tied a bandanna around her neck and his!  Towards the end of the song, he untied his own bandanna and went over to Dave and tied it around his neck, symbolizing his passing of the responsibility to take care and look after Ashley from himself to Dave.  It was such a sweet and sentimental moment!
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Do these guys know how to celebrate or what?!
Maybe it helps that they have SO MUCH TO CELEBRATE!

Congratulations Dave + Ashley!!!  Enjoy your absolutely charmed life, and your first year of marriage in Germany together!

wedding guest photos

Venue / Hampton Inn and Suites Charlotte/ South Park at Phillips Place
Florist / Nature Flower Farm
Wedding Cake / Wow Factor Cakes
Videographer / Wedit
Bride’s Dress / Hand sewn by her mom!

Best wedding photographer in Charleston. Aaron Nicholas photography is not your average Charleston wedding photographer. Every single couple receives the care and highest level of service, not to mention, breathtaking and dramatic wedding images. Our brides have voted Aaron Nicholas Photography the #1 wedding photographer in Charleston, SC as well as #1 wedding photographer in the state of South Carolina. We are a professional wedding photographer in Charleston. As Charleston’s best wedding photographers, we take our job very seriously. Aaron Nicholas Photography uses the best in class equipment along with the skill and artistic eye to get the right image the first time, right in camera. We are the best creative wedding photographer in Charleston, SC. Aaron Nicholas Photography is also an award wedding destination wedding photographer in South Carolina. We specialize in romantic engagement shoots, creative wedding portraits, natural light, beach wedding photography, and plantation wedding photography in Charleston and around the world. Aaron Nicholas Photography travels worldwide and is considered one of the top destination wedding photographer in New Hampshire, destination wedding photographer in Charleston, destination wedding photographer in Florida, destination wedding photographer in New York, destination photographer in Minneapolis and destination wedding photographer in California, wedding photographer in Kiawa Island, Mt. Pleasant, Beaufort, Kiawa Island, Jameson Island, Folly Beach and beyond.
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Chyami Harris Hill - September 10, 2015 - 6:33 pm

I am so in love with the sweet first look images! So beautiful and intimate! Was this located near the hotel?

[…] gorgeous NEW home to us and we spent the weekend with them while we were in Charlotte, NC shooting Ashley + Dave’s wedding last year!  I wrote it in their engagement session post and I’ll say it again, one […]

[…] gorgeous NEW home to us and we spent the weekend with them while we were in Charlotte, NC shooting Ashley + Dave’s wedding last year!  I wrote it in their engagement session post and I’ll say it again, one […]