Bret + Ashley: The Sutherland Wedding

You would never guess by looking at the photos, but Tropical Storm Andrea decided to make her way through North Carolina as Bret & Ashley’s wedding day approached. Ah! I think I checked the weather more times that week than I checked even¬†before my own wedding. But lucky for us, Andrea kept a quick pace and even though there were some scary looking storm clouds that morning, they gave way to gorgeous wedding day filled with blue skies, a beautiful couple, happy tears, lots of laughter, and dancing… lots and lots of dancing. (I’ve begun sensing a fun theme with my brides)

I loved getting to know Bret and Ashley through the whole wedding process and after meeting all their sweet family and friends, I felt like an honorary member that day. The day started off as most wedding days do with lots of make-up brushes and curling irons flying, sweet laughs, and lovely details.

I love this shot that was orchestrated by baby girl’s mom. The bride’s niece is a girl after my own heart. Look out dad!

And now it’s time to check-in with the lovely Kate to see what the gentlemen are up to.

It’s dress time!


Love this next series that Kate & I captured of the sweet tears shed.

Which were immediately followed by a few laughs of course

They married!

There may have been some bribery involved, but the nephews eventually agreed.

Love this additional angle from Kate!

Probably the most gorgeous post ceremony lighting ever. I love the summer light this time year.

Just beautiful.

Time to celebrate!

Ashley had an amazing team of vendors put together this spectacular reception. The aqua and coral theme were a perfect match for a June wedding in the south.

Ashley Cakes are as beautiful as they are delicious! Yum.

And I could not get over the intricate design. Just stunning.

Not a dry eye in the house after the father-daughter dance. So sweet.

DJ Mike Morse got everyone on the dance floor in no time.

Off they go to happily ever after. Congrats Bret & Ashley!

Ceremony & Reception: The Sutherland Estates, Wake Forest, NC
Bridal Gown: Tara Keely (JLM Couture)
Bridal Shoes: Fan Feet
Bridesmaid Dresses: Coren Moore
Hair: Allison Brown, Luxe Studio
Make-up: Made Up by Lindsay
Groomsmen Attire: Jos A. Banks
Wedding Coordination: Ashlee Adams
Caterer: Rocky Top Catering
Bakery: Ashley Cakes
Florist: The Purple Poppy
DJ: DJ Mike Morse, Morse Entertainment
Reception Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Reception Decor: Stephanie Cisko, Viva L’Event
Transportation: Classy Transportation
Second Photographer: Kate Pope

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