I’m so, so glad that this darling couple’s friend recommended Virgil Bunao to shoot their wedding day, because the results you’re about to scroll through below—well, they’re out of this world. Verge Events and Studio Flora Diva dotted the day with bits of pin-worthy gorgeous, but it’s moments like this one that really bring on the butterflies. And there are so many more right here.
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From Virgil Bunao…Elizabeth and Chuck were the warmest, in-love couple I’ve ever met. It was a sweet throwback finding out that a good friend of theirs recommended me years ago, for “if they ever got married” and I’m so glad that they thought of me and gave me the opportunity to shoot their big day.
Old Edwards Inn and the North Carolina Highlands have been a place I’ve been wanting to shoot at for years, whether it be for a wedding or personal work (and I’m dying to go back!). With Beth’s floral magic and Stephanie and Brittany from Verge Events’ design talents, the whole day and venue just lit up. I knew Elizabeth and Chuck wanted a very mellow and relaxed wedding, and I was in absolute awe over what Stephanie, Brittany, and Beth did. These ladies really took their time with Elizabeth and Chuck and I loved that this couple’s focus was just on getting married, being love, and giving their guests a great time and their list of great vendors truly delivered on all accounts.
I had the opportunity to talk to Stephanie more in-depth about the whole planning process and it’s amazing how she and Brittany drew all of these design elements from the bride’s personality and how they collaborated with Beth from Studio Flora Diva to create a unique space. I loved photographing Elizabeth and Chuck’s decor: from the fall-themed-ruby-red centerpieces decked with feathers and antlers, to their rustic cake by Serena from Artista Cakes, it was a blast using up my film on them.
Ultimately, Elizabeth and Chuck were my favorites to photograph. Every picture of them was so, so good. The way he held her and looked at her; probably one of the first times I ever got emotional over seeing a couple so in love with each other and with their life.
Photography: Virgil Bunao | Event Planning: Stephanie Douglas And Brittany Ghio, Verge Events | Floral Design: Beth Hohensee, Studio Flora Diva | Wedding Dress: Ivy And Aster | Cake: Serena Owen, Artista Cakes | Invitations: Smock Paper | Ceremony Venue: Old Edwards Inn And Spa | Reception Venue: Old Edwards Inn And Spa | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Joanna August | Catering: Old Edwards Inn And Spa | Makeup: Kristen Davis, Blush | Hair: Emily Wells | Bridal Boutique: Kelly's Closet | Ceremony Musician: Brandon Crocker | Church Pews: Old South Vintage Rentals | Reception Musician: Mr. Potato Head Band