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Hi! I'm Hope Ann! I'm wedding photographer based in North Carolina & I love long romantic walks to the taco truck, & ohhh yeaaahhh...I'm obsessed with sweet tea. 


Late Fall Wedding At Still Waters Event Venue

This year rain has seemed to be the theme of every wedding so Brianna & Bradley’s wedding was no exception. They held their beautiful, late fall wedding at Still Waters Wedding & Event Venue. They both have a love for rustic charm, and this venue is all of that and more! (I shared all about on their engagement post.)

I arrived early to the venue, and was met by Emily, Brianna’s sister-in-law, and she pointed the way to the bridal suite. As I came inside Still Waters Barn Venue I was greeted by a nervous Brianna who was making sure every last minute detail was perfect, along with her family. Brianna’s family was there to make sure her vision for this wedding came true. Her immediate family, who lives in Florida, flew up early to help decorate the entire venue. They even did a quick change & made it into the reception hall after the ceremony.

Before long her family made her go into her bridal suite to start getting ready for her big day. Her grandmother, flower girls, & Emily were with her as she was getting ready. They made sure to help her get rid of those wedding nerves by singing songs, dancing, but also sharing their heart with her. There was one presence missing though. Although her birth mother passed away, Brianna & her family made sure her presence could be felt. As she was getting ready she placed a blue flower on the inside of her wedding dress as a tribute to her. (Can you say water works??) 

Finally it was time for her dad to come in. She told me right before he came in, “He’s not going to cry. He never shows emotion like that.” Oh boy. As soon as he saw Brianna, tears welled up in his eyes, & they both held onto each other as they spent a few moments alone before he walked her down the aisle. Their wedding was a very intimate, with it only be family from both sides, but that just made this whole day joyful.

Brianna & Bradley, thank you for inviting me to be apart of your big special day. I pray that your life is filled with joy, and that you get everything you desire. Cheers to you both!