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happy monday friends! i loved waking up this morning to see Caroline & Chris’ wedding published on Every Last Detail Blog! Their wedding a couple months ago was amazing and we loved everything about it! Not to mention we were working with a handful of our favorite vendors! Click on the link below to head on over to their blog to check it out and leave some sweet lovin’!

hope your Monday is fab, ours just got a lot better:)Thanks Lauren for the publication!



kersten & tyler {wedding | charlotte, nc}

So excited to share with you Kersten & Tyler’s amazing shindig that happened 2 weeks ago! We had so much fun celebrating with these two, the day couldn’t have been more perfect!!!

i mean, i just love how guys prep for a big wedding day, it couldn’t be more opposite than us ladies right?!?im in love with all these gorgeous stems from deedie at springvine design!

when we uploaded all the pics from the wedding, steven officially gave me a new “limit” on how many pictures i can take on shoes. i mean, sorry im not sorry right? they are jimmy choo’s and to die for.
so i guess you can totally tell im into flowers and shoes. okay good, we are on the same page:)the next two pictures are the distinct difference in how guys vs. girls prepare for an amazing wedding day!

 love these moody shots of Tyler, so radi love the fact that they got married at st. mary’s. not only because it is super cute and quaint but it is where steven and i got married almost 7 years ago! love going back to shoot therekersten & tyler worked with some of the very best vendors around charlotte {duh} and this is one of them, rebecca nagy is amazinglook at these faces, yea. we had the best time ever

we got to sneak out at sunset to get a handful of pics, these are always my fav!time to boogie friends

this day was great.

{vendor love}
planner | Sara McCall of Stunning & Brilliant Events
bride’s dress | J Majors
flowers | Springvine Design
hair & makeup | Kymm of Who’s The Fairest
venue | Bonterra
dj | Levar of Split Second Sound
cake | WOW factor cakes
macaroons | Amalie’s
ceremony location | St Mary’s Chapel
officiant | Rebecca Nagy
harpist | Kirsten Carrell Osborne
second shooter | Chris Kale


Laurie Lynn LaMar - what an awesome way to commemorate the day..

Katrina Hutchins (Come+Together Events) - this is really really pretty–glad to see you back in action :)

my favorite experience, ghana {personal}

Last night was a great night. Steven and I are in Boston celebrating Community Water Solutions at their 3rd annual Gala! They asked us to come in and then asked me to be the keynote speaker. Even though I thought I might throw up or pass out speaking to everyone I didn’t, YAY and it was great sharing my story of Ghana and my experiences there.

Back in January I went to Ghana for 18 days and volunteered my time with Community Water Solutions. To say this trip was life changing would be an understatement. I blogged while I was there and showed some pictures. I didn’t show everything though because I took more than you could imagine. With Ghana heavy on my heart from last night I wanted to compose a blog post that had all my favorite images from Ghana.

We will blog about Boston later and share how awesome it has been and the swanky event last night!



below is the team photo shoot we did while there. You can tell these people are  no fun to work with at all:)ha. They truly are amazing and inspire me everyday!

“live simply, so that others may simply live”


Joelle Wyser-Pratte - These pictures is a piece of art and it touches my heart so much seeing them very happy getting a pale..

Sabrina - Wow! Absolutely stunning photos Lucy!

nancy - Lucy, these pictures are AMAZING! Thank you for sharing and for doing such great work in a place that is so close to my heart! :-)

emily & paul {wedding | charlotte, nc}

emily and paul did it right. their wedding was ridiculously amazing. normally a venue for epic concerts, they turned it into a swanky wedding and it couldn’t possibly have been better.

The girls got ready at the gorgeous new space inside Hayden Olivia called the Bridal Suite & Co. Such an awesome alternative to renting a hotel for the day

p.s. i am obsessed with Emily’s dress

time for the cutest first look. i love it
after hanging out uptown and getting ready we head over to The Fillmore for their beautiful ceremony & reception

i love these pics below…some of my favorite
and what takes the cake for my favorite? yep, here it is….

now to some of the AMAZING details at the Fillmore. now friends, it’s time to party.the ever so talented Richard Israel…the Dickens Band is a favorite of ours, always bringing the party!we provided the bullet{booth} and it was cray to say the least

the grand exit lived up to its name

emily & paul, you rock our world. such an honor to document the most special days in people lives sometimes we need to just pinch ourselves!
if you were a guest at this amazing shindig and want to download the bullet{booth} images and check out more amazing pics, go to password is emily & paul’s last name.

{vendor love}
planner | Katrina of Come Together Events
second shooter | Kerri Crutchfield
venue | The Fillmore
Piano for ceremony | Steve Shoaf
Draping | Sterling by Design
Rentals | Party Reflections
Catering | Best Impressions Catering
Band | The Dickens Band
Florals | The Bloom Room
Bus | Rose Transporation
Hair & Makeup | Who’s The Fairest
Videography | Richard Israel and Timm Young of Pie & Mash




Rebecca Kearns - I am absolutely in love with these photos–so stunning! I was blessed enough to be able to take part in a small way by installing the pipe and drape with Sterling by Design! I hope to share these incredible photos on my blog, Darling Cashmere, soon with all credits linking back to Smitten and Hooked (and Come+Together), if that’s all right with you.


September Recap | Hayden Olivia Bridal Boutique - Charlotte, NC - […] for walking the aisle.  This photo is by Smitten & Hooked, check out the entire wedding here.  A picture of Emily in the Suite getting […]

Just taking a Peek! - WOW! Not only is this couple beautiful, but it looks like they are just as beautiful on the inside! This wedding has inspired me, and I just LOVE the pictures and emotions you have captured here!

Katrina Hutchins (Come+Together Events) - Blown away. THANK YOU for capturing it so beautifully :) Can’t wait for many more! xo

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