Welcome back! We have more awesomesauce from Carmen & Matt’s big day!! Time for their reception and let me tell you, we have found a new favorite place! This was the first time we had ever shot at The Lodge in Concord. I believe they opened it up for weddings last year and take a limited number per year. Lori and her family run the Lodge and they do such an amazing job! I literally asked Steven at least a dozen times while we were there if possibly we could just move there with Lori and her kids! The Lodge is a gorgeous farm that has a newly finished barn which Carmen & Matt had their reception in. It has that “barn” feel but is so nice and there is so much you could do here, goodness! You will see, I became obsessed with trying to take pictures of the chicken and the roosterOkay I will hush for now about it but not for long
Lori and some of the fabulous ladies of The Lodge
They also have this super cool green truck that we were able to use for pictures!
Want to know one of my other favorite things about The Lodge??? THEY HAVE A TREEHOUSE!! I kid you not! I was so excited! Steven and I are obsessed with the treehouse show on tv so when they told us about this I was just beside myself! ha. Couples can even spend the night in the “honeymoon suite” after their wedding there? Can we just get married again so we can do this?!?We snuck inside the treehouse for some sweet portraits.Some of their sweet reception details in the barn…their reaction to seeing their reception room for the first time!and how they feel about it….Even the restrooms are cute!to cap off the night we snuck out and took a couple portraits before we left….i’m so glad we did!
This wedding makes me all giddy inside. I loved everything about it. The simplicity, the casualness of it all and most importantly how awesome Carmen & Matt are together. Thanks so much for choosing us to document this awesome day!
makeup | Kymm McLean of Who’s The Fairest
hair | Brittany at Salon 8
invitations, paper | Minted
brides dress | Hayden Olivia
ceremony location | Euto Baptist Church in Marshville, NC
officiant | Jeremy Young
reception location | The Lodge in Concord, NC
dj | Split Second Sound
caterer | Jim & Nick’s BBQ