Look at those two. Casey + Josh are so happy. I know, I know, Casey's dress is a hot mess so why did I choose the above photo to showcase their wedding? I genuinely believe it shows the personality of this sweet couple so perfectly. Casey was one of the most laid-back brides I've ever worked with and it's clear she came to her own wedding to have fun! She didn't worry about her dress and was on the dance floor about 90% of the night. Then there's Josh— he exudes confidence and happiness because he has a hot new wife. I love that he's holding her close. I know you love it too.
Casey and Josh exchanged wedding vows at 6:30pm on December 31, 2016 at the Merry Hill Baptist Church. They were blessed by their loved ones and pastor Danny. Shortly thereafter, they had a NYE celebration at the Scotch Hall Preserve about five miles away. Gratitude goes straight to a wonderful assistant named Ashley. She saved me for the first three hours! She hung out with Josh and his hilarious friends, while I spent time with the beautiful ladies! Josh and his men did jump shots.... YES. When do you ever see big burly men doing the most animated stunt? Meanwhile, Casey surprises you too—she wanted photos with her girls AND her camo shotgun! How awesome is that? (See below for giggles). Casey + Josh are so popular that all of their wedding guests squeezed in the church so there wasn't much wiggle room for photos. However, I think that Ashley and I were able to capture all the sweetness present in the room during that short fifteen minutes!
There wasn't time for the beautiful couple to get the typical light and airy Pinterest photos outside because it was dark before their wedding (and they didn't want to see each other beforehand) but you know what? All the more power to them. They didn't care—they just wanted to get married and share kisses on the dance floor and laugh all night with all their amazing and fun friends. You two are incredible as husband and wife already and I cannot congratulate you enough! I'm so happy for you both and wish you a lifetime of health, patience and love.
Wedding Ceremony: Merry Hill Baptist Church | Merry Hill, NC
Reception Venue: Scotch Hall Preserve | Merry Hill, NC
Music: Diverse Groove Band | Charlotte, NC
Hair: Katelyn Hoggard | Oasis Day Spa, OBX
Makeup: Megan Elliot
Bouquet + Corsages: Winnie Matthews
Floral Arrangements: Kathy Perry
Catering: Top of the Pines Catering | Pintetops, NC
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