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Alexander Homestead Wedding : K + W

Updated: Jan 25

Beautiful wedding portrait of the groom kissing the bride's temple with flowers in the foreground

It’s feeling like spring already (at least a week ago…NC winter joke) and wedding season is already ramping up! Historically we’ve always been a little slower during March, but this year March and April are looking as busy as May which is insane! Although our first wedding of the year was in beautiful Bozeman, MT, we are so glad to be back in the south for this last stretch of winter! As I alluded to in the beginning, the weather has been exceptionally wet and warm this winter in NC, so even though I thought this amazing couple was our first wedding of the spring, according to google spring doesn’t happen for two more days. Meh, screw official dates, we’re calling Kate & William’s beautiful day at Alexander Homestead a spring wedding! The blooms were starting to pop, the light was golden, and the weather gave us the same warm and fuzzy feeling outside as Kate & William did inside. We finally got to meet Kate in person for her bridal session about a month before her wedding! Her infectious smile drew us in immediately and we made an instant connection. We found out quickly that Kate was just as funny and witty as she was beautiful! While we spent that evening sharing stories and laughing with her and her mom. We knew driving away back to Asheville that we were going to be in for a fun wedding day!

On the day of their wedding, everything was ideal! The weather, the venue, the mood, all of it! As Kate and her bridesmaids rocked some pre-ceremony photo fun around the venue, William arrived around back with his groomsmen. Having been a groom before I sensed a little bit of that excited and nervous energy from William as I grabbed him for he and Kate’s first look. As I started to talking to him about everything, you could tell he was beyond excited to marry the love of his life, he was also excited to share in that moment with family & friends. Especially one special friend, he and Kate’s fur baby Charlie! After the sweetest first look and vow private vow exchange, Mr. Charlie came to join in on the fun! Having 3 dogs of our own and one of also named Charlie, we always have a special place in our hearts for dogs on a wedding day. Let me tell you what, this little dude stole the show! Charlie rocked some pre-ceremony portraits with Kate & William and this was easily one of, if not our favorite part of the day! Of course, that epic reception party could’ve easily tied for first! This was definitely a fun one from beginning to end and one we’re stoked to have you follow along on!

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alexander homestead wedding barn

ceremony space at Alexander Homestead in Charlotte

Sunburst image of the back of Alexander Homestead

ceremony welcome sign and table

wedding reception seating chart

close up of boutonnieres

wedding reception tables

creative lighting shot of the wedding cake

the bride and her bridesmaids leaning on each other and smiling

fun shot of the bridesmaids

dramatic lighting portrait of the bridesmaids

bride tapping groom on the shoulder for first look

the groom smiling during the first look with his bride

groom smiling as he holds his bride close

creative shot of the bride and groom reading their vows to each other

the groom talking to his dog

cute shot of the bride and groom walking their dog as he approaches the camera

traditional portrait of the bride and groom with their dog

golden hour portrait of the bride and groom kissing

golden hour shot of the bride and groom walking their dog

the bride and groom's dog in the foreground while they kiss in the background

the bride and groom crouching down with their dog

the bridal party standing in front of a pink bush

beautiful bridal portrait at alexander homestead by the florals

the bride and groom holding hands and walking near the flowers

wedding ceremony set up Alexander homestead

the bride and groom's dog standing at the altar

sweet moment of the bride's dad hugging her during the ceremony

the bride laughing during the ceremony

wedding ceremony at alexander homestead

creative ceremony shot at Alexander Homestead Weddings

bride and groom sharing first kiss

bride and groom wedding recessional

bride and groom holding hands walking through a path of flowers

bride and groom sharing an intimate moment amongst the flowers

bride and groom kissing in the gardens

bride and groom sharing first dance at Alexander Homestead Weddings

night time dip kiss in front of the lit up gazebo

fun wedding reception at alexander homestead

bride and groom showing off their matching shoes

grand wedding exit at alexander homestead

bride and groom kissing while their guest wave glow sticks


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