Halloween Elopement at Raylen Vineyards, Mocksville NC

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Something Wicked This Way Comes…..

Halloween Elopement Shoot in Mocksville NC at this gorgeous vineyard in the North Carolina Foothills. This daring couple has decided to show everyone the meaning of ’til death do us part. Embracing the deep color palette of the season, this editorial elopement shoot shows that dark and moody can still be bold and colorful. This shoot was a passion project that married my love of color with our spooky side!

Halloween Micro Wedding Mocksville North Carolina MiniMony Elopement
Halloween MiniMony Wedding Editorial Elopement First Look

For the bride, we wanted to bring out her inner enchantress, so your typical bridal white was not the right fit. This beautiful gown from Southern Bride is actually pieces of two Sherry Hill formal wear dresses, customized for our shoot. The Magnolia Bride completed our look with the glamorous black and silver crown.

Halloween Micro Wedding Mocksville North Carolina MiniMony Elopement
Halloween Micro Wedding Mocksville North Carolina MiniMony Elopement
Halloween Micro Wedding Mocksville North Carolina MiniMony Elopement
Halloween Micro Wedding Mocksville North Carolina MiniMony Elopement
Halloween Micro Wedding Mocksville North Carolina MiniMony Elopement
Halloween Micro Wedding Mocksville North Carolina MiniMony Elopement
Halloween Micro Wedding Mocksville North Carolina MiniMony Elopement

The groom wore a burgundy, paisley print tux jacket with a matching bowtie and black accessories.

Halloween Micro Wedding Mocksville North Carolina MiniMony Elopement
Halloween Micro Wedding Mocksville North Carolina MiniMony Elopement
Halloween Micro Wedding Mocksville North Carolina MiniMony Elopement
Halloween Micro Wedding Mocksville North Carolina MiniMony Elopement

Our venue was the picturesque ReyLan Vineyards. The planner, Katharine Mann Events, coordinated our shoot with the venue and arranged each setup. The first location in the woods is where we held our magical first look. The focal point here was the beautiful bouquet of Dahlias, roses, and wild greens designed by Daly Floral Designs.

Halloween MiniMony Wedding Editorial Elopement First Look
Halloween MiniMony Wedding Editorial Elopement First Look
Halloween MiniMony Wedding Editorial Elopement First Look
Halloween MiniMony Wedding Editorial Elopement First Look
Halloween MiniMony Wedding Editorial Elopement First Look
Halloween MiniMony Wedding Editorial Elopement First Look
Halloween MiniMony Wedding Editorial Elopement First Look
Halloween MiniMony Wedding Editorial Elopement First Look
Halloween MiniMony Wedding Editorial Elopement First Look
Halloween MiniMony Wedding Editorial Elopement First Look

The florist carried this over to our ceremony site, wrapping a large Juliette frame and tree trunk with florals, and greenery. We added gray and black candles to complete the scenery. Our sweetheart table was set off with more black and grey tapered candles, a large floral arrangement, and a few velvet accessories to complete the mood. The table settings included twig inspired cutlery and menus designed by the talented Artemisa Calligraphy and Design. Just like the Stationary Suite, the menus were hand-dyed. The cake was created by our local Publix, with oranges roses added by the team at RayLen Vineyards. 

Halloween Wedding Editorial MiniMony Elopement
Halloween Wedding Editorial MiniMony Elopement
Halloween Wedding Editorial MiniMony Elopement
Halloween Wedding Editorial MiniMony Elopement
Halloween Wedding Editorial MiniMony Elopement
Halloween Wedding Editorial MiniMony Elopement
Halloween Wedding Editorial MiniMony Elopement
Halloween Wedding Editorial MiniMony Elopement
Halloween Wedding Editorial MiniMony Elopement
Halloween Wedding Editorial MiniMony Elopement
Halloween Wedding Editorial MiniMony Elopement
Halloween Wedding Editorial MiniMony Elopement

For our final portion of the shoot, we enveloped our couple in puff of smoke and took a few farewell photos on the dock before the witching hour began.

Halloween Wedding Editorial MiniMony Elopement
Halloween Wedding Editorial MiniMony Elopement Smoke Bomb
Halloween Wedding Editorial MiniMony Elopement Smoke Bomb
Halloween Wedding Editorial MiniMony Elopement Smoke Bomb
Halloween Wedding Editorial MiniMony Elopement Smoke Bomb
Halloween Wedding Editorial MiniMony Elopement Smoke Bomb
Halloween Wedding Editorial MiniMony Elopement Golden Hour
Halloween Wedding Editorial MiniMony Elopement Golden Hour
Halloween Wedding Editorial MiniMony Elopement Golden Hour
Halloween Wedding Editorial MiniMony Elopement Golden Hour

I also want to give a HUGE thank you to our Models, Tori and Logan. Hair was by Missy at the Full Glam Beauty Bar. Makeup was by Erin Alice. The ring featured in the shoot was by David Yurmin.

This shoot was recently published on Love and Lavender Weddings!

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Just two lovebirds, enjoying everyday life.

Photographers. Artists. Creatives. Parents to two. Nerds. Foodies. Lovers. Friends.

We have been friends since 2006, married since 2008, and capturing memories through photography since 2010. The years of experience in all three make us uniquely qualified to tell your budding love story. If the years have taught us anything, its that fulfilling, long-lasting marriages have a foundation of friendship, and are built with joy - and perhaps quite a few carbs! 

We strive to help you feel confident during your big day, and not awkward or stressed - so you can look back on joyful memories that tell your love story.

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In addition to being a lady-boss photographer, I am a wife, a mom, a teacher and a follower of Jesus. Those things are the center of everything about who I am, what I do, and how I do it. That means I believe in how important family is, whether you are just starting your own, or are celebrating all of those special milestones. Josh and I have been married for over 12 years and photographing weddings and families for over 10 of those years. Our style has evolved over time, but we love capturing images that are bright, colorful, and tell the most important story - yours!

When we are not shooting, I love going on adventures with our two beautiful girls, trying new recipes, or catching up on my favorite shows with my hubby.

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Hi! I'm Josh!

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Having the opportunity to live in a town as beautiful as Kernersville, NC is great. Being able to be here with Alisha is even better. I've been married over twelve years to the love of my life and for most of that time we have worked closely as wedding photographers. Because of this, we have a unique outlook on the wedding experience. Having the opportunity to find the joy and love in that special day and share it with you and your family and friends is the best thing about what I do. That's why I never miss getting a photo of the groom's face when he sees his bride for the first time.

When I don't have a camera in my hands, I enjoy coffee dates and car-sushi with my bride, board games before bed, and binge watching Netflix.

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