Spring Wedding at the Ivy Place | Nichole and Drew

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Nichole and Drew’s sprint wedding at the Ivy Place was an emotional day that formed a beautiful new family

This lovely spring wedding at the Ivy Place, just outside Charlotte, NC was full of touching moments and turned into one of the best parties we attended in 2022! Nichole and Drew chose hold their ceremony under the towering oak tree that stands at the back of the venue. They carefully planned many sentimental moments into their day and including their daughter was very important to them.

Spring Wedding at the Ivy Place Charlotte NC

The Venue and Inspiration 

The Ivy Place is a beautiful farm just outside Charlotte and is the perfect place for a spring wedding. The manor home stands in the middle of the beautiful gardens surrounding the venue. The large tented reception area next to the manor house overlooks the rolling hills dotted with old wooden barns. The towering oak tree at the back of the property is the ideal backdrop for the wedding ceremony. I asked Nichole and Drew why they specifically chose the Ivy Place and they said, “We chose this venue initially because of its natural beauty, its history, and its sense of comfort. The final decision to choose this venue was on our second visit. As we walked the property again, a stepping stone on the front path read Drew’s favorite Bible verse, Ecclesiastes 3. It was at that point that we were destined to be married here.” 

Nichole chose lilac and light blue color palette, because purple is Nichole’s favorite color and blue is Drew’s favorite color. Paired with the soft greens, this is a lovely, fresh color palette for an April Wedding. Nichole shared with me that their florist Meredith at BirchNWillow was very helpful. Meredith took the time to go through Nichole’s Pinterest board and design florals that would match their chosen colors. Ace Wedding Planning carried out Nichole and Drew’s vision for the day.

Blue and Lavender Spring Wedding
Blue and Lavender Spring Wedding
Blue and Lavender Spring Wedding
Spring Wedding at the Ivy Place Charlotte NC
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Charlotte North Carolina Wedding Photographer
April Garden Wedding in Charlotte North Carolina
April Garden Wedding in Charlotte North Carolina
April Garden Wedding in Charlotte North Carolina
Spring Wedding at the Ivy Place Charlotte NC

The Story of the Day 

When we arrived  Nichole, her daughter, and her sisters were all getting ready at the bridal cabin located on the property. We carefully documented all of Nichole’s carefully chosen details. Josh joined the groom and his party as they were getting ready in the Manor house. Nichole and Drew chose to have a first touch at the cabin. Doing this carved out a few special moments just for the two of them to prepare for the wedding ceremony about to take place. 

The ceremony took place under the big oak tree. Surrounded by family and friends, Nichole and Drew exchanged their vows with lots of tears and laughter. The most touching moments happened just after – Drew chose to make vows to not only Nichole, but also Nichole’s daughter, who would become his daughter. After Nichole and Drew exchanged rings, he also had a special piece of jewelry for their daughter. This beautiful new family came together under the oak tree and not a dry eye was to be found.

Spring Wedding at the Ivy Place Charlotte NC
Charlotte North Carolina Wedding Photographer
Charlotte North Carolina Wedding Photographer
Spring Wedding at the Ivy Place Charlotte NC
Blue and Lavender Spring Wedding
April Garden Wedding in Charlotte North Carolina
April Garden Wedding in Charlotte North Carolina
Spring Wedding at the Ivy Place Charlotte NC
Blue and Lavender Spring Wedding
Blue and Lavender Spring Wedding
Charlotte North Carolina Wedding Photographer
Spring Wedding at the Ivy Place Charlotte NC
Blue and Lavender Spring Wedding
April Garden Wedding in Charlotte North Carolina
April Garden Wedding in Charlotte North Carolina

The Party 

After this emotional ceremony, everyone came together to celebrate under the reception tent! This was an awesome party and was the first time a groom looked at us both and said “Camera’s down – come and dance with us!” And dance we did! Lauren from Split Second Sound kept the party going well into the night. We were also so thankful to be included in the meal options for the evening. Drew and Nichole chose to have both a taco truck and pizza truck from Queen City Food Trucks cater the event. The food was absolutely delicious. We finished off the night with a cake and dessert table from none other than the bride’s own sister who owns and operates 100% Sweet

Blue and Lavender Spring Wedding
April Garden Wedding in Charlotte North Carolina
April Garden Wedding in Charlotte North Carolina
Spring Wedding at the Ivy Place Charlotte NC
Blue and Lavender Spring Wedding
Spring Wedding at the Ivy Place Charlotte NC

Want to see more of the Ivy Place from Drew and Nichole’s Engagement Session? Click HERE!

Vendor List: 

Venue: The Ivy Place

Planning: Ace Wedding Planning

Photography: Him and Her Photography

Videography: Julian Coley Film and Photo

Wedding Dress: Stella York at Ever’s Bridal Boutique

Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie

Hair and Makeup: Enhanced by EB

Tuxes: Generation Tux

Florals: Birch N Willow

Cake: 100% Sweet

Catering: Queen City Food Trucks

DJ: Split Second Sound 

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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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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.

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