carri & ryan - charlotte wedding photographer

Carri and Ryan had a sweet, southern, summer (it was supposed to be fall weather but Charlotte just couldn't shake the summer) wedding! It was a beautiful event at Rocky River Vineyards, designed by Lori from Two Become One Event Planning. Rocky River is a wonderful venue for brides looking for a natural, outdoor location. The vineyard is only about 30 minutes from Charlotte in Midland, NC but when you pull in the driveway you feel like you just teleported to a different country! It is lush and green and it's big green barn gives it great character!

Carri and Ryan had an afternoon ceremony out on the lawn and an evening reception under the covered area. The evening was accompanied by the sounds of Melonbelly, a local acoustic guitar duo. I was so happy to have met these guys because I've had people ask me for local band recommendations and I've never really witnessed a band like these two! They played all genres of music well and they had such a nice presence (all the right stuff at the right time). Carri and Ryan's family and friend made their wedding so enjoyable...all so excited to be there. One of my favorite details were the jars of honey that Carri and Ryan gave as favors. The jars read, "found my honey to bee." :) 

Carri and Ryan, congratualtions on being wed! Enjoy the pictures!