My previous roommate introduced me to Leah two years ago. We were sitting at my kitchen table talking about mission trips and Jesus. She then told me about this new guy she started dating. It was new and good and natural. Leah expressed how much Mitchel loved the Lord and how the Gospel was the foundation of their friendship. It never crossed my mind that they would be tying the knot years later at Laboratory Mill Wedding Venue!

After their relationship progressed, it was no surprise when Mitchel got down on one knee last November proposing to spend the rest of his life with Leah. Soon after, I got a text from the sweet Bride asking to photograph their Laboratory Mill Wedding the following year. Without hesitation, I said heck yes!!

Although COVID was more than present during her big day, there was no change of schedule. This day was going to happen whether or not the pandemic liked it or not. Temperatures were taken one by one as the guests entered the Laboratory Mill Wedding Venue. Masks were passed out and hand sanitizer was stationed in every corner. There was nothing that was going to interrupt the marriage of Leah and Mitchel.

Every detail was perfect and just as Leah imagined. Her florals were arranged beautifully with white and green colors by Le Petit Bloom, her makeup and hair done by Hannah Nassar, and her gorgeous gown by the one and only David’s Bridal.

Even though COVID kept everyone 6 feet apart, there was still first dances, cake cutting, bouquet toss, and a sparklier exit. All the traditions took place and everyone celebrated the newlyweds in style.


Photographer: Charlotte Wedding Photographer, Stephanie Bailey Photography

Venue: Laboratory Mill

HMU: Hannah Nassar

Dress: David’s Bridal

Florist: Le Petit Bloom

Food: City BBQ

Violinist: Molly Eubank

Singer: Mary Thomas Queen

Cake: Elana Shannon

Videographer: Grayson Sands

Sound: Hal Queen/ Henry Litowski

Donuts: Local Lion

Laboratory Mill Wedding | Leah + Mitchel McPhail