This gallery includes the best of the best vendors in Charlotte who brought their unique talent and creative touch on every detail. This Mill Creek Farm Wedding styled shoot was inspired by the seasonal transition from summer to fall with a modern twist which is why it is titled “On The Edge of Autumn.” There were so many elements that stand out from the crowd. One is the bride’s two part wedding gown – including a black velvet, long sleeve classic top paired with a copper metallic, form fitting skirt with hand painted modern art on the hem – all hand sewn by MeaganKellyDesigns. Secondly, Mill Creek Farm Wedding Venue is only a short drive from Charlotte and is brand new to North Carolina and the wedding industry. Only a handful of couples have hosted their intimate wedding, family portraits or engagement session on the property. It holds over 100 acres of hills and valleys. There are countless opportunities to catch the perfect sunset, dance in the wooded forests, and walk through the lush greens.
Mill Creek Farm also has a giant rock (almost like a dried up waterfall) on the hillside which we brought the couple to. It was the first time the rock was photographed. In addition, the arbor created by Flower Diva was handcrafted by the owner and her team. With the copper, wired balls filled with unique florals as well as the hanging lanterns made for the most original arbor we have ever seen! Lastly, the cake had a floating third layer. I mean who has ever seen such a thing? Cake Expressions by Lisa outdid herself by creating such a show stopping edible element to our styled shoot.
Furthermore, the models are a real life married couple. They are middle school sweethearts who were married in December of 2019. I actually had the honor to photograph their big day as well as go to high school with them. Needless to say, I got to witness the very first chapters of their love story.
My favorite memory of the day was after the sun set behind the mountain. We all looked at each other with relief, but mostly excitement. We did it and we knew all the hard work paid off. It was the most magical day witnessing all the details and creativity from each vendor come together seamlessly.
Photographer: Charlotte Wedding Photographer, Stephanie Bailey Photography
Venue: Mill Creek Farm
Florals: Flower Diva, Inc.
Paper Goods: AM Creative Studio
Hair and Makeup: Samantha B. Hayes
Rentals: A Bushel and A Peck Vintage Rentals
Cake: Cake Expressions by Lisa
Dress: Meagan Kelly Designs
Suit: The Tuxedo Shoppe
Earrings: Allen’s Jewelers