Lauren & Andrew
A Whitehead Manor Wedding
May 5th, 2018
After almost seven years of photographing weddings, there’s not much that brings me more joy than photographing a couple that has a close relationship with their friends and families! I love being a part of a wedding day, seeing the sweet interactions, the tears, and all of the celebration that goes on between the couple’s families and close friends. Lauren and Andrew’s families and friends were some of the sweetest wedding guests and wedding party that I’ve ever photographed! Everyone was so warm and welcoming, so from the moment I first arrived at their Whitehead Manor wedding, I was completely overwhelmed with joy!
Lauren and Andrew had such a beautiful day! Thankfully the rain stayed away and Lauren and Andrew said their vows to one another underneath the gorgeous oak trees that surround Whitehead Manor. Everyone held their breath as Lauren made her way up the aisle toward Andrew! She was so timeless and beautiful walking with her Dad to the altar towards Andrew! Even Millie, their sweet pup, got excited when the minister asked “who gives this woman to be married to this man.” Apparently, little Miss. Millie was making it known that she was looking forward to witnessing her Mom and Dad get married!! Millie, along with the rest of the rest of their families and friends were celebrating Lauren and Andrew and the celebrations continued into the night! It was such a fun wedding and the dance floor was ALWAYS full! Never in my entire career have I witnessed a dance floor more packed for Billy Joel’s “Piano Man” or for a debut show of “The Silsbeetles”. (See below! Andrew truly surprised Lauren! I’m surprised it hasn’t gone viral yet!!)
Enjoy this beautiful Whitehead Manor wedding!! PS…You’re going to love Millie’s floral collar!!
Andrew’s sister designed and created ALL of the invitations, place cards, menus, etc… for the wedding! They were INCREDIBLE!! Great job Molly! You can check her work out at Baxter & Bailey Designs! I couldn’t help but swoon over such an incredible invitation suite!!
Those SHOES!! OMG! These bookmarks were created by Lauren’s Mom! She had painted them herself! I thought it was such a unique favor and something that was definitely a keepsake!! Sabrina and the rest of the Be Pretty team work so hard, fast, and efficiently! That’s why they’re THE BEST in the QC! Andrew’s gift was actually a “joint gift”! He had designed a necklace using his Mom’s very first diamond! It was a sweet surprise and Lauren put it right on! She had other jewelry to wear but as soon as she opened it she knew she wanted to wear it for her wedding day! I don’t blame her one bit!! It was stunning!! MILLIE IS SUCH A CUTIE!! Time for the guys! Millie literally STOLE THE SHOW during the ceremony! Just precious! STUNNING! Whitehead Manor is SUCH a beauty! She’s just showing off!! Digging up the bourbon! An old southern tradition! Lauren & Andrew buried the bottle upside down 30 days before their wedding day in hopes that Mother Nature will bless them with good weather on the Big Day! It must’ve worked because there was chances of rain ALL week and not a drop fell!! Such a fun moment for the bridal party! I LOVE VEIL SHOTS! So timeless & classic!! Mr. & Mrs. Silsby make their GRAND ENTRANCE as husband and wife!!! WOO!!! I was loving their details in such awesome ways!! Since they were married on Cinco de Mayo AND the Kentucky Derby, I thought the way they incorporated those two things in their donut flavors was so much fun! It’s those little details that I love!! It was so great to see a past Emma Loo Couple, Kayla and Mike! (See their wedding day here!)
Group shots on the dance floor are always my favorite! Wish we could do these more often!! Andrew and his groomsmen surprised Lauren with a performance by “The Silsbeetles” where Andrew “sang” “I believe in a thing called love” It was quite a sight!! I think the mullet is a good look for Andrew, don’t you!? “Sing us a song you’re the piano man!”
Confetti Toss to say farewell to the Bride & Groom!!
Lauren and Andrew-It was truly such a pleasure and honor to document your very first day of your marriage! Thank you guys SO MUCH for letting me celebrate you two on Cinco de Mayo! (My second favorite holiday! 😉 ) I absolutely loved being a part of your day, you made me feel like family, and I loved documenting your love! THANK YOU!!! Love y’all! xoxo!
Ceremony & Reception Venue | WHITEHEAD MANOR
Planner | PARIS PRUSAK
Hair & Makeup | BE PRETTY; SABRINA
Bride’s Dress | HAYDEN & OLIVIA
Bridesmaid Attire | WEDDINGTON WAY
Groom & Groomsmen Attire | JOS A BANK
Invitations | BAXTER & BAILEY DESIGNS
Florals | BOOKOUT BLOOMS
Photo Booth | CHARLOTTE PHOTO BOOTH FUN
Ceremony Music | QUEEN CITY ENSEMBLE
Catering | BEST IMPRESSIONS CATERING
Cake | SUGAR DONUTS
DJ | SOTO’S ENTERTAINMENT
Favors | HANDMADE BY MOTHER OF BRIDE