Val & Phil were introduced to each other (ie they were set up!) by their mutual friends before a day on the lake. Phil was instantly smitten with Val (isn’t that how it always goes?). They dated for a while, had some time apart, and came together again when the time was right. Their matchmakers are now married, and after a few years, it was finally their turn!  Their proposal story is straight out of a romantic movie complete with candles and rose petals draped all over their home and a celebration dinner at Fahrenheit to follow.

Val & Phil were such a blessing to photograph! I’m so glad I got to be a part of their beautiful wedding story. They found me by referral from their friend Critsey late in the game because they weren’t pleased with their original choice, and we’re so excited they trusted us on such an important day of their lives! We quickly planned a reshoot for their engagement session just 2 weeks before their wedding, and it just solidified our perfection for each other! They are so easy to work with, and their dog, Chief, was a great little model as well. If you know Phil and Val, you know Chief is quite literally like a child to them. It was only fitting that he be there for the entire wedding day!

These two lovebirds prepped for their big day at the Dunhill Hotel. From there, they traveled by limo to the Mint Museum Randolph location for a beautiful outdoor ceremony underneath the perfect tree, draped with a chandelier to set the mood. After the ceremony, we headed over to the Charlotte City Club so they could party the night away! Their day had a lot of moving parts, and went so smoothly. It wouldn’t have been possible without these awesome vendors: Hair by Brittany Wilson, Makeup by Scooter Abrams, Flowers by Magnificent Moments, Rentals by Cooke Rentals, Cinematography by Tailored Films, Wedding Dress by Maggie Sottero, Bridesmaids Dresses by Bill Levkoff, all dresses bought from NY Bride & Groom here in Charlotte NC, Men’s Suits by Jos. A Banks, Bride’s Jewelry by Davids Bridal, Ring by Diamonds Direct – Custom Designed, Cake by Charlotte City Club, and Reception Entertainment by Carolina DJ Professionals!

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