Category: Weddings

Tyler & Brittany | Dixie Dreams | Monroe, NC

Tyler & Brittany | Dixie Dreams | Monroe, NC

For the first time in the history of my business I had a Friday|Saturday back to back wedding, and it may have been the most fun I have had at work in a LONG time.  (and how crazy that both grooms names were Tyler)  So I am calling it the TYLER weekend!  Well no more talk about Friday’s wedding, its time to talk about Saturday’s wedding.

 

Brittany and Tyler are such a fun couple, full of life and laughter, crazy dancing, bridal party antics and more!  The love these two have for each other was so evident in their beautiful ceremony at Dixie Dreams.

 

Thank you both for allowing us to be a part of your special day, and we hope you LOVE your images.

 

Check out their Vendors Below

 

Venue and Decor: Dixie Dreams 

Photography:  Glitter Lens Photo & Design

Videography: Anna Koon Films

Flowers: Petal Shoppe of Monroe

DJ: Nathan Wilkins

Catering: Stegalls Smoked Turkey

Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Wedding Dress: DarLynns

Bridesmaid Dresses: Davids Bridal

Rings:  Zales

 

 

 

Tyler & McKinney Bullard | Villa Franca Estate | China Grove, NC

Tyler & McKinney Bullard | Villa Franca Estate | China Grove, NC

I cannot believe Tyler & McKinney’s day has already past, it seemed like just yesterday we were photographing engagement photos!  These two lovebirds had a GORGEOUS ceremony at Landis Baptist Church followed by a sweet (and large) reception at The Villa Franca Estate in China Grove.

The rain decided to make its presence known early on in the day, pushing most of our photography indoors… UNTIL, it COMPLETELY cleared up after the ceremony allowing us to capture some AMAZING images!

Check out this sneak peek!

VENDORS:

Ceremony : Landis Baptist Church

Reception: The Villa Franca Estate

Photographer: Glitter Lens Photo & Design

Videographer:  Amanda & Wesley Videography

Bridesmaid Dresses: Hopes Bridal

Bridal Dress: Poffie Girls

Catering: Flyin Buffalo

Cake: Abigails

Centerpieces/Flowers: Sweet T Flowers

Rings: Diamonds Direct

DJ: Freddie Craver

Tyler & Jessica | Pine Island Country Club | Charlotte, NC

Tyler & Jessica | Pine Island Country Club | Charlotte, NC

April 14, 2018 was a magical day for Tyler & Jessica and their sweet daughter Adalynn, it was filled with beautiful weather, love, and magic!

This spunky bride spiced things up with her gorgeous mint converse shoes and beautiful dress!

I was so happy and excited to be a part of their special day!

www.theglitterlens.com

Ashley & Ron Malec Wedding | Charles Mack Citizen Center | Mooresville, NC

Ashley & Ron Malec Wedding | Charles Mack Citizen Center | Mooresville, NC

 

Growing up as a race car driver, moving into the NASCAR photography realm, I always love the chance to photograph fellow racing enthusiasts.  However, this couple just takes it up a notch.  Not only is Ashley one of the sweetest girls I have ever met, she is also a mechanic in NASCAR, Ron too is involved in NASCAR as the long running car chief for 7 time champion Jimmie Johnson.  Talk about a power couple!  These two were so sweet and easy going and you could just feel their love radiating from the second they saw each other.

Ashley spent her time physically building many of items at her wedding, she laid out the entire design, tables and EVERY little detail was enacted and comisioned by her.  It was easily one of the most beautifully decorated weddings I have ever seen!

 

Congratulations and I wish you YEARS of luck in the future!

VENDORS:

Venue: Charles Mack Citizens Center

Catering: On the Nines Bistro

Rentals: Party Time Rentals

Rentals: Rusted Roots Rentals

Flowers: Willow Florals

DJ: Carolina DJ Professionals

Photography: Glitter Lens Photo & Design

 


Chris & Ashley Wedding | Romare Bearden Park | Charlotte, NC

Chris & Ashley Wedding | Romare Bearden Park | Charlotte, NC

A wedding on a Thursday, it was an out of the norm request, but I was excited to do something different.  Ashley and Chris put together what I like to call a Pop Up wedding, once they were ready they made the trek a couple of blocks from the hotel to a nice area in Romare Bearden park, a ceremony was performed with only immediate family and a couple of friends (one via facetime) It was beautiful, it was simple, and it was entirely about their families becoming one.

Although, we couldn’t appear at the park without a quick stop at Ashley’s favorite coffee shop… STARBUCKS.

 

Here are a few of my favorites from their special day.

 

Thomas & Katherine | Villa Franca Estate | China Grove, NC

Thomas & Katherine | Villa Franca Estate | China Grove, NC

The Villa Franca Estate is a BEAUTIFUL venue located in China Grove, NC (just 40 minutes north east of Charlotte).  It features a heart shaped ceremony location, a treed entry way, beautiful 1869 Home that is beautifully painted for photos, as well as a gorgeous fully draped tent area for the reception.  Katherine and Thomas “Taz”  were married on September 10, 2017 in a beautiful ceremony.  The weather was fantastic although they had a few friends who were stuck in Florida due to hurricane Irma.

Their love for each other was evident from the first look to the last dance and everything in between.  A fantastic couple to work with and an even more welcoming family.

Venue: The Villa Franca Estate

Photographer: Glitter Lens Photo & Design

Catering: The Bistro

 

Josh & Sarah | Dixie Dreams | Monroe, NC

Josh & Sarah | Dixie Dreams | Monroe, NC

This past wedding was a special one,  not only do we love shooting at Dixie Dreams, but this wedding held a little more importance because one of my absolute favorite people Jessica Deese Tucker, who by the way is a FANTASTIC coordinator, was playing double duty.  Not only was she planning/coordinating the wedding, but it was also her brother Josh’s wedding day, making it that much more important.

Saturday was my first time meeting the lovely couple and their beautiful daughter Emery.  These two have been together since 7th or 8th grade and their connection was just so obvious.  I am so happy that they asked me to capture their special day!  Below are some of my favorite images from their day!  Congratulations on your family of 3!

 


Vendors

Venue: Dixie Dreams

Photography: Glitter Lens Photo & Design

Catering: Brickhouse Grill

 

 

 

Shawn & Alison | Byron’s South End | Charlotte, NC

Shawn & Alison | Byron’s South End | Charlotte, NC

Shawn & Alison were married at a gorgeous ceremony on June 30, 2017.  These two were an absolute ball to work with.  Alison was a very laid back, beautiful, and fun bride.  Shawn was full of energy, excitement and had a ton of fun with his photos! Their ceremony was performed by Shawns uncle, who had all of the guests in a fit of laughter, its always great to see family members perform the ceremonies, it allows them to customize it to the couple and you know there will always be some awesome stories.

Check out some of my favorites below!

 



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Free Wedding Planner | Budget Planner Download

Free Wedding Planner | Budget Planner Download

I know how hard it is to plan a wedding, stay on top of all the details all while staying on a budget.  I have created this helpful little checklist/budget planner to help keep you on track.  It also shows some ways other than photography that we can help with for your special day.

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Matt & Love Niemann | Peninsula Yacht Club | Mooresville, NC

Matt & Love Niemann | Peninsula Yacht Club | Mooresville, NC

What a great way to start the Memorial Day weekend!  Matt & Love traded vows at the beautiful Peninsula Yacht Club in Mooresville, North Carolina on Friday.  Their wedding consisted of lake front vows, amazing guests, great food, cake and a boat themed wedding!

The day started out in Davidson, NC at the Homestead Suites, where Matt, Love and their attendants got ready.  We then travelled to the Peninsula Yacht Club where we could truly appreciate the amazing weather they had!  The girls finished getting ready and then we did a private first look!  Their love was so evident when we did that first look, both beaming with light, they shared more than a few kisses as they chatted away about their upcoming nuptials.

Take a look below to see their day through my eyes!

 

Vendor list

Venue & Catering:  Peninsula Yacht Club

Photographer:  Glitter Lens Photo & Design

Flowers & Cake: Publix

 

Hair & Makeup: Katie O’Neil Glow Beauty and Lash

DJ: Jack Sumner ATG Entertainment