Brooke and Trae had me at “Hello”. I could not wait to photograph them and I was beyond ecstatic when they chose me to be their photographer. They not only are gorgeous but they are super sweet and fun to hang out with. I know I say this way too much but I honestly mean it – I am blessed with the most amazing clients! I truly believe they are meant to be mine.
Before their engagement session, I always ask my clients to fill out a little questionnaire so I can get to know them. One of the questions is “What is the one thing you really love about each other?” I admit I got a little teary when I read their answers to this question.
Brooke: “I love the fact that he balances me. I have a Type A personality and am pretty high-strung at times. I’m a perfectionist about everything. I will push myself to the edge and get so stressed out about things, and he always manages to help me to remain calm, relax, and see the light at the end of the tunnel.”
Trae: “It’s very hard to limit this response to one thing that I love about Brooke but I will try to keep it simple. I absolutely love our “we are in this together attitude and openness/ honestly towards each other”. We love to be around each other, which makes a simple day in the house fun, exciting and special. We have this ability to crack jokes and act silly but can quickly get serious and bounce ideas off each other. We are also very open and honest with each other, which enables great communication. She is like my business partner and never makes me feel bad or embarrassed to ask for her option on the simplest things. I am a dreamer and she is a realist which creates the perfect balance. All of these things make Brooke my best friend and love of my life.”
~sigh! Is that not the sweetest answer!
Here is their gorgeous wedding and reception at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden…
Ceremony and Reception Location: Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
Officiant: Richard Styles
Wedding Photographer: Critsey Rowe Photography
Catering: Best Impressions
Cake: Sky’s The Limit Cakes – Ines Aranguren
Flowers: Flowers by Lingky
Hair/Makeup: Lindsey Regan Thorne – Be Pretty
DJ: Shaun Nyce
Photo Booth: ShutterBooth Charlotte
Rentals: Creative Solutions Special Events
Videographer: MPA Productions (Mandy and Adam)
Wedding Dress Designer: Rosa Clara
Tux Store/Rental: Men’s Warehouse
Transportation: Vintage Car Royal Rides
Ceremony Music: Christine Robinson with Violin by Christine
Congratulations Brooke for having your bridal on the cover of Charlotte Wedding Magazine! You are so beautiful and truly deserve being published. Your story is so romantic and special.