Bridal Portraits in the Cherry Blossom Trees

It is like a dream come to life this Monday morning. I mean seriously, these photos are like little rays of sunshine ready to brighten your day! Crystal Stokes really stepped it up when capturing a fellow photographer Cara Close. We have seen bridal portraits by the cherry blossom trees, but not quite like this. The beautiful bride-to-be wore a Modern Trousseau gown with a custom made veil. You m…


North Carolina Outdoor Soiree

Looking through these lovely photos of Stacy's wedding day make our heart skip a beat. She stunned in a custom made Modern Trousseau gown, completing the look with a full length cathedral lace veil. A rich color palette of red, gold, burgundy and sage lent a seasonal air to the outdoor soiree and added a dramatic pop of color to the tented reception. From the look on the bride and groom's face, …


Friday Feature: Wedding Lovely Blog

This gorgeous wedding portrait/styled shoot comes to us from Crystal Stokes Photography based in Gastonia, North Carolina. She captured our bride Holly on her non-taditional wedding day wearing a lace gown by Marisa.  Some details from the bride on how this stunning shoot came to be! "Crystal enlisted the help of Deedie Springer with Springvine Desgin, and Mandy Boedicker with Dry Ink Desgin…


The Equestrian Bride

What is not to love about a bride on a horse?! The choice for Olyvia to do her bridal portraits with her horse, Lyric, seemed like an obvious choice. She has been riding and showing horses her entire life and it was only natural to include one of her greatest loves into the portraits for her big day. We love that Olyvia didn't just pose with Lyric (the perfect name for a show horse!), but that sh…