When I first laid eyes on The Robins Nest in Grimesland NC, just outside of Greenville, I knew I was in love. Robin’s home that she graciously rents as an event venue is pretty much a dream come true to photograph.
She and her husband collected unique and historic house parts for around 10 years in preparation for building their own ‘old’ home in 1997. They designed and constructed their house around all the beautiful antique and salvaged trimmings, doors, transoms, windows, vanity’s, cabinets, floors, you name it! When you walk into their home it feels as though it has been there since the 1900’s. As Jerry and I are avid old home enthusiasts you can imagine our intrigue and, let’s face it, our giddiness over being able to photograph in such a cool location!
But our giddiness this past Saturday didn’t stop with the venue. That was only the icing on the cake. Our true joy came through being able to finally photograph Danielle and Butch’s wedding day! I say finally because this couple has been together for 12 years! That’s twelve years! And it was about time they said their I Do’s :)
Their 3 year old son Austin was the sweetest little addition to their bridal party and I love that they did a First “Family Dance” together with the 3 of them as well as Danielle and Butch’s First Dance!
The coral color palate and garden rose florals that Danielle chose was the perfect pair to the mint green accents that Robin has used around her home and her property. Front Porch catering had the most delicious meal (that sauce on the chicken though!!) and they all danced the night away under the epic arbor (wait till you see!) under the stars. Their day was classic. It felt homey and so every easy. There was no stress, no rushing, everyone was just happy to be there simply to celebrate their love of Danielle, Butch and Austin and their ‘official’ union as a family :) We were happy to be there too!
Venue and Floral Design // Robin of The Robin’s Nest
Coordinator // Sylvia Measemer Hines
Officiant // Rev. Jonathan Strother, Jarvis Memorial
Caterer // Front Porch Catering
Cake Artist // VanillaBean Bake Shoppe
Garter // The Garter Girl
DJ // Anthony Lowe, Crystal Coast Productions
Makeup Artist // Callie Smith
Hair Artist // Candace Joyner, Schroko’s Hair Studio