Cotton Beauty | Styled Wedding Shoot | Winter Wedding Inspiration | River Creek Lodge | Stony Point, NC

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August 21, 2018

“Cotton Beauty” Styled Wedding Shoot at River Creek Lodge

This shoot shows a bride’s dream wedding details. All of these wonderful vendors came together to make our vision of “Cotton Bluety” (that is what I almost named the shoot, instead of “Cotton Beauty” ?) come together perfectly.

Let me introduce them.

Are you ready to meet some of the most wonderful wedding professionals I have had the pleasure of wedding with?!

As well as the most epic real life couple I have ever photographed?! ?


Meet Jon (the groom) and Kodi (the bride)! Just wait until you see more of this stunning couple. They belong in a magazine!

They are so pretty that you think no way are they real people, but guess what… they are.

And Kodi is a physician assistant too. Pretty and SMART. ?hickory-charlotte-ashville-nc-senior-portrait-boudoir-engagement-couples-wedding-photographer-photography_0438.jpg

hickory-charlotte-ashville-nc-senior-portrait-boudoir-engagement-couples-wedding-photographer-photography_0440.jpgAlright boys no faking a cold, even if you do want this pretty lady treating you. ?


This amazing dress was custom designed by Meagan Kelly Designs. Have a special vision in mind for your wedding dress? Meagan is just amazing at what she does, and she is the sweetest. ?hickory-charlotte-ashville-nc-senior-portrait-boudoir-engagement-couples-wedding-photographer-photography_0433.jpg

Have I mentioned that Sweet T Flowers in Waxhaw is the absolute must go to florist?! I cannot think of words for how much I love this bridal headpiece they designed! ?hickory-charlotte-ashville-nc-senior-portrait-boudoir-engagement-couples-wedding-photographer-photography_0441.jpg

And guys, if you want to look sharp, The Tuxedo Lady in Charlotte is the lady to see. ?hickory-charlotte-ashville-nc-senior-portrait-boudoir-engagement-couples-wedding-photographer-photography_0432.jpg

Did I mentioned that Meagan Kelly Designs also offers Fur Wraps.

This Winter Styled Shoot would not have been complete without one! ❄️hickory-charlotte-ashville-nc-senior-portrait-boudoir-engagement-couples-wedding-photographer-photography_0439.jpg

Want a cake that is as tasty as it is pretty? The Icing and The Cake in Mooresville has got their recipe down pat. ?

And don’t you love how Sweet T Flowers’ floral tied in so well with the cake. Oh and that bouquet! ?hickory-charlotte-ashville-nc-senior-portrait-boudoir-engagement-couples-wedding-photographer-photography_0442.jpg

River Creek Lodge has a pond you can get married in front of! And a creek to play in. ?hickory-charlotte-ashville-nc-senior-portrait-boudoir-engagement-couples-wedding-photographer-photography_0431.jpg

I am in awe of how great ERMc Hair Stylist did on this hairstyle. Elizabeth (ERMc Hair Stylist) and Tina (Sweet T Flowers) are a dream team! ?hickory-charlotte-ashville-nc-senior-portrait-boudoir-engagement-couples-wedding-photographer-photography_0428.jpg

Flower girls deserve the best…

So they need Dollcake Vintage in Australia! ?hickory-charlotte-ashville-nc-senior-portrait-boudoir-engagement-couples-wedding-photographer-photography_0443.jpg

If you are looking for the ultimate styling and decor then you need A Bushel and A Peck Vintage Rentals to be a part of your big day! Kelly has beautiful vintage furniture and pieces, and boy can she arrange them perfectly. ?hickory-charlotte-ashville-nc-senior-portrait-boudoir-engagement-couples-wedding-photographer-photography_0451.jpg

I told you, A Bushel and A Peck knows what they are doing. Just have a look at this sweetheart table!

Question: Did you just get hungry?

Answer: Yes, and go to Liazzo’s Catering for all of your catering needs. ?

Dani Miguel over at Liazzo’s is a styling genius! Food is not just food when he is doing the work, it is art. ?hickory-charlotte-ashville-nc-senior-portrait-boudoir-engagement-couples-wedding-photographer-photography_0444.jpg

Four words…

Show – me – the – ring, and I will say he went to Village Jewelers in Boone! ?

And not just the ring… Did you see that antique necklace and amazing stone bracelet?!hickory-charlotte-ashville-nc-senior-portrait-boudoir-engagement-couples-wedding-photographer-photography_0446.jpg

Want to make a statement right from the moment you announce your wedding via mail? Your stationary needs are well met with Forever Whitney Young. ✍️hickory-charlotte-ashville-nc-senior-portrait-boudoir-engagement-couples-wedding-photographer-photography_0454.jpg

Why are you not reserving The River Creek Lodge for your wedding right now?!?!?!

Go… Before they are booked. ??hickory-charlotte-ashville-nc-senior-portrait-boudoir-engagement-couples-wedding-photographer-photography_0427.jpg

This Styled Shoot took a lot of planning and hard work from a lot of wonderful vendors.

Kelly (A Bushel and A Peck Vintage Rentals) and I (Jamie Marie Photography) couldn’t be more thankful for the vendors we had on board with us for “Cotton Beauty”




Sole photographer/Styling Visionary – Me ?

Design, decor, and vintage rentals – A Bushel and A Peck Vintage Rentals

Planning – Milk and Honey Collective

Venue – River Creek Lodge

Floral – Sweet T Flowers

Custom Bridal Gown and Fur Wrap – Meagan Kelly Designs

Groom and best man’s suits – The Tuxedo Lady

Flower girl dress – Dollcake Vintage

Jewelry – Village Jewelers

The Cake – The Icing and The Cake

Catering and other Desserts – Liazzo’s Catering

Food Styling – Dani Miguel

Stationary – Forever Whitney Young

Hair  – ERMc Hairstylist

Makeup – Kodi Ethridge

Models: Kodi Ethridge (Bride), Jon Hendrix (Groom), Dakota Barton, (Best Man), Charlotte Williams (Flower Girl)

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