Recently we joined Jules and Scott, along with their four boys, in North Carolina at The Vineyards at Betty’s Creek. Jules and Scott planned their destination vineyard wedding for awhile and finally decided on North Carolina. I don’t think they could have made a better choice.
As Dan and I made the three-hour drive there, we got stuck in a huge car accident involving a motorcycle. All lanes of the highway were blocked, helicopters were called in, and the highway looked like a scene out of The Walking Dead. After almost an hour standing outside our car, we finally decided to drive through the median and find a new route. Luckily we always leave hours before our scheduled start time for this very reason. You never know what’s going to come up. As typical with this time of year, rain was forecasted to be included for most of the day, but we didn’t see any on the way there or when we arrived. As a matter of fact, the whole day ended up being clear and perfect. We joined Jules and her bridesmaids as they got ready in one of the cabins on the property. Lots of laughing, talking and joking around filled the room as everyone got ready. Scott got ready with their four boys. As anyone with kids in the 6-10 year old range knows, this can be seemingly impossible at times. Cupcakes, messes, hitting, and screams of “Stop It!!”, extra long showers and Vans shoes were all part of the process. Once everyone was ready, Scott and Jules met for their first look. Their four boys decided to join them to watch but spent most of the time goofing around which added a perfect mood to the merging of a such an amazing family. After the first look, Jules, Scott, Dan and myself made our way around the property photographing portraits before making our way back for the ceremony. The ceremony was filled with sounds of wind passing through the trees and a single violin being played across the gardens. Scott made his way up to the front and the bridesmaids walked up with their four boys. Jules was walked down the aisle by her mom where she joined Scott. Rebecca Chaplin, their officiant, did an amazing job overseeing the ceremony and blessing the two. After some sweet words, an exchange of rings, and a kiss, they were officially married! Everyone was excited to finally see the two married and were ready to celebrate. The reception was held a short ways up a gravel road in the large cabin area. Simplistic rustic details and flowers decorated the area and a variety of tasty food lined the eating area.
After everyone was full it didn’t take long for the drinks to flow and the dancing to begin. Jules, Scott, and I slipped out for a bit for some more portraits as the sun set before coming back and joining the party. The party went long into the night. Being out in the middle of nowhere, you could still hear a faint sound of music even extremely far away.
Here are some of my favorite photos from Jules and Scott’s destination vineyard North Carolina wedding. My name is Matt Druin and I’m an Atlanta wedding photographer that specializes in unique, offbeat weddings for all awesome people! Not only do I shoot amazing Atlanta weddings, but I also travel frequently for destination weddings, and weddings all over, with no travel fees in the US for amazing wedding photography. I also shoot Atlanta engagement sessions for newly engaged couples. I’ve even been known to travel, and far, for engagement sessions too!
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