Tom and Lauren | Trump National Charlotte Wedding | Lake Norman Wedding Photographer
I headed out to Lake Norman to photograph at Trump National Charlotte for the very first time last Saturday. I had anticipated this day for quite some time, as so many friends had told me how gorgeous this venue would be. It wasn't just the venue I was excited about, though. I had looked forward to Lauren and Tom's wedding for quite some time now. I know Lauren and Tom through Dee, a past bride and now friend. When Lauren and Tom chose me to photograph their wedding I felt incredibly honored! I knew just how special this wedding day would be. Lauren and Tom have had a long relationship that has led them to this very moment. They are both sentimental and very much in love, which both shine through in their images. I am excited to share this peek into their wedding day with you. I'm sure you will enjoy!
Pennies have a significance in Tom and Lauren's relationship.
Tom was able to accessorize with this surprise set of penny cufflinks that Lauren gave to him on their wedding day!
The moment we all felt a strong wind and saw dark stormy clouds rolling in.
Lauren has been keeping a journal throughout her engagement to Tom. She revealed this journal to Tom before the ceremony.
Leading up to the ceremony, Lauren and Tom exchanged handwritten I love you's using this special gift from the Maid of Honor.
Lauren's beautiful hand-made bouquet was decorated with a sweet picture of her Poppie and an adorable pin for her dog Lily.
What an amazing moment between these two before the ceremony. They were holding hands so tightly and hanging on to every last word spoken.
I'm busy photographing the bride and I turn around to find these gorgeous bridesmaids sitting so picture perfect.
The bride knows that this beautiful rainbow displayed during their ceremony is a sure sign that her Poppie was with them.
Each table was decorated with a wine bottle.
These wine bottles represent different moments in the relationship when Lauren and Tom enjoyed a drink in celebration!
The best man and maid of honor gave an epic toast to the bride and groom! A rap that everyone just had to record!
Just before the bride and groom exited their reception, they enjoyed one last private dance, alone.
Venue: Trump National Charlotte
Planner: Amy Roberts at Trump National Charlotte
Hair/Makeup: Layne Owensby: Blush Beauty Makeup
Flowers: DIY Trader Joes
Baker: Trump National Charlotte
Dress Shop: Anjolique Bridal & Formal - Anjolique Private Label
Stationary: Red Stone Press
Lake Norman Wedding Photographer: Melissa Lynn Hunt