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! charlotte_nc_wedding_photographer_0285charlotte_nc_wedding_photographer_0288charlotte_nc_wedding_photographer_0284charlotte_nc_wedding_photographer_0286

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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!

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The moment we all felt a strong wind and saw dark stormy clouds rolling in.

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Lauren has been keeping a journal throughout her engagement to Tom.  She revealed this journal to Tom before the ceremony.

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Leading up to the ceremony, Lauren and Tom exchanged handwritten I love you's using this special gift from the Maid of Honor.

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Lauren's beautiful hand-made bouquet was decorated with a sweet picture of her Poppie and an adorable pin for her dog Lily.

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What an amazing moment between these two before the ceremony.  They were holding hands so tightly and hanging on to every last word spoken.

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I'm busy photographing the bride and I turn around to find these gorgeous bridesmaids sitting so picture perfect.

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The bride knows that this beautiful rainbow displayed during their ceremony is a sure sign that her Poppie was with them.

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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!

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The best man and maid of honor gave an epic toast to the bride and groom!  A rap that everyone just had to record!

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Just before the bride and groom exited their reception, they enjoyed one last private dance, alone.

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Venue: Trump National Charlotte

Planner: Amy Roberts at Trump National Charlotte

Hair/Makeup: Layne Owensby: Blush Beauty Makeup

Stephanie Zinaty

Flowers: DIY Trader Joes

Baker: Trump National Charlotte

DJ: Charlotte DJ Company

Dress Shop: Anjolique Bridal & Formal - Anjolique Private Label

Jeweler: Jared

Stationary: Red Stone Press

Lake Norman Wedding Photographer: Melissa Lynn Hunt 

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