This editorial at BRITTON MANOR and THE ONEIL by North Carolina wedding photographer RAE MARSHALL PHOTOGRAPHY is more than just a showcase of design and detail; it is a narrative of love, history, and the coming together of like-minded individuals to create something truly magical. It invites couples to dream of their own perfect day, in a setting that promises not just an event, but an unforgettable experience, wrapped in the luxury and intimacy of North Carolina's hidden gems.

In the heart of La Grange, North Carolina, these two venues intertwine to create an unparalleled destination wedding experience, inspired by the intricate ceiling designs and the timeless elegance of "chic New York English" vibes. This shoot captures the essence of luxury and intimacy, set against the backdrop of these two majestic venues. With a colour palette of white, pearl, gold, moss green, and lime green, and elements inspired by pears, pearls, bows, and moss, the shoot narrates a story of love and elegance. The spotlight shines on a real couple, Samson Robinson and Carmen Amelia, whose genuine connection adds depth to the narrative, adorned in exquisite attire from THORNBURY BRIDES. This collaboration of key vendors, including BLUE DAPHNE EVENTS for coordination and design and BRUSHED BY BEC on florals, aims to showcase the beauty and history of this area through an elevated event experience.

The shoot was meticulously planned to highlight the architectural beauty and the lush surroundings of BRITTON MANOR and THE ONEIL. The design direction, spearheaded by Kandis Harvey of BRITTON MANOR and BLUE DAPHNE EVENTS, drew inspiration from the venues' opulent ceilings, setting the tone for a sophisticated and romantic ambiance. The colour scheme was carefully chosen to complement the interior's grandeur, with touches of gold to accentuate the luxury, and shades of green to bring in the freshness of nature. Pearls and bows added a touch of classic elegance, while moss elements brought an organic, earthy feel, blending the indoors with the natural beauty outside.

The overarching mission of this styled shoot was to not only showcase these two venues as ideal destinations for luxurious and intimate weddings, but also to highlight the rich history and cultural heritage of the area. The vision was to create an experience that feels both timeless and personal, inviting couples to imagine their own stories unfolding in this enchanting setting. The collaboration aimed to demonstrate how every detail, from the venue to the vendors, comes together to create an event that is not just seen but felt, leaving a lasting impression on all who partake.

A big thank you to North Carolina wedding photographer RAE MARSHALL PHOTOGRAPHY day for sharing this beautiful inspiration with us. Having been a photographer for over half her life it's Rae's greatest joy to work as an artist and business owner that seeks out beauty for a living. She tells us, "I love beautiful florals, lush tablescapes and glamorous sunsets like the best of them, however I also love to find beauty in the quiet moments. The ones where no one else may be looking. I care about the tear rolling down grandmother's face, the nervous flutters on his face before the first look, the kid that fell asleep because the party went past his bedtime. I love to mix them both together. Details are great, but that's not the full story." You can see more of her portfolio here.