Courtney + Michael | Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden Wedding | Charlotte, NC Wedding Photographer

Hi friends!

I haven't blogged in a while, because let's be real... It's so easy to get caught up in editing and managing so many brides that blogging and social media gets put on the back burner. But I'm excited today because I'm slowly getting back into blogging and I'm really looking forward to sharing sooo many happy couples with you guys soon! I have seriously been dying to share this wedding day with you, because it was my first one back this spring after the off winter season. Courtney and Michael's wedding was such a reminder of why I love what I do so much. It was a beautiful celebration of love and a reminder of why we hold family and friends so close. 

I met the bride Courtney through her sister, Caitlin, who is also a wedding photographer. I was so honored when they picked me to photograph the day. I made my way to Charlotte for this beautiful garden wedding.

It all started out with Courtney and her gals getting ready in the home she grew up in. She was surrounded by childhood memories, lifelong friends and framed photos of her parents' and sister's wedding. Not only was it special for these reasons but the dock off her backyard is the place Michael asked her to be his wife.

These special details carried out at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden too. Every moment and decoration was created so thoughtfully. One of the most noteworthy touches was waiting for guests at the reception tables. Courtney and her mom handmade mugs for ALL the wedding guests. Each was unique and such a memorable take away. 

And the people who surrounded Courtney and Michael on their wedding day made the biggest impression on me - all the prayers and support for this couple were unreal. Family was such a huge part of the day - Courtney wore heirloom jewelry pieces from her mother's side of the family. And the families rocked it on the dance floor too. Her grandmother started a conga line that lasted for SEVERAL songs. It was the most joyful celebration!

Of course the day would not have been possible without these amazing vendors!

Venue : Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden | Florist: Lisa Spangler | Catering: Best Impressions | Decor: Party Reflections | Cake: Cheesecake | Band: Emerald Empire Band | Videographer: Crown Alley Films | Second Shooter: Kate Cauthen Photography

Erin Turner Photo is a Nashville wedding photographer but travels across the country to photograph weddings. If you’re looking for a Chattanooga wedding photographer, Nashville wedding photographer, Knoxville wedding photographer, or destination wedding photographer, get in touch!