• Ellie McKinney

Emily & Chaz: The Barn at Adaumont Farm- Trinity, NC

Emily and Chaz’s love story has been a fall fairy tale ever since their October engagement at Childress Vineyard, to Emily’s horse-drawn carriage entrance at their November wedding ceremony. The wooden pergola draped with white cascading fabric, overlooking the calm pond waters of Adaumont Farm was the perfect backdrop to their outdoor ceremony. Emily and Chaz’s goal was to create a romantic fall atmosphere for their wedding day. Their vision was achieved with the beautiful burgundy and blush florals by Carol Ray Floral Designs and the simple elegant gold accents throughout the ceremony and reception.


Emily cherished her entrance when she rode in on a horse-drawn carriage. She had always dreamed of experiencing this moment which she deemed her ‘Cinderella moment.’ The Heritage Carriage Company made her dream a reality!


The Barn at Adaumont Farms was the perfect location for Emily and Chaz’s reception. Even without decor, this venue already has country chic vibes with more draping white fabric adorning the ceilings and natural wooden walls.


Chaz’s favorite part of the day was dancing and letting loose at the end of day with their friends and family! Seeing the guests celebrating the couple is also one of my favorite parts of photographing weddings and this evening was definitely full of celebration.


Now let's talk about one of my favorite moments from their wedding day! My favorite pictures of this wedding captured the couple’s ‘first-touch.’ This newer tradition of holding hands without seeing each other is such a beautifully intimate moment. Emily and Chaz accompanied this moment with reading letters to one another, giving a quiet setting of closeness. I highly recommend this to couples who do not prefer to have a first look, in order to still be able to share a quiet moment between the two people this day is celebrating!


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Congratulations to this beautiful couple. Thank you for choosing me as your photographer!


Kind words from the bride-

Ellie is amazing at her art she truly knows how to capture the perfect lighting and moments in her photos! I’ve been truly blessed to have worked with her through out my engagement photos, bridals and wedding I have been so ecstatic with all of her work and I am going to miss her. She’s the photographer of a lifetime whom I hope one day can photograph our baby portraits when we decide to have them! Love Ellie!!!


Venue: Adaumont Farm

Florals: Carol Ray Floral Designs

Carriage: Heritage Carriage Company

Dress: Simply Stunning by Divas

Cake: Abigails Cake Affair

Music: Tiger Paw Entertainment

Hair/MUA: Deitz Salon and Wellness/Jolie Cheveaux


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