(Closed) Any North Carolina Brides?

posted 7 years ago in Charlotte
Post # 4
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949 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Hi! I’m always surprised not to see more activity on the NC boards, because there are definitely some of us around. I’m actually in the Triad area, having our wedding at a historic home that’s now a venue for small events. I guess the style would be sort of fancy-casual, maybe?

For you or other NC gals, has anyone had much luck finding affordable photographers who seem to know what they’re doing? I’m not really after a hugely experienced pro or anything, but so far I’m not finding that combination of affordability, skill, and inclination to answer my emails, you know?

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

I actually was born and raised in Charlotte and live about ten/fifteen minutes away from Charlotte now.  But, I’m getting married at the beach.  I do know a lot about Charlotte area venues from my extensive research, though!

Post # 8
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949 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Bichon Frise: Well, I do consider $2000 to be affordable for wedding photography in general, but it’s not in our budget. I think I’m going to need to keep it under $1500, if not less. I know, I know, not real likely.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

@Bichon Frise:  For my particular venue, it was actually cheaper at the beach than things I’d found here.  But, it really just depends on what you’re looking for.  A lot of people I know who are getting married/have gotten married around here recently opted for a church wedding (free at their own churches) and a reception somewhere nice.  Have you chosen a venue yet?

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’m an NC bride! Having a beach wedding.

Post # 13
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327 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Hey, Raleigh girl here!

We’re getting married on stage at Raleigh Little Theatre with a reception to follow at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences. We wanted places that were Raleigh/NC institutions, and we did quite well for ourselves. Both places are excellent prices and very unusual.

Our photographer, by the way, is just the sort of “newbie” that Bichon Frise suggested. Her name is Rebecca, and she’s the creative force behind Red Fern Photography (http://www.redfernphotographync.com). We found her on Craigslist and really loved her style, so we met her for dinner and found her to be sweet and down-to-earth. She offered us a spectacular eight hours of coverage, plus high-res images and full rights for every photo that doesn’t turn out terrible (probably 800-1000 photos). Her price? ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS. Yay!

Post # 14
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949 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Bichon Frise: Oh, believe me, “just starting out” is exactly what I’ve been looking for, but new to the area works as well or better. Thanks very much for the link, I hadn’t seen her site before and I like what I’m seeing!

Post # 15
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949 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@sarasouth: Holy crap. Thank you for sharing your photographer, I am majorly interested. Wow! Okay, I’m going to go to bed and quit thread-jacking here. Yay, y’all are awesome (I feel like I can say y’all because it’s NC ladies here…).

Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

i got married in februrary but still linger on the boards! im in charlotte too πŸ™‚ we got married at St. Matthew Catholic Church in ballantyne and had the reception at the Renaissance hotel in South Park (really loved the reception venue!) for Cakes i used off the wall designs and events and for photography i used AN Photography – Anna Nichole.

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