When you know, you know—and these two have known since childhood. Katy and Rob are high school sweethearts, and judging by their wedding day, the spark has only grown since then. This dynamic duo is fun, sweet, and down-to-earth—two of the kindest people you’ll ever meet! She’s a teacher, and he owns a local landscaping business, and they are beloved by all who know them. It was an absolute honor to be their Charlotte wedding photographer.
“I swear I couldn’t love you more than I do right now, and yet I know I will tomorrow.”-Leo Christopher
Stunning North Carolina Wedding Venue
Katy and Rob deserved the absolute best for their wedding day, and they got it! Cedar Creek Ranch in Waxhaw, North Carolina served as the perfect farmhouse backdrop for their beautiful wedding day. I love this venue just south of Charlotte because it’s quiet, romantic, and somehow manages to deliver stunning sunsets every time! It’s one of the most photogenic outdoor wedding venues around, and their team is incredible to work with. As one of their preferred wedding vendors, it’s a joy to get to partner up with this wedding venue on a regular basis.
Cedar Creek Ranch Wedding Venue Near Charlotte, NC
While the farmhouse venue features a rustic chic design, they put careful emphasis on the “chic” part of it. The tree-lined drive leads to a massive barn, which includes a wedding party suite on the second level. Upstairs, you’ll find full living quarters complete with a bar and full-service kitchen, bedrooms with a full bath, dining and lounge areas, and my favorite: a second-story deck to take in the views.
If the guys don’t want to bother the girls, there’s also a cool man cave downstairs (most of the guys end up outside anyway).
A Perfect Day for an Outdoor Wedding
Cedar Creek Ranch is ideal for picturesque outdoor ceremonies. They have a beautiful wooden pergola that’s versatile enough to decorate however you wish. Meanwhile, the trees paint the perfect natural backdrop for exchanging “I do’s.”
Reception at Cedar Creek Ranch | Charlotte Wedding Photographer
Then, it’s time to celebrate! Cedar Creek Ranch provides a large, elegant white tent atop polished concrete floors in addition to the barn patio, pergola area, and firepit on the lawn. All of it makes for a relaxing and fun evening. Get down on the dancefloor or grab a bite and sip a cocktail by the fire. You have all you need and plenty of space at Cedar Creek Ranch.
Take in the Sunset
Before heading to the reception (or after cocktail hour), I like to take couples out to one of the sweeping grassy fields for some sunset dancing and romantic photos. Most newlyweds enjoy the time to take it all in and breathe before joining their friends and family for an evening of dancing.
Cheers to the Newlyweds!
Katy and Rob’s big day was nothing short of magical. I had a blast taking one beautiful photo after another while laughing and chatting with their fun crew. Cheers, Rob and Katy! I wish you both the very best.
Capture the Magic with Dawn Marie Photography | Charlotte Wedding Photographer
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