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Mackenzie & Kyle

The Carolina Grove | Hillsborough, North Carolina

November 19, 2022

Mackenzie and Kyle’s wedding day at The Carolina Grove featured a romantic airy color palette of blush, ivory, navy blue, and shades of taupe. The couple’s love story began with a dating app leading to a beautiful proposal from Kyle in front of the Kissing Bench on The University of North Carolinas campus where the two attended school.

Airy Blues and Dreamy Neutrals Color Palette

From the beginning of their wedding planning journey, Mackenzie and Kyle wanted their special day to feel soft and romantic. With this intention, they chose colors that created a dreamy ambiance and used florals to tie in the colors of the wedding party wear. The pops of navy blue matched the groom and groomsmen’s tuxedos, while shades of brown neutrals complimented the taupe and terracotta bridesmaid’s dresses. The florals highlighted the gorgeous Carolina Grove venue, making it the best part of the planning process for Mackenzie.

Wedding Day at The Carolina Grove

Of all my weddings this year, this has been one of my favorites. I always love shooting at The Carolina Grove because the airy and modern venue is stunning year-round, and that day was no exception. The fall weather was perfect for Mackenzie and Kyle’s outdoor ceremony where they stood in front of the woodsy scenery. Later, I headed into the reception, so excited to capture the details of the decor and romantic atmosphere. The couple changed into sneakers, and everyone danced the night away and as a result, chairs hardly stayed filled. Finally, the wedding concluded with Mackenzie and Kyle embracing a private intimate dance. In the meantime, guests awaited outside to congratulate the newlyweds with a sparkler exit!

From beginning to end, I enjoyed being a part of Mackenzie and Kyle’s wedding day. Every vendor was amazing, including the hair and makeup team, who did phenomenally on the bridal party and in addition finished an hour AHEAD schedule. Without a doubt, this wedding is a fave in my book!

If you are a to-be-wed, I’d love to get to know you and capture the memories of your unforgettable day! You can contact me here, and we can discuss your one-of-a-kind vision. I can’t wait!


Planner: Tara Ruffier

Ceremony Venue: Carolina Grove

Reception Venue: Carolina Grove

Hair and Makeup: Wedded Kiss

Florist: Lilac Floral Decor

Photographer: Arika Jordan Photography

Videographer: Arika Jordan Photography

Wedding Dress: Made with Love, Lovely Bride in Charleston, NC

Grooms Outfit Designer: Men’s Warehouse

DJ: Dj Ones

Cake/Desserts: Sugar and Spice Kitchen

Catering: Rocky Top Catering

Wedding Party Outfits: Birdy Grey

Invitations: Minted

bridesmaids at the carolina grove
bridesmaids happy to see bride at the carolina grove
bride and groom at the carolina grove
bride and groom at the carolina grove
bride and groom at the carolina grove
bridesmaids at the carolina grove
groomsmen at the carolina grove
bridal party at the carolina grove
bride and groom at the carolina grove
bride and groom leaving the ceremony at the carolina grove
bride and groom at the carolina grove
bride and groom wearing sneaker for first dance at the carolina grove
bride and groom cutting cake at the carolina grove
bride and groom at the carolina grove
bride and groom at the carolina grove

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