Getting Ready: Erica and Josh’s NC Wedding

We posted a sneak peek of Erica and Josh’s wedding a few weeks ago, and now we are ready to share more from their rustic wedding day!

wedding tree stump cowboy boots

Erica’s jewelry was simple and sweet. It accented her dress perfectly, and I loved this photograph of the jewelry on her ring bearer’s “pillow” – a tree branch section decorated with burlap and ribbons!

wedding dress gown nc


Her dress was stunning!

bride getting ready friends

The girls had an awesome time getting ready – and she’s so lucky to have talented friends! Her hair and makeup was taken care of by her cousin and soon-to-be sister-in-law…and it was beautiful.

getting ready bride salon

It was a little crazy in there…but crazy good!

bridesmaids gift jewlery

The bridesmaids all received incredible hand-made jewelry crafted by Erica’s cousin, and it matched the dresses perfectly.

flower girl headband blue

Even the floral designs were a family event! Erica’s aunt created beautiful bouquets and this adorable flower girl hair piece.

flower girl tired cuteIt’s hard work being this cute!

grandma baby flower girl

Erica’s mom helped get her daughter, L, dressed for the day – and I loved this candid of her looking down lovingly at her granddaughter.

baby flower girl smiles black and white

She’s such a beautiful baby (and much happier when she’s not in a flower girl dress)!

mother of the groom

Finally, it was time to get that wedding gown on! Josh’s mom helped manage the veil and was all smiles as she looked at her almost daughter-in-law’s hair and makeup.

bride jewelry black and white

And this is why – what a stunning bride!

mom bride dress getting readyErica’s mom got the dress ready…

bride getting dressed black and whiteAnd it was time! What a happy bride!

bride nails dress weddingThe detail on her dress sparkled – love it!

bride mom love veil

Erica’s mom had a sweet photograph of herself on her wedding day – it showed Erica’s grandmother helping her mom get ready to walk down the aisle. We re-created that image for Erica and her mom so that they could have generational images that show the generations of brides on their wedding day. I love this sweet, touching tribute to her family.

bride garter getting ready

Once we got the garter in place…

bride black and white portrait

She was almost ready, with a little help from her maid of honor…

maid of honor bride getting ready

and her groom’s mother…

getting ready bride mother in law

A few last-minute touch-ups, we were ready to head to the ceremony!

bride black and white mirror

Yep, Josh is one lucky guy! 🙂bride mirror getting ready

But, first, we needed to see the other most important man in a bride’s wedding day (and life)…her dad…

bride father wedding day

It was one of the sweetest, most touching moments I’ve seen between a father and his daughter on her wedding day – and I love that he made her laugh!

bride dad wedding day

So, what were the guys doing during all this time?

groom wedding day beer

Yep, you guessed it. 🙂

groom boutonniere silk blue

We did get them to stay in one place long enough for a few photographs…

dad baby wedding day

That is one lucky little girl – her daddy loves her so very much!

Coming soon…more sneak peeks from Erica and Josh’s wedding day. Simply Southern Photography loved every minute, and we can’t wait to share it with you…

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Erica and Josh’s Vendors

Wedding Photography: Simply Southern Photography

Bridal Gown and Bridesmaids’ Dresses: David’s Bridal

Tuxes: Men’s Wearhouse

Venue: American Legion in King, NC

Bakery: Mrs. Pumpkins

Caterer: Rainbow Catering

DJ: High Impact Entertainment

Their wedding coordinator, florist (silk flowers), and Erica’s hair and makeup were all taken care of by family and friends.



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