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Mooresville NC Wedding | Carrigan Farms | Starling + Aaron

Shannon Arney - Friday, June 03, 2016
Mooresville NC Wedding | Carrigan Farms | Starling + Aaron
The newlyweds stand at the edge of the quarry at the beautiful and one of a kind wedding venue, Carrigan Farms.

If you missed Starling and Aaron's Uptown engagement shoot featured on our blog all I can say is you missed out.  Now, go take a look - its definitely a precursor to this wedding blog.  If you are one of the lucky ones that did view their engagement photos you know this couple is a hoot and we could only expect a unique and fun filled wedding day.  And they delivered!  The event was beautiful down to each minute detail, including the doggie tuxedo.  Starling was a gorgeous bride and Aaron, well he was Aaron (don't worry, that's a'll see).

Bride and groom pose for portraits on their wedding day at Carrigan Farms.

I personally love the images of a bride and groom leading up their wedding ceremony.  We always suggest taking bridal party images following getting ready and pre-ceremony to allow the bride and groom to enjoy as much of the wedding reception as possible. One of my favorite take always from photography prior the wedding ceremony is that you can truly feel the excitement jumping out of every image. This day was no different.

The bride poses for a after her hair and makeup have been completed for her wedding day. Starling shows off her exquisite and timeless hair and makeup by Kymm, owner of  Who's the Fairest

The bride preps for her wedding while holding her dog aka ring bearer prior to her wedding ceremony.

The bride and her bridesmaids pose for a wedding photo before the couple says I do.

As you likely guessed, Jessica captured great candids of the guys.  Wedding images can come off as pretty hoity-toity, something we at Fusion run screaming from, but that isn't even a glimmer of a possibility with a couple like this.  The two are a fun and easy going duo, who limit the seriousness and we say bring it on! 

A groomsman helps Aaron adjust his tie for his wedding day. This trio of photos is simply hilarious and what we saw from Aaron regularly.  You can see the thought process written across his face: Eye cut..."Wait, Jessica is taking pics of us.  This shot is way too boring, I'll give her something to work with.  I know! I'm a tiger! NO - even better - I'm 007! Starling is so lucky to have me."

Groom gets ready for his wedding day with the assistance of his groomsman and a detail shot of the grooms bow tie and boutonniere.Flowers by Lingky was the flower guru at Starling and Aaron's outdoor wedding and she produced amazing designs as always.
The groomsman and the groom sit and relax on the beach of Carrigan Farms. Aaron and his groomsman sit at the wedding ceremony site at Carrigan Farms as they wait for the wedding to begin.


The two held this mega event at one of our favorite outdoor wedding venues in the Charlotte area, Carrigan Farms. You will find us at this Mooresville NC location for weddings, portrait shoots, engagement sessions, you name it. It is such a beautiful and versatile setting for these types of events and easily accommodated their motherload of a guest list - 250 people! That's right - these vendors has their work cut out for them and everything went off without a single hitch!  Thanks to all involved and very cooperative weather the day was a dream for this couple.


Wedding guests watch as a couple say their wedding vows at Carrigan Farms. 250 wedding quests sit with an amazing view of the quarry at Carrigan Farms as they wait for the ceremony to begin. 

We promised you a unique wedding.  Starlings father provided a collection of vintage cars to ensure the wedding quests were shuttled to the ceremony site in pure style.The wedding guests are shuttled to the ceremony site in vintage cars.

And the happy couple included their dog in a well tailored suit to match the wedding party.  He acted as the honorary ring bearer of sorts.  

A dog waits for the wedding procession to begin in his well tailored suit.


Bride and groom deliver their vows during the wedding ceremony.

The bride and groom kiss as they are announced as husband and wife by the wedding officiant.

The reception lived up to the raw beauty of Carrigan Farms.  Like I said above - the vendors NAILED IT!  You really saw this couple's story and style come to life with every detail.  Aaron and Starling first met on a social bike ride.  We so loved the cake topper that shared that intimate detail with each of their guests.  And of course their newspaper inspired wedding programs were another favorite of ours.  It not only detailed their wedding party, but also told the story of how their relationship came to be. These two have a great eye for detail. 

Detail shots of the wedding reception center pieces and wedding cake. These reception center pieces were brought to you courtesy of Flowers by Lingky and this simply elegant wedding cake was perfectly designed by Ella's Celestial Cakes.
Detail shots of wedding decor including a newspaper inspired wedding program.
The newlyweds first dance at their wedding reception at Carrigan Farms in Mooresville NC. Aaron and Starling perform their well rehearsed first dance for their wedding guests at their Mooresville North Carolina wedding reception. 
We are so incredibly grateful to be a part of this incredible couples amazing wedding day.  We truly enjoyed the day with both of them and feel so privileged to have witnessed them becoming husband and wife.  Here is to many happy years, Starling and Aaron!
Newlyweds embrace and kiss at Carrigan FarmsThe wedding party poses with the bride and groom after the two became husband and wife.
Newlyweds pose with their beloved dog after their wedding ceremony.
Bride and groom pose with their wedding party after the wedding ceremony.Groom kisses the brides head as they stand in the quarry of their wedding venue, Carrigan Farms.

Vendors that contributed to this love story:

Wedding Venue:  Carrigan Farms

Hair and Makeup: Kymm of Who's the Fairest?

Officiant: Richard Randolf

Florist: Flowers By Lingky

Cake: Ella's Celestial Cakes

Caterer: Dough Carrigan of Carrigan Farms

Entertainment: Melonbelly

Dresses: LulaKate

Tuxedos: Jos.A.Bank



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