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Val & Coop’s Southern Ritchie Hill Wedding in Concord, NC

For Brides

July 5, 2018

Where do I even begin telling you about Val & Coop’s wedding day? I could start by sharing about Val’s STUNNING silver gown. Or by telling you about how thoughtful and sentimental each and every detail was. Or I could even share about the sweet flower girls and ring bearers. But no matter where I begin, I am confident I will never be able to put into words just how special Val & Coop’s wedding was. Not one single detail was overlooked the entire day, and it was an absolute dream!

When I was talking with Val a few months ago, she said to me… “I want all of my guests to feel loved by us. I want it to be a big love fest of mushy feelings and happy tears. I want to create memories!” If that doesn’t tell you about Val and Coop’s heart, I don’t know what will! Their wedding day accomplished every single thing they hoped it would. People laughed, cried, and joyfully celebrated the two newlyweds!

Valerie is one of the most genuine and generous people I have ever met… she had a gift ready for every single person that played an important role in her life.

My favorite part of this wedding was how thoughtful each detail of the day was. Many of the gifts given were in honor of Val’s father, and every time she gave a special guest one of them, I turned into a puddle of tears! There was jewelry made from her father’s shirts, tie clips made from his ties, and embroidered handkerchiefs made from his button downs. He may not have been physically present at the wedding, but he was absolutely there in spirit. So many pieces of their day honored and remembered how special he was to them.

Being a part of weddings like this is such an honor for me. I felt like I was witnessing some of the most special and sacred moments in this family’s life. It was a gift to me to be able to capture all of the memories so that Val and Coop will be able to cherish them forever!

As you scroll through this beautiful wedding day, I hope you enjoy this gorgeous couple as much as I did! Their smiles and their joy are contagious!!! Val and Coop, thank you for including me in your special day, it was such a privilege.

And a HUGE shout out to all the vendors who made Val & Coop’s day so special…

Venue: Ritchie Hill
Dress: Vera Wang by David’s Bridal
Catering: 2 Gals Kitchen
Cake: Coyote Trails Cake
Coordinator: Sharmyn Mitchell
DJ: DJ Mike’s Productions & Entertainment
Officiant: Joseph Watson
Jeweler: The Bead Lady
Bride’s Hair: Brittney Teeters
Bride’s Makeup: Breathtaking by Angelica
Groom’s Attire: Belk
Florist: Sharmyn Mitchell
Favors: Honeysuckle Hill Bee Farm
Rentals: Elegant and Classy Events
Second Shooter: Kieran Garvey

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