We are so excited to have been featured in Heart of NC Weddings this month! We recently teamed up with some awesome vendors for a styled shoot at The Historic Wakefield Barn.
If you are planning a spring or summer wedding, Heart of NC Weddings’s article and photos will fill you with inspiration. You can read the full post here but we have chosen a few points to highlight below.
Yes, There are Alpacas 🦙
If you don’t smile when you look at this picture, we suggest you ALPACA your things. 😉 Seriously, how cute are this furry friend and this couple!?
Only 30 minutes outside of Raleigh sits one of the most romantic barn wedding venues in NC. The Historic Wakefield Barn is beautiful and can facilitate almost any animal encounter! Go ahead, roll your eyes at the alpaca wedding trend, but you can’t deny their hilarious cuteness. Alpacas (or any trained animal) make for unforgettable wedding entertainment and priceless photo op friends. Not convinced alpaca rentals fit into your wedding budget? Don’t fret. On almost any given day you’ll find horses living in the stables at The Historic Wakefield Barn who look equally as beautiful in the backdrop of wedding portraits.”
The alpacas used in the shoot are from Lazy K Ranch. Lazy K Ranch started in December of 1999. They purchased their first nine alpacas while living in Southern California but have recently moved to North Carolina. Their new ranch is on 50 acres of pasture and the alpacas are loving it.
One more alpaca joke before we move on… “Are you planning to have musicians at your wedding? If not, they can just sing ALPACAPELLA.” 😂 Ok, we will stop now.
Avoid Looking Orange or Burnt to a Crisp on Your Big Day
Let’s be honest, orange or burnt to a crisp are not flattering shades for any bride. Jessica looks beautiful and natural thanks to TANSformations mobile spray tan company! TANSformations is dedicated to providing NC couples with natural spray tans in a safe, healthy and simple way. They offer mobile services and will make your tanning experience convenient and comfortable.”
We love the idea of safe, mobile, and convenient tanning for the whole wedding party!
Can You Keep a Secret?
Arika Jordan Photography has a few clever tricks up her sleeve when it comes to styling wedding inspo. You better take a closer look, because that dazzling engagement ring is fake! Arika bought the ring for $8 to use on the set of styled wedding shoots. You know she’s an amazing photographer when a fake ring looks better than the real deal.”
We love working with Arika Jordan Photography and highly recommend her for your big day. Check out all the amazing vendors we worked with for this shoot below and keep reading at HeartofNCWeddings.com.
VENUE: The Historic Wakefield Barn
PHOTOGRAPHER: Arika Jordan Photography
WEDDING DRESS: Gilded Bridal
FORMALWEAR: Bernard’s Formalwear
SPRAY TAN: TANSformations
PARTY RENTALS: CE Rental
STATIONER: Mason Dixon Designs
FLORIST: Expressions of Love
HAIR & MAKEUP: Wedded Kiss
CAKE: Capital Cakes
BAR SERVICES: The Barbox Co.
MODELS: Jessica Rutti and Omar Rutti
ALPACAS: Lazy K Ranch