Highgrove Estate Wedding | Jessica & Will

Every year there it seems that there is a single venue I visit quite a few times.  This year it’s been the Highgrove Estate in Fuquay-Varina.  The Highgrove is a true southern mansion which resides on 6 acres of woodlands and overlooks a pond so, needless to say, the outdoor ceremonies here are truly breathtaking.  It was a perfect spot for Jessica & Will to exchange their wedding vows surrounded by their close family & friends under a sunny blue early summer sky.

Both Jessica & Will got ready in the Highgrove estate mansion, in opposite sides of the house of course and, as many times as I write about it, I do truly love seeing the different energies each room takes on.  Now I don’t talk about the dress very often on my blog, but this is a pretty cool story so bear with me.  I’ve seen a long standing trend where many brides will take a piece of their mothers wedding dress and somehow incorporate it into their wedding day (on the bouquet, garter, etc).  Jessica, however, has her mother’s dress entirely remade so she could wear it on her wedding day. After some extensive seamstress work, she made sure only her and her mother had seen it so it was a big surprise to not only Will, but to all of her bridesmaids as well.

The Highgrove Estate Wedding ceremony was simple, elegant and, well, a perfect fit for both Jessica & Will.   As it happens with many outdoor weddings in the summer or early fall, Will’s finger “grew” just a little making for a few pretty funny moments as the ring wouldn’t fit.  After the wedding and the formal photos we did around the Highgrove Campus, we all headed inside the newly renovated reception hall.  If you haven’t been by the Highgrove since construction was completed on their reception area, you really are missing out.  The new hall is really gorgeous and still maintains the quaint southern feel the Highgrove is known for.

After an awesome reception filled with dancing, laughing, cornhole (which Jessica & Will custom made with their initials) and all the trademarks of a wonderful day, Jessica & Will exited in a convertible BMW M3 (for those that don’t know it, I am a huge BMW fan) after running thru a sparkler exit and drove off into the evening.

I’d like to sincerely thank Jessica & Will for allowing me to witness, capture and (for lack of a better term) participate in one of the most special days in their life.  It’s always an honor to be invited to your wedding and we truly enjoyed the time we spent getting to know you and your families.  One one last sidenote, I don’t think i’ll ever have another opportunity to photograph a wedding with two sets of twins but I’d love another chance as, honestly, that was just a ton of fun!

As always, here are a few of my favorite photos from Jessica & Will’s Highgrove Estate Wedding.

Wedding Venue – Highgrove Estates
DJ – Island Sound/Jason Huggins
Florist – Flowers on Broad Street
Wedding Cake – Cinda’s Creative Cakes

  • Grif MorrelSeptember 10, 2012 - 10:41 pm

    Great pics, guys! Gotta love the action shots of the dancing at the reception… the expressions are priceless!!!ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth MorrelSeptember 10, 2012 - 10:52 pm

    Precious – I love every single photo! They capture the mood and moments perfectly!! Brian and his team are true professionals, and we are so grateful Will and Jess chose them – the day flew by, but we’ll have these priceless pictures forever…ReplyCancel

  • Michelle LewandowskiSeptember 11, 2012 - 7:12 am

    I love every single picture! Brian, you did such a great job capturing the day. Jessica and Will, you guys look great together as always.ReplyCancel

  • Jane JosephSeptember 11, 2012 - 7:13 am

    These pictures really show off this beautiful family and the love and joy at the wedding.ReplyCancel

  • Hart JosephSeptember 11, 2012 - 7:21 am

    I’m Will’s grandfather; so I’m a bit prejudiced, but that said, this was a beautiful wedding and it has been captured magnificently by the photographer. Great pix — color and B&W.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy MorrelSeptember 11, 2012 - 10:30 am

    I loved everything about the day. Thank you for saving these memories in such a beautiful way!ReplyCancel

  • Lee-Ann ChristieSeptember 11, 2012 - 12:26 pm

    A perfect day, perfectly captured on film! We will enjoy these for years to come.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah MorrelSeptember 11, 2012 - 3:09 pm

    Gorgeous photographs! The night was really captured perfectly. Absolutely love these shots!ReplyCancel

  • Emily MorrelSeptember 11, 2012 - 3:23 pm

    These pictures are amazing and really capture the wedding beautifully!ReplyCancel

  • Jillian SomeroSeptember 12, 2012 - 12:46 pm

    These are so beautiful! You did an amazing job!ReplyCancel

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