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Raffaldini Vineyards Wedding

Rainy Day Raffaldini Vineyards Wedding 

this Raffaldini Vineyards wedding was one for the books. after waiting for what felt like forever…..we finally made it to Deanna and Solomon’s wedding day. if you haven’t yet- take this chance to read about Deanna and Solomon (and see photos from their engagement session, which was straight fire) here. this was one of my most anticipated weddings of the year, for a few different reasons: 

  1. Raffaldini Vineyards is in NC, but it feels like it’s in Italy. I had been to Raffaldini Vineyards before, but had never photographed there, and being totally honest- I feel like I do my best, most inspired work when I’m working at a venue that I haven’t photographed a million times. it’s really creatively refreshing to work in a new space. 
  2. Deanna assembled the most incredible team of vendors, and even better: she trusted us. I was really excited to work with this vendor team at such a stunning location as Raffaldini Vineyards. 
  3. I’ve been friends with Deanna for a few years at this point, and I know that a lot of photographers don’t like to shoot their friends weddings- but I love it. it’s so special and makes everything even more meaningful. 

The Day Of

August rolled around and I’m dying from anticipation. on the day of, I arrive to Raffaldini Vineyards way too early (which in the end really worked out) and started with the details, all the while noticing that the sky looked….sort of gray. and very cloudy. long story short: it rained. all day long. what did we do? we made it work. Deanna + her bridesmaids had a dance party. I photographed their first look under the awning. the ceremony was moved into the tent. everyone cried and drank Raffaldini wine and danced, and it was the best day. there were a few couples portraits that I didn’t get to create (namely, having Deanna in the vineyards in her fluffy and incredibly couture Winnie gown) but we can always go back. I can’t wait to get to photograph another Raffaldini Vineyards wedding.

The Amazing Vendor Team

planner: The Gathering Co.

florist: Green Bee Floral Designs

jeweler: Finks Jewelers

dress: Winnie Couture

venue: Raffaldini Vineyards

hair/makeup artist: La Petite Barette, The Makeup Team US

Raffaldini Vineyards wedding day details - a wide angle shot of the vineyard main building and a shot of the vineyards with a wedding arbor set up
Raffaldini Vineyards wedding ceremony under the white tent outside. couple is exiting ceremony looking full of joy
  1. […] Deanna reached out to me and asked if I’d like to photograph their Raffaldini Vineyard wedding (see more about that here!) and their engagement session. it was an immediate yes from me. D + S wanted to get some different […]

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