Autumn Creek Mayodan, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

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Rain on your wedding day is typically seen as a bad thing. Outdoor ceremonies have to be moved, dresses run the risk of getting wet or even muddy, your whole vision of your day shifts and it generally causes stress. Those things are all very legitimet. When I got married, I prayed and prayed there wouldn’t be rain! But if there had been, I would have rolled with it just like Natali & Cody did. There was no dodging this rain storm, so they embraced it and so did I! Autumn Creek Vineyards in Mayodan, NC did an exceptional job making this rainy wedding just as (if not more) beautiful than it’s original outdoor plan. I was floored to see the transformation of their lovely vineyard barn! A huge shout out to Botanica Flowers & Gifts in Greensboro, NC! Their unique floral arrangements with that rich red color was just stunning!

So the biggest problem was embraced, and the rest of the day was just incredible! These two have been together forever and ever and it was so evident how much EVERYONE had been anticipating this glorious day! I have to say I was smitten with Natali & Cody’s “First Look.” They could not have been more excited to see each other and snuggle up in each others arms. It was a bit of a challenge figuring out where to hide them away from the encroaching crowds, but the cabin that Cody got ready in had the sweetest of sweet covered porches. Seriously, the recipe was made perfect with “just add water!” Thanks rain! We got to the ceremony and everyone was crying…and laughing…and then crying some more. Yes! I love tears of joy! That theme went on well through out the day. Then there was Natali & Cody’s reception, man my clients know how to throw a good party! It lasted well into the night with so many freaking awesome moments I couldn’t fit them all here on the blog cuz you’d be here foooorrreeeeevvveeeerrrrrrr! After partying the night away, I stole Natali & Cody for one of my “night sessions.” They happily obliged as they were dire need of a dance break. Some of my favorite images are created after dark. There’s such a “magic” to them. It’s that theatre kid that still lives in me!

Over all I just adored Natali & Cody’s rainy wedding day and I’m so glad they chose to embrace the rain, not just “make the most of it.” It really made their day special and oh so beautiful! I’m also officially in love with their families and will happily become their adopted photographer if they’ll have me! 😉 Thank you Natali and Cody for being bold and loving life! I just adored being part of your day!

XOXOXO,
Mabyn

Autumn Creek Mayodan, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Autumn Creek Mayodan, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Autumn Creek Mayodan, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Autumn Creek Mayodan, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Autumn Creek Mayodan, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Autumn Creek Mayodan, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Autumn Creek Mayodan, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Autumn Creek Mayodan, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Autumn Creek Mayodan, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Autumn Creek Mayodan, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Autumn Creek Mayodan, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Autumn Creek Mayodan, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Autumn Creek Mayodan, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Autumn Creek Mayodan, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Autumn Creek Mayodan, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Autumn Creek Mayodan, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Autumn Creek Mayodan, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Autumn Creek Mayodan, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Autumn Creek Mayodan, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Autumn Creek Mayodan, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Autumn Creek Mayodan, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Autumn Creek Mayodan, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Autumn Creek Mayodan, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Autumn Creek Mayodan, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Autumn Creek Mayodan, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Autumn Creek Mayodan, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Autumn Creek Mayodan, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Autumn Creek Mayodan, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Autumn Creek Mayodan, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Autumn Creek Mayodan, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Autumn Creek Mayodan, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Autumn Creek Mayodan, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Autumn Creek Mayodan, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Autumn Creek Mayodan, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Autumn Creek Mayodan, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Autumn Creek Mayodan, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Autumn Creek Mayodan, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Autumn Creek Mayodan, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Autumn Creek Mayodan, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Autumn Creek Mayodan, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Autumn Creek Mayodan, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Autumn Creek Mayodan, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Autumn Creek Mayodan, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Autumn Creek Mayodan, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Autumn Creek Mayodan, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Autumn Creek Mayodan, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Autumn Creek Mayodan, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Autumn Creek Mayodan, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Autumn Creek Mayodan, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

A note from the bride:

“We got engaged in May of 2014 and our wedding date was October of 2015 so we had over a year to plan our wedding. Our most important decision to make was our wedding venue. We knew we wanted a fall wedding at a winery. We had been to Autumn creek vineyards quite a few times before we got engaged. We actually went there for my 21st birthday. We always loved the vineyard especially since it was so close to our families. As far as color schemes we wanted to have a relaxed romantic feel to our wedding. I chose a neutral colored bridesmaids dress because I really wanted the flowers to pop with cranberry wine accent color. My wedding dress was ivory with a gold underlay which tied in with the bridesmaids dresses. The funny story with our wedding was at the rehearsal at the vineyard. We had finished going over the wedding ceremony and everyone was getting their stuff together to take to each cabin for getting ready the next day. Jodi, the vineyard owner wanted me to choose two complimentary wines for each cabin. It was just her and I tasting wine, talking, and lost track of time. I realized that I should go so we could make it to the rehearsal dinner. I walked outside and there were no cars. I had been left. Jodi drove me down the road to catch up with everyone. When we found Cody he rolled down his window saying “I found my bride!”. It was hilarious. Then wedding day came and even despite the rain it was the most perfect day. We got to spend our special day with all of our loved ones and we will cherish that day for the rest of our lives. Thank you Mabyn for helping capture the memories!!!!”

 

Hair: Lacey Stewart from Reflections Day Spa In Martinsville, VA // Makeup: Bobbi Brown (self)
Dress: Allure Romance from Patina Bridals in Roanoke, VA // Jewelry: Sorrelli.com // Veil: David’s Bridal // Shoes: Kenneth Cole // Bridesmaids Dresses: Alfred Angelo // Grooms Attire: Men’s Warehouse // Ceremony Venue: Autumn Creek Vineyards // Reception Venue: Autumn Creek Vineyards // Florist: Botanica Flowers & Gifts in Greensboro, NC // DJ: Eddie Hankins in Martinsville, VA // Caterer: Caterfest in Reidsville, NC // Cake: Delicious Bakery in Greensboro, NC

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Autumn Creek Wedding Mayodan, NC – Natali & Cody