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This past weekend I had the privilage of being part of a new wedding venue’s grand opening celebration! Who doesn’t love a good party right? Well my friends at the the Villa de l’Amour sure know how to throw one! Not only did they give away amazing prizes, shower everyone in confetti, but they opened their doors to other wedding vendors! Woohoo! A party isn’t a party with out your friends, so 20 wedding vendors (present company included) and a plethora of newly engaged brides joined in the celebration!

When the Villa de l’Amour approached me to be part of their event, I was excited and terrified! It had been years since I’d been a presenter at a bridal show let alone had my own booth! Many a long night followed of brainstorming ideas of how it would look, what I would offer, and what photographs would best represent me. I did a lot of research on other photo booths on pinterest and visited a couple local shows to see what people¬†were up to. The majority of photographers had photos everywhere. I was overwhelmed at it all and didn’t know where to look. Others had cleaner designs, but they didn’t have the cozy vibe I wanted. I ultimately decided upon a clean and minimalistic design. I wanted just a few large canvases and an inviting atmosphere for my 10×10 pocket of space. To give it the cozy element, I added in some chairs and candles. I didn’t get to put everything together until the night before the show, but I was so excited when the thoughts in my brain became a reality! It was just perfect!

The event kicked off with an opening ceremony complete with ribbon cutting! The response was immediate as everyone flooded into the venue to check out the swanky digs of the Villa de l’Amour! I had an incredible afternoon meeting brides, grooms, bridesmaids, and lots and lots of family! I was super excited that so many people loved the booth and all of the long hours I had put into it. It really made the event extra special. So a huge thank you goes out to the Villa de l’Amour, my fellow wedding vendors (see some of their amazing booths below) and every single bride & co that came through the Villa’s doors! It was an amazing experience and I hope I get to talk with you all again soon!

XOXOXO,
Mabyn

New wedding venue, the Villa de l'Amour opened it's doors on Sunday January 25, 2015. Photo by Mabyn Ludke

Every seat was filled as the celebration began!

Villa de l'Amour High Point, NC wedding & portrait photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

100.3 & DesiLu Photographer joined in the grand opening of the Villa de l'Amour! Mabyn Ludke Photography

Billie Buskirk & her brother kicked off the grand opening of the Villa de l'Amour! Photo by Mabyn

Villa de l'Amour High Point, NC wedding & portrait photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

The ribbon cutting ceremony went perfectly at the grand opening of the Villa de l'Amour! Mabyn Ludke Photography

The ribbon cutting ceremony went perfectly at the grand opening of the Villa de l'Amour! Mabyn Ludke Photography

My booth came together perfectly!

Mabyn Ludke Photography had an amazing booth at the Villa de l'Amour's grand opening event!

a HUGE thank you to Tonya from ABBA Design’s¬†for creating a gorgeous bouquet for my booth!

Mabyn Ludke Photography had an amazing booth at the Villa de l'Amour's grand opening event!

Mabyn Ludke Photography had an amazing booth at the Villa de l'Amour's grand opening event!

Mabyn Ludke Photography had an amazing booth at the Villa de l'Amour's grand opening event!

Mabyn Ludke Photography had an amazing booth at the Villa de l'Amour's grand opening event!

Mabyn Ludke Photography had an amazing booth at the Villa de l'Amour's grand opening event!

Seriously, this arrangement is so gorgeous I almost fainted when she said it was mine!

ABBA Design's created gorgeous pink, white, & green flower arrangements for Mabyn Ludke's booth at the Villa de l'Amour!

It added that perfect POP of elegance!

ABBA Design's created gorgeous pink, white, & green flower arrangements for Mabyn Ludke's booth at the Villa de l'Amour!

Villa de l'Amour High Point, NC wedding & portrait photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Silver Feather Studios had a vibrant display that totally fits their amazing personalities!

Silver Feather Studios had a vibrant display that totally fits their amazing personalities! Photo by Mabyn Ludke Photography

ABBA’s booth was something out of a fairy tale!

ABBA Design's booth was something out of a fairy tale! Photo by Mabyn

Villa de l'Amour High Point, NC wedding & portrait photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Blue Soda Cake’s booth was literally something to drool over!

Blue Soda Cake's booth was literally something to drool over! Mabyn Ludke Photography

I got to hang out next to Jamie Mostofian Designs the whole show and let me tell you, I sure wasn’t complaining! Look at that gorgeous table!

 Jamie Mostofian Designs had a gorgeous table at the Villa de l'Amour grand opening! Mabyn Ludke Photography

Villa de l'Amour High Point, NC wedding & portrait photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

There was even some food in the back room for us! The Villa knows the way to our hearts! Work it Ari!

Villa de l'Amour High Point, NC wedding & portrait photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

PRIZE TIME!

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Brian from Silver Feather Studios doin’ his thang

Villa de l'Amour High Point, NC wedding & portrait photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

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And the winner is….

Villa de l'Amour High Point, NC wedding & portrait photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

COFFETTI!!!!

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A happy bride with a wedding venue! WOWZAH!

Villa de l'Amour High Point, NC wedding & portrait photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Thanks again to EVERYONE who was part of this magical day! <3

Villa de l'Amour High Point, NC wedding & portrait photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

High Point NC Wedding Photographer – Villa de l’Amour Grand Opening