The Lodge at Granite Ridge Farms is a relatively new venue. Robert & Olivia's was one of the first weddings they've had there last fall. Anna, my fabulous second photographer joined me for the day and it was great to have her there helping! Robert and Olivia both got ready onsite as the venue has a bridal suite and a room for the guys too. Anna spent some time with the guys beforehand, while I joined Olivia, her bridesmaids, and mother for some getting ready photos. They chose not to do a first look before the ceremony, however they did do a first touch. Their pastor joined them in prayer, which was really special too.
The early afternoon ceremony was held in front of the large stone fireplace inside The Lodge. Afterwards, we did some photos indoors by the same fireplace. Luckily, it had cleared up after a little bit of rain in the morning to do some wedding party photos outside by the barn which is onsite too. Their afternoon dessert-themed reception was also inside The Lodge complete with a North Carolina favorite, Krispy Kreme Donuts. These two took a weeklong honeymoon trip to the Myrtle Beach area before returning to their home in Colorado. Although I'd met Olivia just one other time before their wedding, I didn't meet Robert until the day of their wedding as he's in the military. They were an absolute pleasure and I enjoyed working with this sweet couple!