The Labratory Mill {Candace and Nathan} Charlotte Wedding Photographer

Love was in the air when Candace met Nathan.

“My college roommate actually introduced us the night I came to meet her future husband,” Candace was eager to meet her friend’s fiance, who was wonderful. Little did she know she would meet her own husband at the same get-together!

Nathan is a policeman who previously served in the military. Built like a line-backer, he personifies the strong silent type. But Nathan was blown away when he met Candace, a school teacher with glossy brown hair with doe-like brown eyes to match.

Their friendship soon deepened into a deeply spiritual love for life.

Nathan decided to pop the question at the beach, which they both love.

“We planned a trip to the Outer Banks,” Candace said, because she had never seen these beautiful barrier islands, and Nathan hadn’t been in years.

“We wanted to take a trip before Nathan left for a deployment to Egypt in the fall. Nathan planned dinner outside over looking the Pamlico Sound at sunset. After dinner we went to Hatteras beach to walk. We pretty much had the beach to ourselves,” Candace said.

“We got to a spot in front of the Cape Hatteras light house and Nathan stopped walking and faced me. He then started talking and got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.” A delighted Candace of course said yes!

The couple married in Candace’s childhood church Bethel Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Steven King and the Rev. Dennis Hester (Nathan’s Dad) officiating.

What made their wedding unique?

“The amazing family and friends who helped along the way!” Candace said.

The couple first danced to “Lucky” by Jason Mraz at their reception. Candace said the best thing about her wedding was ”
committing our lives to one another and then celebrating with our family and friends!”

After their reception at The Laboratory Mill, the couple left for their honeymoon in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.

Photography by Chuck Eaton, with Heather Rontti and Michelle Rojas
Cake: Brenda’s Bakery Gallery, Belmont
Flowers: Gaston Floral Gardens, Dallas
Gown:Hayden Olivia Bridal Designer:Modern Trousseau
Shoes:Dillard’s Designer:Antonio Melani
Bridesmaids’ dresses: Poffie Girls Designer: Mori Lee
Tuxedos:Chadwick’s formal wear Designer:Tony Bowls
Veil: Borrowed from my cousin
Engagement and Wedding rings: Diamonds direct
Hairstylist and Make-up for wedding: Pamela Zwick
Invitations/Stationery: Image Mark
Music Ceremony: Carolina Classic Strings
DJ: Audio to Go
Clergy:Reverend Steven King and the Reverend Dennis Hester
Ceremony location:Bethel Lutheran Church
Caterers: Best Impressions
Reception location:The Laboratory Mill
Photo booth: Audio to Go
Transportation provider: CLT Express

About Chuck Eaton

Chuck Eaton is an experienced luxury wedding photojournalist based out of Charlotte, NC and shooting throughout the world. We love what we do and the clients who let us do it. We provide exclusive fine art portraiture and documentary wedding photography while having fun doing it!
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