There are so many different types of weddings these days, from big and lavish to small and intimate, depending on the couples preferences. I love featuring real weddings on my blog, to inspire my readers. Today’s photo submission will feature the elopement of Mr. & Mrs. Bradley in Charlotte, NC, USA, photographed by Daniel Valverde the owner of Green Valley Photography.
HOW THEY MET & HOW HE ASKED:
Julie & John met in high school (Boston, MA) however they never dated. Julie went on to college in Vermont and later moved to Texas where her mom lived. She returned back to Boston two years ago where she and John reconnected they have been inseparable ever since. That winter was one of the worst on record with over 100 feet of snow, the couple then relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina with its milder weather but still enjoy 4 seasons. They drove around the Highway 485 belt that loops around Charlotte and decided on Huntersville, NC when they found a bench that overlooked a scenic pond. Two months later they went back to that same bench and John asked her to marry him.
Since Julie and John both come from large families that are spread across several states, they quickly realized it would be very difficult to coordinate a wedding in either Charlotte or Boston. They were so in love, didn’t want to wait, and wanted to explore their new city, so they decided to elope.
Daniel met the couple after the ceremony (as cameras were not allowed) to capture unique moments in their most favourite areas of Uptown Charlotte.
Along our tour, we saw the bride’s favorite street musician and they had their first dance. The Dunhill Hotel provided a complimentary English taxi ride to nearby restaurants, as well as the bouquet and boutonniere, and we finished at Fahrenheit Restaurant where they had a champagne toast and dinner with beautiful city views. Daniel
Daniel was able to capture the couple at their best, carefree and so in love, wandering the streets of their favourite town, celebrating their wedding just the way they want too, absolutely beautiful.
I would like to thank Green Valley Photography for sharing their work with us, as well as Mr. & Mrs. Bradley we wish you both all the happiness in the world.
Elopement Date: June 17, 2016
Location: Uptown Charlotte, NC
Bridal Dress: Eden Bridals