April 28th, 2016

The Sutherland Estate Wedding Photographer | Wake Forest, NC | Whitney and Josh

Historic estate wedding in Wake Forest, North Carolina

Whitney and Josh said ‘I do’ less than a week ago at The Sutherland wedding venue in Wake Forest, NC. It absolutely poured down rain the majority of the day, which would have dampened most brides’ spirits, but not Whitney. She didn’t even act like she knew it was raining, and while rain always throws a small wrench into our plans for photos, we used the beautiful covered porch and it made a gorgeous location for their first look!

Their first look was so romantic. Whitney stood a few feet away from Josh so that when he turned around he could see her entire dress and take it all in. We always love the look on our groom’s faces when they see their bride for the first time, and Josh’s was no different. Pure love and excitement to be marrying this beautiful woman!

Following the ceremony the rain let up just enough for us to grab some quick photos with Josh’s grandmother’s light blue, antique, Ford Thunderbird. Talk about some excited photographers!

Whitney and Josh had their first dance to Don’t Think I Can’t Love You by Jake Owen. They picked the song because the first time Josh told Whitney he loved her was at a Jake Owen concert while he was playing that song. So sweet.

Whitney and Josh – we are so honored to have been part of your wedding, rain and all! Love you guys!

Wedding day brides shoesBridesmaid bouquet and boutonnieresBridal jewelry on lavenderCasablanca wedding dressThe Sutherland wedding venue in Wake Forest, NCBride and groom snuggling

Spring bouquet with blush, lavender, green and whiteGrooms reaction at first look with brideBride and groom first lookFirst look on wedding dayBrides reaction at first lookBride at The Sutherland estate and gardensDetail photo of ringsClose up of bride with earrings and veilBride and groom on covered porchBride with bridesmaids in lavender dressesBride and bridesmaid bouquet detailsBride walking with bridesmaidsFormal portrait of groom and groomsmenFun groomsmen portraitGroom with his groomsmenBridal party on front porch with gray suits and lavender dressesBridal party on covered porchBride and bridesmaids popping champagneMacro shot of wedding bands and engagement ringFather of the bride walking daughter down the aisle


Father giving away the bride


Sand ceremony


Bride and groom during ceremony


Bride and groom first kissBride and groom walking back down the aisleTablescape with purple floralsWedding reception detailsWedding table with lantern and flowersCenterpiece at weddingWide room photograph of wedding receptionWide reception viewPlated salad appetizer
Tablescape at wedding receptionFirst danceBride and groom walking awayFord thunderbird at The SutherlandBride and groom with blue ford thunderbirdBride and groom walking with Thunderbird in backgroundGroom picking up brideBride and groom kissing against carBride and groom with vintage carWedding couple in front of the Sutherland Wedding venueGroom holding bride next to antique carBride with antique ThunderbirdGroom portraitAntique blue ford thunderbirdFord ThunderbirdLight blue ford thunderbirdWedding reception mealSimple white wedding cakeBride and groom feeding each other cake

Father daughter danceMother son danceWedding reception partySparkler exit from the Sutherland in Wake Forest NCBride and groom kissing in old car

Venue: The Sutherland  | Florist: Southern Petals | Catering: Cook Shack Catering | Cake: Publix | DJ: Bunn DJ Company | Hair/Makeup: Nancy Tate | Event Rentals: CE Rentals | Bridal Shop: Mecklenburg Bridal | Wedding Dress Designer: Casablanca | Bridesmaid Dress Shop: Poffie Girls | Bridesmaid Dress Designer: Morilee | Suits: Jos A. Bank

Magnolia Photography is a lifestyle and wedding photographer located in North Carolina and South Carolina, from Wake Forest to Charleston and beyond. 

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Hi! I’m the marketing director for The Sutherland and putting together a corporate marketing brochure and wanted to use your photo of the house (without the bride and groom… since it’s corporate 🙂 ). Would you be willing to email that to me in exchange we’ll include your website address as credit on the photo. I would need this by tomorrow at the latest, if possible.
Thanks so much! Love your work. This was an awesome event!!


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