Silvercord Event Photography Raleigh N.C.: Blog http://sallysiko.zenfolio.com/blog en-us (C) Silvercord Event Photography Raleigh N.C. (Silvercord Event Photography Raleigh N.C.) Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:29:00 GMT Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:29:00 GMT http://sallysiko.zenfolio.com/img/s6/v148/u505715060-o1046852353-50.jpg Silvercord Event Photography Raleigh N.C.: Blog http://sallysiko.zenfolio.com/blog 97 120 Checking out the inside of the barn at Snipes Farm Retreat http://sallysiko.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/6/checking-out-the-inside-of-the-barn-at-snipes-farm-retreat
 

It was nice to come on inside to the air conditioning in the main barn reception area to take a few photos before everyone arrived. Snipes Farm Retreat is an excellent venue to get married outside but it’s pretty darn great that there is a place here to escape the summer heat on wedding day! . . . . . #raleighweddingphotography #outdoorweddingphotographync #chapelhillweddingphotographer #farmwedding #ncweddingphotography #chapelhill #tarheelnation #silvercordeventphotography #weddingphotos #ncweddingphotographer #weddingpics #outdoorwedding #barnwedding #outdoorweddingphotography #chapelhillwedding #ncweddingphotographers #snipesfarmwedding #snipesfarm #somethingfabulousweddings #chapelhillnc #raleighoutdoors #snipesfarmretreat #snipesfarmweddingphotographer

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Sometimes simple is best. I like the sweet roses on the tables here at the wedding reception at Snipes Farm. I got my start as a photographer by a photographing flowers and plants many years ago. I ended up getting picked up by my first publisher soon after that and became a portrait photographer and then finally a wedding photographer once I started selling enough prints to support my growing photography addiction ๐Ÿ˜‰. . . . . #raleighweddingphotography #outdoorweddingphotographync #chapelhillweddingphotographer #farmwedding #ncweddingphotography #chapelhill #tarheelnation #silvercordeventphotography #weddingphotos #ncweddingphotographer #weddingpics #outdoorwedding #barnwedding #outdoorweddingphotography #chapelhillwedding #ncweddingphotographers #snipesfarmwedding #snipesfarm #somethingfabulousweddings #chapelhillnc #raleighoutdoors #snipesfarmretreat #snipesfarmweddingphotographer

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An evening of wedding photography at the NC Museum of Art in Raleigh NC http://sallysiko.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/6/an-evening-of-wedding-photography-at-the-nc-museum-of-art-in-raleigh-nc Whether I'm outside taking pictures in the Art Park, or capturing a beautiful ceremony inside the West Gallery, getting creative at the North Carolina Museum of Art is wedding day photo mission request that I'm happy to fulfill.

Check out this gorgeous evening that I spent photographing E & C as they exchanged their vows and partied on into the night with their families and friends at this incredible venue nestled in the heart of downtown Raleigh.

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This is the view that greeted me when I arrived at Snipes Farm Retreat in Chapel Hill a few weeks ago on a warm Saturday afternoon. As you can see, it was looking like maybe rain was on the way. I was not unhappy about this because I absolutely love cloudy skies when I’m shooting. It’s especially neat when the sun peeks out and makes those dark clouds even more dramatic looking. Chapel Hill North Carolina. ๐Ÿ’ . . . . . #raleighweddingphotographer #raleighweddingphotography #outdoorweddingphotographync #chapelhillweddingphotographer #farmwedding #ncweddingphotography #chapelhill #tarheelnation #silvercordeventphotography #weddingphotos #ncweddingphotographer #weddingpics #outdoorwedding #outdoorweddings #barnwedding #outdoorweddingphotography #chapelhillwedding #ncweddingphotographers #snipesfarmwedding #snipesfarm #somethingfabulousweddings #chapelhillnc #raleighoutdoors #snipesfarmretreat #snipesfarmweddingphotographer

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A kiss in front of that beautiful big red barn at the Shady Wagon Farm. So loving this soft evening light and the fact that the bar is lit up at night. . . . . . #raleighweddingphotographer #raleighweddingphotography #weddingphotographer #outdoorweddingphotographync #newhillncweddingphotographer #farmwedding #ncweddingphotography #raleigh #silvercordeventphotography #weddingphotography #weddingphotos #ncweddingphotographer #nofilter #flashphotography #weddinginspiration #weddingpics #outdoorwedding #outdoorweddings #instawedding #outdoorweddingphotography #raleigh #ncweddingphotographers #barnwedding #shadywagonfarmweddingphotography #shadywagonfarmwedding #shadywagonfarm #newhillnc #raleighoutdoors #raleighweddings #shadywagonfarmweddingphotographer

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Last pic of the evening at Shady Wagon Farm. I think that I’m loving blue hour as much as golden hour lol! When all was said and done, this wedding day ended up being one of my favorites that I’ve ever photographed. It was just a great combination of a sweet couple, beautiful lighting and one stellar wedding venue that is just right up my alley. I hope that I’ll be able to come back and cover another wedding day here again soon, *hint-hint @mwest9813 ๐Ÿ˜‰ . . . . . #raleighweddingphotographer #raleighweddingphotography #weddingphotographer #outdoorweddingphotographync #newhillncweddingphotographer #farmwedding #ncweddingphotography #raleigh #silvercordeventphotography #weddingphotography #weddingphotos #ncweddingphotographer #nofilter #flashphotography #weddinginspiration #weddingpics #outdoorwedding #outdoorweddings #instawedding #outdoorweddingphotography #raleigh #ncweddingphotographers #barnwedding #shadywagonfarmweddingphotography #shadywagonfarmwedding #shadywagonfarm #newhillnc #raleighoutdoors #raleighweddings #shadywagonfarmweddingphotographer

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I always enjoy shooting couples portraits in the evening within the last 10 minutes before the sun sets. It’s so pretty outside here at the Shady Wagon Farm. What a lovelyplace to get married here in NC :) . . . . . #raleighweddingphotographer #raleighweddingphotography #weddingphotographer #outdoorweddingphotographync #newhillncweddingphotographer #farmwedding #ncweddingphotography #raleigh #silvercordeventphotography #weddingphotography #weddingphotos #ncweddingphotographer #nofilter #flashphotography #weddinginspiration #weddingpics #outdoorwedding #outdoorweddings #instawedding #outdoorweddingphotography #raleigh #ncweddingphotographers #barnwedding #shadywagonfarmweddingphotography #shadywagonfarmwedding #shadywagonfarm #newhillnc #raleighoutdoors #raleighweddings #shadywagonfarmweddingphotographer

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One cannot understate how important a good sense of humor plays in loving relationships. Life is so much easier when you’ve got someone to laugh with. ๐Ÿ˜Š . . . . . #raleighweddingphotographer #raleighweddingphotography #weddingphotographer #outdoorweddingphotographync #newhillncweddingphotographer #farmwedding #ncweddingphotography #raleigh #silvercordeventphotography #weddingphotography #weddingphotos #ncweddingphotographer #nofilter #flashphotography #weddinginspiration #weddingpics #outdoorwedding #outdoorweddings #instawedding #outdoorweddingphotography #raleigh #ncweddingphotographers #barnwedding #shadywagonfarmweddingphotography #shadywagonfarmwedding #shadywagonfarm #newhillnc #raleighoutdoors #raleighweddings #shadywagonfarmweddingphotographer

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Wedding photography at the Borden House at Fred Fletcher Park, Raleigh http://sallysiko.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/6/wedding-photography-at-the-borden-house-at-fred-fletcher-park-raleigh Check out this beautiful afternoon I spent photographing for my clients S & B at the Borden House at Fred Fletcher Park in downtown Raleigh North Carolina a few weeks ago.

Such a delightful couple and a very pretty wedding day!

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Nothing quite like portrait time in a field set ablaze by the setting sun. It’s fun to try and capture the most pleasing light, that which truly lends the feel of the moment at hand. As some of you know, I learned the art of photography “backwards” which is to say that I learned how to use a flash in a studio first and then moved on to using “natural” or “available” light in my shots. It’s a learning process, one that I happily endeavor to get better at each and every shoot. . . . . . #raleighweddingphotographer #raleighweddingphotography #weddingphotographer #outdoorweddingphotographync #newhillncweddingphotographer #farmwedding #ncweddingphotography #raleigh #silvercordeventphotography #weddingphotography #weddingphotos #ncweddingphotographer #nofilter #naturallightphotographer #shadywagonfarmweddingphotography

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Golden hour love๐Ÿ’ The timing was just right as someone drove behind them on the gravel road kicking up dust which glowed in the setting sun. . . . . . #raleighweddingphotographer #raleighweddingphotography #weddingphotographer #outdoorweddingphotographync #newhillncweddingphotographer #farmwedding #ncweddingphotography #raleigh #silvercordeventphotography #weddingphotography #weddingphotos #ncweddingphotographer #nofilter #flashphotography #weddinginspiration #weddingpics #outdoorwedding #outdoorweddings #instawedding #goldenhour #outdoorweddingphotography #raleigh #ncweddingphotographers #barnwedding #shadywagonfarmweddingphotography #shadywagonfarmwedding #shadywagonfarm #newhillnc #raleighoutdoors #raleighweddings #shadywagonfarmweddingphotographer

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Getting the feel for the reception is priority number one when photographing the latter half of a wedding day. If the mood is mellow I’ll keep the tones and lighting low to match the warmth and intimacy of the celebration. If it’s a loud boisterous party then I’ll get a little more dramatic with the exposures. . . . . . #raleighweddingphotographer #raleighweddingphotography #weddingphotographer #outdoorweddingphotographync #newhillncweddingphotographer #farmwedding #ncweddingphotography #raleigh #silvercordeventphotography #weddingphotography #weddingphotos #ncweddingphotographer #nofilter #flashphotography #weddinginspiration #weddingpics #outdoorwedding #outdoorweddings #instawedding #outdoorweddingphotography #raleigh #ncweddingphotographers #barnwedding #shadywagonfarmweddingphotography #shadywagonfarmwedding #shadywagonfarm #newhillnc #raleighoutdoors #raleighweddings #shadywagonfarmweddingphotographer

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Big time kudos to playful couples who include fun activities for their guests (especially the littlest ones) to enjoy during their wedding day festivities. Thoughtfulness is always in style! ๐Ÿ˜Š . . . . . #raleighweddingphotographer #raleighweddingphotography #weddingphotographer #outdoorweddingphotographync #newhillncweddingphotographer #farmwedding #ncweddingphotography #raleigh #silvercordeventphotography #weddingphotography #weddingphotos #ncweddingphotographer #nofilter #flashphotography #weddinginspiration #weddingpics #outdoorwedding #outdoorweddings #instawedding #outdoorweddingphotography #raleigh #ncweddingphotographers #barnwedding #weddinggames #shadywagonfarmweddingphotography #shadywagonfarmwedding #shadywagonfarm #newhillnc #raleighoutdoors #raleighweddings #shadywagonfarmweddingphotographer

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Wedding photography at Snipes Farm, an unconventional schedule with beautiful results! http://sallysiko.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/6/wedding-photography-at-snipes-farm-an-unconventional-schedule-with-beautiful-results Check out this gorgeous wedding that I photographed last week for my clients B & C at Snipes Farm in Chapel Hill, NC. 

The first thing to note was that this couple did things a little differently than the 'usual schedule-wise, and you know what? It was awesome!

Soon after B & C's arrival at the farm, we got started taking the "formal" photos first of their families and friends behind the main barn. There was plenty of laughter and love to go around as we moved on quickly from "posed" photos to boisterously fun group photos.

B & C broke away from the more familiar wedding day itinerary by then holding their wedding reception dinner before their ceremony. It was nice because the meal was super laid back as there were none of the usual time constraints of more "traditional" activities (such as cake cutting, bouquet toss, or garter throwing) planned to interrupt the table side conversations held between the couple and their guests as they moved throughout the room. 

After it appeared that everyone had finished their meals, the announcement was made requesting all of the guests to make their way outside to the side of the barn where B & C would hold their ceremony on the lawn. The couple was surrounded by their families and closest friends standing beside them as they exchanged their vows. Though the slate-colored skies threatened rain the entire time, the drops held off until the ceremony was done and sealed with that forever "first kiss".

Once the ceremony concluded B & C wanted me to take a big group photo of everyone who attended their wedding. Of course, I happily obliged and snapped off a nice picture for them and then grabbed a funny group pic too. It's so awesome to work with clients with a goofy- fun -loving side! 

Now it was time for the couples formal portrait time. Luckily we happened to be at one of the prettiest properties in Chapel Hill so finding a lovely green backdrop was not a problem at all. I avoided posing B & C in lew of letting them just be themselves as I captured a bunch of gorgeous portraits of the two of them walking and chatting with one another. The light was so good that it was hard not to get a swoon-worthy photo with every click!

Then, the rains came. Boy did it ever pour! B, C and I dashed into the covered patio on the side of the barn to avoid getting soaked. Well, mostly! Haha, the couple actually was totally OK with getting some fun rain portraits so they grabbed an umbrella and headed back outside into the deluge so that I could take some super cute (and funny, OMG!) pictures of the two of them hamming it up between the raindrops. I freaking LOVE working with people like this who look for fun photo opportunities in unconventional scenarios. I am down for taking photos in any weather so I was all about capturing these rain photos for them. 

Once the "formal" couples pictures were through, we rejoined the couple's guests back inside the barn to enjoy the rest of the wedding reception. With a live band and loads of fun-loving party-people, the dance floor was packed. It was a ton of fun for me to capture all of the candid moments shared between everyone in attendance as they danced the night away under the sparkling lights at Snipes Farm. 

When it was all said and done, I enjoyed every single second of shooting this wedding. It was awesome to spend time doing things a bit differently than the norm and I'd definitely love to photograph another not so "schedule-traditional" wedding day at Snipes Farm (or anywhere else!) with awesome people just like B & C.

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Congratulations C & B!

 

 

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The bride delivering a wedding toast to her grandmother. Absolutely the sweetest thing! . . . . . #raleighweddingphotographer #raleighweddingphotography #weddingphotographer #outdoorweddingphotographync #newhillncweddingphotographer #farmwedding #ncweddingphotography #raleigh #silvercordeventphotography #weddingphotography #weddingphotos #ncweddingphotographer #nofilter #flashphotography #weddinginspiration #weddingpics #outdoorwedding #outdoorweddings #instawedding #weddingreception #outdoorweddingphotography #raleigh #ncweddingphotographers #barnwedding #shadywagonfarmweddingphotography #shadywagonfarmwedding #shadywagonfarm #newhillnc #raleighoutdoors #raleighweddings #shadywagonfarmweddingphotographer

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The brides grandmother listening to her granddaughter deliver her wedding toast. Such a cool moment to capture. This is the kind of “family photography” I actually enjoy delivering to my clients :) . . . . . #raleighweddingphotographer #raleighweddingphotography #weddingphotographer #outdoorweddingphotographync #newhillncweddingphotographer #farmwedding #ncweddingphotography #raleigh #silvercordeventphotography #weddingphotography #weddingphotos #ncweddingphotographer #nofilter #flashphotography #weddinginspiration #weddingpics #outdoorwedding #outdoorweddings #instawedding #weddingreception #outdoorweddingphotography #raleigh #ncweddingphotographers #barnwedding #shadywagonfarmweddingphotography #shadywagonfarmwedding #shadywagonfarm #newhillnc #raleighoutdoors #raleighweddings #shadywagonfarmweddingphotographer

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This couple did the reverse wedding toast thing. They roasted their close friends and family with humor and love! Very funny and touching moments. ๐Ÿ˜Š . . . . . #raleighweddingphotographer #raleighweddingphotography #weddingphotographer #outdoorweddingphotographync #newhillncweddingphotographer #farmwedding #ncweddingphotography #raleigh #silvercordeventphotography #weddingphotography #weddingphotos #ncweddingphotographer #nofilter #flashphotography #weddinginspiration #weddingpics #outdoorwedding #outdoorweddings #instawedding #weddingreception #outdoorweddingphotography #raleigh #ncweddingphotographers #barnwedding #shadywagonfarmweddingphotography #shadywagonfarmwedding #shadywagonfarm #newhillnc #raleighoutdoors #raleighweddings #shadywagonfarmweddingphotographer

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4 reasons why you should consider getting married outside or on a private estate in NC http://sallysiko.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/6/4-reasons-why-you-should-consider-getting-married-outside-or-on-a-private-estate-in-nc In addition to the awesome photo opportunities, here are 4 reasons why getting married outside or on a private estate is pretty great!

1. Your tastes, your style, your way!

Holding your wedding outdoors or at a private estate means that you’ll have the opportunity to work with your favorite local vendors. You’ll be able to break away from those “traditional“ florist, bakeries, caterers, or on-site venue provided photographers and think outside the box to make your wedding day unique to your style and taste. Think food truck, mobile sushi bar, or on-site catering from your favorite Italian restaurant. Maybe those ‘to die for cupcakes are made at one bakery but you’ve got your heart set on a different person to make your wedding cake. That ok! When you hold your wedding outdoors you have the power to choose what services are the best for your day and aren’t held down to contracting these details to vendors you don’t know or care about.

2. Casual or luxury formal? 

Are you thinking about hosting a black tie event or something more laid-back? Outdoor and private estate wedding receptions can be casual, formal or that perfect mix of the two styles. You can dress it up with fine china and an 8-course meal or put out some picnic benches and have a traditional North Carolina barbecue. You could also have an extravagant ceremony and then tell your guests to take off those high heels and present them with a pair flip-flops that match your wedding colors and watch them kick back relax and dance the night away. The possibilities are endless when it comes to finding what style suits you best as a couple.

3. The sky is the limit!

Sometimes when holding a wedding at a traditional venue means that your entertainment possibilities become somewhat limited. Being outside on private property can bring so much more to your wedding reception. Your dance floor would no longer be confined to the four walls of the building but can’t become impotent. Imagine how sweet it would be to take your first dance with fireflies meandering about twinkling around the crowd.

An outdoor or private estate wedding also allows you to include some fun activities for the kids and adults in attendance during your reception. Pony rides, wedding llamas (lol, yes this is a thing!) even bounce houses and laser tag services are available in many parts of the country that will bring the fun element into your wedding day in a memorable way.  

Luxury tents, horseshoes and a fire pit complete with chocolate bars and marshmallows can add a touch of laid-back awesomeness to the atmosphere of your outdoor wedding reception.  ‘Glamping in style is a surefire way to bring your guests together for socializing while enjoying themselves in a gorgeous outdoor location.

4. When it’s all said and done, it’s all about what’s most important to you…

Bottom line, If you’ve spent some time dreaming up ideas to make your wedding day uniquely you, your outdoor wedding can make those dreams a reality. Is an opportunity for you to be as creative as possible by incorporating personal elements that add to the romance of your wedding.  

At the end of the day, whatever your dream wedding vision is, watching the sun go down in the stars come out or watching fireworks in the sky while sitting with your friends and family around campfire, your choice of holding your wedding outdoors is the first step in creating a magical day that will be uniquely yours to treasure for years to come. 

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My ideal wedding photography clients http://sallysiko.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/6/my-ideal-wedding-photography-clients

I am seriously lucky to get to work with people like this! These two (J & M) had a great sense of humor and shared a chemistry that simply brightened the world around them with every smile they shared. Over the past few years, I have given a lot of thought to the idea of trying too seek out my โ€œideal clientsโ€. Itโ€™s not easy to find these gems, but when I meet the right people, there is no question that I am born to serve them as their wedding photog. J & M are the perfect example of the types of people I love being around. Outdoor fanatics with kickass personalities, (they spent their honeymoon in the backwoods of Alaska!), intelligent (planners) & fun loving (the bride M. is a large animal vet who has played fetch with a giraffe). How amazing is that? I simply couldnโ€™t ask for anything more. ๐Ÿ˜Š . . . . . #raleighweddingphotographer #raleighweddingphotography #weddingphotographer #outdoorweddingphotographync #newhillncweddingphotographer #farmwedding #ncweddingphotography #raleigh #silvercordeventphotography #weddingphotography #weddingphotos #ncweddingphotographer #nofilter #flashphotography #weddinginspiration #weddingpics #outdoorwedding #outdoorweddings #instawedding #outdoorweddingphotography #raleigh #ncweddingphotographers #barnwedding #shadywagonfarmweddingphotography #shadywagonfarmwedding #shadywagonfarm #newhillnc #raleighoutdoors #raleighweddings #shadywagonfarmweddingphotographer

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Always take the time to stop and pet the dogs :) http://sallysiko.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/6/always-take-the-time-to-stop-and-pet-the-dogs
 

One of the best parts of my job is that I occasionally get to meet various dogs while working. This is Duke & Georgina ๐Ÿ˜ They live with their human (who happens to be the owner) of the Shady Wagon Farm. Guys, the family that runs this wedding venue are the nicest people I’ve ever met (venue owner wise). The staff truly understands the idea of what real service means. They understand that when it’s all said and done, you won’t necessarily remember the exact hue of your flowers, with the way the food tasted, however, you will remember how the people around you made you feel on your wedding day. Words can’t describe what a valuable asset this is to have a team of professionals who work hard to make your wedding day truly special. If you’d like the learn more about the incredible service this venues incredible staff provides, contact @mwest9813 Monica West. She is freak’n awesome! When you finally get out there to visit Shady Wagon Farm, don’t forget to pet the dogs while you’re there too! . . . . . #raleighweddingphotographer #raleighweddingphotography #weddingphotographer #outdoorweddingphotographync #newhillncweddingphotographer #farmwedding #ncweddingphotography #raleigh #silvercordeventphotography #weddingphotography #weddingphotos #ncweddingphotographer #nofilter #flashphotography #weddinginspiration #weddingpics #outdoorwedding #outdoorweddings #instawedding #outdoorweddingphotography #raleigh #ncweddingphotographers #barnwedding #shadywagonfarmweddingphotography #shadywagonfarmwedding #shadywagonfarm #newhillnc #raleighoutdoors #raleighweddings #shadywagonfarmweddingphotographer

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Wedding cake PSA http://sallysiko.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/6/wedding-cake-psa

PSA- cake serving reality: be aware of your caterer’s handling of your cake!

Via Reddit wedding planning board...

"I work for a catering company, often times we never even cut the bottom layer (it gets really damaged in the stack) and it goes home with the caterers! It’s BS, keep a careful eye on your cake! (Or be sure someone else does)"

Good advice!!!

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Wedding photography at The Shady Wagon Farm in New Hill North Carolina http://sallysiko.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/5/wedding-photography-at-the-shady-wagon-farm-in-new-hill-north-carolina As a wedding photographer, I have the opportunity to travel to some of the prettiest locations here in North Carolina and work alongside some very talented and enthusiastic wedding professionals. This beautiful afternoon that I photographed a few weeks ago for my clients J & M at the Shady Wagon Farm in New Hill North Carolina was just awesome!

Thanks to the exceptionally friendly and enthusiastic service provided by the owner and her staff, this venue definitely rose quickly to the top of my preferred-vendors list. There is plenty of space to party in the gorgeous red barn and a postcard-perfect lakeside wedding ceremony spot in front of the main house. Add to that, the overall property is just lovely and there is even a wide open grassy field lined with a split rail fence that is just perfect for sunset couples photos.

Want to see these gorgeous photos in greater detail? Go check out the entire gallery filled with larger images at 

http://sallysiko.zenfolio.com/shady/wagon/farm/wedding/photography/new/hill/nc/j/m

 

Contact the event coordinator of Shady Wagon Farm, Mrs. Monica West to learn more about what this fantastic (and affordable!) lakeside farm venue can offer you on your wedding day.

Once you have done that, send me an email because I'd love to photograph your wedding here, you will not be disappointed!

Strolling through golden hour, a wedding day couples portrait captured in the field at sunset at the Shady Wagon Farm in New Hill NC by S. Siko of Silvercord Event Photography.

Congratulations J & M!

If you're planning a farm/barn wedding day here in the Raleigh area I highly recommend that you visit The Shady Wagon Farm website at http://www.shadywagonfarm.com

 

Thanks for taking the time to check out my photos! If you have any questions about my photography service please contact me anytime!

Investment information regarding Silvercord Event Photography's engagement and wedding photography price and service packages may be found here.

 

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"I do vs. I will" wedding vows, the heart of the matter of the declaration of intention http://sallysiko.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/5/-i-do-vs-i-will-wedding-vows-the-heart-of-the-matter-of-the-declaration-of-intention

Hi everyone!

So, a few days ago I came across this thoughtful post written by my friend (and awesome North Carolina wedding officiant!) Kevin Holland of Personal Weddings NC and just had to share his thoughts and observations on the Royal wedding of Prince Harry and Princess Meghan with you here.

Check it out! 

"With the world’s attention focused on the recent wedding of Prince Harry and Princess Meghan, many people are witnessing a “real” wedding instead of one scripted for TV or a movie. I wonder how many people noticed that Harry and Meghan never said, “I do”. Instead, they said, “I will.”

 Here’s an actual transcript of what they said during the opening Declaration of Intention section of their marriage.

The Archbishop says to the Bridegroom: "Harry, will you take Meghan to be your wife? Will you love her, comfort her, honor and protect her, and, forsaking all others, be faithful to her as long as you both shall live?" He answers: "I will." He then says to the Bride: "Meghan, will you take Harry to be your husband? Will you love him, comfort him, honor and protect him, and, forsaking all others, be faithful to him as long as you both shall live?" She answers: "I will."

Believe it or not, the saying of “I do” isn’t nearly as common or “traditional” as you might think. The worship books of all major Christian denominations have been using the questions “Will you…” for many years now yet most of what we know about weddings is actually from our exposure to TV and movies and we think that “I do” is traditional.

So – why do we do it? It’s actually quite simple. Here’s the explanation I gave to a couple just yesterday during their ceremony.

Bride and Groom – At no point today have I asked you whether you love each other or if you’re “in love” with each other. I’ve had the privilege of sharing your love story with your family and friends and we all know that you love each other. Earlier in the ceremony, I asked “will you love” and your response was, “I will”.  It’s one thing to say “I do” and speak in the present tense but it’s another to say “I will” and speak of the future. I asked you if you WILL love each other through the coming years, through the good times and bad, through the easy times and hard times.  I’ve asked you to make a very extravagant prediction about something that you’re going to do next week, next year, 10 years from now…

 

"I do" is a declaration for the day. 

"I will” is a declaration for the future.

 

So – where did “I do” come from? How did it work its way so thoroughly into our concept of marriage? Back in the day, the questions for the Declaration of Intention were…

 

Read more here...

 

 

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High Praise for The Barn at Chapel Hill via The Venue Report http://sallysiko.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/5/high-praise-for-the-barn-at-chapel-hill-via-the-venue-report 3 Cheers for the Barn at Chapel Hill!

I would love to photograph a wedding at any of the gorgeous Barn/farm themed venues featured in The Venue Report's but I wanted to send out a high 5 to their #9 local pick, The Barn at Chapel Hill! This property is simply gorgeous and deserves to be on every couple's shortlist when trying to decide on which barn wedding venue is best here in North Carolina.

Check out the article HERE...

"What do you get when you cross a family flower farm with a floral design studio and a wedding venue? This amazing spot in Chapel Hill, of course. Head to Barn of Chapel Hill if you’re after a totally stunning modern barn space."

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You are a genius! http://sallysiko.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/5/you-are-a-genius Outdoor wedding photography specialist Silvercord Event PhotographyOutdoor wedding photography specialist Silvercord Event PhotographyYou are one savvy bride if you book your outdoor wedding photography with Sally Siko of Silvercord Event Photography.

 

-Level 10 outdoor- private -estate- wedding day planning achievement status unlocked

Congratulations! You've hired Silvercord Event Photography!

 

Haha, in all seriousness, I want to say thank you to all of my current clients and their families. I LOVE my job and am profoundly grateful for every single second that I get to spend with you guys. 

I'm humbled and blessed to know that you all trust me to cover your beautiful wedding day. I promise that I will document each and every one of your events with a joyfully creative spirit and a keen eye for those gorgeous details. 

Thank you for choosing me to be your wedding photog!

-Sally

 

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Keep your cool! Outdoor summertime wedding ceremony advice http://sallysiko.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/5/stay-cool-tips-for-your-outdoor-summertime-wedding-ceremony

 

Solid outdoor summertime wedding ceremony advice from Ceremonies By Katherine via Facebook...

 

"Alright y'all... the heat is getting real, so I figured it was as good a time as any to offer some reminders about outdoor ceremonies in the heat...
โ˜€๏ธ It is OK to use an indoor backup plan for excessive heat too! It doesn't just have to be for rain
โ˜€๏ธ Whenever possible, have the ceremony in the shade instead of full sun
โ˜€๏ธ Your guests will greatly appreciate small gestures like cold bottled water and fans on their seats
โ˜€๏ธ For outdoor weddings in hot weather, starting on time is more important than ever! Please don't leave your guests waiting (and sweating) in the sun
โ˜€๏ธ Be mindful of the elderly, pregnant, or babies and children who may not be able to withstand the heat and sun as long as other guests
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I think the biggest thing to remember is that you want your guests to ENJOY your wedding! One of the best ways to ensure that happens is to keep everyone cool and comfortable, even in the warmer months of the year."

 

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