June 6, 2022

North Carolina Farm Wedding at Rural Hill | Shannon and Chris

Husband and wife wedding portrait on a gravel road in North Carolina

It’s hard to write about Shannon and Chris without getting a little bit personal. Shannon and Chris had their wedding at Rural Hill, which is a farm in Huntersville, North Carolina, a bit north of Charlotte. It’s also where we happened to get married in 2018, so it plays a big part in our lives. Rural Hill isn’t a working farm, but it’s a fantastic wedding and event venue, and it’s the only place in North Carolina that we know of that has highland cows.

Shannon and Chris are from out of state, but that didn’t prevent us from feeling like we’d known these two forever. They’re both so easy going and passionate about craft beer, having the ability to photograph them on their wedding day was EASY. It was even easy on their engagement shoot (If you haven’t it yet, you can check it out here!)

We started the morning at Shannon’s mother’s house for getting ready, since they live out of state. She got her makeup done there as well as spent a really relaxing morning with her girls. After that, we all carpooled to Rural Hill for a first look.

Bride getting eyelash makeup done
Creative reflection photo of bride getting ready
Bride and bridesmaids walking in field on north carolina farm to get dressed for wedding
Black and white wedding photo of bride stepping into dress
Bride putting on wedding dress with mother helping button up

Shannon and Chris were actually already married, but they still opted to do another first look…even though they had seen each other before haha. It was still an incredibly sweet moment to have together, and they were both as excited as ever to celebrate with a big party later on!

Bride and groom first look on farm in north carolina before wedding
Groomsmen walking on farm to get ready for wedding in North Carolina venue Rural Hill

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony at Rural Hill

We had a flower gent at our wedding, so of COURSE Shannon and Chris had to have one as well. They did a decent job, but nothing can beat how beautiful a wedding ceremony outdoors underneath that big tree is.

Flower gent spreading petals down the aisle in front of farm house
Groom reaction as he sees his bride for the first time while walking down the aisle in outdoor wedding ceremony on farm in North Carolina
First kiss between bride and groom in outdoor wedding ceremony on farm in north Carolina.

Wedding Portraits in North Carolina with Farm Animals? Count us in!

When we were married, some of our favorite photos were with those cows, and we wanted to give these two something similar as well! The cows are ridiculously cute and love to interact with people…and eat corn. They ADORE corn.

We strive to give couples unique wedding portraits, something that they can’t get anywhere else. Does that include cows sometimes? Sure. Does it include awesome reflections that defy gravity? Also, yes. Hope you all enjoy the moments!

Farm wedding portrait at Rural Hill in North Carolina with a Highland Cow.
Farm wedding portrait at Rural Hill in North Carolina with a Highland Cow.
Farm wedding portrait at Rural Hill in North Carolina.
Farm wedding portrait at Rural Hill in North Carolina.
Golden Light farm wedding portrait against trees at Rural Hill in North Carolina.
Creative wedding portrait against sky with trees at Rural Hill in North Carolina.

Venue: Rural Hill | Planner: Elle M Events | Catering: Sprout | Florist: Sprout | DJ: Snapdragon Entertainment | Wedding Dress Designer and Source: BHLDN | Suits: Indochino

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