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The Pines is a new venue in Historic Halifax, NC. Sallie’s parents own this home so it was only fitting for her to be one of the first to be married there.

This was truly a garden wedding, where the landscape itself, its history and its beauty became the setting. A gorgeous wreath of white roses, stargazer lilies, orchids, alstroemeria and seeded eucalyptus graced the iron gate and was the single decoration in this simple, understated, yet classically elegant wedding.

For this wedding, we were there to capture the beauty of The Pines as a wedding venue. Talk about details! Wow!

The Pines is ready for your wedding with minimal decorations.

Copper torches, colonial cressets and antique lanterns filled with candles lit the evening garden where guests gathered after the wedding supper
for the cake cutting and their champagne toasts. Small round tables set with white orchids and tea lights were placed beneath the spreading limbs of the pecan tree, underlit by the reflected firelight.

One of my favorite images is the one of Sallie and Ryan by an antique wrought iron gate by the openwork brick walled garden. A large wreath of white roses, stargazer lilies, orchids, alstroemeria and seeded eucalyptus graced the iron gate beneath a pair of original antique concrete planters filled with white sun impatiens and white buttercups. Old fashioned ferns and an antique rose bush flanked either side of the garden gate.

We wish The Pines much success as the area’s newest wedding venue and look forward to being part of many weddings there in the near future.

les atkins Photography is one of North Carolina and Southern Virginia’s most sought after wedding photographers. North Carolina Wedding Photography/Virginia Wedding Photography serving Lake Gaston, Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount, South Hill, Richmond, Raleigh, and weddings throughout the southeast.

Chelsea & Jade had one of the most heartfelt ceremonies I’ve ever attended. The two wanted to include their son in on the ceremony so they each said vows to him. He was also a big part of their celebration. Couples tend to dread any thought of rain, but Chelsea & Jade didn’t let it bother them or dampen their day. When they arrived at their reception at the Golden Leaf Commmons in Emporia, VA, the skies opened up and a beautiful rainbow appeared. Fortunately, we were there to capture every detail. We wish the three of them many happy years together and may the tree they watered during their ceremony grow and bloom as I’m sure their relationship will in years to come.

les atkins Photography is one of North Carolina and Southern Virginia’s most sought after wedding photographers. North Carolina Wedding Photography/Virginia Wedding Photography serving Lake Gaston, Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount, South Hill, Richmond, Raleigh, and weddings throughout the southeast.

Amber & Tim were the first to get married at Historic Halifax’s newest wedding venue, The Pines. The Pines is a historic plantation surrounded by beautiful gardens, period decorated rooms, and a huge 100 year old tree out front which made a perfect canopy for their spring wedding ceremony.

I’ve known Amber since she was in high school and had the pleasure of making photos for her when she graduated from East Carolina University. I was so excited when she and Tim chose us to be part of their big day.

From her “first look” with her Dad to the smiles on their faces when they were pronounced husband and wife, this day was a perfect beginning for both them and The Pines as the area’s newest venue. Be sure to check out Amber’s unique DIY gifts for her guests: sunglasses, bug spray, even some candy and seeds to plant.

les atkins Photography is one of North Carolina and Southern Virginia’s most sought after wedding photographers. North Carolina Wedding Photography/Virginia Wedding Photography serving Lake Gaston, Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount, South Hill, Richmond, Raleigh, and weddings throughout the southeast.

This was our first wedding at The Sutherland Estates in Wake Forest, NC. I’ll have to say, we’re excited to be back there again later this year. We had so much fun with CJ, Daniel, their families, and friends. It was like they had known us all of our lives. CJ walked down the aisle on a bed of yellow roses and the two ended the night with an extravagant sparkler exit. They carried their yellow rose spring theme to their reception under the Sutherland’s pavilion which included the bride’s father singing to his daughter.

No doubt this will be a night to remember for CJ, Daniel, and their families. We wish them many happy years together!

les atkins Photography is one of North Carolina and Southern Virginia’s most sought after wedding photographers. North Carolina Wedding Photography/Virginia Wedding Photography serving Lake Gaston, Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount, South Hill, Richmond, Raleigh, and weddings throughout the southeast.

When we think about Brittany & Kyle’s wedding day, the word gorgeous comes to mind. The weather was perfect, and the sunset during their reception at Chockoyotte Country Club was unbelievable. These are some of our favorites from their country-themed wedding.

Flowers: Flower Galley – Susan Simmons
DJ: Taylor Archer DJ
Catering: Exquisite Occasions

les atkins Photography is one of North Carolina and Southern Virginia’s most sought after wedding photographers. North Carolina Wedding Photography/Virginia Wedding Photography serving Lake Gaston, Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount, South Hill, Richmond, Raleigh, and weddings throughout the southeast.