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October 18, 2015

Courtney & Mike’s Hillsborough Barn Engagement Party

As we roll into the last couple months of 2015, I am getting more and more excited for the 2016 weddings we have lined up. Courtney & Mike are getting married in April at their home church, with a reception at the North Carolina Museum of Art. While I know Courtney cannot wait for that day, I also know she had visions of a Pinterest-worthy barn event. So she and Mike threw a great engagement party at a friend’s farm to satisfy that craving. Many of their friends and family braved the rain and drove through fields to come celebrate the couple. Without further ado, here are some of my favorites from their Hillsborough, North Carolina engagement party.

Welcoming Barn
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Barn-red is really a great color. And did you see those doors? The rustic feel didn’t stop at the building; there were wildfowers, lace, and burlap too.

Flowers in hair and on tables
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Party goers in the barn
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Here’s the honored couple.

Courtney & Mike
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Mike & Courtney
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Friends & Family & Cupcakes
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Tea lights strung in barn
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Bike and Barn Door
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I love twinkly string lights! Seriously brides, the will make any space feel more stylized. Definitely look into them. The motocross bike above adds a fun feel too.

Dinner under rain on the tin roof

Courtney’s sister brought her pug to the party. She tried to steal all the attention. (And she was good at it.)

Pug pup was most hugged guest
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Band featuring groom and bride' class=
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The band was great and had everyone dancing. It also featured Mike on drums, and Courtney’s step-dad on guitar/singing.

Groom at his drumset
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Bride and sister-in-law singing
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And the night ended with some barn dancing.

Swing dancing
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Dancing with lighting blur
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Thanks for having us at the party! John and I are so excited for your wedding in April.


We believe that love is bright and colorful and your wedding photographs should be bright and colorful too.

Kivus & Camera are Raleigh Wedding photographers who create bold, colorful, magical memories of your wedding day with beautiful, artistic portraits AND enthusiastic, genuine moments. Your unique love story deserves to be told through unforgettable, breath-taking photographs that stand out from the crowd. Kivus & Camera love creating that magic. After all, as past bride Courtney says, we’re photography sorcerers.

Also, while we call ourselves Raleigh wedding photographers, we definitely photograph Durham weddings, Chapel Hill weddings, Cary weddings, etc. We’re all over the Triangle area, and we’re happy to head to the beach or mountains and even to places outside of North Carolina! Just let us know where your love story is headed. 

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