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May 13, 2022

Rustic Vineyard Wedding

newlyweds run through vines at a rustic Vineyard Wedding in North Carolina

Heather & David’s Rustic Vineyard Wedding at Painted Pony Vineyards in North Carolina

Imagine a vineyard wedding. Now imagine there are horses there too. And imagine a patch of grass under market lights as your dance floor. Congratulations! You’re at Heather & David’s North Carolina vineyard wedding.

This day was so beautiful. Heather’s gown (with sleeves – I LOVE LOVE LOVE) suited her perfectly, and their kids were an important part of the wedding, standing at the altar with the wedding party. But I don’t need to paint you a full word picture, let me just show you some of my favorite images from their wedding day:

wedding details at a rustic vineyard wedding

The groom and his crew (that’s his mom with the fish there!) spent the first few hours of the day fishing in the lake on property. Not a bad way to start a fun Saturday!

Meanwhile Heather and her side had all sorts of spraying going on:

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How sweet is David’s son as his dad fixes his tie for him?!

And the light on this shot of David? John did real good!

Groom gets ready at a rustic vineyard wedding in North Carolina Groom gets ready at a rustic vineyard wedding in North Carolina

They elected to have a a first touch and not a first look, but Heather looks like she was trying to sneak a little peek at least at David’s shoulder!

Bride and groom style for a North Carolina vineyard wedding

So you just saw their personal florals, but check out the florals on the altar at the outdoor chapel!!! This altar in the woods was the most gorgeous ceremony location.

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As we got toward the end of the ceremony, Heather’s daughter was ready to sit again haha. I promise she was smiling a lot of the ceremony!!!

outdoor chapel for a North Carolina Vineyard Wedding Ceremony

Right after the ceremony, the newlyweds went over to pet the equine friends at the venue…

Horses, donkeys, and miniature horses are part of the appeal of this vineyard wedding venue in North Carolina

… and this little guy was like “am I invited to the reception?”

Horses, donkeys, and miniature horses are part of the appeal of this vineyard wedding venue in North Carolina

And here’s the couple with their kids and wedding party (which included the kids too)!!!

newlywed happiness during portraits immediately after the ceremony at this vineyard wedding

There’s nothing like that newlywed joy!!!

newlywed happiness during portraits immediately after the ceremony at this vineyard wedding

And then on to the lovely al fresco reception. I love bare feet on a grass dance floor, so keep an eye peeled for those bare feet!

Details at a rustic vineyard wedding in North Carolina First dance under the open skies at this North Carolina wedding First dance under the open skies at this North Carolina wedding

After their first dance, Heather & David were blessed with a lovely orangey-pink sunset.

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Emotional Father Daughter dance

John from Stylus had a DJ booth in the sky!! It felt like he was our club DJ.

Outdoor wedding reception in North Carolina

And a bunch of the guests were taking advantage!

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David’s coworkers surprised the couple with a gift of a “rain” shower of dollar bills.

This groom's co-workers surprised the couple by making it rain dollar bills on them This groom's co-workers surprised the couple by making it rain dollar bills on them

And this vineyard wedding ended beautifully with sparklers.

sparkler exit at a vineyard wedding in North Carolina

But before you go, a shoutout to Heather & David’s rustic vineyard wedding team:

Venue: Painted Pony Vineyards
Photography: That would be us!
DJ: Stylus Weddings
Planning/Florals: Hillside Florals & Planning
Hair & Makeup: Peach Cowgirl Beauty
Video: Zach Thomas Films
Catering: Dorothy’s Catering 2
Bar: Rolling Tavern
Dessert: Marci Cakes and Bakes


We believe that love is fun and colorful, and your wedding photographs should be 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 are photography sorcerers.

And though 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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