Jessica & Vanessa / The Cloth Mill at Eno River

 
 Same sex couple walks in front of the warehouse at the Cloth Mill at Eno River in Hillsborough, NC. 

These brides did such a beautiful job making this day their own at a renovated cotton mill in Hillsborough, NC. Every wedding tradition had a personal spin on it- from their bridal party to the reception music.

They wrote a note to every single guest as their place holder, with memories from each friendship and a thank you for celebrating with them as they start this new chapter together. 

Vanessa's dad and a good friend officiated their ceremony with heartfelt stories and memories included. Each family brought a vial of water from creeks that were significant to each bride's childhood, and they poured them into a bowl with a third jar of ocean water from their new home together in Wilmington. 

After dinner and toasts everyone got down on the dance floor to the best darn live music I think I've ever heard. 

It was an honor to celebrate with them. Hope you enjoy the photos below! 

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and  a special thanks to Rachael for second shooting with me. A few of her photos made their way in here :)

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 Brides share a first look on their wedding day at the Cloth Mill at Eno River. 
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 Bridal party at a same sex wedding at an old cotton mill in North Carolina. 
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 Newly married couple joyously walks out of their wedding ceremony.
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 Newlyweds at their wedding reception photograph.
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 Ribbon send off for newlyweds at the end of their reception with string lights and guests in celebration.