Photographing Kaia and Eric at this beautiful venue is an absolute privilege. I got their getting ready, detailed shots, family portraits, ceremony, reception, and a sparkler exit.
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St. Thomas Preservation Hall
St. Thomas Preservation Hall is a stunning wedding venue that combines history, beauty, and elegance in the heart of Wilmington, North Carolina.
This historic building, built in 1846, is a perfect location for those looking for a unique and unforgettable wedding experience.
One of the standout features of St. Thomas Preservation Hall is the lighting.
The warm, ambient lighting creates a romantic and intimate atmosphere, perfect for a wedding celebration.
The lighting also accentuates the venue's beautiful architectural details, highlighting the red brick walls and giving them a warm, inviting glow.
Speaking of the red walls, they are another striking feature of this venue. The deep,
Another feature that adds to the charm of St. Thomas Preservation Hall is the creeping vines that adorn the walls.
Overall, St. Thomas Preservation Hall is a beautiful and unique wedding venue that offers a perfect blend of history and modern elegance.
There are a few times when the lighting conditions aren't ideal to photograph. One of them was the mens getting ready area. There were a few LED light bulbs on the ceiling, definitely not the best. We were in the basement for both the bride and the grooms so not much natural light coming in the room.
There's a drive through next door where the sun shines through the trees. The sky was dull and flat but i was able to add some light on the grooms face below. The orange exterior also feature crawling vines.
Shot from above
I only had 15 minutes to photograph this ceremony. So i had to move quickly, at the same time, not to make as much noise because of the wooden floors creek a whole lot. The second that I saw the second floor, I knew I had to shoot from above. I've allocated 5 minutes before heading downstairs.
There were about 20-25 guests who stayed in the very end who witnessed the bride and the groom go through the sparklers. It was a bit hard to focus because it was very dimly lit.
Overall, St. Thomas Preservation Hall is a beautiful and unique wedding venue that offers a perfect blend of history and modern elegance. With its warm lighting, red walls, and creeping vines, this venue creates a romantic and enchanting atmosphere that is sure to make your wedding day unforgettable.
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