Entries by Rick Davis

Alexis & Jared ~ October Wedding

For our Fall edition of Hawkesdene Opus we already  knew we would feature Alexis & Jared. They brought many cool elements to their ‘spooky season’ October wedding. Beginning with Alexis’ gorgeous black gown, partnered with highlights of cream and bursts of sparkle, topped by a crystal appointed tiara – such a memorable, regal look. In […]

Monica & Matthew ~ June Wedding

When we received Monica & Matthew’s gallery we knew right away we had to share it on our Hawkesdene Opus blog & newsletter. While most weddings are wonderful and memorable in familiar ways, with themes based on bright, bold colors, this wedding was different. The resulting gallery reflects how Monica’s and Matthew’s celebration had a […]

Emily & Andrew ~ May Wedding

Our featured wedding for Spring is perfect for the season ~ full of pastel flowers, pale pink gowns, and lovely smiles all around! Emily and Andrew personify joy with their infectious laughter and unforgettable passion for each other, their family and their friends, whom all chose to join them for this celebration of love. Throughout […]

Sanita & Narcis ~ February Wedding

It’s February and we’re highlighting the wonderful winter wedding of adorable Sanita and her handsome husband, Narcis. It was last year, at this very time, that they exchanged vows with family & friends in attendance. The Hawkesdene estate felt super cozy with fireplaces and love all around during their and their guest’s extended-day stay. This […]

Lauren & Jake ~ September Wedding

This past September Hawkesdene was transformed into the Scotch-Irish Highlands for Lauren & Jake’s fall wedding celebration. Despite some rain, it was a beautiful affair of music, dancing, love and authentic clothing & wedding rituals. In fact, as far as weddings are concerned this one kilt! Lauren’s gorgeous cream lace wedding dress and her maiden’s […]

Emery & Brian ~ August Wedding

Aaahhh, summertime weddings ~ the season of love in the lush green mountains of Western North Carolina has begun! And in the case of our featured wedding couple, Emery & Brian, much love was shown in the form of, well, books! Yes, this loving duo came up with a wonderful idea for gifts to give […]

Give the Gift of Books!

We fell in love with this idea Emery and Brian had for their guests. Not only was it personal, but we loved the green-ness of it. Emery explains how the idea came to be. One day, about three weeks before the wedding, we were in Greenville, SC for another wedding, and the next morning we […]

Kim & Corey ~ September Wedding

A cool chill in the September breeze acted as a welcome counter element to the warmth that abounded at the reunion-style, knot-tying event for Kim and Corey at Hawkesdene. Diversity and family were the overarching themes during this weekend of love and celebration for these two career engineers and their families and friends. For years […]

Emily & Darshan ~ April Wedding

As the leaves begin to fall and the air is getting a little crisper, we are reflecting on this past year and all of the couples that were finally able to tie the knot. One April wedding stands out ~ the wedding of Emily & Darshan. The reunion-style event, a lovely authentic Indian wedding ceremony, […]

Ashley & Shane ~ August Wedding

This whimsical, garden party wedding, planned by Mingle Events for Ashley & Shane’s special day, was a breathtaking affair. Underneath a canopy of trees, floral arrangements flowed throughout the aisle and lead up to the stunning arbor, giving guests the feeling of being in a secret garden. Unique touches made this wedding extra special. From […]