Amanda Nicole



Nc based
wedding photography

Mr. + Mrs. Bard | Highgrove Estate Wedding | Fuquay Varina, NC


September 25, 2021


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Maureen and Nathan had a gorgeous Micro Wedding Ceremony at the WRAL Gardens in Raleigh, NC followed by an epic celebration at the Highgrove Estate in Fuquay Varina, NC

When I first met with Maureen to talk about her wedding at the High Grove neither one of us could have ever imagined the turn of events. In March the Pandemic hit and we remained optimistic that by August things would begin looking up. Well, we were wrong.

When August rolled in there were still so many restrictions in place and after much thought Maureen and Nathan made the difficult decision to post pone their High Grove wedding to 2021. It has been such a hard year for so many 2020 brides. My heart broke that after months of planning their wedding was being pushed back. I was thrilled when Maureen reached out to tell me that she and Nathan still wanted to get married on August 2nd I was thrilled!

So on August 2nd I packed my bags and headed out the door to photograph their micro wedding ceremony. And let me tell you… it was PERFECT! Surrounded with friends and family Nathan and Maureen became husband and wife. While it may not be how either of them pictured it, the day was beautiful.

They rescheduled their big wedding celebration for 2021 and the wait was so worth it. They spent their wedding day at the Highgrove Estate in Fuquay-Varina NC with their family and friends. While almost an entire year had passed since their original ceremony they were still as in love with each other. The way Nathan looked at his bride and she walked toward him. Sharing soft smiles. The way Maureen beamed each time she snuck a glance his way. It was evident how perfectly they complimented the other.


One of my favorite parts of the Highgrove is how every inch of the house is made for pictures. It is a photographers dream. Lots of natural light, beautiful decor, the perfect color schemes. All of it is beautifully done. It truly made the perfect venue for Maureen and Nathan’s classic and romantic wedding day.

Scroll to see beautiful pinks, a father-daughter dance that made me cry and the most beautiful bride and groom!

Vendo Team

Photography: Amanda Nicole Photography

Venue: Highgrove Estate

Cake: Bestowed Baked Goods

DJ: Avalanche Sound & Lights

Dress: New York Bride & Groom

Florals: Sola Wood Flowers

Videographer: Weddings By LDF

Catering: Highgrove Estate

Invitations: Simply Pretty Pieces

Want a peek at their engagement session? Head here to see Maureen and Nathans Raleigh Engagement Session

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