Hudson Manor Wedding | Lance & Emilee | Nieto Photography

Groom and Bride kissing under the brides veils on a sunny day at the Hudson Manor

– Lance & Emilee –

One of the hidden wedding venue gems in the Triangle area is The Hudson Manor. With its Manor House, Gardens, Wedding Chapel, and Grand Ballroom its all a bride needs for her wedding day and perfect for North Carolina weather.With their closest friends and family, Lance and Emilee had an awesome day at their Hudson Manor wedding.

Bride and groom sitting on the front steps of the hudson manor

I am starting off this blog post a little differently from my usual blogs. Lance had a specific vision for his groomsmen prep portrait. Its hard to find a groom who is so active in portrait suggestions. We will get to the ladies in a second but here are Lance and his guys getting ready and in the road.

groom and groomsmen relaxing by their car before getting dressed at the Hudson Manor
groom and groomsmen posing for fun portrait at the Hudson Manor
Groom showing groomsmen how to adjust their ties
Groom and groomsmen standing in front of the horse stables at the Hudson Manor
Groom and groomsmen opening shirts showing superhero shirts

This was my first Hudson Manor wedding since the redesign of the front porch and columns. It can be hard to find a way to take traditional wedding portrait or detail shots. The new facade allows for some great images that weren’t possible before. One of the new possibilities is hanging the bridal gown from an amazing gilded iron balcony.

Great spring floral arrangements by Brandi’s Botanicals out of Youngsville, NC. The bouquets were a perfect match for the brides wedding gown and the yellow of the bridesmaids dresses.

bridal bouquet on the mantel at the Hudson Manor
Bride sitting beside wedding gown with bridesmaids at the Hudson Manor
Brides wedding gown hanging in front of the Hudson Manor
Brides wedding gown hanging from the french doors upstairs at the Hudson Manor
Bride smiling while reading a note from her fiancé at the Hudson Manor
Bride having her pearl necklace placed by her mother
Bride and bridesmaids on the front steps of the Hudson Manor
Bride and bridesmaids on the side lawn of the Hudson Manor
Matron of honor kissing bride on the check in the front yard the Hudson Manor

It seems like the wedding day always has that down time right before the ceremony where the bride is usually by herself while everyone else is running around. That down time is always great for candid shot or a formal portrait. With Emilee there was no need to pose her. She was sitting in front of the window of the chapel at the Hudson Manor just waiting for her party to join her and her father to come escort her down the isle.

color portrait of bride waiting for her party to meet her at the Hudson Manor
black and white portrait of bride waiting for her party to meet her at the Hudson Manor
bride lit with window light as her father and bridesmaids sit in the shadows of the chapel at the Hudson Manor
Father escorting his daughter at the outdoor Hudson Manor wedding
groom trying to cover his face to not cry when he first sees his bride at the Hudson Manor
Bride smiling at the groom at the end of the isle while standing with her father at the Hudson Manor
groom taking his brides hand at the start of the ceremony at the Hudson Manor
bride reading her vows from a small notebook to her groom at the Hudson Manor
bridesmaid wiping away tears as the bride gives her vows at the Hudson Manor
bride and groom kissing for the first time on the steps at the Hudson Manor
wide shot of bride and groom kissing during their ceremony at the Hudson Manor
The bridal party in the gardens for formal portraits at the Hudson Manor
bride and groom posing together after the ceremony in the gardens at Hudson Manor
Groom and Bride kissing under the brides veils on a sunny day at the Hudson Manor
groom whispering into the brides ear making her smile at the steps of the Hudson Manor

The Wedding Reception

Once the ceremony, the portraits, and the crazy running around are over, comes the reception. Its the time to sit, eat, and dance. Another important piece of a wedding is the details. The Hudson Manor is one of those rare venues that can be transformed to ultra chic, traditional, country, or traditional elegance. The flowers from Brandi’s Botanicals and the centerpieces transformed the interior to an elegant ballroom.  No wedding would be complete with out a beautiful cake. And Confectionate Cakes did not disappoint, not only was it beautiful but it tasted great!

Floral center pieces in the ballroom of the Hudson Manor
Confectionate Cakes beautiful spring cake at the Hudson Manor
smaller floral centerpiece at the Hudson manor
spring wedding cake at the Hudson Manor

Finally the reception is the time for guest to talk and mingle with the bride and groom, cake cutting, games and just enjoy an evening of music and dancing. Especially dancing! Most of all of Lance and Emilee’s wedding reception showed their love for music and their friends!

bride and groom being introduced at the Hudson Manor
the bride and groom cutting the cake for the first tome at the Hudson Manor
Bride smiling at her sister as she gives the Matron of Honor speech
bride and her father again at the Hudson Manor
bride and groom playing wedding game with each other
guest taking up the whole dance floor at the Hudson Manor
Bride and groom dancing in the middle of the dance floor at the Hudson Manor with their guest around them.
single ladies fighting to catch bridal bouquet at the Hudson Manor
bride getting ready to toss for flowers to the group of single ladies
groom working up to take off the garter from the brides leg
groom under the brides gown as she smiles at the camera
groom holding the garter in front of the bride
guest taking up the whole dance floor at the Hudson Manor
groom dancing at the his reception with sunglasses on at the Hudson Manor
bride dancing beside her brides maids at her wedding reception
ring bearer showing off his breaking dancing skills at the wedding reception
sparkler exit at the hudson manor with the bride and groom smiling
bride and groom showing their rings hands as they drive away

If you liked these Hudson Manor wedding pictures and are planning your own, please fill out my contact form. I would love to talk to you about your plans.

– Vendors –

Venue and Catering: The Hudson Manor

Flowers: Brandi’s Botanicals

DJ: Taylor Made Dj Services

Cake: Confectionate Cakes

Photography: Nieto Photography

2nd Photographer: Stevie J

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