Engagement Session

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Win a chance to be photographed by me - Jesi Wilcox! Let’s pick a stunning backdrop and I’ll direct you into effortless moments that feel easy and true to you. We will have a good time and you will see how easy and comfortable being in front of the camera can be. Oh, and you will walk away with beautiful editorial and artistic images of the two of you! 

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Jesi Wilcox

Separk Mansion, Charlotte, North Carolina Wedding

Southern wedding at Separk Mansion in Charlotte, North Carolina, with modern editorial photography capturing their resilience and love amidst stunning gardens and intimate moments.

Mike + Makenzi

Photographer: Jesi Wilcox | Venue: Separk Mansion, NC | Hair Stylist: Kelsey-Copper Willow Salon | Wedding Officiant: Rebecca Nagy | Florist: Jody Watson | Caterer: Separk Mansion | Cake: Delish Bakery | DJ/Band: Split Second Sound

Mike and Makenzi’s journey to their Separk Mansion wedding was a testament to their resilience and unwavering love. Originally planning a beachside celebration in Alabama, a twist of fate led them to Charlotte, North Carolina. This is where they crafted an intimate and heartwarming Southern wedding experience that perfectly echoed their unique love story.

When Makenzi first reached out to me, their plans were set for a charming Gulf Coast wedding. However, life’s unpredictable nature intervened, as Mike’s four boys from a previous marriage prompted a change in dates and vendors. Despite the challenges, this couple’s positivity and grace shone through, showcasing their unbreakable bond and commitment to their family.

Set against the backdrop of the picturesque Separk Mansion in Gastonia, just outside Charlotte, their wedding embodied the essence of Southern elegance. The mansion, with its breathtaking grounds, exuded both grandeur and intimacy, mirroring Mike and Makenzi’s journey. Nestled in the heart of downtown, it provided the perfect fusion of privacy and accessibility.

Separk Mansion’s especially exquisite surroundings set the stage for a celebration that felt like an enchanting garden party. Even more, the day was brimming with joyful moments and shared laughter. As their wedding photographer, I had the honor of capturing these precious memories. From heartfelt glances to stolen kisses, against the backdrop of this majestic mansion.

Amidst the lush gardens and elegant architecture, Mike and Makenzi exchanged their vows in a ceremony that symbolized not only their love for each other but their commitment to their blended family. The mansion’s charm and Southern grace seamlessly complemented their unique story. Moreover making every moment feel like a page out of a fairytale.

From the initial Gulf Coast plans to the unexpected journey that led them to Charlotte, Mike and Makenzi’s wedding was a testament to their ability to embrace change with open hearts. Their Separk Mansion celebration reflected the perfect blend of Southern charm and modern sophistication, creating an atmosphere that celebrated their love and the unique chapters that brought them to this moment.

In the heart of North Carolina, Mike and Makenzi’s intimate wedding embodied the very essence of love, resilience, and family. Their story serves as a reminder that life’s twists and turns can lead to the most beautiful destinations. Their journey led them to the stunning Separk Mansion and a celebration filled with love, laughter, and cherished memories.

– Jesi Wilcox

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