English Gardens Inspired Wedding at Reynolda Gardens

October 19, 2022


After the groom’s cousin introduced Sarah and James during a trip to New Jersey, it didn’t take long before they realized their serendipitous meeting was meant to be. They fell in love, and the rest fell into place. James proposed to Sarah at home alongside their two beloved pups. The intimate proposal was a special and memorable moment that they will never forget—and of course, she said, “Yes!”

They envisioned a English Garden inspired wedding at Reynolda Gardens, overflowing with greenery and pastel splashes of pink and orange. Reynolda Gardens Greenhouse in Winston-Salem, North Carolina provided an elegant and beautifully-manicured canvas for their wedding celebration.

Getting Ready at Kimpton Cardinal Hotel, Winston-Salem, NC

Their day began at the Kimpton Cardinal Hotel in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The hotel’s luxury suites offer a beautifully photogenic space for the wedding party to get ready. Soft, natural light streams in through the floor-to-ceiling windows, which is ideal for editorial portraits. Sarah and James were surrounded by their closest family and friends, and this gorgeous art-deco hotel made the getting ready process easy and relaxing!

Every Season is Wedding Season at Reynolda Gardens

Just a few minutes from the hotel, we made a short trip over to Reynolda Gardens for James and Sarah’s wedding ceremony. The expertly designed venue showcased rows of pearl-white chairs surrounded by the exquisite garden’s greenery and flowers. The design team added several large sprays of overflowing florals to elevate the look even more and frame the ceremony area.

Then, Sarah and James exchanged their handwritten vows in front of the enchanting greenhouse. Their perfectly-timed ceremony gave us impeccable natural lighting for ceremony photos that are just as breathtaking as their couple’s portraits in the garden.

The most beautifully curated wedding is only made complete by the couple it’s designed for. It’s always my goal to deliver images that reflect the authentic emotions and priceless moments throughout the day. The love between these two and the adoration of their friends and family is evident in every image!

Finally, Sarah and James joined their friends and family at Barn at Reynolda Village to celebrate their marriage and dance the night away with those they love.

Reynolda Gardens Wedding Photography with Dawn Marie Photo

I always enjoy visiting Reynolda Gardens! It is such an elegant and serene location, making it the ideal spot for your dream wedding.

I am here for you from inquiry to newlywed sendoff! I would love to hear more about your vision and see if we are a good match so that I can capture your most special memories in the most alluring way possible. Im here for you through it all.


dawn walsh

Dawn started her career in fine art wedding photography in 2012 on the foundation of genuine connection. She provides comfort for her clients through her down to earth personality and playfulness that allows them to show genuine interactions and emotions with one another in front of the camera. Capturing the essence of their relationship and the love they have for each other, with an editorial composition.

At home, Dawn is a wife and mother, living on a ranch in North Carolina. Spending quality time with family and dear friends, traveling, and having experiences is what drives her. Her family also fosters children and is active in fighting for all foster kids and their needs. 
Being able to have fun with her family, travel and share experiences is all because of the blessings God has given her and never taken for granted.

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