A McAlister-Leftwich House wedding is one to remember. Located in a historic Greensboro neighborhood, the venue is just a few minutes from downtown. It’s only been around for a couple of years, but the wedding industry here will never be the same for it.
As a Greensboro wedding photographer, I personally I love MLH because of its history and its Colonial and Gothic Revival architecture. It makes me nostalgic for Savannah, where my husband and I used to live before moving here to Greensboro. The venue is an absolute dream for brides planning a wedding with 150 guests or fewer!
I have had the pleasure of shooting three weddings (including Chelsea and Evan’s wedding), two bridal sessions, and one styled shoot at their amazing venue, and I will continue to sing their praises! I mean, don’t tell anyone, but I secretly wish I could just shoot every wedding that happens there. I genuinely love it that much!
Why do I adore it so? Girl, for a multitude of reasons… read on to see why YOU should choose it as your wedding venue (and allow me to document the day, of course)!
The best getting ready space–McAlister-Leftwich House Wedding
One aspect of a venue that often gets overlooked when brides are searching for the perfect place for their upcoming wedding is the state of their getting ready spaces. McAlister-Leftwich House sets the new standard by which I judge all other venues’ getting ready spaces!
The Bridal Suite
The bridal suite consists of 4 spacious rooms and one large restroom. All four rooms are spacious, tastefully yet minimally decorated, and bright. These lovely features make photographing here a dream, as I never have to worry about getting enough light or about color-casting from dark walls. Can I get a hallelujah?!
The Groom’s Suite
The groomsmen get the attic, a beautifully finished space that offers plenty of room to lounge, play cards, or even watch the game (a typical pain point for some gentlemen–no one wants to miss the big game due to a wedding!). They, too have their own bathroom and a separate entrance, so there is no risk of the groom and bride accidentally running into one another.
Natural light for your McAlister-Leftwich House wedding
I touched on this a bit already, but MLH was tastefully restored in a way that preserves its unique history while also catering to the needs of its new purpose. As such, it has a ton of gorgeous, natural light that floods in through its many windows. To further enhance the beauty of the light, MLH is painted white in all its rooms, which lends itself to stunning, well-lit photos. And y’all… I am HERE. FOR. IT. This is a time when photos speak louder than words, so take a look for yourself:
Seriously, The Hallway deserves a subheading all its own!
There is some secret sauce in this hallway. I haven’t yet figured out if it’s in the windows, the tile, or the historic accents, but it’s there, I tell you! This is where many a magical portrait and first look have taken place. It’s just GORGEOUS.
Indoor & Outdoor Ceremony Spaces for your McAlister-Leftwich House Wedding
MLH is great for any season, because they have beautiful space for both indoor and outdoor ceremonies. There are several options for you to choose from when deciding where you’d like your ceremony to take place.
Inclusion of Bridal Sessions in Contract
If you book your wedding at McAlister-Leftwich House, you are also allotted time for a bridal session there. I LOVE when my brides opt to do this! It’s such a lovely time to explore all the corners of the house and capture jaw-droppingly gorgeous photos.
Front Porch Lovin’
Like every other self-respecting Southerner, I LOVE me some front porches, bless my little heart! In evidence of perfect serendipity, MLH has not one, but TWO fabulous porches! McAlister’s front porch covers much of its facade, making it perfect for portraits of all kinds. Leftwich’s front porch makes a statement, perfect for ceremonies and grand exits. I don’t know which one I love more, as they both provide such important, integral parts of the MLH experience! I’m sure you’ll agree:
Now, I’m sure you’re just as enamored as I am. There is SO much to love about this incredible venue, and I hope I fill my calendar with weddings at this stunning place. MLH, you forever have my heart (and my camera)!
Considering McAlister-Leftwich as your venue? If you can’t tell, I love to it there, and would LOVE to be your photographer. Let’s connect soon, friend, so I can provide you with joyful, sentimental, timeless photos to treasure for generations to come.
Such a great blog! So much pretty!
These are just gorgeous!! You have photographed such beautiful couples!
Ah talk about a gorgeous venue! Those white wAlls and windows are everything!!
These are all gorgeous, but that veil shot at the beginning is stunning! Amazing work!
This venue is absolutely breathtaking! I love how you captured it in all different ways at each wedding! I’m sure they’re thrilled to have this highlight!
Ahhh! This is so beautiful!!! (:
These images are stunning and the venue is a photographer’s dream!
We are incredibly honored to be featured on this blog post! We are even more honored each time we get to work with Jenn! She creates the most amazing experience for couples, she is just the best to work with all around, and her photos are stunning (as you can obviously see above)! Thank you Jenn!
This totally made my day! You guys are the absolute best. Thank you so much!
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