RALEIGH-DURHAM, NC SUMMER DATE NIGHT IDEAS

Awhile back, we shared some of our favorite date night ideas for the springtime here in the Raleigh-Durham area. This post was super well received, so we thought, let's share some ideas for the summer too! While we haven't done all of these, yet, they are definitely on our list to work on through the rest of July and August! They would be a lot of fun for an entire family too :)

1. GO KAYAKING

 While I have never actually been kayaking before, it is on our summer bucket list. We've been thinking about going kayaking for awhile so we decided to make it happen this summer! We're looking at either The Robertson Millpond Preserve in Wendell, NC or Falls Lake.

2. WATCH A SUNRISE OR SUNSET

Who likes free? Yeah, so do we! We're always so busy and never take time to slow down and just enjoy pretty things like nature. So we decided we were gonna watch a sunrise and sunset together this summer. We will add a cup of iced coffee and be set! I think we will try to make this one happen when we go to the beach in a few weeks :)

3. GO TO A BASEBALL GAME

  Growing up in Durham, it's basically tradition to go to a Durham Bulls Game in the summer time! There's nothing like munching on a hot dog and sipping on an ice cold Coco Cola with your love while watching a game :) Plus, some nights there are fireworks- which was another one of our summer bucket list items!

4. CATCH FIREFLIES

....or lighting bugs as we affectionately call them in the South. This is one of my favorite summer traditions dating all the way back to childhood. Me and my Grannybird would catch them all summer long whenever I'd spend a weekend at her house. Pretty sure these are the only bugs I am not afraid of ;)

5. GET A SNO-BALL FROM PELICAN'S

We have done this some already this summer, and I'm sure we will indulge a bit more as the summer continues. I love Pelican's Sno-balls! We have one about five-ten minutes from our house which is perfect. Also, they have locations all over the Triangle :)

 

So I hope you enjoy some of these fun ideas! Let us know if you try any of them! Also, leave us a comment if there's anything you would add to the list! We love trying new ideas!

 

 

LAGUNA BEACH, CALIFORNIA BRIDAL PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY| SAMANTHA

Earlier this week, Sam, her momma, and I went out to Victoria Beach in California and shot some gorgeous bridal portraits for Sam! I always love bridal portraits, but the hardest part is the wait to share them! But this time, I only had to wait two days :) And let's face it, if I would've had to wait much longer to share these portraits, I would have had a hard time! Aren't they gorgeous?

When she told me she wanted her bridal portraits made at Laguna Beach, I was so excited! I think the location went beautifully with her dress.  Doesn't she look like Ariel from the Little Mermaid when she's human for little bit?

I have known Sam for eight years now. We went to college in North Carolina together. Sam is always the life of the party, and we always have a blast together! We have partook in many pranks together, made many pointless Target runs, laughed together, cried together, and everything in between over the years. I am seriously so happy for her and Caleb as they start their lives together!

Dress: BHLDN

Bouquet: Trader Joe's

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