Their’s was a day we’d been looking forward to for a long while. We met them for breakfast earlier this year, just to get to know them. We had barely said our hellos before we began talking non-stop for the next hour, and before we knew it, it was time for them to head to their next wedding appointment. We love it when we just click with our couples like that. Makes our jobs so easy : ) And makes us oh-so-excited to photograph their day!
We arrived at the hotel to big smiles from everyone. The day had finally arrived! As Laura dressed, and we headed over to the first look location, you could feel the excitement rising. She walked down the path, touched her groom gently on the shoulder, and they embraced. It was a beautiful moment to witness, and an honor to photograph. We spent the next few hours wandering around the capital grounds with them and their wedding party, and then sent them off to make it all official!
Their venue fit them to a t. It was classic and rustic all at the same time. I love how Laura & Justin incorporated hearts everywhere, and kept the mood light. Everybody wowed as she walked down the aisle in that stunning gown, and laughed hysterically when they read out their fake vows mid-ceremony. We all cheered when he dipped her almost to the ground for their first kiss as husband and wife! It was a day for the memory books!
Congratulations Laura & Justin! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making us part of your day.
Love the anticipation that a first look always brings.
My favorite from their day below!
The unplugged wedding was amazing. Everyone was so tuned in to the ceremony, instead of being distracted by their phones. It really added a special element of closeness to their day.
Instead of the traditional sand, they opted to mix red and white wines together, and then drink from the glass. I love the symbolism, because those truly can not be separated.
Beautiful image my husband took during the vows.
Check out that dip!
After the ceremony, we headed out for a few more portraits! They met while in the Air Force, and I love how they incorporated that!
Beautiful sweetheart table!
Just the small touch of adding the heart streamers made a big difference for their cake background!
After all the formal events and dinner were over, there was some serious dancing.We were especially impressed with the kids who could break dance!
Reception Venue: The Stockroom at 230
Coordinator: Erin McLean Events
Videographer: Twenty One Films
Catering: Empire Eats
Florist: Serendipity Designs
Cocktail Hour Venue: The Big Easy
Rentals: CE Rental
Cake: Edible Arts
DJ: Unlimited DJ
Transportation: City of Raleigh Trolley & Raleigh Rickshaw
Hair & Makeup: Elaine Harrison
Officiant: Sue Gannon, Bride’s Aunt