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Garden on Millbrook Raleigh wedding | Danielle + Josh

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He loves me for who I am. This is one of the first things Danielle said when I asked her to list three things she loves about Josh. When you see them together, there is no doubt that he does. They’re laid back and comfortable together. They’re romantic and a little playful. But mostly, they’re just Danielle and Josh. Each in love with the other – because of who they are.

They’ve been together five years, so they’ve seen their share of the ups and downs of life. And just a few weeks ago, they experienced the highest of highs as they stood in front of friends and family from near and far, promising to love each other with abandon. For a lifetime. “Just for who I am.”

Danielle and Josh….Oh how I adore the two of you! Thank you just for being you! I am deeply honored and humbled that you opened your hearts and shared your day – and your love –  with me! I wish you a lifetime of joy and happiness. May you look back on this day 50 years from now and realize that it was the one when you loved each other the least. Much love…OXOX ~ R

THE CREATIVE TEAM:
 Ceremony: NORTH RALEIGH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH  //  Reception: GARDEN ON MILLBROOK // Floral Designs:  GREG WARREN FLOWERS  // Wedding Cake: ASHLEY CAKES //  DJ: PAUL FITTS  // Paper Suite: WILLIAM ARTHUR// Wedding Gown: BRIDAL BOUTIQUE // Groom’s Attire: MEN’S WEARHOUSE //  Hair: TANAS HAIR DESIGN  //  Makeup: THE MAKEUP CULTURE

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Raleigh Cardinal Club Wedding | Erin + Dave

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Erin tried to meet people in all the usual places: through friends, at clubs, at school. All to no avail. So she decided to try the online route – and that’s where she met her match! She liked that Dave was different from the southern boys she was used to dating (he’s from New York). And she liked that he has a great sense of humor and larger than life personality that always makes her laugh.

So nearly four years after their first date – and a lot of laughs later – Erin and Dave stood at the altar of Edenton Street Methodist Church and exchanged vows. They promised to spend the rest of their lives loving and laughing together. And if their Cardinal Club wedding reception is any indication, they will do just that!

Erin and Dave….Oh how much fun I had with you two. Thank you for being so warm and welcoming and for making “having fun” on your wedding day a priority! I can’t thank you enough for sharing the day with me and trusting me with your memories! I hope your home is always filled with love and laughter, just like on this day! Much love…OXOX ~ R

THE CREATIVE TEAM:
 Ceremony: EDENTON STREET UNITED METHODIST CHURCH // Reception: THE CARDINAL CLUB // Floral Designs:  FRESH AFFAIRS // Wedding Cake: CINDA’S CREATIVE CAKES //  DJ: JOE BUNN DJ CO.// Paper Suite:  CUTE BUTTONS // Wedding Gown: BRIDAL BOUTIQUE // Groom’s Attire: MEN’S WEARHOUSE //  Videography:  BIG DOG LITTLE BED

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Davie is a huge super heroes fan….so naturally Erin donned a Batman garter.
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Erin’s “Something Blue” was her great-grandmother’s gorgeous handkerchief that wrapped the handle of her bouquet. 
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Dave’s boutonniere was wrapped in lace from his mother’s wedding gown. 
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louise - Fab pics of a fab day!!!!!!!! Missin y’all already!! x

Lorraine - Great photos of a great day. Thanks for sharing.

Theresa Kosich - Beautiful pictures, can’t wait to see the rest.

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Rich - Good fun! Looks like someone brought down the house in a few of those pictures…

Raleigh Bridal Portraits | Julie

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Meet the incredibly beautiful Julie! When Julie contacted me about photographing her wedding, I was over-the-moon excited. I mean, just look at her! But…then she told me her date. And I was booked with another incredibly beautiful bride (not that I’m biased or anything but I really do have the prettiest brides around!). So, I didn’t get to photograph her wedding, but I DID get to photograph the second best thing: her Raleigh bridal portraits. Like all of my brides, she’s a classic one. She got married at Hillyer Memorial Christian Church so we used the grounds outside the church for her bridals. Enjoy just a few of my favorites.

 

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Carolina Inn Bridal portraits | Valerie

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When discussing her vision for her bridal session, Valerie said she was hoping for some iconic Carolina Inn bridal portraits. Timeless, elegant and classic. Which was easy – those are the same words that describe Valerie herself. Pair this stunning beauty up with the gorgeous surroundings at the Carolina Inn, and you definitely get timeless, elegant and classic!  (And tell me if you don’t think she favors Jackie O in some of these!) Enjoy a few of my favorites from her bridal session earlier this spring!

And, if you missed her gorgeous wedding to Matt earlier, check it out here.

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There are certain times when I think Valerie really looks like Jackie O — these especially! Beautiful. Timeless. Elegant. Classic. PERFECTION!
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Haw River Ballroom Wedding | Alli + Carter

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FAMILY, FRIENDS AND FUN. That was the theme of Alli and Carter’s Haw River Ballroom wedding last month. Every detail was designed and every minute was planned with intention: to invoke a sense of who Alli and Carter are – as individuals and as a couple, to celebrate family, and, above all, to have fun! 

It was a day filled with warm embraces, joyous laughter and hearty shouts of congratulations: in short, a reflection of their love – for each other and for those celebrating with them.

Alli and Carter…You definitely got it right. I can’t think of a more perfect wedding day for the two of you, and I am honored to have documented all of your memories of the day. I wish for you a lifetime of love and happiness, and hope that your marriage is always be filled with family, friends and fun!

THE CREATIVE TEAM:
 Wedding Planner:  SARAH MACKIEWICX  //  Venue: HAW RIVER BALLROOM  // Catering:  SAXAPAHAW CATERING COMPANY  //  Floral Designs:  UNIVERSITY FLORIST // Wedding Pies: JORDAN STREET CAFE //  Band: WHISKEY RIVER //  Wedding Gown: BRIDE’S MOTHER/BROOKE PRIDDY 

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I just LOVE this idea. Alli had her mother’s wedding dress redesigned for her own wedding – but made sure to save a piece of the lace which she had made into a pendant for her mom. So very sweet and sentimental!
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That moment when she gave mom the pendant…
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Alli and Carter opted for a “first look” before the ceremony. I love when couples choose to see each other - it always seem to calm nerves and allows for some quiet “alone” time on their wedding day.
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Love this custom plaque that served as their guest “book”…. 
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The guy in the photo on the left just makes me laugh. No one seemed to mind that he and his wife totally crashed the wedding… 
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Brier Creek Country Club wedding | Tyra + Dan

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They always say you find love when you’re not looking for it. And Tyra and Dan are living proof. She wasn’t looking to meet, let alone date, anyone else in Raleigh. In fact, Tyra put her Raleigh house on the market and was planning to move back to her native Maryland…when she went to a friend’s birthday party and was introduced to Dan. He asked her out but – because of her impending move – she declined. Dan is nothing short of persistent, so he asked again. And again. Tyra finally gave in and well….that persistence paid off. Shortly, Tyra’s house went OFF the market and Dan moved into it. And now, well….here we are and I’m posting pictures from the sweetest, most gorgeous spring wedding you could have imagined. 

The only thing Tyra really wanted was for their day to be beautiful and romantic and fun. And that it would be shared with their closest family and friends. Well…their Brier Creek Country Club wedding was all of that. And more. The sun was shining. The birds were singing. And as she stepped out toward Dan, he was all smiles, his happiness bursting through. And so it was….just as Tyra had hoped. Beautiful. And romantic. With all of their closest friends and family members watching on with delight as they promised to spend forever together. And as “I Feel Good” rang out when they walked back down the aisle as husband and wife, the fun – of the wedding and their life together – had just begun. 

Tyra and Dan….What can I say? I just adore you two!  You’re so full of life and love and you make everyone around you happy. Thank you for making me feel like part of your family and for allowing me to document the beginning of your forever.  I am honored to have been part of your day. I wish you all the love and joy and happiness that life has to offer and hope that you always have fun and “feel good” together. Much love! OXOX ~ R

THE CREATIVE TEAM:
 Venue: BRIER CREEK COUNTRY CLUB  // Floral Designs:  FRESH AFFAIRS // Wedding Cake: CINDA’S CREATIVE CAKES //  DJ: ISLAND SOUND DJs //  Wedding Gown: DAVID’S BRIDAL  // Groom’s Attire: VIP FORMALWEAR  // Hair & Makeup: MAKEUP FOR YOUR DAY

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Tyra and Dan opted to do a first look, which calmed nerves and just made the day that much better for both of them.
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You can always count on Fresh Affairs’ florals to be swoon worthy!
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The Sutherland wedding | Ashley and Marcus

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Perfection. That’s how I would describe everything about Ashley and Marcus’ wedding. It was simple. It was gorgeous. It was honest. It was raw. It was real. It was beautiful. Just like Ashley and Marcus. Just like the love they share. Yes, perfection. With a capital P!

Their gorgeous Sutherland wedding was eight years in the making, and every single moment of their wedding day was a true and perfect depiction of their love. Amidst tears of joy and hope and love, they committed themselves and promised to love each other forever. Wholly. Honestly. Unconditionally. Perfectly.

Ashley and Marcus – It’s not often that I find myself without words, but here I am. Or maybe I just have too many words to fit in this one post. So let me just sum it all up by saying “I love you!” And “thank you.” Thank you for being you. Thank you for being real. Thank you for sharing your love and allowing me to document it. Thank you for making me feel like part of your family. And mostly, thank you for the friendship that we now share. I’m a firm believer that God puts certain people in our lives at just the right times. Sometimes it’s for a reason. Sometimes it’s for a season. And sometimes it’s for a lifetime. I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for you. I love you both so much! OXOX ~ R

THE CREATIVE TEAM:
 Venue: THE SUTHERLAND // Floral Designs:  SIMPLY ELEGANT FLORAL DESIGNS  // Cupcakes: THE CUPCAKE SHOPPE // Caterer: UNFORGETTABLE FOOD AFFAIRS// Invitations and Paper Suite: MINTED.COM // DJ: Cortland Williams – JOE BUNN DJ COMPANY  //  Wedding Gown: Designed/Made by BRIDE’S MOTHER  // Wedding Veil:  TRADITIONS BY ANNA  //  Groom’s Attire: MEN’S WEAR HOUSE // Hair & Makeup: TANAS HAIR DESIGNS & DAY SPA  //  Photography Assistant: TANYA ODOM

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How else would you expect a former NC State quarterback to toss a garter??? 

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A fun gift for all of the boys…
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I just love that Pastor Matt gathered Ashley and Marcus and their respective parents for a prayer and then a moment of quiet togetherness.

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Such a sweet expression. Marcus was so overcome with emotion before Ashley even walked out the door. 
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Many thanks to my dear friend, Tanya, for photographing this wedding with me! You totally rock! Love you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cotton Room Wedding | Kacy & Kevin

 I‘m a firm believer that with all things “you know it when you see it” — whether it’s the right dress, the right shoes, the right house….or in Kacy’s case… the right man! Out of all of the people on Match.com….Kacy met Kevin. Intrigued by his profile, she agreed to a date. Thinking he was incredibly intelligent, personable and quite handsome, Kacy was smitten. She even went so far as to tell me it was “love at first sight” and that she remembered thinking the weekend after their first date that “we are going to be together for a long time!”

So fast forward a couple of years. On a brisk November evening they stood before all of the people nearest and dearest to their hearts and pledged their love and their lives to one another …. for forever. After witnessing them over the course of their engagement and at their beautiful Cotton Room wedding, I’ll agree with Kacy. I think they’re going to be together for a long time too!

Kacy and Kevin….I can’t begin to tell you how much fun I’ve had with you and how honored I am to have documented the beginning of your life together. I’m excited for your future and know there are wonderful things in store for you. I wish you a long life filled with happiness and that you continue to find laughter in all things. Much love…. OXOX ~ R

THE CREATIVE TEAM:
 Venue: THE COTTON ROOM // Floral Designs:  FLAIR // Cake: AMBROSIA CAKE CREATIONS  // Invitations and Paper Suite: INDIGO ENVELOPE // DJ: STEVE STOWE WITH DJ JOE BUNN COMPANY // Bride’s Attire: BELLA VISTA BRIDAL // Groom’s Attire: JOS A. BANK // Hair: CAROLINA JONES // Makeup: IMAGES BY DENISE // Assistant Photographer: JESSICA LOBDELL // Planner: TIA JONES-NUSNAUM WITH ERIN MCLEAN EVENTS //

Everything about Kacy’s wedding trousseau was pure perfection…

Shoe bling? Oh yes, please!!!! 
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One of the most fun wedding parties. Ever.
Work it girls….!


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Now…I’m not sure exactly what I asked them to do here….but I’m pretty sure it had nothing to do with the Beyonce finger wag NOR with dancing like a Jet from “West Side Story…” 
They had me in stitches all day, too!
Such a sweet moment…. Kacy’s mom walked her down the aisle to meet her dad, who gave her away. 
I don’t think Kevin stopped smiling the entire day!
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The new Mr. & Mrs. …. sealed with a kiss!
LoveloveL-O-V-E this wedding party!
Love all the little touches Kacy thought of to make the day comfortable and special for their guests…. – and I love that they can re-use them in their new home, too!
Introducing Mr. & Mrs. Whyte…
You rock these glasses like no other! I “heart” this!! 
Breakin’ it W-A-Y-D-O-W-N on the dance floor…with DJ Steve…

 

 

Carolina Inn Wedding | Valerie & Matt

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What do you get when you a bride from a really large Italian family marries a groom from a really large Italian family? One reeeeeeaaaally large Italian celebration…..filled with a lot of family, a lot of happy tears, a lot of belly laughs and a lot of hugs. In other words, you get Valerie & Matt’s Carolina Inn wedding!

I don’t think Valerie and Matt’s day could have been any more perfect. Or inspiring. From the way they look at each other to those smiles they smile at each other. From the amazing relationship they share with their families to the most touching homily I may have ever witnessed at a wedding. The tears flowed freely from the family and friends gathered to witness them promise to love each other, to always remember what matters most in marriage and to always put the other first.

Valerie and Matt…Thank you for having me as a part of your day. Thank you for allowing me to witness the love you share – with each other and with all those around you. The way you love is inspiring. Thank you for trusting me with the memories of your day. I am honored to have documented it for you. Much love… OXOX ~ R

THE CREATIVE TEAM:
 Venue: THE CAROLINA INN // Floral Designs:  THE ENGLISH GARDEN // Cake:  ASHLEY CAKES  //  DJ: Randy Bennett – DJ JOE BUNN COMPANY // Bride’s Attire: SAVVI FORMALWEAR // Groom’s Attire:  VIP FORMALWEAR // Hair: TIFFANY MENTRAK //  Makeup:  Jessica Davis – SAKS 5TH AVENUE  //  Invitations:  WEDDING PAPER DIVAS  // Assistant Photographer: STEPHEN THRIFT

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I absolutely adored these very sweet parent dances. Valerie danced with her dad and then they invited all the fathers and daughters to join them…and then Matt and his mom did the same with the mothers and sons. 
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I think it’s safe to say these folks had a good time on the dance floor. From the YMCA to the Conga line…and everything in between….Randy kept the party hopping!

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Grand Marquise Ballroom Wedding | Sarah & Mack

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If ever there was a couple that I know will be celebrating their anniversary 60 years from now, it’s Sarah and Mack. Theirs is the kind of love that is magical. Almost fairytale-like. Like they’ve been sprinkled with glittery dust by the Love Fairy. In fact, if I didn’t know better, I would swear that novels have been written and movies made about their love. They each light up when they’re in the other’s presence. They’re happy. And everyone around them feels it. And they light up too. Because they know they’re in the presence of a deep, life-long love.

Every moment of their Grand Marquise Ballroom wedding was pure perfection. And just as magical as their love. From the time Sarah stepped into her gorgeous gown designed for a princess to the first step she took down the aisle toward her handsome prince; from the moment they kissed for the first time as husband and wife to the grand exit they made under twinkling stars and the golden glow of sparklers. Yes, pure, magical perfection. 

Sarah and Mack….Thank you. Thank you for being you. And for loving like you do. Thank you for welcoming me into your lives – and into your hearts. And for allowing me to document the beginning of this new chapter of your love story.  You’re nothing short of amazing and I am honored to call you not just clients, but now friends. May all of your days be filled with the kind of magical love that filled your wedding day! Much love…. OXOX ~ R

THE CREATIVE TEAM:Ceremony: WHITE PLAINS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH  // Reception: THE GRAND MARQUISE BALLROOM // Planner: JULIE HINSHAW // Floral Designs:  FRESH AFFAIRS // Cake: ASHLEY CAKES  // Caterer: ROCKY TOP CATERING // Invitations and Paper Suite: CUTE BUTTONS GIFT AND PAPER BOUTIQUE // DJ: JOE BUNN DJ COMPANY // Bride’s Attire: BRIDAL BOUTIQUE // Groom’s Attire: MEN’S WEAR HOUSE // Makeup: PAMELA  HUNG WITH ONLOKTION MAKEUP // Videographer: TWENTY-ONE FILMS // Photography Assistant : COURTNEY HATHAWAY 

 

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Sarah’s maid and matron of honor were the only attendants to help her get dressed. I just love this reaction of her bridesmaids and helpers as they see her for the first time.

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Oh Sarah. Could you be any more beautiful?? You truly look like a princess. 
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Sarah want to see Mack before the ceremony, but she did want a special moment alone with her Daddy before walking down the aisle. 
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Sarah and Mack – the royals have nothing on you two! S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G!!!

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The crowd roared when during his speech, Mack’s dad asked him to place his hand on top of Sarah’s and then advised him to enjoy it – warning that he is married now and it would be the last time he would have the upper hand. 
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A Meredith girl cannot have a wedding without the ring shot!
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