Masthead header

NC Museum of Art wedding | Katie + Greg

Wedding photos from NC Museum of Art in Raleigh NCIt was impossible not to fall in love with Katie and Greg the first time I met them. They’re the kind of couple that you just love being around – the kind you can sit and chat with for hours on end. They’re warm. They’re Southernly sweet. They’re sincere. And they’re completely in love with one another. Real love. So much of it that it almost makes you blush.

Katie’s vision was a wedding that was sophisticated, understated and timeless – “Kennedy-esque” with a bit of “Southern preppy” mixed in. (View Katie’s glam bridal session here.) A traditional ceremony at her home church – the stately White Memorial Presbyterian – and a lively celebratory bash at the NC Museum of Art. And what she had was one of the most “pinch-me-perfect” wedding days imaginable. Not because of details galore (they had them). Or a runway-worthy gown (it was stunning!). Or even the fun-filled fete’ that followed (it was Oh-So-FAB!!).

No. It was because the day was exactly as she has imagined it. Sophisticated, understated and timeless. And filled with the things that truly matter to them. Dear family. Best friends. Belly-laughs. Unabashed joy. Pure happiness. And love. Real love.  So much love that it would almost make you blush!

Katie and Greg – I am better for having gotten to know you and your sweet families. Thank you for your amazing hospitality and for making me feel like “one of the gang”! I am honored to have been part of this time in your lives. I wish you all the best and truly hope every day of your marriage is filled with the same laughter, happiness and love that you shared on your wedding day. Much love…OXOX ~ R

I hope you enjoy these photos from Katie and Greg’s stunning NC Museum of Art wedding! It was truly spectacular thanks to this Creative Team:
Ceremony: White Memorial Presbyterian Church; Reception: North Carolina Museum of Art; Dress Designer: Victoria Nicole; Dress Boutique: Traditions by Anna; Groom’s Attire: Jos. A. Banks; Florist: The Watered Garden; Cake: Cinda’s Creative Cakes; Stationery: Reaves Engraving; Band: The Brotherhood Band

Katie’s gown is one of my all-time favorites…Simple. Elegant. With a little Jackie-O flair. And what girl can resist buttons down the back topped off with little bows? G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!!

Pictures of wedding gown from NC Museum of Art in Raleigh NCButtons. Bows. AND pink and gold shoes? Oh be still my heart!!! Photos of brideKatie’s jewelry was new but her garter was old. It’s the same garter that her mother wore when she married Katie’s dad. And her soon-to-be mother-in-law gave Katie a linen handkerchief monogrammed with both her old and new initials. Such a special keepsake! Pictures of brideKatie had lots of help getting into her gown – what a special time for Katie’s mom and her two daughters. Pictures of bride getting ready at NC Museum of Art wedding in Raleigh NC Taking a few moments for some gorgeous portraits on wedding day…

Such a beautiful bridal party… Katie’s mom planned a good ol’ Southern charm pull (sans the cake) for Katie and her bridesmaids before the ceremony. Each girl pulled a silver charm related to their friendship with Katie that they later tied onto their bouquets. Special cufflinks for a special groom…
I love this photo of Greg’s dad helping him put the finishing touches on his tie… The handsome groom… and his groomsmen…
There was no shortage of wisecracks and laughs with this crew… Gorgeous florals by The English Garden… Seriously Katie!?! Could you possibly be any more beautiful? Oh wait…maybe you can! LOVE this image! I love this photo of Katie and her mom. Such a special moment filled with love and pride.  This just makes me laugh because….Sisters will do what sisters do…even in frilly dresses. Katie gets some help to the church from her sister… White Memorial is one of my favorite old churches in Raleigh…so pretty and traditional… Overcome with joy…  Every moment of this wedding was tender and sweet…
Pledging to love, honor and cherish…and sealing it with a kiss.

On the Raleigh Trolley, heading to the reception…
My favorite bridal party shot to date… A few quiet moments together… LoveloveLOVE these…
The Museum was in full-on sparkle mode for this fete’…Simple. Elegant. GORGEOUS!
A beautiful first dance…
A heartfelt toast from Dad…

Love those bows on the cake! A very Kennedy-like shot…<3
And then it was “boogie time”…

I love the look of awe on this little girl’s face…

 

A happy uncle… Guests of all ages enjoyed dancing to music from The Brotherhood Band…

This bouquet toss just makes me smile…now that’s a happy bridesmaid!

Ready for an exit to bells and bubbles…

A huge THANK YOU to my dear friend Anna Kirby for photographing this wedding with me. I always love it when you can join me on wedding day! And…to Megan Keith for assisting me throughout the day! Your attention to detail is amazing and is greatly appreciated!

I could’t let this day end without getting a quick shot of all of “my girls” — Katie, Kasey (whose gorgeous wedding is shown here) and Heather, who will be getting married in April 2013. Love you all to pieces!

 

 

 

F A C E B O O K
R E V I E W S
L A T E S T   P I N S