Lauren and Billy were married this past June in Raleigh, North Carolina. The weeks leading up to their wedding we'd experienced record breaking torrential downpours.. there were days it felt like the sun was never going to shine again.. and the night of their rehearsal dinner the clouds parted.. and the rays poked out and Lauren and Billy had the most beautiful and sunny weather for their wedding day! Lauren and I met along with Billy's Mom, Susan to shoot her bridals a couple of weeks prior to the wedding. Her bridal portraits were just stunning! I did a post about them right after the wedding and you can view them here. I was so excited I could finally share them all!
Lauren and Billy's wedding day started out as any other day, but it felt different. The difference.. they were there to get married. They didn't worry about "who was where... was the cake delivered.. who's got the ___ and why aren't they here?" None of that.. Lauren and her girls were busy teaching me the Mojito Dance and jumping on the bed! Enjoying and embracing every single moment of their day. Billy and the guys went bowling and sat around talking about Vegas stories or what NOT to talk about that happened in Vegas. HA! As a photographer it really allowed me to be creative. To relax and take time to take it all in.. and Lauren and Billy, for that, I thank you! <3
Below are a few of my favorites..I think you can tell from just the few below how incredibly special the whole day ended up being for Lauren and Billy. One of my favorite weddings from this year and after all was said and done, I received the best compliment from Billy.. Normally, it's only the brides who gush about working with us but Billy's email afterwards just made it..
Big shout out to my right hand, Jess! Who was able to shoot alongside of me! Thank you ALWAYS!! <3
Lauren and Billy had amazing vendors who also helped make their day run smoothly!
Ceremony: St. Mary's Chapel (St. Mary's School) http://www.sms.edu/about_sms/renting_campus_facilities/index.aspx
Reception : Carolina Country Club, Raleigh http://www.carolinacc.net/
Wedding Coordinator: Angie Wright Chic Details Weddings & Events http://www.chicdetails.com
Dress: Victorian Rose Bridal (designer James Clifford (dress) http://victorianrosebridals.com/
Judd Waddell (belt)) http://www.juddwaddell.com/
Tux Rental: Men's Wearhouse http://www.menswearhouse.com
Hair/makeup: Douglas Carrol Salon http://www.douglascarrollsalon.com/
Flowers: Kelly Odom http://www.kellyodom.com/
Cake: Edible Art http://edibleartnc.com/
DJ: SPIN http://www.spinnc.com