Downtown Raleigh Mint and Peach Wedding | Jen and Andrew

I first met up with Jen and Andrew at Tyler's in Apex.  They were a referral from Cordie and Christian.  Jen and Cordie had been housemates for awhile and when Jen was looking for a wedding photographer, Cordie sent her my way! (Thanks Cordie!) 

I knew they were a perfect fit.. they’re laid back, enjoy good beer and had thoughts of doing their save the dates in a place where it wouldn’t matter if paint got spilled! HA! You can check out their paint fight here.. Save the Dates

Jen and Andrew were married back in May of this year in one of my very favorite weddings from 2014!  They had their ceremony at West Presbyterian Church in Raleigh and immediately folioing a reception at the Mordecai Historic Park also in Downtown Raleigh. 

The girls got ready that morning at the Oakwood Inn.  What an awesome BnB!  If you’ve not checked it out, you should! and it’s a gorgeous spot for getting ready for brides! 

We all met up at the church and Andrew’s mom officiated their wedding ceremony! 

After the ceremony we all hopped on a Raleigh Trolley and visited a few different spots.. Fayetteville Street and Moore Square to grab some quintessential Downtown Raleigh wedding images! Then headed over to the park to have a wonderful party! 

Jen and Andrew! Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your day! It was one I will always adore!  The attention to detail was impeccable! Looking forward to our raincheck/engagement session with Luna coming up!! 

 

Many amazing vendors came together to pull out all the stops on this one! 

Second Photographer: Carolyn Stotts of Carolyn Marie Photography // Videographer: Travis Hinton of Travis Hinton Creative // Coordination by: Monica B. Noa of Nouveau Events // Venues: West Presbyterian Church, Raleigh-Mordecai Historic Park, Raleigh // Hair Artist : Lindsey Ajaj // Make up Artist: Megan Brown with Simple Bliss muameganbrown@gmail.com // Bride’s Details-Dress: Victorian Rose Bridal // Shoes: Dolce Mint Green Flats // Hairpiece and Bracelet: BHLDN  // Bridesmaids Dresses: Donna Morgan - "Donna" in Peach Fuzz // Groom’s Details:-Suit: Jos.A. Bank Slim Cut Traveler Suit in Grey Sharkskin // Floral Design: Teacup Floral // Cake Artist: Teal Petal Cakes // Officiant: Deborah McEachran // Music: Tom Lohr // Transportation: The Raleigh Trolley  Raleigh Rickshaw // Rentals : Party Reflections // DJ: Griffy Edwards // Catering: Clyde Cooper’s BBQ

Nick+Amber : Married! Mordecai and Flander's Art Gallery Raleigh, North Carolina Wedding Photographer

Nick and Amber were brought to me by my amazing friend Lauren Mann of Lauren Mann Photography.   She was actually a guest at their wedding and thought I would be a perfect fit for them!  So right she was! Our schedules were so all over the place that we were unable to meet up prior to the big day but it didn't take long to feel like I'd known Amber for years.  She's such a calm spirit and so loving.   The way Nick adores her is so evident in the way he simply looks at Amber.. they are simply perfect for each other!  So many friends and family came together to make this day spectacular.. and it was.  When talking with Nick, I think our first of many emails/conversations he mentioned "that one photo"  that he really wanted to get out of the day.. That one photo.  You all know exactly what he's referring to.  We all (in our big fat photo albums covered in dust or proudly displayed on coffee tables) have that one photo of our parents, grand parents, great grandparents on their wedding day.  I hope I gave them much more than that one photo.. but I totally knew what he meant.

I think many couples feel that photography maybe just an extra and all that really counts is marrying the one you love.. being surrounded by family and friends and pledging your love for one another.   If no one captures it.. will you remember what color of blue your shoes were?  The bright yellow in the daisies?  The moment your father walked you down the aisle..and then you think.. YES!, I want a photographer to capture this moment.  These moments.  To give us that one photo and many more.  <3

Below is a super long post because I was over the moon as to how this wedding turned out.. just beautiful!  Amber and Nick's wedding was an intimate get together of close family and friends inside the Chapel at Mordecai in downtown Raleigh!  Followed by the reception at Flander's Art Gallery and  a night filled with the BEST music by DJ Triple B!

Thank you Nick and Amber for trusting me with these moments.  They are truly some of my very favorites from 2013.

Thank you to all the vendors for an AMAZING job!

Caterer: Belle's Catering

DJ: DJ Triple B (Blake Burney)

Bridal Party Flowers: Mews Floral Designers (Marsha Snyder) 

Pies: Sweet T, a Cakery (Tammy)

Amber and Evie's Hair/Makeup: Glam Lounge (Debra Goodyear)

Dress shop: Bridal Garden, NYC

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