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 // 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

Lauren+Billy : Married! St. Mary's Chapel and Carolina Country Club of Raleigh, North Carolina Wedding Photographer

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)

Reception : Carolina Country Club, Raleigh

Wedding Coordinator: Angie Wright Chic Details Weddings & Events

Dress: Victorian Rose Bridal (designer James Clifford (dress)

Judd Waddell (belt))

Tux Rental: Men's Wearhouse

Hair/makeup: Douglas Carrol Salon

Flowers: Kelly Odom

Cake: Edible Art