So often I arrive early for my shoots, with every intention of getting inspired, only to sit around and play World of Goo on my phone. Yesterday, I did the opposite, took a minor detour to Duke Gardens and got inspired for real, the old fashioned way, by nature. Duke Gardens was rocking yesterday.
You can see all of the images and order prints here.
Thanks to all the amazing vendors:
Church: Mosaic Church / Venue: The Rickhouse / Hair & Make-Up: Posh, The Salon / Florist: Springwell Gardens / Music: DJ Vox
First off, I still cannot believe that I got to photograph the Governor's Inaugural Ball. I voted for Roy Cooper and was so happy when his win was finally declared!!! It was an exciting day. I heard it on the news in the car. I whooped! When I first found out that I could photograph it, I was SO THRILLED!!! You wouldn't believe how excited I was. I did a little happy dance in my office.
That day, I showed up early and watched all the behind the scenes. There was a lot. Security, flowers, the chefs, watching all the wonderful people at the Junior League of Raleigh have to combine the Council of State Reception with the Inaugural Ball, it was amazing how they pulled that off last minute with a snow storm on it's way. Watching the crew for The Avett Brothers set up the stage, sound equipment and instruments. That was cool. Getting to see and photograph The Avett Brothers play, SOOOOO AMAZING.
Getting to photograph this event, it was once in a lifetime COOL (I hope not!)!! Here are just a few images.
This wedding celebration won the Triangle NACE award for the Best Wedding Under $40,000! Thank you to this amazing team for giving me so much pretty to work with and making my job crazy easy!!!
Planning and Design: Kast Events
Catering: Donovan's Dish
Rentals: CE Rental
DJ: Bunn DJ Company
Lighting: Get Lit Special Event Lighting
Bar: POUR Bar Services
Furniture Rental: ThemeWorks
Photography: Rebecca Ames Photography
Florist: Tre Bella
Chalk Art: AB Chalk + Designs
Desserts: Sugar Euphoria
Band: Big Fat Gap