I met Joseph and Jim about a year and a half ago, at Jim's brother's wedding. Jim was in the wedding party and Joseph was getting ready with them as well. They were cracking me up and I was thinking and that they were the cutest couple ever. Like seriously, cute. By the end of the evening, they were showing me all the photos on their phone and it made me like them even more. They were charming and funny. I was super thrilled when I got home and there was a friend request on fb from Joseph. I really wanted to be their friend. It was great to keep up on everything going on in their lives and I was so happy for them when I saw the news that they were going to tie the knot. Fast forward to a couple months ago when Joseph asked me to photograph their wedding!!! I was more than thrilled and honored! And I kinda jumped up and down.
Jim and Joseph broke their wedding up into a weekend, so for the friends and family who could not celebrate with them in DC, by having a reception beforehand in Winston-Salem. Both were incredible parties! I love love love that they got ready together. The sweet, tender moments that they shared together made me feel so much more ecstatic to be a part of their day. Then, the ceremony!!! It was sheer joy and love. I got to be witness to perfection.
Below, you will see the weekend out of order. First is the wedding day at The Swann House, then the luncheon at Zaytinya, then the reception at The Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts in Winston-Salem.
Everytime I look through these images, I cannot help but smile. Love you guys.
Reception: Milton Rhodes Center // Ceremony: The Swann House // Luncheon: Zaytinya // Catering at Reception: Holly Tate
Ted and Delys wanted to have their engagement session at Reynolda Gardens in Winston-Salem, NC. Ted grew up there and had so many happy memories at this very place growing up. I love locations that mean something to the couple, instead of just somewhere pretty. So I headed on out. Winston-Salem is gorgeous. Then I got to meet Ted and Delys. They are ridiculously cute. I imagine these two having picnics in bed on Saturday mornings with piles of banana pancakes. When they are all done eating, I imagine them jumping on the bed seeing who can jump the highest. And laughing. laughing. laughing. and kissing. kissing. kissing. Then I imagine they go to the fair and eat cotton candy. All my imaginings may be completely off, but it's only because they are so perfectly in love it's hard not to smile just to see them together. I loved hanging out with them for their session and smiled the whole way home. I cannot wait for their wedding in September.
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