I don't know if you know, but basketball at Duke is huge. The students will spend months living in tents outside of Cameron Arena, in K-ville to get tickets to the Duke-UNC game. This is where Rebecca and Scott fell in love.
Beth Ely, of Beth Ely Photography, put together a four person team to photograph/videograph Leslie and Thomas' classic southern wedding. Beth and Carolyn Stotts did the videography while Bridget Mcenaney and I did the still photography. I stayed with the bride and Bridget hung out with the guys. It was great because I was working with friends (we are all members of this fun little photography group).
I am so thrilled that I got to come along, the wedding was gorgeous, the couple is sweet and everything was perfect. Haywood Hall, built in 1799, is this amazing house that makes you feel like you are traveling through time. It is the oldest house within the city of Raleigh built by John Haywood, the city's mayor. Everything from the windows, to what looks like servants quarters and furniture looks original, it has little quirks too. In one of the bedrooms there is a sink and an elevator?!? I love the history and the decor. It's the historical buildings like these that make me really love North Carolina.
The couple met as children, the groom being her brother's best friend when they were 10. Then it grew into love for these two.
On to the photos...
I am starting a photography wish list! These are all things that I, obviously, want to photograph. Because these things are on my wish list and not on yours and I am going to be giving discounted rates for what I want most of all.
I love a vintage style. I love soft, flowy, romantic dresses. They make my heart go all aflutter and make me giddy like a school girl. So I have created a Pinterest board with my favorite dresses. These dresses make me want to jump into weddings and make my camera insanely happy.
If you choose one of these dresses as your gown-to-be, well give me a shout and tell me in the contact form and I'll give you 10% off your entire photography package.
Elizabeth grew up down the street from the trailhead to this spot on the Eno. She used to come here all the time, to wander around and find inspiration, do some soul searching and enjoy the solitude. Now she comes with Devllen and walks the dog, Sibe, their siberian husky. This is the spot where Devllen wanted to propose, because it is so meaningful to Elizabeth, but it rained and he had to come up with a plan b. Of course she said yes, and we will all be heading to Ayr Mount next fall to see love fulfilled.
Caroline and Jared are a wonderful, wonderful couple. I am so lucky that they chose me to photograph their wedding, not only because it was gorgeous and totally all vintage, rustic, pretty but because I really just loved being around them. Every time we got a chance to talk I laughed so hard.
So their love story is one of whirlwind romance, love at first sight and pure joy.
Disclaimer: I am not a videographer. In fact, I tell people all the time that I am terrible with video and I only figured out how to even do video on my camera about 10seconds before I hit record. But, I think this part of the wedding had to be recorded. So, enjoy.
Thank you so much to Amanda Brendle for second shooting.
Venue: The Carriage House // Music: friends and a kick ass ipod playlist // Hair: Friends // Details: The Bride and her mother, Robin Mullis //
Alison and Braxton are so incredibly sweet. I was so thrilled that I got to witness these two wonderful people get married!
Rebecca Dunn, at La Fete, did an absolutely amazing job with this wedding. Every detail is gorgeous. I hope I came close to capturing how inspiring it was. The photo above is of Alison stunned and in awe of her reception venue.
Dear Alison and Braxton,
Congratulations!!!! I am so happy for you both! Thank you so much for inviting me to your wedding. I am so honored I got to document this day for you.
You can see the rest of the images here.
Wedding Planner: Rebecca Dunn at La Fete
Venue: The Stockroom and Mahler Gallery
Delicious Food: Rocky Top Catering
Officiant: Peter Rodriguez
Florist: Katie Dunn, La Fete
Cake: Sugarland Bakery
DJ: DJ Kristen Stoneman, N The Mix Events