My sweet friend Meredith married her love on 12-13-14 (such a memorable wedding date!) in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. It was a day FULL of anticipation & excitement, love & tender moments and SO MUCH FUN! You may remember these two from their engagement shoot last year at the North Carolina Museum of Art (I mention it because it's one of my favorite engagement sessions that I've shot!). Bride's dress: Oleg Cassini Bride's shoes: Betsey Johnson Bridesmaids' dresses: David's Bridal Groom's attire: Dress blues, U.S. Army Groomsmen attire: Men's Warehouse Hair: Courtney Powers of Parvati's Mirror Florals and catering: Catering Works Ceremony & reception music: Joseph Giampino aka DJ SPCLGST Cake: Kelly Bellmore Rings: custom made from Bailey's (bride); David Yurman (groom) Table decor: Curry Darlington, bride's mother
I met Meredith post-college while we worked for the Special Olympics documenting the World Summer Games in Shanghai, China. We became fast friends through our mutual love of great food (preparing and eating it!) and Ryan Adams songs. After that stint in our lives, we also both lived in New York and Georgia at the same time and were able to stay in touch and meet for coffee & a good chat every now and then. Sadly, we haven't lived in the same place in a few years, but the wedding has give us a great excuse to keep in better touch! I really enjoyed being there for this couple on their wedding day. I've gotten to hang out with Ryan on a couple of occasions now, and he's so kind and polite and his green eyes twinkle when he looks at Meredith. : )
One more thing before we get to the photos. : ) When Meredith was in the thick of planning her wedding, I remember one thing she asked my opinion about was the ceremony start time. She was trying to decide between 5:30 and 6:00 p.m., and she said she ultimately decided on 5:30 because her grandmother (I think I'm remembering the relative correctly?!) said it was good luck to have the minute-hand facing (going) up. I love that sentiment and I'd never heard it before! So, so sweet... just like Meredith. : ) Congrats on a beautiful wedding day, you two!
So, so gorgeous! That dress was MADE for Meredith.
Lighting test. Love couples that like to have fun!
I LOVE this shot of Mer and her brother!