LAURA + ZUM - The Carolina Inn Wedding

I found myself at the jaw-dropping Carolina Inn for two weekends in a row in August. This, my friends, is the perfect time to bring up why my job isn't boring and why I am a lucky lady to have found something I love doing. People typically ask me: Don't you get bored with being a wedding photographer? It's the same thing over and over again every weekend. (And in this case, the same venue, too!) HOWEVER, that's when I say: Of course, every creative person can get in a rut from time to time... BUT, my job is exciting and inspiring because every couple has its own swoon-worthy love story and vision for their big day, which makes every couple unique and memorable in my eyes. Laura and Zum are certainly no exception! Stunning, yes?

Bridal gown: Traditions by Anna Bridesmaids dresses: J.Crew Groom and groomsmen attire: Bernard's Formalwear Hair: Salon 135 Florals: Fresh Affairs Cake: Sugarland Ceremony music: UNC-Chapel Hill students Programs: Home-made using supplies from The Paper Source Reception music: Rubber Band Caterer: The Carolina Inn

You may remember lovely Laura from her bridal session over the summer. I had a great time then with her family, and the wedding day was simply round #2 of fun! I especially loved the anticipation that built up before the ceremony and the great moments between friends throughout the day. Congrats to the happy couple! Enjoy a little bit of time with Mr. & Mrs. Xanders. : )

In LOVE with Laura's veil -- it was her mother's. So beautiful.

Zum gave gifts to his groomsmen, and the guys opened them in a "Dirty Santa"/"Yankee Swap" format (if you aren't familiar with this, check out this clip from The Office's "Christmas Party" episode -- one of my faves!). While some guys got some top-tier presents (indoors practice putting green, grilling set, etc.), others were left with less-desirable gifts... like, The Jonas Brothers DVD. So hilarious.

Looking sharp!

Stealing a glance at his beauty. : )


One of my favorites below!

Laura's father gave a funny toast...