Kris + Taylor’s story has sounded like a fairytale from the very beginning! Taylor’s mom met Kris – the boy who lived downstairs at her new apartment complex- while Taylor was out of town. She talked him up to Taylor and encouraged her to introduce herself, to which Taylor replied “if it’s meant to be, it will be.” And it WAS.
After lots of small talk along their identical running routes, Taylor invited Kris to join her and her parents at an NC State football game. He said yes, and eventually, she would too – when he proposed in front of a castle in Switzerland!
The stars aligned yet again for their wedding day. All week, the forecast had called for 100% chance of rain the entire day. I woke up the morning of the wedding begging God and Mother Nature to give us a break, and my prayers were answered!! We embraced the rain and winds when we needed to, but the timing was always perfect. We got plenty of gorgeous, rain-free portraits outside, and had plenty of fun inside. The reception was insane.. from the decor and florals executed by the most amazing planner and florist, plus the entertainment from the wedding party and the band, to rainy nighttime portraits and still going for the sparkler exit in the rain… all I can say is, it was an unforgettable night!
Congratulations sweet friends! Thank you for allowing me
VENDORS:Venue: Wrightsville Manor | Florist: Designs by Dillon | Band: BOUNCE! | Hair/Makeup: Beauty Crew Mobile | Wedding Gown: Sareh Nouri | Reception Dress: Retrofete | Catering: Spoonfed Kitchen | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Amsale| Rings: Diamonds Direct | Men’s Attire: Jos A. Bank | Invitations: Minted | Officiant: Vanessa Ervin | Videography: Light Cannon Films | Planner: Alex Noble – A. Noble Events and Design
Emily and Brian (aka Brantley) grew up in the same hometown without ever knowing one another; their moms even worked together! It wasn’t until Emily went to meet Brian’s friend that she was introduced to him. Brian later invited her to a party where they really connected, he called out of work the next day so they could spend it together, and from that point on they were inseparable!
Two years into dating, Emily’s mom requested a family trip to Anna Maria Island, Florida. She had vacationed there as a kid and wanted to go back one more time. Brian knew he wanted to propose on the vacation, so he asked Emily’s dad for his blessing three months in advance and then got down on one knee at the perfect moment while on their trip. How cute!! I love the sentiment behind the location and the romantic setting.
Emily and Brian’s Williamsburg wedding was full of surprises. From storms that rolled in right after their ceremony (amazing timing), to being forced to chug Smirnoff ices during speeches, they took it all like champs and laughed the whole way through!! When the rain lightened up just before dark, we escaped for portraits down by the water. We were blessed with the most epic sunset, and I’d like to think Emily’s mama in heaven had something to do with it 🙂
Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Brantley! It was such a joy to be a part of your day!
VENDORS:Venue: Amblers House on the James | Planner: Wedding Co of Williamsburg | Florist: Flower Cupboard | Dessert: Cindy’s Cakery; Carrot Tree Kitchens | DJ: Astro Entertainment | Hair/Makeup: Brittney Tawney/ Nikki Phillips | Gown: Truly Yours Bridal | Catering: The Catering Company| Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Birdy Grey | Jewelry/Rings: Olive and Piper | Men’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse | Invitations: Minted; Cardinal and Straw | Videography: Reagan Studios (Keith Reagan) | Officiant: Phil Murdock | Rentals: Big Top Entertainment | Favors/Gifts: Sip Hip Hooray
This was such a special day for me as I got to witness some old friends from high school commit to forever together!! Katie and James have known each other since freshman year. In 2019 after nine years together, James finally popped the question by planning an oceanfront surprise with all their closest friends and pizza- is there anything better?
Their wedding took place at Celebrations, nestled underneath vibrant fall leaves with the sparkling water of the reservoir behind them. Their very large bridal party created such a fun party atmosphere from beginning to end. The night was filled with energy, poolside dancing, romantic moments, and the best exit! I am so thrilled for these two and honored they chose me to capture this day.
Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Taylor! Love you guys!!
VENDORS:Venue: Celebrations at the Reservoir | Florist: Flowers Make Scents| Dessert: Copy Cat Cakes | DJ: Black Tie Entertainment | Hair/Makeup: Shequllia Brooks/ Plush Makeup | Gown: Tiffany’s Bridal | Catering: Celebrations at the Reservoir | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Revelry| Shoes: David’s Bridal | Rings: Olive and Piper | Men’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse | Invitations: Shutterfly | Officiant: Joe Dozier | Planner: Christina Duty
Where to begin with this absolute dream couple?! For starters, I’d like to thank Caroline and Cranston for their service. They first met in Kuwait while deployed to the Global Coalition. They became best friends despite Cranston’s deployment to Iraq and Caroline’s to Afghanistan. They talked every day and night, and when Caroline returned to the states, Cranston was the one to pick her up from the airport. He took her home to her parents and they’ve been together ever since! It’s like a Hallmark movie but with better characters and an actual inspiring story. AMAZING.
Their Georgetown, DC wedding day was full of all the best things – powerful love and joy, spontaneous singing, champagne, and pops of pink! Can you believe it was actually their idea to take pictures at the beautiful, colorful, floral spot just steps away from their ceremony?! It’s called “Call Your Mother Deli” and WOW my pink-loving heart was beyond happy!
Thank you again to my dream couple and angel friends, Caroline and Cranston, for choosing me to capture your wedding day! Your love radiates and I’m so grateful I could witness the day you promised forever together. Cheers to you!
VENDORS: Ceremony Venue: Holy Trinity Catholic Church| Reception Venue: The Army and Navy Club | Florist: Ellen Blake | DJ: Luis Gonzalez, WOW Events | Hair/Makeup: Best Face Forward – Skin, Makeup and Hair Artists | Gown: Justin Alexander | Catering: The Army and Navy Club | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: The Dessy Group | Shoes: Vicenza Marelle | Rings: The Diamond Reserve | Men’s Attire: Generation Tux | Invitations: Just Paper and Tea | Officiant: Fr. C. Kevin Gillespie, SJ | Planner: Ellen Blake