Masthead header

Category Archives: Wedding

brittany and brian married  |  raleigh. north carolina

2015-06-02_0001.jpgvenues:  jones chapel, meredith college, and north hills club, raleigh

planner:  C&D events, becca and dana (LOVE them!)  |  hair & makeup:  salon blu  |  flowers:  fresh affairs

cake:  cinda’s creative cakes  |  band:  soul expressions  |  food:  north hills club

Brittany & Brian Married 1

 

Brittany & Brian Married 4Brittany & Brian Married 5

Brittany & Brian Married 2

Brittany & Brian Married 6Brittany & Brian Married 7so glad we did this first look cause it was allllll raaaainnnn after the ceremony!  such a sweet time for them to be together!Brittany & Brian Married 8Brittany & Brian Married 9Brittany & Brian Married 10Brittany & Brian Married 11Brittany & Brian Married 12Brittany & Brian Married 13Brittany & Brian Married 14Brittany & Brian Married 16Brittany & Brian Married 17Brittany & Brian Married 18Brittany & Brian Married 19Brittany & Brian Married 20dana and becca did such a Gorgeous job with the decor at the reception! Brittany & Brian Married 21another beautiful (and yummy) cake from cinda’s!Brittany & Brian Married 22Brittany & Brian Married 23Brittany & Brian Married 24Brittany & Brian Married 25Brittany & Brian Married 26Brittany & Brian Married 27Brittany & Brian Married 28Brittany & Brian Married 29Brittany & Brian Married 30Brittany & Brian Married 31best hashtag ever… #onemooremaclaren  ten points to whoever’s idea that was!Brittany & Brian Married 32Brittany & Brian Married 33Brittany & Brian Married 34Brittany & Brian Married 35you know its been a good party when the brides hair comes down!!  ha!!  (and it def was a great party!!)Brittany & Brian Married 36Brittany & Brian Married 37

elizabeth and phillip married
march 7. 2015

2015-03-19_0001.jpg

venue and food:  mcgregor downs country club, cary, nc  |  hair and makeup:  ashley mooney  |  cake:  jeanie vetter

flowers:  flowers by larry  |  dj:  unlimited DJ, brian darocha  |  videographer:  preserved memories, chris zirkle
2015-03-19_0002.jpg
2015-03-19_0003.jpg
2015-03-19_0004.jpg
2015-03-19_0005.jpg
2015-03-19_0006.jpg
2015-03-19_0007.jpgsuch a pretty group of ladies, huh??
2015-03-19_0008.jpg
2015-03-19_0009.jpg
2015-03-19_0010.jpg
2015-03-19_0011.jpg
2015-03-19_0012.jpgone of my favorite shots…..
2015-03-19_0013.jpg
2015-03-19_0014.jpg
2015-03-19_0015.jpghello handsome!!
2015-03-19_0016.jpg
2015-03-19_0017.jpg
2015-03-19_0018.jpgfirst look time!
2015-03-19_0019.jpg
2015-03-19_0020.jpg
2015-03-19_0021.jpgthe prettiest couple!  and so sweet too!!
2015-03-19_0022.jpg
2015-03-19_0023.jpgelizabeth, you looked Beautiful!
2015-03-19_0024.jpg
2015-03-19_0025.jpg
2015-03-19_0026.jpg
2015-03-19_0027.jpg
2015-03-19_0028.jpgthose flowers against those blue dresses….. so so pretty!
2015-03-19_0029.jpg
2015-03-19_0030.jpgprecious!!
2015-03-19_0031.jpgoff to the chapel!  (well, church)
2015-03-19_0032.jpg
2015-03-19_0033.jpg
2015-03-19_0034.jpg
2015-03-19_0035.jpg
2015-03-19_0036.jpg
2015-03-19_0037.jpg
2015-03-19_0038.jpgthe groomsmen all gave phillip a golf ball with a message on it as they walked up to him!  lol
2015-03-19_0039.jpg
2015-03-19_0040.jpg
2015-03-19_0041.jpg
2015-03-19_0042.jpg
2015-03-19_0043.jpg
2015-03-19_0044.jpg
2015-03-19_0045.jpgmost precious little flower girl ever!
2015-03-19_0046.jpg
2015-03-19_0047.jpg
2015-03-19_0048.jpgi Love when couples have communion at their wedding!
2015-03-19_0049.jpg
2015-03-19_0050.jpg
2015-03-19_0051.jpg
2015-03-19_0052.jpg
2015-03-19_0053.jpg
2015-03-19_0054.jpglove that time right after the ceremony!
2015-03-19_0055.jpg
2015-03-19_0056.jpg
2015-03-19_0057.jpg
2015-03-19_0058.jpg
2015-03-19_0059.jpg
2015-03-19_0060.jpgcheck out their (carolina blue) (haha, they are state people!) get-away car!!  how awesome is that?!
2015-03-19_0061.jpg
2015-03-19_0062.jpg
2015-03-19_0063.jpg
2015-03-19_0064.jpgback at the club just in time for that pretty light of the day!
2015-03-19_0065.jpg
2015-03-19_0066.jpgyes please… that light…..  : )
2015-03-19_0067.jpg
2015-03-19_0068.jpg
2015-03-19_0069.jpg
2015-03-19_0070.jpg
2015-03-19_0071.jpglove love <3
2015-03-19_0072.jpg
2015-03-19_0073.jpg
2015-03-19_0074.jpg
2015-03-19_0075.jpg
2015-03-19_0076.jpg
2015-03-19_0077.jpg
2015-03-19_0078.jpg
2015-03-19_0079.jpg
2015-03-19_0080.jpg
2015-03-19_0081.jpgreception time!!
2015-03-19_0082.jpg
2015-03-19_0083.jpgthe mix of pink flowers and blue things really made everything pop!  well done!
2015-03-19_0084.jpg
2015-03-19_0085.jpg
2015-03-19_0086.jpg
2015-03-19_0087.jpg
2015-03-19_0088.jpg
2015-03-19_0089.jpgthe bridesmaids had an AWESOME dance choreographed!!  seriously they rocked it!!!
2015-03-19_0090.jpg
2015-03-19_0091.jpg
2015-03-19_0092.jpg
2015-03-19_0093.jpg
2015-03-19_0094.jpg
2015-03-19_0095.jpg
2015-03-19_0096.jpg
2015-03-19_0097.jpglove these garter pictures!!
2015-03-19_0098.jpg
2015-03-19_0099.jpg
2015-03-19_0100.jpgand yes it went in the chandelier.  like it could have been there the next 28 years and no one would have found it!!
2015-03-19_0101.jpgbut he got it!!!
2015-03-19_0102.jpg
2015-03-19_0103.jpgthis group danced for HOURS!  in fact they went an hour longer than they thought!  no one was ready to leave!!
2015-03-19_0104.jpg
2015-03-19_0105.jpg
2015-03-19_0106.jpg
2015-03-19_0107.jpg
2015-03-19_0108.jpg
2015-03-19_0109.jpg
2015-03-19_0110.jpg
2015-03-19_0111.jpg
2015-03-19_0112.jpg
2015-03-19_0113.jpg
2015-03-19_0114.jpg
2015-03-19_0115.jpg

bye you guys!!!!  hope you had an awesome time in jamaica!

i know you guys are about tired of me posting images from turks, but here is One Last Post about our time there!  a big reason to take us with you for your destination wedding…. you get pictures of Everything.  below are images from our “non-wedding day” time with kristin and brad!

2015-02-12_0001.jpgon thursday afternoon kristin and brad’s immediate family and us jumped in a van and headed to a beach near blue haven.  we got some fun, casual shots of them together!  i highly recommend this because its different than the wedding day which can be rushed and is more formal.
2015-02-12_0002.jpg
2015-02-12_0003.jpgi can only HOPE my kids marry someone who’s family meshes with us like these two families do!  and i predict some gorgeous kids in the future!
2015-02-12_0004.jpg
2015-02-12_0005.jpg
2015-02-12_0006.jpg
2015-02-12_0007.jpg
2015-02-12_0008.jpg
2015-02-12_0009.jpg
2015-02-12_0010.jpg
2015-02-12_0011.jpg
2015-02-12_0012.jpgme.  working.  well walking in the sand.
2015-02-12_0013.jpg
2015-02-12_0014.jpgLOVE this shot richie got of brad’s parents!!!
2015-02-12_0015.jpgcoolest pole ever!
2015-02-12_0016.jpgfriday morning we went on a snorkeling excursion with island vibe tours!  highly recommend!
2015-02-12_0017.jpg
2015-02-12_0018.jpgblue haven from way out in the water!  #bluehavenforlife
2015-02-12_0019.jpg
2015-02-12_0020.jpg
2015-02-12_0021.jpgthe water was kind of (aka a LOT) choppy but these brave souls ventured out anyway!  i did not.  #chicken (i am on the boat shooting tho!)
2015-02-12_0022.jpgrichie (aka the braver one) happily got out in the water and got some underwater shots with our P&S.
2015-02-12_0023.jpg
2015-02-12_0024.jpgmain goal:  to breathe.  seeing pretty fishys is secondary.
2015-02-12_0025.jpg
2015-02-12_0026.jpgwe then headed to a beach somewhere nearby.
2015-02-12_0027.jpg
2015-02-12_0028.jpgrum punch!  yes please and thank you.
2015-02-12_0029.jpgthis is conch.  whew i got a lesson in conch-retrieval.  #toomuchinformation
2015-02-12_0030.jpgbasically, they stab their brain, wait for them to die, then pull them out.
2015-02-12_0031.jpgthen someone eats the spinal cord. i am not making this up.  supposedly its an aphrodisiac.  for the record i spelled that right first try.
2015-02-12_0032.jpglots of iguanas everywhere.
2015-02-12_0033.jpg
2015-02-12_0034.jpg
2015-02-12_0035.jpg
2015-02-12_0036.jpgsuch a gorgeous place!!
2015-02-12_0037.jpg
2015-02-12_0038.jpg
2015-02-12_0039.jpg
2015-02-12_0040.jpgwhile we were venturing, the boat guys make conch salad.  i guess it was good.  i did not try it.  #chickenstill
2015-02-12_0041.jpgthen we went to a spot where we got to jump off the top of the boat!  so fun!!
2015-02-12_0042.jpg
2015-02-12_0043.jpg
2015-02-12_0044.jpg
2015-02-12_0045.jpgthis was a great tour!!  very much recommend!
2015-02-12_0046.jpgbacking up to thursday night (sorry i posted these in the wrong order).  thursday nights in turks is “fish fry” night!  EVERYone goes!  theres a band and tons of vendors with all kinds of food thats pretty cheap!  its the best way to try lots of local food all in one spot!  then theres a conch parade with a huge band!  super cool experience!
2015-02-12_0047.jpg
2015-02-12_0048.jpg
2015-02-12_0049.jpg
2015-02-12_0050.jpg
2015-02-12_0051.jpg
2015-02-12_0052.jpg
2015-02-12_0053.jpgback to friday…. REHEARSAL TIME!  blue haven did such a fantastic job with setting up for the rehearsal dinner!  loved the string lights they put up!  everything looked gorgeous!
2015-02-12_0054.jpg
2015-02-12_0055.jpgrehearsal time!
2015-02-12_0056.jpg
2015-02-12_0057.jpgthis was the setup at the start of the dinner!  told you it was pretty!
2015-02-12_0058.jpgand everything feels so private at blue haven.  i know there are some really nice places at grace bay, but none have the privacy you get at blue haven.  no blue haven did not pay me to say any of this, lol.  tho i Would take a few room credits to come back!  haha!
2015-02-12_0059.jpg
2015-02-12_0060.jpgsuper cool outdoor bar!
2015-02-12_0061.jpgcakes to di for” did this grooms cake!!!  brad loves to scuba so they did a scuba cake!
2015-02-12_0062.jpg
2015-02-12_0063.jpg
2015-02-12_0064.jpg
2015-02-12_0065.jpgbonfire by the water!
2015-02-12_0066.jpgthe food was a TEN!
2015-02-12_0067.jpg
2015-02-12_0068.jpg
2015-02-12_0069.jpg
2015-02-12_0070.jpgthis is quinton dean.  “they” say prince came to turks way a long time ago and found this guy and brought him onto his band!  he played with prince many years!  (another fun fact:  prince has a “small” home on turks he loved it so much!)  quinton did a GREAT job with the music!
2015-02-12_0071.jpg
2015-02-12_0072.jpgcheck out these shots richie got from the top floor of the resort!
2015-02-12_0073.jpg
2015-02-12_0074.jpg
2015-02-12_0075.jpg
2015-02-12_0076.jpg
2015-02-12_0077.jpg
2015-02-12_0078.jpg
2015-02-12_0079.jpg
2015-02-12_0080.jpg
2015-02-12_0081.jpgit really was a perfectly executed rehearsal dinner.  high fives to blue haven and to the sykes who hosted it!
2015-02-12_0082.jpg
2015-02-12_0083.jpg
2015-02-12_0084.jpg
2015-02-12_0085.jpg
2015-02-12_0086.jpg

kristin and brad… THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts for allowing us to share this time with you guys!  i’m so thrilled for yall that everything was Perfect!

yay for destination weddings!  it really is a fabulous way to get married!!!  just take us with you.

kristin and brad married | turks and caicos | january 10.2015

i am not sure how you handle a blog post for a four day event in a beautiful location with some of the best people in like ever…  so i will start with a post about the actual wedding day and then i may do some other posts for the other days.  kristin and brad were joined as husband and wife in front of 45 of their closest family and friends in a Dream location in turks and caicos last month.  their day was one i feel so privileged to have been a part of.  i loved to watch their love for each other… kristin so calm… brad so in love with her… i think they have Many happy years ahead of them!

2015-02-06_0055.jpg

venue:  blue haven resort, turks and caicos  |  planner:  alex foster  |   flowers:  flowers by environmental arts

hair & makeup:  sheque perfection, shenique higgs  |  caterer:  fire & ice, blue haven resort

cake:  blue haven resort  |  dj:  dj dayoh, michael

2015-02-06_0096.jpg
2015-02-06_0002.jpg
2015-02-06_0003.jpggosh i love grandma tears!  this is brad’s grandma, gaining another granddaughter!  and thats a good one to gain!
2015-02-06_0004.jpg
2015-02-06_0005.jpg
2015-02-06_0006.jpg
2015-02-06_0007.jpg
2015-02-06_0008.jpgkristin’s dad is a nut!  he kept us laughing the whole weekend!  and he loves his girls for sure!  that was very evident!
2015-02-06_0009.jpg
2015-02-06_0010.jpgthat time we had a little trouble with the zipper and richie had to come rescue us….
2015-02-06_0011.jpg
2015-02-06_0012.jpgi mean really???  GORGEOUS kristin… you look GORGEOUS!
2015-02-06_0014.jpg
2015-02-06_0015.jpg
2015-02-06_0016.jpgbrad’s sister, kristin’s sister, and kristin’s best friend… thats a perfect set of bridesmaids right there.
2015-02-06_0017.jpg
2015-02-06_0018.jpg
2015-02-06_0019.jpg
2015-02-06_0020.jpg
2015-02-06_0021.jpg
2015-02-06_0024.jpg
2015-02-06_0025.jpgmr. handsome…. seriously a Great guy!
2015-02-06_0022.jpg
2015-02-06_0023.jpg
2015-02-06_0026.jpg
2015-02-06_0027.jpg
2015-02-06_0028.jpg
2015-02-06_0029.jpg
2015-02-06_0030.jpgyup.  he makes it on our short “groom cried” list.  super sweet.  : )
2015-02-06_0031.jpg
2015-02-06_0032.jpg
2015-02-06_0033.jpg
2015-02-06_0034.jpg
2015-02-06_0035.jpg
2015-02-06_0036.jpg
2015-02-06_0037.jpg
2015-02-06_0038.jpg
2015-02-06_0039.jpg
2015-02-06_0040.jpg
2015-02-06_0041.jpg
2015-02-06_0042.jpgfreshly married!
2015-02-06_0043.jpg
2015-02-06_0044.jpg
2015-02-06_0045.jpg
2015-02-06_0046.jpg
2015-02-06_0047.jpg
2015-02-06_0048.jpgpretty pretty pretty.  yup.
2015-02-06_0049.jpg
2015-02-06_0050.jpg
2015-02-06_0051.jpg
2015-02-06_0052.jpg
2015-02-06_0053.jpg
2015-02-06_0054.jpg
2015-02-06_0056.jpg
2015-02-06_0057.jpg
2015-02-06_0058.jpg
2015-02-06_0059.jpgblue haven did a Great job with the reception set up!  highly recommend this resort for weddings!!!  we loved how being at the end of turks made it feel like we were on our own island!

this was kristin and brad’s write up on wedding wire: “Most amazing place for wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, reception and room block for guests! Just had a wedding here with 47 guests- everyone stayed at the resort and everyone is saying they want to return! Staff treated everyone like they were special! Got married in the Gazebo, had cocktail hour at the fire pits, and the reception was in Fire and Ice. It is an intimate, boutique resort that will offer you and your guests specialized attention! I liked that it was not located on Grace Bay because we had more privacy and felt like we had the resort to ourselves. The beach and pool are beautiful and you can take their shuttle to the sister properties on Grace Bay beach!”  she gave them 5 stars and i would have too!
2015-02-06_0060.jpg
2015-02-06_0061.jpg
2015-02-06_0062.jpgthe new mr and mrs!!
2015-02-06_0063.jpg
2015-02-06_0064.jpg
2015-02-06_0065.jpg
2015-02-06_0066.jpglet the dancing commence!
2015-02-06_0067.jpg
2015-02-06_0068.jpgi told you he was crazy!  gah i loved him!  i mean what other father of the bride rents a jet ski one hour before he’s supposed to be ready for pictures?  hilarious!
2015-02-06_0069.jpg
2015-02-06_0070.jpg
2015-02-06_0071.jpg
2015-02-06_0072.jpg
2015-02-06_0073.jpg
2015-02-06_0074.jpg
2015-02-06_0075.jpg
2015-02-06_0076.jpghighly recommend DJ michael from “dj dayoh” for anyone getting married in turks!  he did a Great job mixing and he did a great job with keeping the reception events on track!
2015-02-06_0077.jpg
2015-02-06_0091.jpg
2015-02-06_0080.jpg
2015-02-06_0078.jpg
2015-02-06_0079.jpg
2015-02-06_0081.jpg
2015-02-06_0082.jpg
2015-02-06_0083.jpg
2015-02-06_0084.jpg
2015-02-06_0085.jpgcan’t even say how much fun this group was!!
2015-02-06_0086.jpg
2015-02-06_0087.jpg
2015-02-06_0088.jpgone of my favorite pictures of kristin that day!
2015-02-06_0089.jpgthis was actually a song i had never heard, but they all knew it!  and it was entertaining to watch them!  ha!
2015-02-06_0090.jpgkristin and brad left in a boat with their own personalized flag!  how awesome!!
2015-02-06_0092.jpg
2015-02-06_0093.jpg
2015-02-06_0094.jpg
2015-02-06_0095.jpg

it really was one of my most favorite weddings i’ve attended… and not just because it was in turks.  kristin and brad, thank you for having us!  i hope you enjoy your pictures for many many years!  yes all like 3000 of them.  xxoo, jamie and richie

katie and tim married  |  october 25. 2014

2015-01-23_0001.jpg

its kind of bittersweet to post our last wedding from 2014… it was a Great year and i look back over all our weddings and feel so grateful we got to work with so many fantastic couples!  katie and tim are no exception!  we had lots of pharmacy clients this year, too, which was crazy!  these are Two pharmacists who became husband and wife at the end of october last year.  katie made sure she had Quite the list of amazing vendors and we were so happy to be one of them!!  everything about their day went off without a hitch, including the Huge surprise that katie’s parents pulled off at the reception!  below are some of my favorite shots from their wedding!  its a long post, but so worth it!

planner:  kailey branham, a southern soiree  |  ceremony venue:  greystone baptist church  |  reception venue and food:  angus barn

hair and makeup:  ginger mullins  |  florist:  english garden  |  DJ:  randy bennett at joe bunn DJ  |   rentals:  CE rentals

videography:  twenty one films  |  cake:  ashley cakes  |  get-away car:  a formal affair
2015-01-23_0002.jpgi loved that katie and her ladies got ready at her parents home.  love the intimacy about that!  the above dress shot was taken in her bedroom.  : )
2015-01-23_0003.jpgginger mullins….. amazeballs.  seriously.
2015-01-23_0004.jpg
2015-01-23_0005.jpg
2015-01-23_0006.jpg
2015-01-23_0007.jpg
2015-01-23_0008.jpg
2015-01-23_0009.jpg
2015-01-23_0010.jpg
2015-01-23_0011.jpgmr dapper tim!  so handsome!
2015-01-23_0012.jpgyall know we love first looks.  i think about 90% or more of our couples did them this year!  LOVE the emotion at them!
2015-01-23_0013.jpg
2015-01-23_0014.jpg
2015-01-23_0015.jpggreystone baptist gave us such a pretty backdrop!
2015-01-23_0016.jpg
2015-01-23_0017.jpg
2015-01-23_0018.jpg
2015-01-23_0019.jpg
2015-01-23_0020.jpg
2015-01-23_0021.jpg
2015-01-23_0022.jpg
2015-01-23_0023.jpg
2015-01-23_0024.jpg
2015-01-23_0025.jpg
2015-01-23_0026.jpg
2015-01-23_0027.jpgflowers by english garden!  how perfect were they for a fall wedding?!
2015-01-23_0028.jpglove grandma shots!
2015-01-23_0029.jpg
2015-01-23_0030.jpg
2015-01-23_0031.jpg
2015-01-23_0032.jpg
2015-01-23_0033.jpg
2015-01-23_0034.jpg
2015-01-23_0035.jpg
2015-01-23_0036.jpg
2015-01-23_0037.jpg
2015-01-23_0038.jpg
2015-01-23_0039.jpgthen we were off to the angus barn!
2015-01-23_0040.jpg
2015-01-23_0041.jpg
2015-01-23_0042.jpg
2015-01-23_0043.jpgwe could have taken their picture all day and they wouldn’t have minded a but!  love that!
2015-01-23_0044.jpg
2015-01-23_0045.jpgall their details were not only gorgeous, but PERFECT for them!  check out the prescription bottle favors!
2015-01-23_0046.jpgkailey, with a southern soiree, was SPOT ON with the reception!  so so pretty!  we will def miss her being a part of the southern soiree team!!
2015-01-23_0047.jpg
2015-01-23_0048.jpg
2015-01-23_0049.jpg
2015-01-23_0050.jpg
2015-01-23_0051.jpg
2015-01-23_0052.jpg
2015-01-23_0053.jpg
2015-01-23_0054.jpg
2015-01-23_0055.jpg
2015-01-23_0056.jpg
2015-01-23_0057.jpgand then the University of South Carolina fight song came on…..  they were Pumped!  but the best was yet to come…..
2015-01-23_0058.jpgCOCKY CAME!!!!!  seriously one of the most awesome reception moments!  they were Totally Surprised!!
2015-01-23_0059.jpg
2015-01-23_0060.jpgso fun!!!!
2015-01-23_0061.jpg
2015-01-23_0062.jpg
2015-01-23_0063.jpg
2015-01-23_0064.jpg
2015-01-23_0065.jpg
2015-01-23_0066.jpgrandy bennett, with joe bunn dj company, killed it at the reception, just like always!!
2015-01-23_0067.jpg
2015-01-23_0068.jpg
2015-01-23_0069.jpg
2015-01-23_0070.jpg
2015-01-23_0071.jpg

whew i loved their day!  katie and tim, thank you for letting us photograph your wedding!   everyone was so sweet to us and we loved every part of your day!

also, can’t Wait to see your video from 21 films!!!  i know it will ROCK!

xxoo, jamie and richie