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Monday, September 22, 2008

Elizabeth and Matt, the wedding

The word for the day is gorgeous. Gorgeous bride and groom, gorgeous weather, gorgeous details. We had the pleasure of photographing Elizabeth and Matt's wedding on Saturday. The ceremony was at Davis Memorial chapel in Winston-Salem, and the reception was at the always spectacular Childress Vineyards. Tanya from Occasions of the Hart rocked it out with the florals and decorations while keeping everything running smoothly, and everybody had a great time! Here are a few of our favorites... not sure how we are going to narrow it down for the album!

did we mention that Elizabeth is a gorgeous bride?

and her girls are stunning as well...

Matt = rockstar

the dress...

and the shoes...

as photographers, we dream about moments like this...

Childress is just superb...

a quick stroll...


yummy sunset light along with the Rolls from Sterling Carriage...

sweet...


first dance...

getting down...

a new trend... feathers!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Joi and Donteé - the wedding

We joined Joi and Donteé for their Raleigh wedding on Saturday. They were very cool about the occasion - totally laid back and lots of laughter. They were so easy to photograph - take a look at some of the highlights below. Dontee surprised his bride with their honeymoon cruise, so we hope they get to see these when they return!

The dress...

The lovely bride...

The handsome groom toasts with his guys...

Gorgeous flowers...

and a sweet flowergirl, too...

the happy couple says 'I do"

a moment alone...

sweets for the group...

lovely decor...

a happy first dance...

cupcakes!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Ryane and Matt, the wedding

On Friday, we joined Ryane and Matt for their big day at Highgrove Estate in Fuquay-Varina. The place is gorgeous - and so is this couple! There were no shortage of photo ops with these guys, and they were so relaxed and fun. Here are some of our faves. Feel free to leave comments!

The stunning bride...


The handsome groom...

Renee loves the shoe shots...

Matt sees his bride...


A sword salute for the Mr. and Mrs...

the happy couple...

a touching first dance...

it was a beautiful evening...

delicious cake...

it was a great party...

with a classy exit...

Goodnight Highgrove!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Hannah and Eric, the wedding

What a spectacular spot for a wedding! Hannah and Eric tied the knot on her family's property of about 20 acres. Along with the awesome house, there was a "secret" garden and a disneyesque pond and rock formation, complete with zip line. While we couldn't convince Hannah to go down the zip line in her dress, we were in no shortage for photo ops. There was some rain, but it held off for the outdoor ceremony, and then stopped in time for a fantastic fireworks display. check it out!

The day started out beautifully...

the secret garden that Hannah's family had built themselves...

Hannah's dress had a gorgeous luminescence to it...

the beautiful Hannah...

and her girls...

the dashing Eric...

A lovely spot for a wedding...

the ceremony was extra special, as Eric's dad and grandfather were the officiants...

married!

you don't see this kind of spot every day.....

king of the world!

we thought this had the look of old Hollywood...

Hannah's brother brought his Hawaiian Ice stand to the reception...

and it left its mark on everyone...

the rain cleared up in time for a grand finale...

thanks guys, we had a super time!