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Monday, July 23, 2012

River Dunes Beach Wedding: Rachel & Brad

Talk about meant to be... Well, of course Rachel and Brad are meant to be, as you can see from the following post. But when they were looking for a wedding photographer, Rachel found our work online and really connected with it. Then, during a stay at The Proximity Hotel (where they got engaged!) Rachel reached into the pocket of her robe, and in it found... our card! Well, if that's not a sign, we are not sure what is! She made the call and we were able to capture their beautiful day.

And what can we say about Rachael and Brad's lovely wedding at River Dunes? It was such a wonderful event - we are so happy to have been a part of it. Jonathan and Ellen had a great time with the happy couple - everything was beautifully planned and well thought out. Rachel looked beautiful; Brad was dashing, and their laid-back style made for a fantastic wedding day. Here are some of our favorites. Enjoy!

A sign of the times...



Perfect 5th did a great job with hair and make-up...

Dress from Ellie's Bridal Shop...

The sweet chapel at River Dunes...



Mom helps out...

The girls LOVE seeing Rachel in her gown...



Brad sees his bride for the first time...







Flowers by Michael's of New Bern...



Some R and R, poolside...


love the colors!


Married!...

"Nana-cam" was in full effect...

River Dunes has no shortage of beautiful of photo spots...



Promised Hearts planned every detail...


love it when a bridesmaid doubles as first dance singer...


down by the docks...


Congrats guys! Hope you enjoyed the honeymoon!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Proximity Hotel wedding: Sierra & Chris

Let's face it - weddings are a joyous event. Everyone is generally very happy. This wedding was remarkable, though, and Sierra wore a smile the entire day. She was just happy. Happy from the inside out. Totally unshakable. And she wrote some of the most heartfelt vows we've ever heard. The girl is totally adorable. Put her with Chris and you have one fabulous couple. They are really, really good together. 100% likable and completely genuine. And as a pair, they attracted other completely optimistic, likable people. Everyone was sweet and polite; even-tempered and happy. It was an absolute pleasure to photograph their wedding and we're proud to share some of the highlights! Be sure to leave the newlyweds some well-wishes!

PS. Sierra works for News 2 and Chris surprised her at work with the proposal almost a year ago... you can check out that video here.

The always posh Proximity Hotel...



We love the chandeliers; the dress from Victorian Rose Bridal is pretty awesome too...

Getting ready...


Bella Upstyles gets the credit for this fab hair...

Her girls help her get in the dress...


Stunning bride + Big windows = awesomeness


Chris gets ready...


Sierra and dad make their way down the aisle...


Sealed with a kiss...

Married!


The newlyweds...

A little bit of drama...

And then more uber cuteness...

Chris rocks out the "hot face"

Beautiful blooms by Brenda McLamb of the Proximity...


Sweet first dance...

Another masterpiece by Maxie B's...


Sierra's twin sister keeps up the laughs...


Anything Music DJ filled the floor all night long...





An awesome serenade of "Bed of Roses" for the newlyweds...


and a sparkly finish...


Love is in the air! Enjoy Hawaii!