This Memorial Day friends and family gathered in Wilmington, North Carolina to celebrate Julia and Chandler’s Saint Thomas Preservation Hall wedding and oh my what a beautiful wedding it was!
We were excited for the opportunity to work with this family again since photoing Chandler’s sister Ashley’s wedding in Asheville and their cousin Jessica’s wedding in Las Cruces, New Mexico. This fantastic family knows how to throw a party and we were eager for another opportunity to capture some of their magic on the dance floor!
Julia and her friends and family gathered at the Courtyard by Marriott in downtown Wilmington to prepare for the big day.
One of our favorite moments that happens during the getting ready process is when the bride’s father gets to see her in her wedding dress! You are guaranteed to get a little misty eyed!
Saint Thomas Preservation Hall is where Chandler prepared for his big day with his brother, who not only helped him get ready but also passed on a few last minute words of advice to his little brother.
Since we first visited Wilmington years ago we have always been taken by this red door that is surrounded with greenery. We were pleasantly surprised when we discovered that it was right next door to the Saint Thomas Preservation Hall!
We decided that this was the perfect place for Julia and Chandler to exchange their notes and have their first look.
We love it when couples decide to exchange notes and want us to capture it! You get some of the sweetest and most sincere reactions in these moments!
We took advantage of the vibrant red door for some of Julia and Chandler’s portraits and then headed into the beautiful gardens at the City Club of Wilmington for more pictures.
Once all of the portraits were complete it was time for their Saint Thomas Preservation Hall wedding to begin!
With the ceremony over it was time for the newlyweds to celebrate!
Congratulations to Julia and Chandler! We wish you a lifetime of love, laughter and adventures together!