May 3rd, 2014…
Every wedding Christy and I photo together is special as we get to spend the entire day capturing magical moments for the happy couple. This Saturday was significant however because the marriage was between two dear friends, Michelle & Nick.
The ceremony was held at the North Carolina Botanical Garden and the reception at the Rigmor House in Chapel Hill. Both Michelle and Nick are filled with an adventurous spirit and have a love for the outdoors, so the location was the perfect choice. The Gardens also have a special significance to Nick since his father has proudly worked there for over three decades!
To compliment the setting, the day was filled with rustic elegance and simplicity with every detail designed entirely by Michelle. The bridesmaids’ dresses and jewelry, the bouquets and boutineers, even the hand painted centerpieces that adorned each table; she did it all.
As the preparation ended and the reality that their wedding was nearly there, you could see that special look in Michelle’s eyes. All she wanted was to see Nick for the first time on their wedding day so they could begin the rest of their lives together.
We have had several opportunities to photo our friends’ weddings and the conversation usually goes something like this – “Don’t work too hard”… “We want you to enjoy our wedding, too!” What our friends don’t realize is that there is nothing more special to us than watching the day unfold from behind the lens. From hair and makeup to the final farewell, it is hands down our favorite part of the job.
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