Franklin Park Conservatory Wedding – Colombus, OH.

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It was an absolute honor to photograph Kate and David’s wedding at the Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus, Ohio last fall. These two have been so much fun to work with over the last few years! If only they lived a little closer…
Kate and David’s wedding weekend was our first time exploring Columbus. And it’s a pretty awesome city! The Franklin Park Conservatory is easily one of my all-time favorite venues now. It’s just so gorgeous! There were infinite beautiful locations to use for their wedding portraits, and trying to choose between them was my biggest struggle! Luckily, Kate made sure to set aside plenty of time for portraits and we had a full hour to roam all of the various garden collections. Yay!

Kate and David’s wedding ceremony and reception was held in the Palm House. This grand Victorian-style glass greenhouse was built in 1895 and houses a 100+ year old Fiddle-leaf Fig. (If you’ve ever struggled to keep a fiddle-leaf fig alive, like me – you would’ve been in awe!) It was the perfect tropical backdrop for their beautiful ceremony.

We’re so fortunate to be able to photograph couples from all over the world. Destination weddings can be stressful at times, but it’s always such an honor to get these opportunities. We can’t thank Kate and David (and all of their awesome friends and family) enough for being so hospitable to us! We wish them all the best!

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Columbus, Ohio Wedding Vendors:
Venue: Franklin Park Conservatory
Florist: Bloomtastic Flowers and Events
Catering + Cake: Franklin Park Conservatory
DJ/Entertainment: DJ Steve Warren via Buckeye Entertainment

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The Oaks at Salem, Apex Wedding

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We had a blast photographing Taylor and Alex’s wedding day! These two were SO easy-going and fun.
Taylor and Alex were wed at The Oaks at Salem in Apex, NC. I always love photographing weddings here. The Oaks at Salem has so many gorgeous locations throughout the property. It’s basically of a photographer’s dream venue!

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Where do you get married? 
“We got married at The Oaks at Salem in Apex, NC. We chose this wedding venue because of a family friend’s recommendation; the second we walked around the grounds we knew it was the place.”

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What is your favorite wedding day memory?
“My favorite memory is the look on Alex’s face when I walked out to see him before the ceremony.”

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What were some of your favorite wedding day details? 
“The food! I also loved hearing the reactions from guests when they saw that my dress had pockets; because my vows were in my pocket!”

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Do you have any advice for couples currently planning their own wedding?
“Get your groom to help you!!! Do not stress!! Plan food tastings around others things (then he will definitely tag along!)”

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What was the most fun part of the wedding planning for you?
“Definitely Ashley’s personality! She honestly made it super easy to take pictures and didn’t make you feel awkward, especially when you share the same quirkiness that she does!!”

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Where did you go on your honeymoon?
“We went on a cruise to the Bahamas, St. Thomas and St. Marteen.”

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NC Wedding Vendors:
Wedding Venue: The Oaks at Salem
Officiant: Chris Hankins, The Point Church
Hair & Makeup Artists: José Schmidt, JMS Hair Designs; Ashley my older sister did my make up 
Florist: Daniel’s Florist 
 DJ / Entertainment Services: All Events DJ
Wedding Cake: Confectionate Cakes
Catering: Belle’s Catering
Wedding Dress: Mori Lee from Savvi Formal Wear
Bridesmaid Dresses: Versa Dress from David’s Bridal
Groomsmen & Groom Attire: VIP FormalWear
Invitations: Write Image, Cary

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Raleigh Courthouse Elopement

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Oh my goodness! We LOVED photographing Andy + Daniel’s super fun Raleigh courthouse elopement recently!

This sweet couple decided to finally tie the knot on their 11th anniversary. They invited a small group of their closest friends to join them for their low-key civil ceremony at the Wake County Courthouse in Raleigh. We loved the humor and unique touches that Andy and Daniel worked into their wedding ceremony. They couldn’t reach a decision on which friends should be selected as their ring bearer or witnesses, so they opted for the judge to draw names from a special box each time. It was adorable!

After the ceremony, everyone headed across the street to Whiskey Kitchen for some celebratory wedding cake and champagne.  This is one of Raleigh’s newest downtown spots and it’s pretty cool inside! Have you guys seen that amazing blue chesterfield sofa?! (OBSESSED!) It was the perfect spot for some cozy portraits of the two of them immediately following the ceremony.
Once everyone had their share of cake and bubbly, Andy and Daniel left their friends to celebrate at the bar while we headed all over Raleigh. Downtown Raleigh is a big part of Andy and Daniel’s lives, so they wanted to incorporate some of their favorite art into their wedding portraits. Thanks to the Raleigh Murals Project, there have been some amazing murals that have popped up lately! We were so excited that Andy and Daniel wanted to stop in at two of newest NC Equality murals that had popped up recently at Trophy Brewing and Poole’s Diner, as well as the Warehouse District mural.

It had been threatening to rain all day, but thankfully the weather held off until the end of the day. We headed over to Mordecai Park to meet back up with their friends and round out their wedding party portraits. This was our first visit to this hidden gem. I’m not sure how we’d managed to pass that park so many times without noticing. But the historic homes and church on the property were adorable – and the perfect place to wrap the day.

Congrats again, you two! We’re SO SO thrilled for you both!

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  • Angela - Beautiful photographs!! I also loved the shoe shot. So fun!ReplyCancel

  • Erin - How sweet is this elopement?! They make a beautiful couple!ReplyCancel

  • Shaina DeCiryan - What an adorable couple- this elopement is absolutely perfect! I love how you found that rainbow LGBT North Carolina mural. I also love their indigo ombre cake with the grooms and their pup on it. What a handsome wedding day!ReplyCancel

  • Jentry Dryden - How lucky these two were to have you as their Raleigh elopement photographer! You did such a wonderful job capturing the sweet emotion of their beautiful wedding day!ReplyCancel

  • Albert Palmer - What a dapper crowd – I hope they have these printed out large somewhere!ReplyCancel

  • Michael Liedtke - Beautiful job on this Raleigh wedding! And I love the men’s suits!ReplyCancel

  • Isabelle Hesselberg - Love everything about this. Their love shines so strong, awesome photos!!!ReplyCancel

  • sweetpapermedia - i super love this!ReplyCancel