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North Carolina Museum of Art Wedding

Jessica and Peter were married at the NCMA in Raleigh.

NCMA Wedding Photo

The North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh is one of our all-time favorite wedding venues. I mean, what’s not to love about a wedding surrounded by tons of art and white walls? The grounds along the museum are beautiful. AND NCMA has one of the best coordinators around – Morgan Greer!

Jessica and Peter’s wedding day was perfect. It was chic and understated, just like the couple. (And filled with gorgeous florals by Watered Garden Florist!) These two couldn’t be a more perfect match! It’s so clear to see how much they adore one another when spending time with them. They’re both always smiling and seem so genuine. And their day was clearly filled with so much love!
I think they danced together and with their families more than any other couples we’ve ever photographed.

Jessica and Peter – Thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of your beautiful day! We loved being able to celebrate you two and wish you all the very best! 

I will always love First Looks! I think it’s so sweet for a couple to have a few minutes to quietly take in the day together – before all of the wedding day chaos begins! (Plus, how cute are they?!)
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Toward the end of the night, Jessica and Peter enjoyed one last dance before slipping out of the party unannounced. I loved that!

Don’t Miss Jessica + Peter’s JC Raulston Arboretum Engagement Session!

Want to see more North Carolina Museum of Art weddings?

Raleigh Wedding Vendors:
Ceremony + Reception Venue: North Carolina Museum of Art
Wedding Coordinator: Morgan Greer via NCMA
Florist: Watered Garden Florist
Wedding Photographers: Ashley + David Photography
Catering: Iris Restaurant via NCMA
Wedding Dress: Alexia’s Bridal Boutique (That gorgeous dress is Liancarlo.)
DJ/Entertainment Services: Frank Meldau via Bunn DJ Company
Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Sung via Nordstrom’s
Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Brian Burnett via Glenwood South Tailors
Wedding Invitations: Minted
Jeweler: Wentworth & Sloan Jewelers in Chapel Hill.

An NC Museum of Art Wedding // Erin + Matt
North Carolina Museum of Art Wedding photo

You guys, I am SO excited to finally share this wedding! I’m pretty sure the NCMA is one of my all-time favorite wedding venues. David and I already spend so much time there as guests…so to be able to do what we love on their beautiful grounds? Total bliss!  There are so many hidden gems throughout the art museum and accompanying park. I could have spent all day dragging these two around! Erin and Matt were wed in the North Carolina Museum of Art’s Wheeler Garden last fall. Their entire wedding was filled with so much love and laughter…it was a perfect day!

Erin and Matt are such awesome, genuine people. I loved that throughout the day their friends and family kept approaching us to share stories of their relationship and personalities. Everyone seemed to want to stress to us what an easy-going and fun couple they are – a perfect complement to one another. (And we totally agree!) David and I were so honored to be able to document one of the happiest days of their lives.We wish them all the best in their new lives together!


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What is your favorite wedding day memory?
Erin: “The First Look. It was such a special moment for Matt and I to see each other before everyone else, and it helped calm my nerves prior to walking down the aisle. We felt so much love from our family and friends the whole day…that kind of feeling you never forget.”
Matt: “The First Look, of course! …Walking down the aisle, the exit – all of it!”

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What were some of your favorite wedding details?
Erin: “The dress…nothing has ever fit me like that dress!! I adored the flowers and the M + E wooden medallion my dad made for each bouquet. The detail we scrambled a bit for was our exit, but in the end, I loved the LED balloons as it provided soft lighting and a unique touch.”
Matt: “The dance floor was awesome with the light tree in the background! I also loved the LED balloons for our exit.”

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Do you have any advice for couples currently planning their own weddings?
Erin: “Finalize all of the major details far in advance: venue, # of guests, photographer, caterer, DJ, and florist. For the smaller details, really focus on what would represent you and the groom. You will get a lot of ideas and recommendations from others, but stick to what you want. For me, I took a little time to myself for a mani & pedi + massage on the week of the wedding. This is a chance to rest and enjoy the moment…once your guests arrive, it gets a little hectic!”

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Erin: “Matt and I took a mini-moon to the mountains. We stayed at the Bear Cub cabin in Leatherwood Mountains in North Carolina. It was just perfect for us to be together and enjoy the things we love while relishing in the fact that we are newlyweds. The leaves were changing and created the perfect backdrop for hiking…and wine in the hot tub! We are planning to take a longer honeymoon next year.”

Bride and Groom exiting NCMA with LED Balloons
To see more of Erin + Matt’s story, make sure to check
out their Warehouse District Engagement Session!

Raleigh Wedding Vendors:
Wedding Venue: North Carolina Museum of Art: NCMA
Officiant: Mark Rachaels
Wedding Planner: Morgan Greer of NCMA
Hair + Makeup Artists: Lux Salon
Florist: Watered Garden Florist
DJ / Entertainment Services: DJ Joe Bunn via Bunn DJ Company
Wedding Cake: Cinda’s Creative Cakes
Catering: Iris Restaurant via NCMA
Wedding Dress: Bridal Mart
Bridesmaid Dresses: Savvi Formal Wear
Groom + Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Invitations: Sarah Price, girlfriend of Bride’s brother
Wedding Rings: Jewelry by Johan


Melanie’s NC Museum of Art Bridals in Raleigh.NC Museum of Art Bridals

The worst part of photographing bridal sessions is not being able to share the images immediately. But now that Melanie + Chip are married (yay!), we can finally share this gorgeous bride’s bridal portraits!
Melanie was able to brave the freezing temperatures of February to allow us to capture her bridal photos at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh. I don’t know how she managed to look this gorgeous when we were all shivering the entire time, but she nailed it!

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We also headed into downtown Raleigh to finish up the bridal session. Raleigh NC Bridal Portrait
Melanie’s heirloom veil was also worn by her mother at her own wedding. As soon as the veil took flight on this windy day, Melanie’s mom shed a few tears. So sweet!

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Downtown Raleigh Bridal Portrait

Melanie and Chip’s March 1st wedding was held at Fairmont UMC, followed by a reception at the NC Museum of History in Raleigh. It was a lovely day and their wedding will be on the blog soon, so don’t forget to check back.