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NCMA Wedding – Raleigh

Paige + Philip were married at the NC Museum of Art in Raleigh this fall.

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We have absolutely loved getting to know Paige and Phillip throughout their engagement! These two have been so much fun to work with over the past year! So of course, we were really excited to finally photograph their wedding at the North Carolina Museum of Art! This was our second wedding in a month at NCMA, and it’s always such a pleasure to shoot there. Morgan and the rest of the NCMA staff are so fantastic to work with! They definitely make the wedding day a lot less stressful!

Paige and Philip are truly one of the sweetest couples ever! We feel so lucky that we get to work with a ton of amazing couples each year, but it was definitely a little bittersweet shooting this wedding and wrapping our year with the Pue-Gilchrist’s! (Also, I can officially say that this wedding was filled with the most tears of any wedding we’ve ever photographed! So cute! I just love these two so much!)


I am OBSESSED with Paige’s wedding dress! It was the perfect choice for a museum wedding!


(Did you know that Raleigh puts on a HUGE Christmas parade in the middle of November every year? No? Neither did we! Just something to be aware of, future downtown Raleigh November brides!)
I’m such a huge fan of Father + Daughter First Looks! So sweet!
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Don’t Miss Paige + Philip’s NCMA Engagement Session!

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Raleigh Wedding Vendor Love:
Wedding Venue: North Carolina Museum of Art
Wedding Photographers: Ashley + David Photography
Wedding Coordinator: Morgan Greer
Catering: Iris Restaurant via NCMA
Florals: Watered Garden Florist
DJ/Entertainment Services: Randy Bennett via Bunn DJ Company
Wedding Officiant: Justin Taylor via Randy Taylor Weddings
Wedding Cake: Cinda’s Creative Cakes

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Jessica and Peter were married at the NCMA in Raleigh.

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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!

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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.

NC Museum of Art Engagement Photos

We photographed Paige + Philip’s engagement session at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh. These two will be tying the knot at the NCMA in the fall, so it was a great chance to walk the grounds together and discuss the day of logistics. The NCMA and adjacent park is HUGE and filled with so many amazing locations for photos – it was also a perfect chance for us to use some of the farther out locations that we might not be able to make it to on the wedding day.
My favorite part of the session though, happened when Philip changed into his second outfit. You know it’s a good sign when your couple ends up wearing the same outfit as you – and David and Philip were the cutest outfit twins! Seriously though, we had SO much fun with these two! It’s always really nice when you meet another couple and they instantly feel like old friends. We’re SO stoked to be celebrating Paige and Philip this fall. We can already tell these two are going to be throwing one amazing wedding!

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How did you and Philip meet?
“We met through a family friend that worked in Philip’s department at his job. She is more like an older sister to me (because our parents are childhood best friends.) After finding out that we were both single, she began to play matchmaker. She set the stage, telling him stories about us growing up and how pretty I was. Meanwhile, she couldn’t stop saying how great he was – and really cute. She exchanged our phone numbers, and as they say, the rest is history!”

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Tell us about your first date!
“Our first date was at the Cheesecake Factory. When I arrived, I waited on the bench by the front doors and suddenly, I see this really tall, nice-looking guy approaching me and right then I was really excited. Could be this be him? Oh it was! We spent the next few hours getting to know each other and ended the night with a photo. This was a blind date I’m sure glad I didn’t miss!”

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Tell us a little about your upcoming wedding!
“Our wedding is going to be November 18, 2017 at the North Carolina Museum of Art. We will have our ceremony in the East Building among the many walls of art. Following that will be our reception in the West Building, where we hope to celebrate and dance the night away with our closest family and friends. We are envisioning a modern celebration with formal attire and a great time had by all!”

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Philip, what do you love most about Paige?
“Paige is one of the most caring people I have ever met. She is always looking out for others and her kindness and love is evident in everything she does. Her positive energy and unwavering support makes everything in my life better and helps me through any bad day I may have. She makes me want to be a better person and I could ask for nothing else in a partner.”

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How did Philip propose?
“It was a Tuesday night while I was cooking dinner. He asked me to come look at something in the spare bedroom he was working on for his parents – since they were coming within the next few days. I was bewildered! What could he have done without my knowledge? So we made our way up to the room and I still had no idea what was going on. He opened the closet doors and pulled out an empty Star Wars Lego box and put his hand in it. I had butterflies because I was hoping that it was ‘The Time’, but still had no clue what he was thinking. Then he looked me in the eye and said some wonderful things, which I can’t remember because I was so stunned. He then got down on one knee and asked me to be with him forever. We both started cryin as I said, ‘of couse!’ It was the most perfect moment and in true fashion, he did not cease to amaze me with his grandmother’s diamond in the setting we loved. After 5 years, you can say I was beyond ready to be his forever!”

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How would you describe Philip?
“Philip is a very hard working, driven individual that puts his all into everything he does. As my partner in life, he is my rock; always grounding me and showing me what true love really means. He is also very caring and devoted, wearing his heart on his sleeve. Philip is hilarious, making me laugh constantly! I believe the most important quality he possesses is his endearment. He never lets a conversation end without saying ‘I love you.’ I cherish that about him.

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What are your favorite ways to unwind together?
“We are homebodies, so if you happen to catch us on any given week night – we are probably watching an old episode of Seinfeld, while he is helping me cook a new recipe in the kitchen. On the weekends, you can count on something sports related being watch on TV! Even though we don’t do it often enough, we love to travel. And by that, I mean taking a road trip with each other. Whether we are traveling to meet family or friends, we always try to make time to go exploring new things on our own.

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Want to see more NCMA Engagements? Check them out here!

An NC Museum of Art Wedding // Erin + Matt
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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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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.