Weddings

July 6, 2017

Lauren & Will • Oaks at Salem Wedding

minted invitation suite photo

My very last wedding before baby number two arrived! I was one day shy of 37 weeks pregnant, but so excited to be part of this Oaks at Salem wedding. Lauren & Will are just the most amazing couple. I’m so thankful to them for trusting me when I told them I was pregnant and due three weeks after their day, but could more than handle their wedding. They could have given up on me, but they didn’t! And that means the world! I’ll never forget them because of that!

I remember loving having them in front of my camera after their engagement session last fall. They have the best personalities, love to laugh together, and if you remember, have the cutest dog named Taco (who we totally missed at the wedding)! My love for photographing them only grew ten times during their day!

Lauren & Will had one of the most memorable first looks of my career. A lot of couples breeze through this moment, but they took their time. They talked about their day, snuggled a bunch, exchanged hand written notes, and soaked in one of the only quiet times you get on a wedding day. We loved seeing them really take the time to be present together on the most important day of their lives. Then followed it up with one of the most epic portrait sessions ever. We could have, and kind of did, photograph them all day! I think when it was said in done, they had FOUR separate portrait sessions not including their first look! That’s the way to do a wedding!

We just want to say a very heartfelt congrats to you two. We loved every single second of your day, and wish you two the happiest of marriages! Thank you again so very much for letting us be there to document it! We hope these pictures always remind you how happy you were that day and bring on smiles just as big as when you saw each other during your first look!

It wouldn’t have been possible for me to photograph their Oaks at Salem wedding without the amazing help of Kyle and Vanessa L Photography. The two of them took such great care of me, and made it possible for my 37 week pregnant self to survive the day without going into early labor, haha! Thank you both so very much!!!

Vendors:
Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Oaks at Salem
Florist: The English Garden
DJ: All Events DJs
Caterer: Rocky Top Hospitality
Cake Artist: Once in a Blue Moon Bakery
Hair & Makeup Artist: Parlor Dry Bar-Cary
Rentals: Party Reflections
Bridal Gown Shop: David’s Bridal
Bridal Gown Designer: White by Vera Wang
Bride’s Shoes: Jack Rogers
Bridal Jewelry: Kendra Scott
Bridesmaids Gown Shop: JCrew
Groom’s and Groomsmen Suits: Men’s Wearhouse
Wedding Stationery Designer: Minted
Groom and Groomsmen’s Ties: Tie Bar
Paper Goods: Smitten Paper Props

oaks at salem wedding rings detail photo oaks at salem bridal jewelry and perfume photo oaks at salem bridal jewelry details photo oaks at salem wedding bridal jewelry on lace photo kate spade bridal shoes photo oaks at salem wedding bands on lace photo oaks at salem bride getting dressed photo oaks at salem bride putting on jewelry photo oaks at salem bride putting on perfume photo oaks at salem bridal portrait photo oaks at salem wedding first look photo oaks at salem wedding first look embrace photo oaks at salem bride and groom portrait photo raleigh, nc bride and groom embracing photo raleigh, nc bride and groom reading letters photo The english garden bridal bouquet photo oaks at salem bridal portraits photo white by vera wang strapless wedding dress photo the english garden groom's boutonniere photo oaks at salem groom portrait photo oaks at salem bride and groom laughing photo oaks at salem bride and groom walking photo the english garden bridal bouquet in a field photo raleigh, nc bride and groom portraits photo raleigh, nc bride and groom walking photo oaks at salem bride laughing photo oaks at salem bridal portraits in a field photo white by vera wang strapless wedding gown photo oaks at salem groom kissing bride on forehead photo oaks at salem bridal party photo oaks at salem bride and groom with bridal party photo oaks at salem bride and groom walking with bridesmaids and groomsmen photo raleigh, nc bridesmaids and groomsmen photo oaks at salem groom laughing with groomsmen photo oaks at salem groom with groomsmen photo oaks at salem bride with bridesmaids photo oaks at salem bridesmaids in knee length dresses photo the english garden bridesmaid bouquet photo the english garden bridal party bouquets photo oaks at salem bridal portrait photo oaks at salem bride and groom sitting on a tree photo oaks at salem bride and groom kissing in a tree photo oaks at salem bride and groom sitting on a tree branch from behind photo oaks at salem moment between bride and groom photo raleigh, nc bride and groom kissing photo oaks at salem bride and groom sitting photo oaks at salem bride looking at groom photo oaks at salem wedding ceremony photo oaks at salem bride walking down the aisle photo oaks at salem saying vows photo oaks at salem bride and groom during ceremony photo oaks at salem exchanging rings photo oaks at salem wedding ceremony photo oaks at salem first kiss photo oaks at salem walking down aisle photo oaks at salem kiss with bride and groom photo raleigh, nc bridal portrait photo raleigh, nc bridal portrait photo oaks at salem bride in strapless down with lace veil photo oaks at salem bride and groom kiss photo oaks at salem wedding ceremony program photo oaks at salem ceremony details photo oaks at salem reception seating chart photo oaks at salem reception table photo the english garden table decorations photo the english garden table centerpiece photo orange white flower centerpiece photo oaks at salem reception decoration details photo Once in a Blue Moon Bakery Wedding Cake photo oaks at salem wedding first dance photo oaks at salem first dance photo oaks at salem parent dances photo oaks at salem bride and groom sunset photo oaks at salem bride and groom dancing photo oaks at salem sunset portraits photo oaks at salem reception dancing photo oaks at salem dancing photo oaks at salem wedding exit laughing photo Oaks at Salem wedding exit photo

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *