Jenna

August 6, 2019

Nicole & Ben

Photographer: Jenna, Weddings

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Shutterfly floral wedding invitation suite photo

Goodness, I was so excited to shoot this wedding. Nicole & Ben are truly some of the sweetest and kind-hearted people you will ever meet! The love that their friends and family had for them was tangible on their wedding day. I used to go to school with these two way back in our elementary school days! So this was such a fun and special reunion. I was so honored when they asked me to capture their Sutherland wedding! I will never get over how much it means to me when a couple trusts me to photograph their wedding day.

Spring weddings at the Sutherland are always so lovely. Nicole & Ben’s day was no different. Nicole had her girls wearing a peachy shade of pink, which was perfect for a North Carolina May wedding. And Nicole’s dress… You guys. I could not get over how beautiful it was. It was absolutely the perfect dress for her, and she looked so stunning in it! Breath taking. The guys were dressed in classic black tuxes with black bowties. The whole day was such a classy and timeless affair. Nicole & Ben are so down to earth and loving — both to each other and with everyone around them. Their wedding day and their style was such a perfect reflection of them.

But beyond their style, the perfect weather, the beautiful venue, and their classic decor — the thing that still stands out to me the most about this day is their community. The whole day, you could tell how loved they are by their friends and family. Everyone was just so thrilled for them, and it made my heart so full to witness. Nicole & Ben’s love for each other, God, and their families was so evident, and it was such a joy photograph. This Sutherland wedding was a really special one for me, and I’m so happy to share it with you now! And to top it off, their wedding is going to be featured on Coastal Bride soon! Congrats, Nicole & Ben! We are so excited for you two.

Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Sutherland
Photographer: Jenna Goetze of A.J. Dunlap Photography
Coordinator: The Sutherland
Videographer: Paul Burke
Florist: Brandi’s Botanicals
DJ: Make Great Memories
Caterer: Catering Works
Cake Artist: Sweet Traditions
Hair Stylist: Douglas Carroll Salon
Makeup Artist: Kevin Michael (Trish McEvoy, Saks)
Rentals: CE Rentals
Bridal Gown Shop: Alexia’s Bridal Boutique
Gown Designer: Monique Lhuillier
Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Jewelry: Kendra Scott
Bridesmaids Gown Shop: Azazie
Groom’s & Groomsmen’s Suits: Joseph A. Bank
Wedding Stationery Designer: Shutterfly
Musicians: Capital City Ensemble

Shutterfly floral invitation suite with gray details and their wedding bands styled together photo Sutherland bridal details rings styled in dusty pink velvet ring box and the lace from her veil photo Monique Lhuiller wedding dress from Alexia's Bridal Bouquet hanging on a mirror and Badgley Mischka wedding shoes photo Brandi's Botanicals bridal bouquet with white flowers and Badgley Mischka wedding high heeled shoes photo Sutherland bride and her bridesmaids in their pink silk bathrobes laughing together photo Sutherland bride hugging her mom after they do the buttons on the back of her dress photo Sutherland bride putting her earrings in after putting on her dress photo Sutherland bride seeing her bridesmaids after she finished getting ready photo Sutherland father daughter first look after the bride is ready photo Sutherland groom buttoning his cuff links in the grooms cottage before the ceremony photo Sutherland best man fixing the groom's bow tie photo Sutherland wedding photo Sutherland bride with her bridesmaids in long dusty pink gowns photo Sutherland bride and bridesmaids from behind with their arms around each other and the bride's train fanned out behind them photo Sutherland bride in a strapless white gown with a long veil around her shoulders photo Sutherland groom with his groomsmen photo Sutherland groom walking and laughing with his groomsmen in black tuxedos photo Sutherland groom with his white flower boutonniere photo The Sutherland wedding venue with black rocking chairs on the front porch photo Sutherland wedding ceremony outdoor location with white chairs photo Sutherland wedding programs and grooms cottage photo Sutherland bride walking down the aisle with her father and the groom seeing his bride for the first time photo Sutherland bride walking down the aisle from behind with her train behind her photo Sutherland bride and groom exchanging vows during the ceremony on a red brick patio photo Sutherland outdoor wedding ceremony bride and groom exchanging rings photo Sutherland bride and groom first kiss photo Sutherland bride and groom celebrating after being declared husband and wife photo Sutherland wedding bride and groom looking at each other after walking down the aisle photo Sutherland wedding party standing with the bride and groom photo Sutherland bride and groom walking with bridesmaids in long pink gowns and groomsmen in black tuxedos photo Sutherland wedding party celebrating while bride and groom kiss photo Sutherland bride and groom with wedding party standing in front of the main house photo Sutherland bride and groom kissing in front of the wedding party and main house photo Sutherland groom kissing his bride on the cheek photo Sutherland married bride and groom looking at each other in front of the house photo Sutherland wedding bride laughing with her husband photo Sutherland bride and groom kissing on the stairs to the house as her dress flows down behind them photo Sutherland bride whispering something sweet to her husband photo Wake Forest bride standing on the stairs of the Sutherland with her dress train going down behind her photo Sutherland bride and groom walking together across the lawn photo Sutherland groom kissing his bride photo Sutherland bride and groom kissing under the courtyard red brick arch photo Sutherland reception seating guide photo Sutherland reception watercolor of important landmarks to the bride and groom photo Sutherland wedding reception space with table numbers photo Sutherland wedding reception in indoor pavilion with brick pavers and glass sides photo Sutherland sweetheart table with greenery and bridal bouquet at the centerpiece photo Sutherland bride and groom walking into the reception and looking at each other photo Sutherland wedding reception bride and groom first dance photo Sutherland father daughter first dance during indoor reception photo Sutherland mother son dance wedding reception photo Sutherland sweetheart table with bride and groom sitting together photo Sweet Traditions wedding cake with four tiers and thin greenery across the front photo Wake Forest bride and groom kissing after cutting their wedding cake photo Sutherland bride hugging her sisters after their speeches photo Sutherland sunset portraits with bride laughing when her groom kisses her cheek photo Sutherland sunset bride and groom portraits on the brick patio photo Sutherland groom holding his bride's handing and leading her down the brick path photo Sutherland groom spinning his bride around at sunset photo Wake Forest groom dipping his bride and kissing her photo Sutherland wedding reception dancing pictures photo Sutherland bride and groom dancing during wedding reception photo Sutherland sparkler exit photo

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