January 23, 2017

Cora & Jay • The Glass Box NC Intimate Wedding

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If I had to rank the weddings we’ve photographed, this NC intimate wedding would be in the top five. Something about an intimate ceremony makes my heart swoon. I think it’s the fact that the focus is being put entirely on what matters most: the vows being exchanged between the couple. It’s not about the fanfare or pretty details, although this wedding is full of pretty wedding details. It’s about the love and commitment two people are making. The promises that say “I love you and will stand by you forever, no matter what.” And watching those vows be exchanged in front of the people who mean the most to them in life is as special as it gets.

One of the things I loved about this wedding, other than the romanticism of it all, was the fact that just because the couple was going intimate for their wedding, didn’t mean they couldn’t have pretty details. The bride’s gown alone is hands down my favorite gown ever! I get asked all the time my favorite wedding gown, and every time I point to this one. It was made for her, and she shined wearing it! Match it with that breathtaking bouquet and this is what dream weddings are made of.

Because of their small guest count (I’m talking under 30 people), the couple really got to spend time with everyone. The groom hosted a champagne welcome in the ceremony venue before the ceremony to spend those extra moments with everyone and thank them for coming. Then together, they all stood and experienced the beautiful entrance of the bride and her dad, who also officiated the ceremony! How he held it together marrying off his daughter like that, I have no idea!! I was a mess watching it all go down! After the ceremony and some special bride & groom portraits, they all joined for a private reception at one of their favorite restaurants and spent the evening in quality fellowship with each other. Like I said, so beautiful and special.

Cora and Jay, we can’t thank you enough for asking us to photograph your wedding. It’s one we’ll never forget, and something we’ll always be thankful we got to be part of. Thank you for everything from the bottom of our hearts!

Ceremony Venue: The Glass Box
Reception Venue : Sitti
Bouquet and Boutonniere Florist: Eclectic Sage
Cupcakes and Cutting Cake: Sweet Traditions
Day of Coordinator: Harmony Weddings and Events
Hair: Parlor Dry Bar
Make-up : Kristi Lynn
Dress: bhldn
Bridal Shoes: Bella Belle
Groom’s Suit: Brooks Brothers
Groom’s Shoes: Cole Haan

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