June 12, 2017

Kristen & Greg • Graylyn Estate Wedding

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Photographing a Graylyn Estate wedding is a dream come true. It’s as close to a mid-evil castle as it gets here in North Carolina, and holds all the charm you’d think a Renaissance venue would. Pulling into the drive, you’re immediately wowed by the rock palace complete with towers and spiral stair cases. It’s such a unique venue, and we loved being there for Kristen & Greg’s day!

The forecast for their day was not promising. All week, they called for rain, and not just a few drops, but buckets and buckets of rain. As we drove to Winston Salem for their wedding, we probably checked the forecast every 5 minutes, hoping for a change, and each time it got better and better. They kept pushing the start time for the rain, until it finally said after their ceremony! And that’s exactly what we got! We literally wrapped up portraits, ceremony and their outdoor cocktail hour, and no sooner did we walk inside for dinner when the skies opened up. I’m talking within seconds of walking inside! It was the craziest thing!

We’re so thankful Kristen & Greg got the outdoor Graylyn Estate wedding they’d dreamed about. That place holds a very dear place in Kristen’s heart, with many memories from college and family ties, and you could tell how happy she was to be getting her dream come true! I don’t think we’ve seen a more smiley bride than her :)

Thank you two so much for letting us be part of your day! We loved every second, and hope you love the pictures as much as we loved taking them for you!!

Huge thanks to my sister, Carter, for helping out and second shooting that day with me!! She did such an amazing job, and it was so fun having her there!!

Many, many thanks to their very talented vendor team for making this dream day come to life:
Ceremony & Reception Venue and Catering: The Graylyn Estate
Coordinator/Planner/Stylist: Veva Rose
Videographer: Lauren Duncan
Florist: Bo-Ty Florist
Band: Six Stylez
Cake Artist: Christina’s Dessertery
Hair Stylist: Aeracura Salon
Bridal Gown Shop: Donna Salyers’ Fabulous-Bridal
Gown Designer: Augusta Jones
Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Bridal Jewelry: Links of London
Bridesmaid’s Gown Shop: Donna Salyers’ Fabulous-Bridal
Bridesmaid’s Gown Designer: Dessy
Groom’s Suit: Pursuit
Groomsmen Suits: Macy’s
Wedding Stationery Designer: Minted.com
Calligrapher: Fran Hall
Musicians: Allegro Music
Rehearsal Dinner: Bib’s Downtown
Bridal Brunch: Mary’s Gourmet Diner

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