I met Rob and Kate last year over cupcakes and had a great connection with this sweet Massachusetts couple. They had recently just moved to North Carolina and were looking for a Raleigh Wedding Photographer for their Azalea Garden Wedding. I was excited when they booked me because we hit it off immediately and this also meant I got to work with one of my favorite Raleigh Wedding Planners, Kimberly Myer of Kimberly Myer Events.
Robert + Kate’s wedding was an amazing event, and as her wedding photographer, I can’t rave enough about how inviting her family, bridal party, and guests were!! They made me and the entire wedding vendor team feel like family, and if I am being honest, I have to admit, I did shed a tear or two more than once, including when Robert send a sweet letter to the bridal suite and Kate read it out load.
Speaking of the bridal party. Lets take a minute and talk about how much fun the groom and his groomsmen were!! You could tell that these guys are like brothers. They support one another 100%!
The ceremony took place at the perfectly manicured lawns of the WRAL Azalea Garden in Raleigh, NC. It was an absolutely perfect day. The weather was not too hot despite the fact that it was a mid day May wedding, and the rain held off in spite of a forecast that was calling for storms. Robert was the sweetest groom! His vows to Kate left nearly everyone (including me) in tears. Kate was definitely teary eyed as he read his vows to her.
Bowerbird Flowers and Apothecary of Durham, NC put together gorgeous bouquets in the couple’s colors of soft grey and lilac. I always get excited when I find out Diane will be doing floral at a wedding I photograph because she has yet o disappoint, and her brides love her.
After the ceremony, we escaped to roam about the garden for the couples formal portraits with their bridal party and some sweet intimate moments with one another too. Vil with Contour Kissed of Cary, NC did makeup for Kate and her girls and they looked AMAZING well into the night!
Kate is now pregnant with a baby girl that’s due sometime around New Years!!! We cant wait to meet her!!