Right before leaving Raleigh, I shot Courtney & Jake’s wedding in downtown Raleigh. I knew what sort of quirky cuteness I was getting into since we’d meet up last Fall for an engagement session at Yates Mill Pond. The engagement session was loads of fun and I think they managed to have twice as much fun on their wedding day.
I started the day with the girls who were getting ready and doing a little pre-wedding celebrating at the Doubletree on Hillsborough. After makeup, we all headed over to All Saints Chapel where the girls dressed and waited for the start of the ceremony. Courtney did a gorgeous job with the decor - there were lots of cute details, that reflect their personalities and gave the whole wedding a very intimate, personal feel. The ceremony was held upstairs in the chapel area and after the ceremony the guests went downstairs for the cocktail hour while they flipped the chapel for the reception.
While the guests were enjoying the cocktails, the wedding party took a little walk to Fayetteville Street and the Capitol grounds to squeeze in some shots before dark. The weather was a little overcast and I love the moody look of all the shots we took downtown.
The reception was lots of dancing, some cupcakes to snack on, and a late night snack of Cook Out, which is such as adorable idea! Courtney and Jake escaped through their sparkler exit and drove off into the dark on a Crank Arm rickshaw.
Congrats, you two!