Emily & Joe's Raleigh Wedding

On June 13th, I had the honor of shooting Emily & Joe's wedding ceremony and reception. Both were held at Delightful Inspirations, which was so convenient for them and their guests - just walk right into the reception after the ceremony. The weather was gorgeous and definitely not as warm as it could have been for mid-June.

These two did a great job staying calm and laid back the whole day (in case you didn't know that's a major feat for a bride and groom). The ceremony was held out in the garden at the venue and full of touching words and lots of giggles from the bride and groom. Check out the shots of Emily cracking up and Joe with a huge smile on his face.

We packed in lots of family shots and a few formals of just Emily and Joe after the ceremony before we headed into the reception. Like every good reception there was delicious food, lots, of drinks, and plenty of dancing. As big animal lovers, the bride and groom made a donation to the ASPCA in lieu of favors.

One of my favorite parts of the reception was that this crowd really knew how to cut loose on the dance floor. The awesome music provided by Joe Bunn certainly helped! From the first dance of the bride and groom to the Vanilla Ice moves of Joe and his brothers, the dance floor stayed packed. The joy of their family and friends is just so obvious in these shots.

Emily and Joe - Wishing you many years of joy surrounded by the family and friends that love you so much!