9.26.2011

mike + maria // wedding . raleigh nc

I could tell from the instant I met Mike & Maria that they were amazing, kind-hearted people & would be wonderful to work with. Between the lovely couple, awesome venue, all of the sweet personal details (like Maria's grandmother's gorgeous wedding dress from 1953!), & their great group of friends & family, we really couldn't have asked for a more perfect event to photograph. Mike & Maria, thank you again for inviting us to be a part of your big day!


Beautiful bouquets by [ The English Garden ].




While we have shot at [ Cobblestone Hall ] before for receptions & love the venue, we were extremely impressed with what a beautiful venue it makes for ceremonies, as well. It was a great space with lots of beautiful natural light streaming in for the nuptials. Loved it!


During the cocktail hour, we took photographs of the newlyweds & their wedding party downtown around the venue & across the street at Moore Square


Back inside [ Cobblestone Hall ] the reception area looked fabulous with more beautiful floral arrangements by [ The English Garden ].


Loved the wish tree full of all these cute little tags!


Yummy dessert by [ Kelley G Cupcakes ].


The grand entrance & first dance as Mr. & Mrs.


Such a fun night! As always, Randy from [ Joe Bunn DJ Company ] did a fantastic job of keeping everybody on the dance floor, singing & dancing their hearts out. :)


Thanks again guys!!


venues:
preparations . [ Raleigh Marriott City Center ]
ceremony + reception . [ Cobblestone Hall ]

vendors:
officiant . [ Reverend Barbara Lodge ]
bride's hair . Kellie Beezley of [ La Therapie Spa at Preston ]
bridesmaid's hair . Rachel Gilbert of [ La Therapie Spa at Preston ]
florist . [ The English Garden ]
DJ . Randy Bennett of [ Joe Bunn DJ Company ]
caterer . [ Rocky Top Hospitality ]

cake . [ Kelley G Cupcakes ]