Emily & James | A Classically Modern Spring Wedding at the American Institute of Architects in Raleigh, NC
Wedding: 30 March 2019 | Posted: 12 July 2019
The end of March might be the best time to get married in North Carolina. Everything is green. The threat of unpredictable rain from spring storms has lessened. The temperature is stable enough not to be problematic. It's the perfect time for sage green, hints of blush, and, of course, a wedding.
Emily & James saw each other for the first time on their wedding day in a shower of cherry blossoms, courtesy of a breeze that perfectly billowed the skirt of Emily's satin taffeta dress. It was magical. It might be one of my favorite first looks ever, because if it was magical for me, the look of delighted surprise on James's face speaks volumes to how much more magical it was for him.
Emily's alma mater, Peace University, made the perfect ceremony location and many gorgeous little spots for photos, and the very cool reception location they chose, the American Institute of Architects' North Carolina chapter, is right across the street, making for a short and sweet walk for their guests. It was a fantastic day, capped with a sky full of bubbles and some sweet kisses. We are so thrilled to have been a part of Emily & James's delightful wedding day, and wish them every happiness imaginable in their marriage and their life. Enjoy a selection of our favorites from their day, check out their fantastic vendor team below the photos, and congratulate them in the comments below!
Ceremony: Dinwiddie Chapel, Peace University
Reception: American Institute of Architects
Coordinator: Lori Clark, friend of the couple
Officiant: Ross Behuniak, friend of the couple
Catering: The Wandering Moose
Bartending: Pour Bar Services
Rentals: CE Rental
Ceremony Music: David Almond
Bride's Bouquet: Fallon's Flowers
Flowers: Strother Floral Gallery
Donuts: Duck Donuts
DJ: Tom Ciaramitaro, Mountain Top Entertainment
Hair & Makeup: Sheer Survivor
Dress: David's Bridal
Menswear: Savvi Formalwear
Love the classic, modern, springtime feel of Emily & James's wedding photos? Planning a celebration of your own and want photos just like them? Something completely different in mind? We'd love to hear all about what you're planning! Use the Contact Us link above or send Kate an email directly to start the conversation—we can't wait to hear from you!