This wedding was a photographers dream.. Beautiful location, beautiful weather, beautiful people… Doug & Maggie decided to wed in Edenton, NC (google it) at the stunning Pembroke Hall (google it), and to be honest I wasn’t sure quite sure what to expect when I arrived after a 3-hr drive north from Wilmington. Doug, Maggie and I didn’t get an opportunity to meet prior to their wedding day, I have never been to Edenton and other than a few google searches, I had never seen Pembroke Hall. So you could imagine my relief when I pulled up to a charming historic plantation style home in the heart of downtown Edenton with Maggie’s big contagious smile there to greet me. It was a pleasure hanging out with these guys and their friends & family, on this beautiful and picturesque occasion, a true example of an old fashioned southern wedding.
It’s pretty rare to get to shoot a wedding of the same couple twice, but on this friday evening in September I got to do just that. I had the pleasure of joining these two in New York last year to shoot a small, intimate ceremony in Central Park, as well as some engagement/lifestyle images in the urban-esque landscape of the Big Apple. (If you missed that post, you can check it out here, http://www.chriszachary.com/blog/2012/10/11/briecaroline-engagement-wedding-new-york-ny/). Brie has roots in New York, while Caroline is a local girl, so it only makes sense to have a wedding in both locations. After the New York wedding, I knew this one would not disappoint. The love these two share is rare and its quite apparent whenever they’re together. The ceremony & reception were held in Downtown Wilmington at the Brooklyn Arts Center. It was quite the honor to have the opportunity to document both of their wedding days. Hopefully I’ll be able to attend their wedding next year! (There is one next year, right guys? Guys???) The day after their wedding I got to drive up to Edenton, NC to shoot a stunning wedding at Pembroke Hall, look for those next on the blog.
Ceremony: Brooklyn Arts Center Courtyard
Reception: Brooklyn Arts Center
DJ: Kevin Durant
DJ: Jesse Stockton Band
Caterer: Bon Appetit
Cake: Imaginary Cakes
Coodinator: KickStand Events
Ross & Leina got married on a beautiful September day at the Beach House Bar & Grill on the grounds of the Fort Fisher Recreation Center, overlooking the Cape Fear River. The weather couldnt of been any better. We started the day at the Fort Fisher Historic site to shoot Ross & Leina’s first look and some bridal party portraits before heading to the ceremony/reception site. After a beautiful ceremony on the banks of the Cape Fear, we proceeded on to the Bar & Grill for the reception. Ross & Leina had hands down one of the best reception entances I have ever seen! The day was capped off with some dancing and a spectacular sunset, a fitting way to start my fall wedding season.
Ceremony: Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area
Reception: Beach House Bar & Grill
Band/DJ: The Muzic Machine
Florist: Marshall Gardens
Cake: Cake Creative Cake Design by Tammy Hodge
Videographer: Our Wedding Story Productions