The State Alumni Club | Anna & Chris

Anna & Chris were married on June 6th, 2009 at the St. Francis UMC in Cary, NC and their reception was at the NCSU Alumni Club on the NCSU Campus in Raleigh. I initially met Anna through a referral from the Church and was really excited to be shooting a wedding there again (You’ll see why below). Over the months of planning and a bridal portrait session with Anna (Outside Jones Chapel on Meredith Campus in Raleigh), I really got to know a lot about both her and her family. I decided some time ago that building these relationships were a very important part of this business, to me anyway, so I want to extend my thank you for your courtesy and generosity. It was my absolute pleasure to capture your wedding day memories!

After the service, we took a few formal shots outside (thankfully the temperature had not yet been set to boil) then off to the NCSU State Club for the reception. As many of you know, I have a real passion for photographing Architecture. If you haven’t seen the new NCSU Alumni hall then you really need to stop by. It’s a fantastic venue complete with twin staircases, marble floors and ornate furnishings everywhere the eye can see. This was also my 2nd weekend in a row with the very talented and photogenic Randy Bennett from Joe Bunn DJ Company.

The reception flew by and after a great dinner from University Dining (also clients of mine), Randy got the crowd jumping and everyone partied the night away. Near the end of the evening, Anna & Chris celebrated their marriage in (what I personally think) the coolest fashion – by singing the NC State Fight Song. :) The crowd sent the couple off in old-school fashion – with a shaving cream and vienna sausage laden car. After my gear was packed up and I was on my way home, I got lucky and found the slightly less happy couple cleaning off their car at a local gas station…

Congrats to you both! I really enjoyed being a part of your wedding day!

Wedding: St. Francis Methodists – Cary, NC
Reception – Park Alumni Center – Raleigh, NC
Flowers: Flowers by Stephanie – Raleigh, SC
Catering: University Dining – Raleigh, NC
Cake: Cinda’s Creative Cakes – Raleigh, NC
DJ: Joe Bunn DJ – Randy Bennett- Raleigh, NC

As always, here are a few photos:

Mother pinning boutonniere on son

Bridal preperations before the wedding

Bride surrounded by bridemaids

Bride's walk to the wedding ceremony

Wedding Ceremony at St. Francis UMC Cary, NC

Signing of the wedding certificate

wedding formal photography

wedding photography of bride & groom

NCSU Wedding Cake Toppers

NC State Club in Raleigh NC

First dance at the State Club in Raleigh NC

Dad and Daughter dance at a Raleigh wedding reception

Mother and son dance at the wedding reception

wedding reception in Raleigh NC

wedding photographers in Raleigh NC

candid photography at a Raleigh wedding reception

an unexpected dip at the wedding reception

Bride & Groom singing NCSU fight song

Sparkler Exit at the State Club in Raleigh NC

The last wedding surprise - a trashed car

Cleaning trashed car after wedding

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