Crabtree Marriott | Raleigh, NC Wedding | Caroline & Jeff

I met Jeff & Caroline in Raleigh last year to get to know them a bit and, obviously, talk about their wedding photography. After talking for 5 minutes, I knew we were a great match and instantly looked forward to their wedding day. So, as it is always in the wedding business, many months passed by before we actually got to the ceremony so I could hang out with everyone again. When I walked into the bride’s room and saw the her, her bridesmaids and the wedding dress, I was floored. Now every wedding has a beautiful & radiant bride, but with a wedding party of 20, this was set to be a huge celebration and you could immediately see the amount of time that had spent making sure every details was perfect. It also presented challenges as the church, while beautiful, was undergoing renovations in the changing areas so I hunted for a beautiful dress location. I ended up, in all places, in a staircase. :)  Just goes to show you what a little creativity and the tenacity of a wedding photographer will get you.

After the wedding ceremony and formal photography was over, the whole crew climbed aboard the Raleigh Trolley and rode over to the Raleigh Crabtree Marriott to celebrate their marriage. As always, the Marriott treated the couple to a wonderful event with wonderful food, impeccable service and warm hospitality. The room was breathtaking, the food delicious and the band got things rolling after dinner with a great mix of beach and classic rock music that kept the dance floor packed. This is one of those times I am so very happy I am so tall, as I can shoot over everyone and get the dance action in the middle of the crowd. Jeff, Caroline and I took a few minutes to get some special shots, just for them, and I got one of my favorites from the year so far on the round sofa.

My words really aren’t fully giving this celebration the justice it is worthy of, so I’ll let my photos do the rest of the talking.

Congratulations to Jeff & Caroline! What a beautiful wedding!!! Thank you so much for allowing me to capture such a special day for you!

Wedding: Benson Memorial United Methodist Church – Raleigh, NC
Reception: Crabtree Marriott – Raleigh, NC
Flowers: Dogwood Tree Floral Designs – Wake Forest, NC
Band: Hip Pocket – Greensboro, NC
Cake: Edible Art – Raleigh, NC
Video: Amazing Video Creations – Raleigh, NC
Ceremony Music: Symphonius Sounds – 919-598-9822 – Raleigh, NC
Raleigh Trolley: Raleigh Trolley Rental

Wedding flowers at Benson UMC

Wedding dress hanging in stairwell

Bride putting on her wedding dress

aged bridal portrait photograph

Bridal portrait - before ceremony in Raleigh, NC

Groom thru stained glass window at Benson UMC

Last moment bride has with father before the wedding

Wedding Ceremony Photography in Raleigh NC

Wedding coupel kissing in front of Raleigh Trolley

First Dance at wedding reception at Raleigh Crabtree Marriott

First Dance at the Crabtree Marriot in Raleigh, NC

Ring Shot - NC wedding photographer

Little girl dancing with bridesmaid at wedding reception

Bride and Groom wedding portrait at Crabtree Marriott

Raleigh NC wedding day portrait of bride & groom

Reception dancing - Raleigh, North Carolina

 Bride & groom dancing at their reception

Raleigh NC wedding reception dancing

Wedding sparkler exit at Marriott Crabtree in Raleigh

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