Renaissance Hotel in Raleigh| Sacred Heart Cathedral Wedding

“One of my main priorities is the wedding photography” Kerri had told me when we initially met to discuss her wedding photography. No problem.. I can do that. :)  Kerri & Greg’s wedding took place on June 13th, 2009 at the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Downtown Raleigh NC and a  Renaissance Hotel Wedding Reception. I originally met the happy newlyweds in January of this year and was so excited that they had selected, in my opinion, two of the most beautiful places in Raleigh to hold a wedding and reception.

While Kerri got ready in a beautiful suite in the Renaissance Hotel in Raleigh, Greg headed over to the church in downtown Raleigh with the guys and my 2nd photographer captured them doing their thing (Won’t be posting those, sorry guys – but I see there was a table harmed in the process). As Kerri got ready, it was very apparent how close everyone in the bridal party and family was. A big challenge for photographers on the wedding day is finding out the relationships between everyone so we can better tell the story. Well, with Kerri’s party, I couldn’t determine who was immediate family and who were friends – since they were all treated like family, I did the same.

The Sacred Heart Cathedral is beautiful and a great example of architecture in downtown Raleigh and following the ceremony, we were able to get a few quick photos in before everyone took a break. The reception picked up that evening at the Renaissance Hotel in Raleigh at North Hills and, with it being my first time there, I was very excited to check out the property. One words comes immediately to mind – beautiful! With the happy newlyweds and 100 of their friends and family celebrating, Kevin Majoros (Joe Bunn DJ) got the party rolling and, well, let’s just say a few pictures had to be censored for decorum purposes.

Congratulations to you both! I am always honored to be chosen to both document and create artistic imagery during a wedding day – so thank you for choosing me!

Wedding: Sacred Heart Cathedral – Raleigh, NC
Reception – Renaissance Hotel in Raleigh – North Hills – Raleigh, NC
Flowers: The Purple Poppy – Wake Forest, NC
DJ: Joe Bunn DJ – Raleigh, NC

And on to the photos:

Wedding Dress haning at the Raleigh Renaissance Hotel

Wedding Bouquet from the Purple Poppy

flower girl getting her makeup done

Ring bearer in his tuxedo

bride putting on her wedding dress

wedding processional at Sacred Heart Catherdral in Raleigh NC

Sacred Heart Catherdal Wedding in Raleigh

organ pipes and stained glass window iN Sacred Heart Cathedral

Bride & groom portrait after the ceremony

Casual wedding portrait photography

First dance at wedding reception at the Raleigh Renaissance Hotel

Kids watching the dance floor at wedding reception

Emotional Father Daughter Dance at the Renaissance Hotel in Raleigh

funny wedding cake topper

bride imitating the wedding cake topper

cake paparazzi at the Raleigh Renaissance Hotel

guests dancing at Rennaisance Hotel Wedding Reception in Raleigh NC

Kevin Majoros - DJ - getting the crowd going at the Raleigh Renaissance Hotel

wedding reception dancing - Renaissance Hotel at North Hills

Wedding Reception Air Guitar at Raleigh Renaissance Hotel

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