I usually try to update my blog on every Monday but this has been an incredibly busy past week, so I apologize for the delay in my writing. I’ve gotten to know Amber and Jared quite well over the past year having shot their engagement photos, Amber’s bridal portrait and, now, their wedding. I’m behind on my blogging but I will get those up soon, I promise. Anyway, Amber & Jared had their wedding at a very cool location called The Hall at Landmark.
The Hall & Gardens at Landmark, located in Garner, NC, has both an interior location for wedding receptions and a gorgeous outdoor garden area for ceremonies. To be honest, it’s a very understated area so when you do pull into the area, it’s agreat and unexpected surprise. As it was my first time here (outside of Amber’s bridal portrait), and not having photographed a “live” event, it was a great treat to get play during their preparation times in both the brides and grooms rooms. The guys room is a true testament to “guys”. With a wet bar, floor to ceiling wood paneling (including the floor and ceiling), the room has a richness that parallels old speakeasy’s during prohibition. While it could of been a photographers nightmare, the windows allowed a beautiful flood of light that made for perfect photos.
Jared had a great trick up his sleeve for a gift for his lovely bride. She had been eyeing a coach purse, apparently for some time, so Jared had a great surprise to present to her before she got dressed. It was a pretty unique experience for me to use that as a transition from one room to another, so it was pretty cool to be present for that part of their day. So after everyone was dressed we headed out to their outdoor wedding ceremony. To say it was hot would be, well, pretty accurate. I think it was 95 degrees or so in the sun but, honestly, I really didn’t notice anyone who minded. I think it was because everyone was so happy to be at Jared & Amber’s wedding. m sure being at such a great location like the Hall at Landmark helped make the heat a little more bearable. Even the weather agreed with us as the wind and heavy rains waited to pick up until we were all done. As I always say though, you can’t have rainbows without rain.
After the ceremony and wedding formals, we headed inside to some well deserved A/C, sweet tea, adult punch and good food. Amber & Jared went right into their first dance before dinner. Now, if you’ve never been to the Hall at Landmark, the inside is, well, a hall. Ok… it’s a very ornate hall with a vaulted ceiling, gorgeous chandeliers, and warm colors, the place was a real treat to capture on camera. After the dances and dinner, we all got dancing (yes, even me) to help celebrate their wedding. As everyone exited the reception to send off Amber & Jared under a shower of sparklers, I was very honored to have a few minutes alone with a rolls royce that was waiting to take them away. As always, I am so appreciative of the graciousness of my clients and their families. I, quite literally, felt like a family member with every single person I spoke with at their wedding.
As always, here are a few choice photos from Amber & Jared’s wedding at the Hall at Landmark.