Makena & Dave's Farm Wedding in Raleigh, NC

Makena and Dave's wedding was mixture of laughter and happy tears and I loved being there to capture all of the emotion of such a sweet couple and joyful day! These two were married under the trees on Makena's family farm then danced the night away by the lake, under the stars. Dave's gift to Makena, a bar cart that he made himself, was one of the most thoughtful I've seen and it was so sweet to see the look of surprise and excitement on her face when she received it. After their ceremony, the newlyweds took communion together and had a quiet moment before joining guests at the reception. There were too many touching moments and unique details to recount them all, so I'll get the photos do the talking!

horse on family farm in Raleigh, NC
bride's pink Sam Edleman shoes under persimmon tree, detail shot
floral wedding invitation suite on red velvet chair
white lace wedding dress hanging from tree on her wedding day
bride's lace trimmed veil hanging on a shutter outside of her parent's farmhouse in Raleigh
bridesmaids in matching robes on porch before getting ready for wedding ceremony
black and white portrait of back of bride standing in her dress in the doorway
bride's sister helps zip the wedding dress
bride buckles her pink suede wedding shoes
bride smiles as bridesmaids help her get ready for her wedding day
bridesmaids smile as they see the bride in her dress
bride and her mother talk before the wedding ceremony
bride receives a handmade bar cart from her groom
bride reads a note from her fiance on her wedding day
bride reads a love note from the groom
hand made bar cart with wine glasses and horse bottle opener
horse head bottle opener on bar cart that the groom built
bridesmaids help the bride with her dress and veil
bride and bridesmaids laugh as they walk to ceremony
bride and bridesmaids laugh at a funny little flower girl
bride walks and smiles with her bridesmaids
black adn white portrait of bride fixing her veil
close of portraits of a bride looking up
bride sways dress in front of her horse farm
groom's leather shoes, floral bowtie, and watch detail shot
father of groom helps him straighten his bowtie
groomsmen laugh as they put on suspenders
groom ties his bowtie
groom reads a letter from his fiance in a rocking chair on a porch
cufflinks as as gift from the bride to the groom
groom's father helps him put on his cufflinks
groom puts on his jacket
groom shoes off the silk jellyfish fabric interior of his custom suit jacket
groom's boutonnière
portrait of groom smiling on his wedding day
black and white portrait of groom standing in front of tobacco barn
groom laughs with groomsmen before his wedding
groom and groomsmen portrait in front of tobacco barn in NC
groomsman holding ceremony program
folk band playing wedding ceremony music
father of the bride walks his daughter down the aisle
groom cries as he sees his bride for the first time walking down the ailse
bride and groom say vows during farm wedding
bride and groom listen to friend reading scripture at their ceremony
bridesmaids red dresses and bouqets
groomsmen lined up at ceremony wearing suspenders and pink bowties
floral cross at ceremony in NC
bride and groom light unity candle
the couples family watches as the bride and groom say their vows
bride laughs with groom during ceremony
bride touches groom's face during wedding vows
groom wipes a tear from the bride's eye during their ceremony
wedding ceremony in Raleigh, NC
bride and groom's first kiss
newlyweds celebrate as they walk down the aisle together
paster gives community to newlyweds
bride gives communion wine to groom on wedding day
wedding party celebrates the newlyweds
portrait of bride and groom in front of persimmon tree
groom looks lovingly down at his bride
bride's rings as she hold's groom's arm
bride looking through persimmon tree
newlyweds kiss on farm in NC
portrait of bride and groom in front of lake
bride and groom on a private dock
velvet seating and guest book table
guestbook and polaroid camera
flowers on tables at reception in front of lake
wedding cake with pink and red flowers
bride and groom dance into reception
the newlyweds being announced into reception
bride and groom's first dance as sun sets
the couples first dance
father daughter dance
mother of bride cries as she watches first dances
mother son dance
view of reception across the lake at night
couple cuts their wedding cake