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