We were so happy and excited to photograph all the events leading up to and on the day of Caroline and Ryan’s fantastic wedding. This was a great wedding full of fantastic details and the location of The Millennium Center was the perfect location for these two. It was a building that had been preserved in its original glory with great historic architecture. The ceremony and party area was truly a blank slate that could be made into the perfect event for anyone.
We met Caroline and Ryan individually early in the day as they didn’t want to see each other before the ceremony. The girls prepped for the day in their quarters while the guys prepared at the hotel. We all did a careful dance around the venue for pre ceremony portraits as to not let the bride and groom see each other.
The ceremony was perfect. Full of heart and soul and great stories of how the two met and how they built their lives together. There were a few tears but there was a great amount of anticipation as the two were meant to be together. This had been a well planned out day that would be the highlight of the beginning of a relationship more than boyfriend and girlfriend. This was a marriage. One that Caroline and Ryan had anticipated for a long time.
The reception was a party to end all parties and I especially loved that Caroline and Ryan were up for any and all crazy portrait ideas we had. We would party then quickly set up a shot. Then party again then another portrait spot. It was the coolest venue and Ryan and Caroline had a similar vision that we did for portraits. One favorite is definitely the solo shot Rebecca did of Ryan alone before the ceremony in the old jail cell downstairs in the venue. During the reception, Rebecca set up a similar shot of Caroline and Ryan together in the same cell. It was dimly lit and a challenge but the end result is just what we expected.
We also did a series of portraits on the roof of the building that gave a great backdrop of downtown Winston-Salem.
Please enjoy a few of our favorites from Caroline and Ryan’s fantastic Winston-Salem, NC wedding. We wish you all the best as you begin your lives together and hope to see you both real soon!
Rebecca & Annie
Ceremony and Reception : The Millenium Center – Winston-Salem, NC
Accommodations : The Embassy Suites; Winston-Salem, NC
Wedding Coordination : Gretchen Garrett with Red Bird Events
Cake : Cakes by Manfred
Florist : Reggie with Reggie’s Flower Shoppe
Hair : Emily Miller
Transportation : All Airport Express
Catering : The Millenium Center – Winston-Salem, NC