Wowee this was a great wedding! And as fantastic as we clicked from minute one, I knew these guys would be family for life, I am ashamed to say that other than a face time session for the wedding consult, the actual first time I met these guys in person was the wedding day. We had done some introductions – I felt like I knew them. We were facebook friends, followed each other on instagram and they so kindly shared their awesome proposal video with me so I felt like I was there for the proposal even though I wasn’t. I could see how they loved each other and expressed it and when it came to the wedding day it was like I was meeting an old friend for the first time – if that is even possible.
We had the fantastic planning team in tow with Shawn Schindler Events – and I knew that it was going to be awesome because of that.
For this day we had all planned and it was an awesome prep time and holy portraits – y’all just wait. We did the formal portraits the day of the wedding at the Grand Marquis and then the Monday following the wedding I met Jessica and Ronald at one of my favorite local parks – JC Raulston Arboretum for and after session. We were there until after sun set and they got on a plane the next morning for their honeymoon!
Y’all stay tuned for the awesome that is part I of Jessica and Ronald’s wedding day!
The awesome vendor team:
Hair and Make-Up : The Makeup Addict – Raleigh, NC
Ceremony and Reception location : The Grand Marquis Ballroom – Garner, NC
Jessica’s Dress : Winnie Couture – Charlotte, NC
Jessica’s Shoes : Badgley Mischka – New York, NY
Bridesmaid Dresses : Bill Levkoff – New York, NY
Bridesmaids Earrings : Kate Spade– New York, NY
Groom and Groomsmen attire : Bernard’s Formalwear – Durham, NC
Officiant : Bishop Cheryl Grissom
Florist : Shelley Pearson with Expressions of Love – Fuquay-Varina, NC
Wedding Cake : Chloe Lee with Cakes by Chloe – Raleigh, NC
Wedding Coordination : Shawn Schindler with Shawn Schindler Events – Raleigh, NC
DJ : Roger Weathers aka DJ Weatherman – Charlotte, NC
Catering : Unforgettable Food Affairs – Raleigh, NC
Accommodations : Wingate by Wyndham Garner/Raleigh South, Hyatt Place – Raleigh West, and Aloft – Raleigh, NC
Transportation : A Formal Affair – Raleigh, NC
Second Photographer : Brian Mullins