When I met Zeina and Peter last year to talk about their wedding, I was INSTANTLY excited at the prospect of it. They were referred to me by a friend that was in the bridal party of one of my previous couples and that to me speaks volumes! I mean the fact that she loved me and my work enough to refer me and she wasn’t even my bride! GAH!
Even more exciting was when I heard where Zeina and Peter were getting married. Sitti restaurant in downtown Raleigh is one of my favorite places to shoot in downtown. I LOVE the vibe of it. The fact that you are in an enclosed courtyard in the middle of downtown but you don’t feel like you are in the middle of downtown is perfection. AND I am a sucker for some fantastic Lebanese food. I even eat here when I am not shooting a wedding there. This place is GOOD. Highly recommend it.
We had so much fun at their engagement session that I knew I would love the wedding! The day of Zeina and Peter’s wedding arrived and we had perfection of weather. Not too hot. Not too cold. The chance of a shower that did eventually pass through but it only rained for 10 minutes and that was during dinner. It made for the perfect day. We did a first look and portraits before the ceremony on the lawn of the NC State Capital Building. The ceremony was quick and to the point. They wanted a long and casual reception which was exactly what they got!
It.was.perfect! And so is this adorable couple!
Best wishes for all the happiness in the world you two crazy kids and THANK YOU so much for choosing me to spend the best.day.ever with!
Zeina’s hair and make-up : Joulia Atallah
Zeina’s Dress : Martina Liana from Lana Addison Bridal in Cary, NC
Zeina’s Shoes : Lauren Lorraine
Zeina’s Jewelry : Made by Zeina’s mom; Engagement and wedding rings –Tacori from Bailey’s in Cary, NC
Officiant : Christi Martoccia
Accommodations : Sheraton and Marriott Downtown Raleigh
Cake & Flowers : Zeina’s Mom
Ceremony, Reception, and Catering : Sitti Downtown Raleigh, NC
Second Photographer : Lauryn Thibodeau