When I first worked with Courtney and Jon last fall on their engagement session, I was struck by how genuine they are. I think it’s impossible not to be drawn to their kind, calm personalities. We had such a good conversation, strolling through the UNC campus. And as I watched them through my lens, I could clearly see the depth of their feelings for one another. When we parted ways that day, I immediately began to look forward to their Chapel Hill Carriage House wedding. Well, the day finally arrived! And it was every bit as beautiful and special as I knew it would be.
For one, Courtney’s smile is absolutely contagious! She was glowing and radiant, and just like Jon cares so much for the people around her. As her bridesmaids were helping her dress, Courtney took time to tell them she felt honored to have them there. She made all of her loved ones feel as special and important as they really are to her. And so did Jon. It is such a pleasure and a gift to see that kind of love and generosity…and it all starts with the bride and groom.
The ceremony took place at the University Presbyterian Church in Chapel Hill. Before it began, Jon and Courtney exchanged letters and gifts. Watching the emotion on Jon’s face as he read Courtney’s words was so touching. At one point, he broke off and said (obviously to himself) “What did I do to deserve her?” A genuine moment that I will never forget! Later, as he watched his bride come down the aisle, tears welled up in Jon’s eyes. So beautiful! And the surprising part? The deep and true emotion of this wedding transitioned into a very exciting dance floor! This bride and groom can definitely cut a rug! I can’t help but giggle now, remembering how much fun it was to watch them at their reception at The Carriage House! I hope you enjoy their photos as much as I’ve been enjoyed working with them! A huge thanks to Kast Events, such a perfect and smooth day!
Thanks to talented Becci Ames for shooting their wedding with me! I love to work with you my friend.
Coordinator: Kast Events / Ceremony: University Presbyterian Church / Reception: Chapel Hill Carriage House / Videographer: Jon Murray / Florist: Diane Joyal – Bowerbird Flowers / Stationary: Blush Paperie / Cake Artist: Buttercream’s Bake Shop / Catering: Beau Catering / Ceremony music: Thomas Brown / Reception music: Arioso Strings (cocktail hour) & Joe Bunn / Make-up and hair: Pamela Hung with OnLoKtion Makeup / Wedding Dress and veil: Maggi Bridal / Shoes: Kate Spade Sela / Bridesmaids dress: Bella Bridesmaids / Groom and Groomsmen’s attire: Bernard’s Formalwear