On a beautiful spring day earlier this year, I found myself strolling from Goose Creek State Park in NC, all the way to the waterfront docks in downtown Washington. At my side was a truly kind and loving couple, Meghan and Zach. The light was stunning for their engagement session, and the soon-to-be husband and wife were absolutely radiant in it. When we parted ways, I was already looking forward to their winter wedding…and I’m so happy that it finally arrived!
Meghan and Zach’s ceremony took place at Jones Chapel at Meredith College, with the reception moving to the North Ridge Country Club in Raleigh. The North Ridge’s ballroom is such an elegant venue for a reception. It has stunning crystal chandeliers, and at this time of year it’s beautifully decorated for Christmas. Meghan was the perfect winter bride in a gorgeous gown with off-the-shoulder lace sleeves. I found out that she loves bows and had one custom made for her dress…such a pretty and unique touch! This bride truly put her own beautiful spin on a classic and timeless look. Throughout the day, Meghan and Zach took time to make all of their guests feel special. It always warms my heart to work with a couple that loves their family and friends as much as Meghan and Zach clearly do.
This year I’ve had the privilege of working with several couples who are in the medical profession. Meghan and Zach are both in medical school right now, and it is a gift to photograph two people who are devoting their lives to taking care of others. I’m so happy that they found one another and that they can share so much, including a love of great music. I hope you enjoy this selection of photos from their winter wedding, and I’ll leave you with these lyrics from one of their favorite bands:
“Now I know I can win, as long as you follow…” – Fleetwood Mac
North Ridge Country Club Wedding
Thanks Jamie Vinson for photographing this wedding with me!
Ceremony: Jones Chapel at Meredith College / Catering: North Ridge Country Club / Florist: Smithfield City Florist / Stationary: Reave’s Engraving / Cake Artist: Cake Creations by Alex / Reception music: Klaxton Brown Band / Make-up: Hair and Make-Up by Mattie Jordan / Hair: Ashtan Gregory Tangles Salon / Wedding Dress: Lana Addison Bridal- Essence of Australia and Pronovias, custom bow by Lana Addison / Veil: Jennifer Leigh Couture Veils / Shoes: Kate Spade / Bridesmaids dress: Alfred Sung / Groom and Groomsmen’s attire: Vera Wang by Jos A. Bank / Wedding favors- Krispy Kreme Doughnuts / Videographer: Phillip Benz