Almost exactly a year ago, I found myself working with two incredibly kind and loving people. Hollis and Rolando’s engagement session took place on the UNC campus in Chapel Hill, with beautiful light and so many sweet moments that I will never forget. It was a joy to be in their company, because the love they have for one another seems to spill over and touch everyone around them…I was lucky enough to witness again last week when they tied the knot!
Hollis and Rolando became husband and wife surrounded by the people they love most. After nine years together, their guests weren’t separated by the typical ‘his side, her side’ line. It was simply one big group of excited friends who love these two equally. What a beautiful thing to see! When a couple shares such a loving community, you can feel the deep goodwill and happiness throughout the whole day! The historic Carolina Inn in downtown Chapel Hill is such a classic and elegant venue, and it’s always a pleasure to find myself there. Because Hollis and Rolando’s relationship really began to blossom at UNC, the nearby Carolina Inn felt like the perfect location to honor their history on the campus. And once again it was wonderful to work with Kelley Ann from A Southern Soiree! If you’ve read this blog, you’ve probably seen my mentions of Kelley Ann and her talent and professionalism in the past. She’s very, very good at what she does!
One of the things that stuck with me from the first time I met Hollis and Rolando was the fact that they are clearly one another’s best friend. When I was learning about them as a couple before our engagement session, they had recently discovered that they love canoeing together. It was a small detail, but it made me understand something about them: Hollis and Rolando will keep finding more to love about the adventure of life as they go through it together, as husband and wife. And what better foundation for a beautiful marriage than that? I wish these two amazing people the best, and hope you enjoy this sneak peek of their day!
The lace on Hollis gown was exquisite!
Thanks Kelsey Nelson for photographing this wedding with me and for being wonderful!
Vendors:Planning: Kelley Ann Ward with A Southern Soiree / Florist: Teacup Floral / Stationary: Cute Buttons / Cake Artist: Simply Cakes / Venue, Catering: Carolina Inn / Ceremony music: Arioso Strings / Reception music: Bunn DJ Company (Randy Bennett) / Hair and Make-up: Joanne Maye / Wedding Dress: Dress: Kenneth Winston from NY Bride and Groom of Raleigh / Shoes: Betsey Johnson / Bridesmaids dress: Bill Levkoff / Groom’s attire: Vince Camuto / Groomsmen’s attire: The Black Tux / Photo Booth: Raleigh Photo Booth Fun