Friday, September 22, 2017

Campbell Lodge Durant Nature Park: Raleigh NC: Robert and Erica

The laughter could be heard from the hall as I made my way to see Erica and the girls on the wedding day.  The door still closed but the joy was bursting open.  I walk in on Erica surrounded by all her bridesmaids, mother, grandmother, and mother in law all talking, laughing, and enjoying all the glamour of being dolled up by the very talented Eye Do Makeup crew.

Erica, detailed, organized and ready to get this day going, between laughing was rattling off check lists making sure the day had everything in rolling as intended, showing off the ease in which Erica seems to take on multitasking.  

The beautifully detailed, ivory, lace, off the shoulder, dress and the gorgeous beaded, laced veil, compliments of David's Bridal and the elegant bouquet created by Flowers on Broad were built to make Robert swoon over his beautiful wife to be!  And it didn't disappoint, Robert's face filled with joy and love as Erica made her way to him down the cascading stairs at Campbell Lodge back terrace.  

The ceremony was beautiful filled with small details of their love and family including a beautiful moment for their five year anniversary where they will open a bottle of wine and the letters they wrote to their future selves. 

Thanks to the joy of the day, love of family and friends, sugar high from the delicious naked spiced wedding cake by Cakes by Francis and the talented Frank at Bunn DJ Co, once the dance floor opened it was never empty till the final cords of the last song of the night.

From laughter filled moments before the ceremony, to the seemingly endless smiles of the bride and groom during the wedding to the full out dance celebration that made up the reception,  joy never seemed to leave this wedding. 

I am so honored and grateful to have been with you Erica and Robert on your wedding day!  Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your joy. 

Live. Love. Loud.