Garrett & Heather {A Charming Southern NC Wedding}

I first met Heather when she visited my booth at the The Southern Wedding Show last August.  She was the winner of the Engagement Session Giveaway I held at the show!  (My daughter did the honors of drawing the winner.)

Heather and her fiancé, Garrett, chose Downtown Raleigh for their amazing Engagement Session in the fall.

Heather was stunning for her bridal session this past spring at her alma mater, Meredith College.

Heather and Garrett planned a beautiful summer wedding.  The day started in Smithfield at The Country Club of Johnston County with a groomsmen shoot on the links.  Next, I headed back to Raleigh to capture the ladies being pampered at the Von Kekel Salon at North Hills.  Then we all came together at the historic southern mansion, The Preston Woodall House to celebrate the joining of these two sweet and beautiful people.  I would like to give a big THANK YOU to Heather & Garrett and their family and friends for treating me like family.  I would also like to thank all the great wedding vendors that worked together to make sure this couple's day was everything they wished for.  I was happy to be a part of it.

Venue & Catering:  The Preston Woodall House - Benson, NC

Wedding Planner:  C and D Events

Flowers:  Fresh Affairs

Cake:  Ashley's Cakes

DJ:  SPIN - Ryan Pflumm

Officiant:  Kris Weiss

Hair and MUA:  Von Kekel AVEDA lifestyle salon spa - North Hills

Wedding Dress:  Traditions by Anna Bridal Boutique - North Hills  (Designer:  Romona Keveza)

Bridesmaid Dresses:  J. Crew

Men's Suits:  Jos. A. Bank

Rings:  Diamonds Direct

Photography:  richard barlow photography   

Second Photographer: Amanda Kaye Photography - Mandy Pittman

We were determined to keep the ceremony outside even with rumbling in the distance and a small incoming storm!

The ceremony was perfectly timed, as the brief rain showers started just as the ceremony ended.  We all ducked inside until they passed and then continued with the photos and festivities!

But first...