Ed & Maureen {A Downtown Raleigh Wedding}

Ed and Maureen were such a laid-back and fun couple to work with.  It was a comfortable process in the planning and discussion of their wedding photography, especially since it always involved beverages at Crank Arm or enjoying craft brews at their home.  Although the weather did not want to cooperate on that day, you would never know it.  It never damped anyone's spirits and the party started early and went through the evening and onto late night!  Taking place at the beautifully and meticulously restored Merrimon-Wynne House in Downtown Raleigh, this wedding was full of beautiful details and 'kodak moments'.  Amy and her staff at the house were 5-star throughout the day, including creating an umbrella canopy for the wedding party and guest leaving the tent from the ceremony to the cocktail hour in the house.

We started the morning with a bridesmaids luncheon at the house, we all headed to their home for the first look.  From there we stopped at a few key spots that were important to the Bride and Groom.  My favorite was pulling up to a Denny's with a bus full of bridesmaids and groomsmen to take a group shot in front in the rain!  The couple's first date was at a Denny's, so we said "Why not?!"  

Back at the house, the ceremony and reception took place in the tent during the rain where the party continued.  DJ Steve Stowe kept everyone on their feet and Clyde Cooper's BBQ served some proper NC 'que to the guests.  The Crank Arm Rickshaw was the perfect Downtown Raleigh send-off ride.  

Venue:  Merrimon-Wynne House

Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Tucker House

Stylist:  Teresa Zito

MUA: Carlos O'Neal - Junction Salon & Bar

Bridal Gown / Shoes: David's Bridal / Nina

Ring: Bailey's Fine Jewelry

Florist:  Grana Floral Designs

Rentals:  Party Reflections

Officiant:  Brian Foreman

Caterer:  Clyde Cooper's BBQ (Reception)  |  Barone Meatball Company (Rehearsal Dinner)

Cake:  JP Pastry

DJ:  Bunn DJ Company - Steve Stowe

Photography:  Richard Barlow Photography

Sarah & Aaron {A Valentine's Destination Wedding}

This year started out with a bang with two Destination Weddings two weekends in a row!  From snowboarding in the Poconos to Sun, Sand, and Palms in Punta Cana for Valentine's Day.  I had a blast with this couple and their amazing families and friends in the Dominican Republic for their wedding on Valentine's Day!  In case you're wondering how I could be away from my wife on Valentine's Day in Punta Cana while she endured an ice storm (I was stuck in the DR an extra day due to weather delays...#notsorry), don't worry, I will be back in Punta Cana in April to shoot another wedding on our Wedding Anniversary and she will be with me!  But that's another post...

VENUE (All-Inclusive):  Majestic Elegance Punta Cana


PHOTOGRAPHY:  Richard Barlow Photography