What can I even say about Caroline + Chris’ wedding? It was stunning from beginning to end. Every detail was dripping with beauty and touched with luxury. My dear friend and amazing designer, Leigh Pearce, took Caroline + Chris’ vision and turned it into perfect reality! But even better than how the day looked was how the day felt.This gorgeous couple’s New York love story is like something straight out of a movie… meeting at JFK airport, sharing a cab, exchanging phone numbers for another date, and getting engaged in Central Park.
Their wedding was held at Caroline’s family lake house and was equal parts picture perfect and full of real life moments. I love that the girls were getting ready in a bedroom as the wedding setup was going on all around them. You could feel the excitement in the air as we heard cocktail hour being prepped in the kitchen, the florist walked in and out of the back room with incredible arrangements of sweet-smelling blooms, and family blew in and out of the house with showers of kisses and lots of laughs.
Guests were greeted at the front door with glasses of champagne and got to enjoy a short cocktail hour before being seated next to the pool for the ceremony. And the ceremony… Oh, guys… It was so sweet and heartfelt and I just melted every time Caroline and Chris looked at each other with hearts in their eyes :)
This day was so gorgeous that I took way too many photos and couldn’t narrow it down for this post so it’s being split in two.. You’ll get to see more portraits and the super-amazing reception next so check back soon!
And, of course, I couldn’t have done it without help from my amazing second shooter, Mabyn. She is a gem. So consistent, and creative, and fun! She made the 14 hour day even better! ((Love you, Mabyn!!)
The Details : Venue – Private Residence at Old North State Club. New London, North Carolina | Planning + Design – Leigh Pearce Weddings |Florals – In Bloom, LTD | Bride’s dress – “Lihi” by Mira Zwillinger. Purchased at Mark Ingram Atalier, NYC | Hair + Makeup – Carla White | Bridesmaid’s dress – BHLDN | Officiant – Patrick Maloy, Calm Blue Waters | Catering – Renaissance Patisserie | Cake – For Goodness Cakes | Band – East Coast Entertainment