Alicia and Chris were married at Fearrington House in Pittsboro, NC. It was an intimate gathering and everything was beautiful and personal. Between Alicia and Chris, they have three children, all of whom were involved in the ceremony. I love it when people involve children in weddings : ) In this one, the kids stood at the alter throughout the ceremony, participated in the readings, and even helped light the unity candles. It was lovely to include them and, I think, showed the kids just how important they are in this union.
Without further ado, here are a few photos from the day.
I took the picture below through a window with old panes of glass. I love how the distortion in the old glass make natural swirls and blurs, especially in the trees. This was the view from the room at dinner.
I'm still alive. I've been out of town for the past week and we're in the process of moving so I'm behind on blogging but I'll be posting some sessions soon. I have several, including a newborn, a family, a workshop, and few weddings!
I have to say congratulations to Kelley Ryden and Tracy Raver for, once again, being featured on The Today Show! They also have a book, Sleeping Beauties: Newborns in Dreamland, that's available in major bookstores and online.
Congratulations, ladies! I'm so glad you're being recognized for your wonderful work.
I had the pleasure of second shooting for the fabulous Michael Moss (he does awesome and amazing work) for this beautiful wedding. It was filled with pretty things, lots of love, laughter, and some tears--as all wedding should be.
It was so sweet to see Michaela get emotional anytime something made the day seem "real" for her as she was getting ready. She couldn't even watch as her dad opened her gift to him (see below). His reaction was equally sweet. When some of the embroidery from the handkerchief was showing at the top of his pocket, someone asked if he planned to tuck it in so the letters wouldn't show. He responded, "I'd wear it across my chest if I could."
Michaela and Gerry's love for each other was genuine and it really showed. I think the groom's sister (who was also the best man) summed it up best with her toast, "Being in love is like peeing your pants. Everyone can see it, but only you can feel the true warmth."