Weddings

August 15, 2018

Downtown Raleigh Wedding

Downtown Raleigh Wedding, Smokebomb Photography, Nighttime wedding photography, Magmod Wedding photographySarah & Monty’s Downtown Raleigh Wedding with lots of portrait time <3

Two Downtown Raleigh wedding days in one weekend?!? Sign us up. The day after our Marbles Museum fun we had another fun filled wedding day in Raleigh. We met Sarah & Monty at their house for a first look, ran around Raleigh doing portraits, got rained on during said portraits, headed to St. Mark’s at Mordecai for an intimate and moving ceremony, boarded The Raleigh Trolley to head to the Stockroom for a party, and ended the night with some purple haze. Whew. It was a whirlwind and it was AMAZING! Photographic evidence and more words below!
 

The Downtown Raleigh wedding team:

Photography: Kivus & Camera, of course!
Planner: Ellen Klingler
Ceremony Venue: St. Mark’s Chapel
Officiant: Janice Odom
Transportation: The Raleigh Trolley
Reception Venue: The Stockroom at 230
Additional Portrait locations: NCMA, Boxcar Bar + Arcade 
 

The images:

Since we started at Sarah & Monty’s house, I got the esteemed privilege of meeting their pretty kitties!

Wedding cats

Then we went right into a first look, since portrait time was top priority for these two. Wedding First look at house

I love that their neighbors called them over for a photo before we hit the road. Their wedding was the talk of the neighborhood!Wedding First look at house

First stop: Gyre at the NCMA. Look at the flow of Sarah’s dress! She is Cinderella reborn. Also, shoutout to Maid of Honor/chauffeur/behind the scenes documenter extraordinaire Maggie. NCMA Wedding Photography, NCMA Rings, NCMA Gyre, Wedding portraits at Gyre NCMA Wedding Photography, NCMA Rings, NCMA Gyre, Wedding portraits at Gyre

Next up, some Tekken & DDR at Boxcar Raleigh. I love a good break for nerdiness during the wedding day and a slow dance on DDR is simply perfection. Shoutout to everyone who stared at us making portraits in the middle of a busy bar on a Saturday afternoon and mad love to the Boxcar for the free tokens 😀Barcade Wedding, Boxcar Raleigh, Nerdy Wedding Barcade Wedding, Boxcar Raleigh, Nerdy Wedding

A little (okay a lot, but fast-moving) rain gave Sarah’s dress some spots, but it didn’t wash the smiles off her and her friends’ faces as they posed with stylish modern Disney Princesses. Mural artist: Dorian Lynde – give her some love 😀Barcade Wedding, Boxcar Raleigh, Nerdy Wedding, Downtown Raleigh Wedding

Hooray for extra time before the ceremony. Sarah changed into her pjs and everyone worked together to steam out wrinkles and blow dry the skirt. (Sidenote, how great is Sarah’s mom’s dress?! Good fashion sense in that family!)Downtown Raleigh Wedding, St. Mark's Chapel

And then it was time for the knot-tying, and, as Monty so poetically told us, rain on your wedding day is a good thing because wet knots don’t come undone. Downtown Raleigh Wedding, St. Mark's Chapel Downtown Raleigh Wedding, St. Mark's Chapel Downtown Raleigh Wedding, St. Mark's Chapel Downtown Raleigh Wedding, St. Mark's Chapel Downtown Raleigh Wedding, St. Mark's Chapel

A few snaps with a girl’s best friends and then onto the Raleigh Trolley to head to the reception at The Stockroom. Downtown Raleigh Wedding, St. Mark's Chapel Downtown Raleigh Wedding, The Raleigh Trolley

I loved the way Bushel And Peck’s florals blended with the pieces that Sarah & Monty picked out from Greenhouse Picker Sisters. And books as centerpieces? Bestill my heart, you nerdy wedding!Downtown Raleigh Wedding, The Stockroom, Greenhouse Picker Sisters, Donovans Dish, Bushel and Peck Downtown Raleigh Wedding, The Stockroom, Greenhouse Picker Sisters, Donovans Dish, Bushel and Peck Downtown Raleigh Wedding, The Stockroom, Greenhouse Picker Sisters, Donovans Dish, Bushel and Peck Downtown Raleigh Wedding, The Stockroom, Greenhouse Picker Sisters, Donovans Dish, Bushel and Peck The Stockroom at 230

When there’s laughter AND tears you know there were great speeches.

Smile Monty, it’s time for our first dance!!The Stockroom at 230 The Stockroom at 230

When the dance floor opened up, this little dude knew it was time to party.
The Stockroom at 230

When glowsticks and glow ears and glow glasses come out, who knows what will happen.  The Stockroom at 230 The Stockroom at 230, Greenhouse Picker Sisters The Stockroom at 230 The Stockroom at 230

At the end of the night we snuck out with the couple and some of their closest friends to paint the night purple. This was my first time with smoke bombs and it was so much fun! I’ve got a couple extra, so hit me up if you want to make some portraits with them!!

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