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March 15, 2022

Angus Barn Wedding

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Angus Barn Wedding for Matthew & Jessie

The Angus Barn is one of the best wedding venues in North Carolina’s Triangle region. It’s a great location close to the airport and an easy drive from Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. And on top of that, it’s got even better ambiance and food!! It was the perfect reception location for Matthew & Jessie and their amazing wedding crowd.

The day started with getting ready at neighbor hotels in Brier Creek: The Embassy Suites Brier Creek for Jessie and her team and the Brier Creek Hampton Inn for Matthew’s side. From there, everyone made their way to St. Francis of Assisi Church, which is the church Matthew grew up attending.

And then here’s the rest of the team for this Angus Barn wedding:
Reception venue, catering, coordination: Angus Barn Pavilion
Entertainment (DJ & emcee): 360 Elite Entertainment
Florals: Teacup Floral
Video: HoneyDew Films
Hair & Makeup: Ashley Mooney Hair & Makeup
Photography: Well, that’s us 😀 Kivus & Camera!

And here are some of our favorite images from Matthew & Jessie’s wedding day!

Birds AND planes flying through the sky behind them? I think that means one, if not both, of these two is a superhero.

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There was plenty of laughter to be had in Jessie’s getting ready suite, but I also loved the quiet moments with just her mom when she was ready to put her dress on.

Check out this super fun Angus Barn Wedding Soak in every moment of your wedding day, even the little ones like taking off your pjs to put on your dress

MEANWHILE, John was hanging out with the most enthusiastic and energetic groom’s party we’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. Apparently this group was having a nonstop karaoke dance fest while they got ready!

This groom's party was the most energetic and enthusiastic crowd This groom's party was the most energetic and enthusiastic crowd Groom getting ready before Angus Barn Wedding

And they all cleaned up very nicely, especially our groom Matthew here. I love this window light portrait John made of him in the hotel room!

Groom getting ready before Angus Barn Wedding Jessie and Matthew didn’t want to see one another before the ceremony, but Jessie did elect to have a first look with her attendants (and some of Matthew’s – it was sort of a free for all, everyone loves everybody wedding party, which I adore). LOOK AT THESE REACTIONS Y’ALL. Jessie is positively stunning and has the best hype squad.
This bride did a first look with the wedding party and their reactions were priceless This bride did a first look with the wedding party and their reactions were priceless

Now I said they weren’t gonna see one another, but the almost-weds did have a quiet moment back to back before heading off to the church separately.

Don't want to see one another, but still want to talk? Do a first touch! Don't want to see one another, but still want to talk? Do a first touch!

So here we are at the ceremony! One of their good friends/Matthew’s groomsmen sang at the wedding and he is so very talented!!! I guess I should have mentioned earlier that these two met through theater and the majority of their wedding party are also theater people/performers. A very talented bunch. Just wait for the dance floor!

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After the ceremony, we headed to the Angus Barn wedding pavilion for portraits before dinner and the party. Love this dreamy sunset coming in behind them over the lake. And how perfect that Matthew found a heads-up lucky penny during portrait time!

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Finally it was time to head inside for the PARTY!!!

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Here’s where things started getting super-charged! Almost the entire crowd was on the dance floor the entire evening, and 360 Elite Entertainment kept the energy up and perfect for this group.

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When neckties become headbands, you know things are going well!

Wild wedding reception at the Angus Barn

But this. This was perhaps my favorite moment of the evening. Jessie’s bridesmen lifted her during What Dreams Are Made Of (if you’re the right generation, you’ll understand!). Then, from across the room, another figure was lifted. Their eyes met. And their friends carried them to one another. TRUE LOVE ON THE DANCE FLOOR.

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But everyone’s feet (and arms) get tired at some point, so at the end of the evening, Jessie & Matthew made their exit through a sparkler tunnel.

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We loved partying with you two and all your friends and family. Truly some of the most fun people we’ve gotten to spend a wedding day with so please thank and hug them all for us!!! And of course hugs for the two of you!!


We believe that love is fun and colorful, and your wedding photographs should be too.

Kivus & Camera are Raleigh Wedding photographers who create bold, colorful, magical memories of your wedding day with beautiful, artistic portraits AND enthusiastic, genuine moments. Your unique love story deserves to be told through unforgettable, breath-taking photographs that stand out from the crowd. Kivus & Camera love creating that magic. After all, as past bride Courtney says, we are photography sorcerers.

And though we call ourselves Raleigh wedding photographers, we definitely photograph Durham weddings, Chapel Hill weddings, Cary weddings, etc. We’re all over the Triangle area, and we’re happy to head to the beach or mountains and even to places outside of North Carolina! Just let us know where your love story is headed.

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