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November 4, 2021

Barber Park Event Center Wedding

Gateway Gardens wedding portraits

Greensboro Wedding at Barber Park Event Center

Remember Claire & Ben from just a couple weeks ago? They just had their wedding celebration at Barber Park Event Center Saturday!! And it was awesome. Just wait until you see all the emotions at their first look. These two are just the sweetest and their friends and family were great too.

Show some love to the whole vendor team:

Venue: Barber Park Event Center
Coordination: Emily Katherine Events
Officiant: Laney Margolis
Photos: Kivus & Camera (me!!!) with epic help from Kate as my second shooter and my incredible sister-in-law Ashley helping out as lighting assistant
Florals: DIY!!!
Transportation: Triad Trolleys
DJ: Abe One DJs
Photobooth: PixelDust
Catering & Bar: Visions Catering
Dessert: Delicious Bakery
Forged copper cake server: Inox Flatware
Save the Date: Claire’s design
Invites: Basic Invite
Wedding party attire: Azazie
Wedding party lanterns: 3d printed by Ben, here’s the pattern
Claire’s shoes: Kate Spade for Keds
Claire’s wedding ring: Aleksandr and Elana Kermele
Claire’s incredible dress: Needle & Thread
And finally, Claire’s awesome copper headpiece and hair pins: made by Claire, the coppersmith!

Barber Park Event Center Wedding Photos

Without further ado, some of my favorite images from Claire & Ben’s Barber Park wedding:

blue and copper wedding details

This dress was stunning!! And most of Claire’s accessories & jewelry were copper since she’s a coppersmith. She made her headband/tiara and her hairpins herself. She also made earrings for all her bridesmaids!

incredible embroidery on a Needle & Thread wedding dress

Since Claire & Ben got married in an intimate ceremony last year, this was actually a vow renewal. So Claire found these adorable anniversary cards to write their vows in. The card says “A+. Would marry again.” And Claire just covered the Happy Anniversary part with the gold tape and their initials. And in the background, you can see her putting the finishing touches on her headband & hair pins.

bride getting ready at JH Adams Inn in Highpoint, NC

Sometimes you need multiple layers of makeup (see what I did there?)

wedding day getting ready at JH Adams Inn in Highpoint, NC wedding day getting ready at JH Adams Inn in Highpoint, NC

I love that these ladies just went straight for the champagne without bothering to make it a mimosa. That is my style!

wedding day getting ready at JH Adams Inn in Highpoint, NC wedding day getting ready at JH Adams Inn in Highpoint, NC wedding day getting ready at JH Adams Inn in Highpoint, NC this bride made her copper headpiece!

Something blue PLUS perfect dancing shoes 🙂

Kate Spade keds are the perfect something blue for your wedding day

And here’s Ben’s something blue atop love poetry and Tolkein.

Blue velvet bowtie for the groom!

Here’s Ben helping his son Liam get ready. When I was looking through Kate’s photos from Ben’s getting ready time, these images gave me all the feels. Such sweet father-son moments!

Groom helps his son get ready on the wedding day Groom helps his son get ready on the wedding day Groom helps his son get ready on the wedding day Groom gets ready at Barber Park Event Center in Greensboro, NC

And then it was time for a first look. I love these expressions!! In the next photos you’ll clearly see how excited they were to see one another, but this one is all about their hilarious personalities.

Adorable and emotional first look at Barber Park Event Center in Greensboro, NC Adorable and emotional first look at Barber Park Event Center in Greensboro, NC Adorable and emotional first look at Barber Park Event Center in Greensboro, NC Adorable and emotional first look at Barber Park Event Center in Greensboro, NC

Yes Claire! Show off that gorgeous, unique gown. Can more brides please add a little color to their wedding dresses? And when I say color, I don’t mean ivory or champagne. Ivory and champagne are still white. I mean jewel tones and primary colors!!! Embrace some happy colors!!

Adorable and emotional first look at Barber Park Event Center in Greensboro, NC Artistic bride style inspiration, gown by Needle & Thread

And here’s the fun wedding party plus bonus shots with the kiddos.

Colorful wedding party inspiration, attire by Azazie, bride's gown by Needle & Thread

Time for the ceremony! There was a candy girl at this Halloween weekend wedding instead of a flower girl, and this little lady rocked it. Also, where can I get those shiny pink lace up boots in big girl sizes?

This flower girl passed out candy at this Halloween weekend wedding at Barber Park Event Center in Greensboro, NC the groom's son smiles as the bride walks down the aisle groom's emotional reaction the bride walking down the aisle

emotional wedding ceremony at Barber Park Event Center in Greensboro, NC emotional wedding ceremony at Barber Park Event Center in Greensboro, NC

OMG. The way he looks at her </heart eyes emoji>

emotional wedding ceremony at Barber Park Event Center in Greensboro, NC

After the ceremony, we snuck over to Gateway Gardens where they had their first intimate wedding ceremony last year, in front of this cool story book.

wedding portraits at Gateway Gardens in Greensboro, NC Creative wedding photography in Greensboro,

Back at Barber Park, the reception tables were all decorated with halloween-y decor. I love the kissing skeletons on the sweetheart table!

Halloween themed wedding details

A first dance/rick roll is a definite winner!

First dance at Barber Park Event Center First dance at Barber Park Event Center

And that was followed up with some toasts and cake!

Look at Liam in the cake shots!! Best reactions ever!

colorful cake at a Greensboro, NC wedding emotional mother son dance!

Midway through the mother son dance, Claire brought Liam out to the floor, and then he got to dance with his grandma too. And yes, he changed into a Pokemon trainer costume for the reception. Good eyes you!

And more costumes hit the dance floor too. Here’s the Phantom & Cinderella sharing a kiss before midnight.

Halloween wedding with costumes!

A couple of very fashionable elves!

Halloween wedding with costumes!

And the hero of the dance floor: Claire’s sister’s partner Shanon.

Halloween wedding with costumes!

At the end of the night the “newly”weds exited to a barrage of colorful ribbon wands. Much joy! Very happy!

ribbon wand wedding exit at Barber Park Event Center in Greensboro, NC ribbon wand wedding exit at Barber Park Event Center in Greensboro, NC

I’ll leave you with one last nighttime shot because I love getting to play after dark! Congrats again Claire & Ben!!

Creative wedding photography in Greensboro,

 


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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