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August 3, 2021

The Bradford Wedding Venue | Kivus & Camera

Bradford Wedding reception for Lisa & Josh

The Bradford wedding venue is just outside of Raleigh, in New Hill, NC and it was the perfect backdrop for Lisa & Josh’s reception this past weekend. You may remember these two from their intimate, COVID-safe, December wedding in Lisa’s dad’s backyard. Now that vaccines are out in the wild, they were ready to celebrate their nuptials with the friends & family who couldn’t be there in person in December.

Bradford wedding team:
Coordination: C&D Events
DJ: DJ Harlem
Catering: Rocky Top Catering
Donuts: Duck Donuts
Hair & Makeup: Priscilla’s Beauty Bar and Ellevated Beauty
Rentals: CE

We started with a first look in the Bradford’s courtyard and then had group photos inside the air-conditioned ballroom. Friday was a hot one y’all.

The Bradford wedding venue in New Hill, NC first look at a Bradford wedding

Lisa & Josh’s neighbor MADE this dress. And it’s got great twirl action – 5 stars.

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I love when we can knock out group photos early and our couples get to enjoy cocktail hour with their guests

Wedding tip: say YES to everyone who asks for a photo with you. especially your grandma!

Here we’ve got two Kivus & Camera brides making sure they’ve stretched properly before hitting the dance floor!

this bride and her bridesmaid made sure to stretch before they hit the dancefloor!

Kelsey from C&D events had the Bradford ballroom looking great for dinner and dancing (and donuts, maybe the most important of the three Ds?).

blue and green wedding details at this Bradford wedding blue and green wedding details at this Bradford wedding

These two know how to make an entrance 🙂

For their first dance I wanted to bring a little bit of the outside in.

Bride & groom's first dance in The Bradford wedding ballroom. The main house is reflected in the window

And with multiple shooters, we could still get those nice close ups, while I was crouching outside for the creative reflection shot.

After their first dance, their adorable nephew Vincent helped get the party started.

Some champion frolicking went down during golden hour. Josh’s suit jacket didn’t get quite as much twirl as Lisa’s dress, but good effort sir.

Have fun on your wedding day! Your portraits should leave you full of smiles. A good photographer will know how to make amazing images while you're having a fantastic time Have fun on your wedding day! Your portraits should leave you full of smiles. A good photographer will know how to make amazing images while you're having a fantastic time Have fun on your wedding day! Your portraits should leave you full of smiles. A good photographer will know how to make amazing images while you're having a fantastic time

Back inside with DJ Harlem to dance the night away in celebration!! I ALWAYS love an impromptu beer bottle microphone, so kudos to that wedding guest.

DJ Harlem gets the party going at this Bradford wedding!

And a bit of warm twinklelight love to end the evening. I so completely wish COVID had never happened and couples like Lisa & Josh could have had Plan A, but I have to say, navigating the craziness with them (and having two weddings) was as great as it could have possibly been!!

Congrats again!!!


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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