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April 11, 2022

Brier Creek Country Club Wedding

Brier Creek country club wedding photos after dark by Raleigh wedding photographers Kivus & Camera

Lauryn & Elliott’s relaxed (and slightly nerdy) Brier Creek CC wedding

You may remember these two from the pure model looks they gave me at their engagement session at the Art Museum. Well it was time for their official wedding day just a couple weeks ago at Brier Creek Country Club and they were just as beautiful and in love as ever.

Send some love to their vendors shouted out at the end of the blog post, but first the story (through images) of Lauryn & Elliott’s wedding day at Mt. Level Missionary Baptist Church and Brier Creek Country Club.

The day started with Lauryn and her mom and bridesmaids getting ready at an AirBNB around the corner from the church. Lauryn’s grandmother was not there in person, having recently passed away, but she was definitely an important presence.

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Elliott arrived at the Church first, where he got ready with his dad (who was also his Best Man) and his groomsmen.

Two young men get dressed for a wedding day Groom's father helps him put his bowtie on at a church in Durham, NC | photos by Kivus & Camera

It was windy all day long, but here you can see Lauryn’s side arriving at the Church as the wind was reaching crazy strengths. Through some sort of storm blessing, or the sheer power of hairspray, all of their hair-dos held up beautifully though!

Bride's mother helps her with the finishing touches| photos by Kivus & Camera Brides mother helps her with the finishing touches | photos by Kivus & Camera

Though Lauryn & Elliott didn’t see one another until the ceremony, Lauryn did have a first look with her dad and he was so sweetly overcome with love for her.

Bride shares a first look with her emotional father before the ceremony | photos by Kivus & Camera

The last little moments before the ceremony always come before you know it. Lauryn & Elliott read letters from one another and took some time to pray before heading to the sanctuary.

Bride reads a letter from the groom just before the ceremony | photos by Kivus & Camera Groom takes a quiet moment for prayer before the ceremony | photos by Kivus & Camera Groom sits with his bible before wedding ceremony begins | photos by Kivus & Camera

And then it was time!

Ring bearer with a security case | photos by Kivus & Camera groom's emotional reaction to bride walking down the aisle | photos by Kivus & Camera Couple shares first kiss at Mt Level Missionary Baptist Church in Durham, NC | photos by Kivus & Camera joyful black couple recesses out of the church after their wedding ceremony in Durham, NC | photos by Kivus & Camera Couples portraits at Brier Creek Country Club | photos by Kivus & Camera Couple's portraits at Brier Creek Country Club | photos by Kivus & Camera Couple's portraits at Brier Creek Country Club | photos by Kivus & Camera

While Lauryn, Elliott, & I were braving the wind with their wedding party out on the cart paths, John was inside Brier Creek’s ballroom grabbing photos of these amazingly nerdy wedding details. Every table had a different theme with a Funko Pop display. I’m featuring Ahsoka and a Toy Story alien because I love them so, but there were superheroes, Harry Potter characters, Spongebob, Scooby Doo, professional sports mascots, and more. And we can’t forget Mickey & Minnie atop the cake. True Love!

Nerdy wedding details including star wars, pixar, and disney characters as centerpieces and a cake topper | photos by Kivus & Camera

This entrance was truly one of the happiest and most joyful I’ve ever seen. Both the couple and their guests were simply radiating positivity and it was impossible to not have a good time after that.

First dance at Brier Creek Country Club Wedding | photos by Kivus & Camera

Couple shares their first dance as newlyweds at Brier Creek Country Club Emotional wedding toasts at a Brier Creek wedding | photos by Kivus & Camera Emotional wedding toasts at a Brier Creek wedding | photos by Kivus & Camera Emotional wedding toasts at a Brier Creek wedding | photos by Kivus & Camera Emotional wedding toasts at a Brier Creek wedding | photos by Kivus & Camera Emotional wedding toasts at a Brier Creek wedding | photos by Kivus & Camera

After some emotional toasts (laughter & tears = the best way to do it), everyone hit the dance floor!

Fun dance floor at a wedding with lots of 90s hiphop and R&B | photos by Kivus & Camera

Fun dance floor at a wedding with lots of 90s hiphop and R&B | photos by Kivus & CameraFun dance floor at a wedding with lots of 90s hiphop and R&B | photos by Kivus & Camera

Fun dance floor at a wedding with lots of 90s hiphop and R&B | photos by Kivus & CameraFun dance floor at a wedding with lots of 90s hiphop and R&B | photos by Kivus & Camera Fun dance floor at a wedding with lots of 90s hiphop and R&B | photos by Kivus & Camera

Fun dance floor at a wedding with lots of 90s hiphop and R&B | photos by Kivus & Camera Before heading out for their sparkler exit, Lauryn & Elliott shared one last dance together and it was the sweetest, quietest moment of the day. Their connection is something else y’all!

newlyweds share a quiet last dance as their guests line up for the sparkler exit | photos by Kivus & Camera

And the photo I’ll leave you with is from earlier at Blue Hour. Gotta love a dress with some twirl and the deep blue skies of just after sunset!

You've heard of golden hour, but you should make time for Blue Hour Portraits on your wedding day | photos by Kivus & Camera, Raleigh Wedding Photographers

BCCC Wedding Team:

Ceremony venue: Mt. Level Missionary Baptist Church
Officiant: Sandra Drawhorn, family member
Coordinator: Jennifer Fennell, friend of the couple
Reception venue, catering: Brier Creek Country Club Events
Cake: Confectionate Cakes
DJ: Cape Fear DJ
Hair & makeup: Priscila Stolochi
Lauryn’s dress: Maggi Bridal
Elliott’s tux: Men’s Wearhouse
Wedding Party: Azazie & Men’s Wearhouse

Thanks for having us to capture the memories of your wedding day Lauryn & Elliott. We loved getting to be a part of your day!

 


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.

Want to know more? Check out more of our images or learn more about our nerdy selves or just send us a note! Can’t wait to hear from you.

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