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July 24, 2015

Desiree & Adam’s Holly Springs, North Carolina Wedding

Desiree and Adam are fun (and adorable!) self-proclaimed geeks who go together like Hogsmeade and Butter Beer. Adam proposed at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and the pair incorporated magical details into their ceremony and reception. Check out some of our favorites from their wedding on May 24, 2015 at Bass Lake Park in Holly Springs, NC.

Bride & Groom in woods
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May wedding invitation with bouquet
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This is a real rose dipped in gold. How gorgeous is that? Mother of the bride got one and so did mother of the groom.

Wedding rings with gold dipped rose
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Wedding dress with lace overlay
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Bridal details - tiara and dress
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Wedding rings
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Bride makeup
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In case you didn’t already know, I love mirror shots. Look at all these lovely ladies getting their fancy on.Bride and bridesmaids putting on makeup

Not only was Desiree the bride, she was the official “unnecessary dress string-thing cutter-outer.” So thoughtful.

bride helping mom and bridesmaids get ready

And the ladies returned the favor by buttoning Desiree up into her lacy dress

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The amazing shot on the left is one of my absolute favorites. So incredibly gorgeous. John is no mere “second” shooter. My husband’s got chops y’all.

Bride in window light

Closeup of bride with tiara
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Bridal portrait
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Bride silhouetted in window
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Bride and bridesmaids at hotel
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Over to the fellas. Adam modeled well:

Groom GQ style
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Groomsmen getting ready
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Groomsmen having fun
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Group shots are always a lot easier when you have people who aren’t afraid to be a little silly. They’re way easier when you’ve got a group that WANTS to be fun. That’s how this bridal party was all day and night – so nice to work with.

Groomsmen in boat
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Wedding reserved seating sign
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Bass Lake Park-Wedding Venue
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Mother of the Bride with gold dipped rose
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Desiree did a first look with her dad and it was the SWEETEST moment. Her dad went through the whole gambit of expressions too, so it definitely paid off.

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Bride first look with dad
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Father of the bride crying
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Father of the bride walking her down aisle
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Groom upon seeing Bride for first time
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Bride seeing Groom
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Bride during vows
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Groom during vows
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I loved the section of their vows when their officiant (a good friend) asked each of them if they “liked it.” When they said yes, he said “then put a ring on it.” If you like it, then put a ring on it

First kiss of the wedding
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Signing the marriage license means it’s legit!

Signing the marriage license
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Bride with her parents
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Bride and Groom celebrating
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Bride and groom at lake
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Groom whispering to bride
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Bride and groom gazing at each other
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See: goofy, fun and adorable!

Groom kissing Bride on cheek
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Bride and Groom sunset kiss
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Mother son wedding dance
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Father daughter wedding dance
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First dance at wedding
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Singing during first dance at wedding
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Wedding gift table
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Delicious spread by Jasmin Bistro:Jasmin Bistro kabobs and pita

Bride and Groom with wedding cake
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Wedding toasts collage

If I recall correctly, this was taken during a Spice Girls song, which means these girls understand me.

Friends of bride dancing to Spice Girls
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Bride posing for mom
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This next photo was Desiree’s idea and I think everyone did a great job with their faces. It’s: ♫ the Bridal Bunch. ♫ the Bridal Bunch ♫

Wedding party Brady Bunch collage
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Mother of the Bride breaking it down on the dance floor
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Bride and Groom in dance motion
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Wedding guests cutting up the dance floor
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Bride and Groom celebratory exit
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I adore this last moment with the two of them walking out into a dream.

Bride and groom walking off into the night
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Many thanks to Desiree & Adam for letting John and I help with your wonderful day. It was a blast to see y’all thoroughly enjoying yourselves and we’re so happy you invited us along.

Hair and makeup: Bottega Hair
Catering: Jasmin Mediterranean Bistro
Coordinators: RedBird Events

All photos © Kivus & Camera. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook and contact Kivus & Camera today if you need a fun husband and wife photography team for your wedding or portraits!


We believe that love is bright and colorful and your wedding photographs should be bright and colorful 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’re photography sorcerers.

Also, while 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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