The initial plan was 7/11/20 for these two, but COVID bumped it to 7/10/21. I think that just built up all the anticipation to culminate in an incredibly amazing, fun wedding this past weekend. We met Corinne & Ian ages ago at a Cotton Room open house and it’s been such a pleasure working with them toward the big event. It was so totally worth the wait because all the details were awesome, everyone was excited and emotional, and their group partied until 7/11 anyway. (Make sure you make it all the way to the end for a truly epic exit!!)
Shoutout to their fun wedding team:
Venue & catering: The Cotton Room
Hair & Makeup: Bella Trio
Corinne’s dress: her mom’s <3
Bridesmaids dresses: Kennedy Blue
Groom & groomsmen suits: H&M
Officiant: Marvin Ownley (relative of the couple!)
DJ: Mixin Mike Walker
Florist: Petal and Oak
Cake: Publix (after my Florida girl heart)
Video: RBevell Productions
And now, a preview of their day!!!
Promising to always make chocolate chip cookies is one of my favorite vows I’ve ever heard!
Corinne wore her mother’s dress but made it her own. The bodice was altered, and she added the purple sash to match all of their amazing purple wedding details. A wedding fit for royalty!
Meanwhile the guys had invented some sort of drinking game that involved kcups and balls of tinfoil? I’ve got to get John to explain what was going on here!
The joy on Corinne & Ian’s faces when they saw one another at the first look was pure and wonderful, but just you wait for the expressions they had for the ceremony!
After some group photos we headed out toward the Belt Line Station side of things to get some portraits before the ceremony. Couples that love being together this much make my job so easy.
After the flower girls came the flower… man. Hysterical laughter for this outstanding performance.
But nothing could take the attention away from Corinne as she made her way down the aisle with her dad!
Tears & smiles!!! LOVE.
A kiss, and they’re married!! And they both had this much joy on their faces the whole way back down the aisle.
Time for a quick footwear change 🙂 before heading out for a few more portraits.
Then, Corinne & Ian used teamwork to make the dream work (i.e. they bustled her dress in the stairwell waiting to make their reception entrance).
After a welcome from Corinne’s parents, there was dinner and laughter, and some silly shenanigans before a few more toasts.
CAKE TIME! See that engagement photo in front of them? Ian took that! He’s normally focused on awesome landscapes, architecture, and my favorite, miniatures, but he rocked the self-timer and got some awesome images of him and Corinne!
Speaking of miniatures… The cake topper was this fantastic lego set!
Once people got the cake energy, they hit the dance floor!!
Not everyone made it to the exit….
…but the exit was AWESOME. Poppin champagne to end the night is my new favorite!
Thanks for being so awesome!! Happy to call you two friends 😀
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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.
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