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November 23, 2021

Nerdy Graham Mill Wedding

Loved all the rainbows and nerdiness at this Graham mill wedding

Graham Mill wedding filled with delightful nerdiness!!

This was my first wedding at Graham Mill and it was the best experience! I first met Susan & Adam at a wedding show where she showed me her incredible custom Harley Quinn claddagh ring and I knew that I would be devastated if they didn’t book me. Thankfully they did, and their wedding did not disappoint! It was full of nerdy little details and all the happy rainbow colors.

And this wasn’t just an amazing wedding because of the couple, they had a BALLER team. Let’s give some love to them:

Venue: The Graham Mill
Catering/Bar: Catering Works
Planner: Harmony Weddings and Events – Kathryne!
DJ: DJ Harlem
Hair & Makeup: Made Beautiful by Roya
Dessert: Cupcakes d’Amour
Photos: that’s me!!!!

And now let’s go through their day 😀

Starting with all the amazing rainbow details and Susan’s origami bouquet (featuring Harley Quinn comic pages!)

Loved all the rainbows and nerdiness at this Graham mill wedding Loved all the rainbows and nerdiness at this Graham mill wedding

Here’s the claddagh ring with Harley Quinn details. And Adam’s ring on one of the awesome die that was part of the wedding favors: blue and purple iridescent dice sets.

Harley Quinn themed claddagh engagement ringThe rainbows even extended to Susan’s nails.

And her glasses too!!! I think I need to buy a pair of these.

Loved all the rainbows and nerdiness at this Graham mill weddingTime for the first look! I love love loved Susan’s rainbow parasol. And of course Adam’s happy reaction.

This bride had a rainbow petticoat and a rainbow parasol and a rainbow veil and she's just the best - awesome nerdy Graham Mill wedding This bride had a rainbow petticoat and a rainbow parasol and a rainbow veil and she's just the best - awesome nerdy Graham Mill wedding This bride had a rainbow petticoat and a rainbow parasol and a rainbow veil and she's just the best - awesome nerdy Graham Mill wedding This bride had a rainbow petticoat and a rainbow parasol and a rainbow veil and she's just the best - awesome nerdy Graham Mill wedding This bride had a rainbow petticoat and a rainbow parasol and a rainbow veil and she's just the best - awesome nerdy Graham Mill wedding This bride had a rainbow petticoat and a rainbow parasol and a rainbow veil and she's just the best - awesome nerdy Graham Mill wedding This bride had a rainbow petticoat and a rainbow parasol and a rainbow veil and she's just the best - awesome nerdy Graham Mill weddingBefore the ceremony, we walked down to downtown Graham for some portraits. Loved that we found this Elf cutout.

Wedding portraits in downtown Graham, NC 50s style wedding portraits 50s style wedding portraitsHow perfect are these two?!?!

This bride had a rainbow petticoat and a rainbow parasol and a rainbow veil and she's just the best - awesome nerdy Graham Mill weddingBefore they walked down the aisle, Susan & Adam played this Muppets song. It was the cutest.

This couple played the "somebody's getting married" muppets sketch before their ceremony started Graham Mill wedding ceremony 50s style bridal inspiration Graham Mill wedding ceremonyGraham Mill wedding ceremony Graham Mill wedding ceremony Graham Mill wedding ceremony Graham Mill wedding ceremony This bride's bouquet had a lightsaber hilt and origami flowers made of comic book pagesMore of this epic bouquet because ooo la la! And have we ooo’d and aaaaaa’d over Susan’s dress yet? Because perfect 50s goodness. Her whole look was incredible.

This bride's bouquet had a lightsaber hilt and origami flowers made of comic book pages This bride's bouquet had a lightsaber hilt and origami flowers made of comic book pages blue hour portraits at the Graham Mill

After some cotton candy skies, we went inside where more dice were waiting as reception decor along with a perfect Zelda cake topper.

nerdy wedding details at a Graham Mill wedding first dance at creative and nerdy Graham Mill weddingLove that Susan wasn’t hesitant to ditch the heels for the dance floor. Y’all do whatever it takes to have the most fun on your wedding day!

first dance at creative and nerdy Graham Mill wedding first dance at creative and nerdy Graham Mill wedding After cake, Susan’s friend Jason Robert Brown, who happens to be a Tony award winning composer, performed (via video) a song for the newlyweds and their intimate crowd of guests. I loved Susan’s emotional reactions.

This bride is friends with Tony winner Jason Robert Brown and he recorded a special performance for the couple's intimate Graham Mill wedding This bride is friends with Tony winner Jason Robert Brown and he recorded a special performance for the couple's intimate Graham Mill wedding This bride is friends with Tony winner Jason Robert Brown and he recorded a special performance for the couple's intimate Graham Mill wedding This bride is friends with Tony winner Jason Robert Brown and he recorded a special performance for the couple's intimate Graham Mill weddingAnd then DJ Harlem got the party going. And y’all. Always invest in the uplighting!! It makes such a difference.

DJ Harlem keeps the party going at Graham Mill DJ Harlem keeps the party going at Graham Mill This bride had the most amazing rainbow wedding details DJ Harlem keeps the party going at Graham Mill everyone loves cupcakes at a weddingDon’t mind me just borrowing the neon rainbow from the sweetheart table for my own designs.

This bride had the most amazing rainbow wedding details

Here’s Susan admiring her husband dancing with his mom (and admiring her perfect nerdy wedding in general) through the windows from the Graham Mill courtyard.

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This bride had the most amazing rainbow wedding details DJ Harlem keeps the party going at Graham Mill This bride had the most amazing rainbow wedding detailsAnd now a lightsaber exit!!! This is truly my kinda couple <3

Nerdy wedding with a lightsaber exit Nerdy wedding with a lightsaber exit Nerdy wedding with a lightsaber exit Nerdy wedding with a lightsaber exitJedi knights aren’t supposed to get married, but these two got a special pass.

Nerdy wedding with light saber and rainbow detailsAnd then shoutout to my awesome assistant Emily who had the great idea to do some light painting with the neon rainbow.

Aren’t they the best?!?!? Thank you so much for choosing me to be your photographer Susan & Adam. Your wedding day was truly one of my favorites of all time.


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.

 

  1. manon villeneuve says:

    Absolutely stunning!

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