The grounds of the North Carolina Museum of Art are gorgeous, right? The couple ain’t bad either. Courtney & Mike are the sweetest, most kind-hearted pair whose priorities are one another, God, and their families. Photographing their ceremony at the Hayes Barton United Methodist Church was incredibly touching because everyone knew them and they are so tied into their church community. Following the ceremony, everyone had a blast at the reception at the North Carolina Museum of Art (great venue!!), where Mike played drums for a couple songs and everyone danced their hearts out. Without further ado, here are some of my favorite images from their wedding day.
Courtney and her bridesmaids made flower crowns to wear – Courtney’s was a simpler hairpiece and her girls had full crowns. I think they turned out incredibly and tied together so well with the bouquets and flowy dresses. These women had wedding DIY skills out the wazoo!
I absolutely loved the way Courtney’s mom’s magenta lace Mother of the Bride dress coordinated with Courtney’s lace sleeveless gown.
Mike got all his groomsmen shotgun shell cufflinks. Little details that make your wedding personal are so worth it!
Courtney had both her father and stepfather walk her down the aisle. Such a sweet touch to let them both know how important they are.
Look at how much fun they’re having (even though it was a bit chilly)! The pale blue dresses coordinated so well with the glass panels around the reflecting pools at the NC Art Museum.
Fellas looking dapper too.
Okay, I love this second shot, because it conveys what a good amount of the wedding day can feel like: everyone running around a tad confused but enjoying themselves nonetheless.
Beautiful (and delicious) sugar magnolia cake from Cinda’s Creative Cakes. Everyone is laughing because Mike ate the first bite of cake instead of feeding it to Courtney. Hey, when you need cake, you need cake! After cake, several friends and family members gave toasts that moved everyone in attendance to tears. Courtney looked gorgeous even with watery eyes though.
Courtney’s stepdad sang the couple’s first dance song and then he tore up the dance floor for a good portion of the night!
Check out the groom on the drums and those mad air guitar skills. Interestingly enough, my best instrument is air guitar – I’ll show y’all someday.
And a bubble exit – I love that the Art Museum does this. The glass and metal entryway looks so cool and the bubbles make neat effects.
That’s a wrap on Courtney & Mike. We had a blast photographing their day and can’t wait for our next North Carolina Museum of Art wedding.
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