Ray & Brian were planning a much larger affair ages ago, and then COVID hit and everyone’s plans fell apart. The love these two have for one another did not fall apart though. It only grew stronger as they weathered tough situations, supporting one another through job ups and downs, school, ever-changing everything, and just the toughness of life in general.
They finally got to have a sweet and intimate ceremony at JC Raulston Arboretum here in Raleigh a few weeks ago, with Katherine Dupree officiating. There wasn’t a cloud in the beautifully blue sky, but their nuptials were tucked into a shaded corner near the Arboretum’s gazebo and it was one of the sweetest exchanges of vows I’ve witnessed. Tears AND laughter of course – the mark of a truly true love.
Here are some favorites from their ceremony and our brief portrait session afterwards.
I loved the way Ray was sneaking glances at Brian during the prayer <3
I feel like both the above photo and the next one are both expressions Ray and Brian see on one another relatively often.
All the hugs after the ceremony. And of course Katherine making sure the license gets signed so everything is officially official.
Then we braved the very bright sun to take some photos in the rose garden, their favorite section of the Arboretum
We ended in my favorite section at JC Raulston: the Japanese rock garden. (I really love bamboo.)
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