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November 18, 2019

Same-Sex Wedding in Chapel Hill

Two grooms smile at one another after their wedding with Raleigh wedding photographer

Andrew & Nic’s University Presbyterian Church Intimate Wedding

The last wedding of my epic 12-in-a-row fall was a short and sweet, intimate same-sex wedding ceremony for Andrew & Nic at University Presbyterian Church in Chapel Hill. Even though Saturday was a little cold, and grey clouds hovered over Chapel Hill all day, the rain held off, and these two were married in the courtyard of the church, surrounded by only their immediate families. 

No matter how small the ceremony though, marriage is always a big moment and the love these two clearly have for one another filled the courtyard and spilled out into the sky above. 

We all met in the parlor about 30 minutes before go-time, where both grooms had gorgeous boutonnieres pinned on (all the florals were from Victoria Park Florist), while Andrew’s mom put blankets out on the seats in the courtyard. Pastor Kate Fiedler confirmed the final touches of the ceremony with with Andrew. 

The grooms and their families get ready for a same sex wedding in Chapel Hill from Raleigh wedding photographers

And then we all ventured out for the main event. The couple’s niece Isabella did a fantastic job as flower girl. 

Intimate same-sex wedding ceremony in Chapel Hill from Raleigh wedding photographers

Fall was truly upon us, as leaves were floating down from the trees canopying the ceremony site. 

Intimate same-sex wedding ceremony in Chapel Hill from Raleigh wedding photographers Intimate same-sex wedding ceremony in Chapel Hill from Raleigh wedding photographers

I love when a wedding is small enough to get everyone in attendance in one frame. The newlyweds with their families <3

Intimate same-sex wedding ceremony in Chapel Hill from Raleigh wedding photographers

Married men!

Two grooms smile and kiss after their intimate same-sex wedding in Chapel Hill, NC

After the ceremony, we went into the sanctuary for group portraits in front of the incredible pipe organ. 

Two grooms pose with their parents after their same-sex wedding from Raleigh wedding photographers

Finally, with our last few minutes, Andrew & Nic and I went back into the courtyard to get some portraits under the arbor. 

Nighttime portraits from Raleigh wedding photographers of two grooms after their Chapel Hill same-sex wedding

Then the whole group headed off to celebrate over dinner!




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