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March 17, 2020

The Meadows Raleigh Wedding

Bride and Groom holding hands walking through The Meadows Raleigh fields Kim & Andy’s Pi Day Wedding at The Meadows Raleigh

Three point one four one five nine times a billion plus infinity is approximately how much Kim & Andy love one another, so Pi Day was the perfect day for their nuptials at The Meadows Raleigh. The weather was positively perfect for a mid-March wedding, with the rain that had threatened the forecast earlier in the week staying away and the sun playing hide and seek behind some temperature cooling clouds. 

Spirits were high despite a slightly smaller guest list than anticipated. Kim, her mom, and her bridesmaids spent the morning getting ready at Aerie House while Andy and his groomsfolk played games and cracked jokes about the antlers over at The Roost. 

Kim & Andy exchanged letters while they were getting ready and wrote one another similar messages that had them both holding back tears. Then, there were definite tears at the first look out in The Meadows Raleigh’s namesake field of grass. Kim & Andy returned from that first look to applause from all of their friends and we had some fun with group portraits.

But I’m talking too much and should let the images do the talking!! First, though, a round of applause for their rockstar team.

The Meadows Raleigh wedding vendors: 

Venue: The Meadows Raleigh
Planner: Timeless Events NC
Hair & Makeup: Head Turners Salon
Florals: Jane Utley, The Wedding Woman
Officiant: Gwen Downs
DJ: All Around Raleigh DJ – Michael
Catering: Fords Fluent N’ Food
Kim’s dress: Lis Simon from Maggi Bridal
Andy’s suit & groomsfolk suits: Bernard’s Formalwear
Wedding party dresses: Azazie

The Meadows Raleigh wedding photos:

Aerie House where couples get ready at The Meadows Raleigh by Raleigh wedding photographers white and green wedding invitations with the bride's wedding jewelry and similar details

The ring in the image below was Kim’s grandmother’s and now she and her sisters have all worn it on their wedding days. Isn’t it gorgeous?

Wedding dress hangs in the window at The Meadows Raleigh

Kim’s custom Mrs. Davidson robe was so very fluffy and soft. It would have been hard for me to take it off to put on a wedding dress, but her dress was absolutely gorgeous, so totally worth it!

Groom plays ping pong before getting ready for his wedding at The Meadows Raleigh Groomsmen play pool before getting ready for The Meadows Raleigh wedding ceremony Groom's brother helps him put on his tie by Raleigh wedding photographers

Kim made the wise decision to read her letter from Andy before she had her makeup done, and Andy stepped out onto the front porch of The Roost to read his from Kim. 

Bride reads a letter from the groom the morning of her wedding at The Meadows Raleigh Groom reads a letter from his bride the morning of their wedding at The Meadows Raleigh Groom reads a letter from his bride the morning of their wedding at The Meadows Raleigh Photograph of a mirror with a reflection of a bride having her makeup done by Raleigh wedding photographer Bride has her makeup done at the Meadows Raleigh by Raleigh wedding photographers

I’m so serious about this dress y’all. It suited Kim perfectly and I love everything about it. 

Bride's mother and sisters help her into her wedding dress at Aerie House at The Meadows Raleigh Bride's mother helps her put on her veil, by Raleigh wedding photographers Bride looks into mirror to put on her earrings on her wedding day, by Raleigh wedding photographers

Before heading out to the namesake Meadows for a first look with Andy, Kim had a first look with her dad on the stairs of Aerie house. 

Bride descends staircase to see her father for the first time on her wedding day at The Meadows Raleigh

Bride and her father embrace on her wedding day at The Meadows Raleigh

Outside, the sun had made its appearance and our bride and groom saw each other under blue skies and with a lot of emotion. Luckily, Andy had tissues in his coat pocket. 

Bride comes up behind groom for their first look at The Meadows Raleigh Bride and groom share a first look at The Meadows Raleigh from Raleigh wedding photographers Bride and groom share a first look at The Meadows Raleigh from Raleigh wedding photographers Bride and groom share a first look at The Meadows Raleigh from Raleigh wedding photographers

How great does this wedding party look?? They brought the ferocity for my favorite style of group shot: the you’re-the-cast-of-HBO’s-new-show-and-this-is-your-Vanity-Fair-cover shot.

Wedding party poses for a portrait at The Meadows Raleigh in green and blue dresses and blue suits Wedding party poses for a portrait at The Meadows Raleigh in green and blue dresses and blue suits Groom and his attendants pose for a portrait by Raleigh wedding photographers at The Meadows Raleigh. They wear blue suits and blue dresses. Bride and her bridesmaids pose for portraits by Raleigh wedding photographer at The Meadows Raleigh. The bridesmaids wear green dresses.

These two are just about ready to be married…

Portraits of a bride at The Meadows Raleigh by Raleigh wedding photographers Portraits of a groom in a blue suit at The Meadows Raleigh by Raleigh wedding photographers A bride poses for portraits at The Meadows Raleigh

…and the ceremony site on the lawn outside of Aerie House looked perfect for the wedding ceremony

Outdoor Raleigh wedding ceremony at The Meadows at Firefly Farm Outdoor Raleigh wedding ceremony at The Meadows at Firefly Farm

Kim’s nephew Miles brought tons of smiles as he made his way down the aisle as ring bearer, but the smiles for Kim were even bigger. 

Groom, officiant, and ring bearer process down the aisle of an outdoor wedding ceremony at The Meadows Raleigh Bride and her father walk down the aisle at an outdoor wedding ceremony at The Meadows Raleigh Bride and her father walk down the aisle at an outdoor wedding ceremony at The Meadows Raleigh Outdoor wedding ceremony on the lawn of Aerie House at The Meadows Raleigh by Raleigh wedding photographers Outdoor wedding ceremony on the lawn of Aerie House at The Meadows Raleigh by Raleigh wedding photographers Bride and groom stand under a copper arbor during their ceremony at The Meadows Raleigh

Wedding party looks on during wedding ceremony at The Meadows Raleigh

Seriously though – look at how these two look at one another. They were looking at each other like this all day long. 

Bride and groom look lovingly at one another during outdoor wedding ceremony at The Meadows Raleigh Bride and groom exchange rings during their wedding ceremony at The Meadows Raleigh Outdoor wedding ceremony at The Meadows Raleigh by Raleigh wedding photographers Outdoor wedding ceremony at The Meadows Raleigh by Raleigh wedding photographers

The images of the couple walking back down the aisle are some of my favorites. This is pure joy. 

Bride and groom smile happily as the recess down the aisle at their Meadows Raleigh wedding ceremony Bride and groom smile happily as the recess down the aisle at their Meadows Raleigh wedding ceremony

And this sweet moment John captured immediately after the ceremony as the newlyweds waited for their friends and family to join them for group portraits. 

Bride & groom snuggle on a couch in the moments after their wedding ceremony at The Meadows Raleigh Family portraits on wedding day at The Meadows Raleigh Family portraits on wedding day at The Meadows Raleigh Family portraits on wedding day at The Meadows Raleigh Bride and groom pose in front of copper arbor set up for their outdoor wedding ceremony at The Meadows Raleigh

After some post-ceremony portraits, everyone headed over to Heron Hall for the reception, where the decor was all set up and looking lovely. 

Heron Hall at the Meadows Raleigh set up with outdoor lounges for a wedding at The Meadows Raleigh Heron Hall at the Meadows Raleigh set up with outdoor lounges for a wedding at The Meadows Raleigh

(and, yes, that’s custom hand sanitizer with one of their engagement photos on it set out on the buffet table. Perfection!)

Custom hand sanitizer on the buffet table at a wedding at The Meadows Raleigh Green and white decor at The Meadows Raleigh wedding reception by Raleigh wedding photographers Green and white decor at The Meadows Raleigh wedding reception by Raleigh wedding photographers Green and white decor at The Meadows Raleigh wedding reception by Raleigh wedding photographers Green and white decor at The Meadows Raleigh wedding reception by Raleigh wedding photographers Green and white decor at The Meadows Raleigh wedding reception by Raleigh wedding photographers

It wouldn’t be a Pi Day wedding without pie!!!

Pie for dessert at a wedding at The Meadows Raleigh Bride and groom enter their reception at The Meadows Raleigh Bride and groom share their first dance at The Meadows Raleigh Bride and groom share their first dance at The Meadows Raleigh Bride and groom share their first dance at The Meadows Raleigh Bride and her father share a dance at the Meadows Raleigh Groom dances with his mother on his wedding day at The Meadows Raleigh Father of the bride gives a toast at The Meadows Raleigh wedding reception Bride and groom react to toasts from the sweetheart table at The Meadows Raleigh wedding reception

After dances, a welcome, and dinner, we snuck out for some blue hour portraits. The Meadows Raleigh has so many gorgeous spots for portraits. 

Bride and groom pose for portraits at twilight in the woods at The Meadows Raleigh Bride and groom laugh and walk along the road at their wedding at The Meadows Raleigh Groom dips Bride in front of a deep blue sky at The Meadows Raleigh Bride and groom on a tree swing on their wedding day at The Meadows Raleigh

But as we were wrapping up those portraits of Kim & Andy, I spotted these crazy kids engaging in some bathtub shenanigans. I wish we had a shot of the whole wedding party like this. 

Members of the wedding pose dramatically in bathtubs at The Meadows Raleigh Sisters of the bride give a toast at a wedding reception at The Meadows Raleigh by Raleigh wedding photographers Brother of the groom gives a toast at a wedding reception at The Meadows Raleigh by Raleigh wedding photographers Couples participate in the anniversary dance at a wedding at The Meadows Raleigh Bride and Groom cut the pie at their Pi Day wedding at The Meadows Raleigh Bride and Groom share the pie at their Pi Day wedding at The Meadows Raleigh Bride and Groom share the pie at their Pi Day wedding at The Meadows Raleigh

Once people ate some Pi Day pie, they hit the dance floor like all good wedding guests do. 

Fun wedding reception at The Meadows Raleigh by Raleigh wedding photographers Fun wedding reception at The Meadows Raleigh by Raleigh wedding photographers Fun wedding reception at The Meadows Raleigh by Raleigh wedding photographers Fun wedding reception at The Meadows Raleigh by Raleigh wedding photographers Bride and groom on the dance floor of their Meadows Raleigh wedding Fun wedding reception at The Meadows Raleigh by Raleigh wedding photographers Fun wedding reception at The Meadows Raleigh by Raleigh wedding photographers Fun wedding reception at The Meadows Raleigh by Raleigh wedding photographers

Fun wedding reception at The Meadows Raleigh by Raleigh wedding photographers

The party was truly lighting up the night!

The Meadows Raleigh wedding reception at night

Guess where we made this portrait. The bathroom. Pretty bathrooms are the best. 

Bride and groom pose for a dramatic portrait on their wedding day at The Meadows Raleigh

Before we knew it, it was time for sparklers and goodnights.

Wedding sparkler exit at The Meadows Raleigh by Raleigh wedding photographers Wedding sparkler exit at The Meadows Raleigh by Raleigh wedding photographers Wedding sparkler exit at The Meadows Raleigh by Raleigh wedding photographers

That’s a wrap on Kim & Andy’s Pi Day wedding at The Meadows Raleigh! Wasn’t it a beautiful day?!

 


We believe that love is bright and colorful and your wedding photographs should be bright and colorful 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’re photography sorcerers.

Also, while 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. 

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