Allie + John | Raleigh, NC Wedding Photographer | The Oaks at Salem

There are so many things that I loved about Allie + John’s wedding! First of all, I loved Allie + John!! I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Allie and John at their engagement session earlier this summer (which I will get to blogging very soon!!), but it was so nice to get to see them in “their element” with their friends and family on their wedding day because you feel like to you get to see a whole new side of them when you get to see them through the eyes of their loved ones as they talk about them! I knew I would love Allie from the first email she sent! She talked about how excited they were to have all of their friends and family come to NC for the wedding so that they could share with them why they love NC so much! I particularly loved how they showcased the official NC State beverage… Cheerwine!! YUMM!!

Allie and John had a traditional Greek wedding ceremony followed by a beautiful reception at The Oaks at Salem in Apex, NC. The officiant of the wedding ceremony was super awesome in that he specifically invited us to get up close to the ceremony because he was so proud of all of the traditions of the Greek wedding ceremony. Typically ministers are telling us to stay completely at the back of the church, so this was a pleasant surprise when we were explaining that we would remain inconspicuous, that he encouraged us to get up close in the altar area to really capture the beauty of the ceremony. How awesome is that? I was still nervous about being that close so I still stuck to the sides with my really long lens but it was such an awesome experience to get images that capture the beautiful traditions that would have otherwise been lost if we had been stuck at the back of the church. It was our first time working at The Oaks at Salem, with the ladies of Viva L’Event, as well as Mike Morse with Morse Entertainment so it was super awesome to make some new vendor friends as well! And the Greek dancing??? AMAZING!!!!

 

It was completely an honor and a pleasure to work with you and capture your day, Allie and John! We wish you both a lifetime of happiness together!!

Ceremony: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church

Reception: The Oaks at Salem

Day-of Event Coordination: Viva L-Event

DJ: Mike Morse Entertainment

Catering: Unforgettable Affairs

Flowers: English Garden

Cake: Ashley Cakes

 

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