Suzanne and James' wedding was simply spectacular and unforgettable. Suzanne is one of those brides who had a very detailed vision of her wedding day and she astutely brought it into amazing reality. She even had a surreal influence on the weather as well: at the rehearsal the forecast for the wedding day was 90% rain. When asked if she wanted to go ahead and "call" the wedding and have the ceremony under the tent, she declined. Sure enough, there was no rain on her wedding day! The big day was July 3rd, 2016 at The Oaks at Salem in Apex.
The floral arrangements and flower balls on each side, hanging jars and petals in the aisle are by Mews Design.
Nifty little signs directing the guests.Catering by Design, is busy setting up the reception area in the tent. In the back ground you can see the barn that now belongs to The Oaks--more venue options! Congratulations to them for acquiring this adjacent property.
The guests have arrived and are mingling before walking around the pond to the ceremony site.
The reception area under the tent is vacated by the guests who have gathered across the pond for the ceremony.
It was a warm day but with a nice cloud cover--wonderful for photography.
Udeshi Hargett is busy playing her beautiful prelude music before the ceremony starts.Damien Maas is manning the video camera, just one of many video cameras including a drone. His video of this wedding is spectacular too! And if that was not enough, he DJ'd the wedding reception as well.
James and I lead the groomsmen into place in front of the guests.
The bridesmaids begin their long walk from the house around the other side of the pond.
When they were in place, the bride and her father, Lou, began their trek.
Lou takes his place after transferring Suzanne's hand into James' hand.
The bridesmaids straighten Suzanne's dress and train.
Here we go!
There were many funny moments with laughter during the story.
Then the things they they told me in confidence they love about each other are heard for the first time.
The vows and rings were exchanged.
No problem following through on that invitation!
They turned and faced their guests.
Introduction of the newlyweds!Missy Loves Jerry Photography.