In the past few years, we have been to so many weddings, but none like this! Michelle and Erik’s wedding was so special to us because we have worked with and known her for so many years now, and watching them grow together, especially in the past year, has been so incredible! We know exactly how much effort they put into not only planning a successful wedding day, but also a happy marriage, and that type of work was so evident to us last Saturday. It’s always a little nerve-wracking photographing the wedding of someone who you know personally, but we are so glad that we were able to document this one!
The inspiration for the colors and details at Michelle and Erik’s wedding were drawn primarily from the season: navy helped highlight deep reds and burnished oranges in the bouquets and decor. But the chilly day, though beautiful and clear, didn’t affect them, because their ceremony was held in Michelle’s hometown church in Greenville, North Carolina. There, bright leaves lined the aisle and Michelle walked towards Erik so calmly on the arm of her father. They exchanged vows, joined lives together with a sand ceremony, and sealed their commitment with a kiss before heading to the Hilton down the street for what turned into one amazing celebration! We loved being able to see their bridesmaids celebrate Michelle with a choreographed dance, hear their parents’ toasts, and even get to wobble with our friends from work on the dance floor. So many delicious desserts, what seemed like every guest on the dance floor, and an amazing bouquet and garter toss later, Michelle and Erik left under a tunnel of waving red napkins (forgotten sparklers turned into a much more happy and unique exit, in our opinion)!
You will be able to read more about Michelle and Erik’s intentional marriage planning in the January issue of The Kindred Voice, which will be coming to the blog in 2017. Michelle and Erik, thank you for trusting us to document your beautiful wedding day! We can’t wait to see the amazing things you two do together and how you continue to grow as one unit!
This wedding would not have been possible without the work of these wonderful vendors! Thank you!
Venue: Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church & Hilton – Greenville, NC
Dresses: David’s Bridal
Suits: Men’s Wearhouse
Officiant: Pastor Wil Nichols
Coordinator & Florals: Monique Hutcheson
DJ: Brian Eley
Cake: The Sweet Couple Bakery
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