Our favorite weddings are ones where we ask the bride and groom, “How are you feeling? Are you nervous?” and they give us a small smile and shake their heads.
No, those smiles seem to say. Of course not. I’m about to marry the love of my life.
Those are the smiles and head shakes we received at Catherine and Seth’s stunning December celebration at Merrimon-Wynne House in Raleigh, North Carolina. We got to second shoot this wedding with the amazing Megan Kerns and we had so much fun there! One of our favorite things about this is that we both got to assist at different parts of the day, and working with Megan is always such a great experience.
All of the carefully thought-out details of Catherine and Seth’s wedding day definitely made it special, but even more than that, we loved seeing their presence during each moment of the day: how they took time to be with their bridesmaids and groomsmen before the ceremony, the emotion that Catherine felt during her first look with her father, and the way they savored time together after their family photos and during their reception.
Some of our other favorite highlights from the day can be seen in the photos below:
- When Catherine and Seth shared a “first listen,” they exchanged gifts and cards — they each both a card for the other from the same company! These two are meant to be!
- A Christmas tree held ornaments with all of the guests’ seat assignments for the reception — such a perfect idea for a wedding near to Christmas…
- …speaking of which, Catherine and Seth shared a kiss at their ceremony under mistletoe!
- And make sure you catch the groom’s and groomsmen’s socks. So perfect!
Megan, thank you so much for inviting us to be there for this wonderful wedding day. Catherine and Seth, we hope your marriage is even more beautiful than your wedding day!
Want to see more at this venue? Don’t miss Suz + MC’s Merrimon-Wynne wedding.