Erika had been waiting for this day for what seemed like ‘forever’, but she and her family knew that she had waited juuussst long enough. That waiting ended with Brandon. Loved by everyone, and a friend to so many. A hard working man that doesn’t back up when it comes to loving Erika more than life. Their day started out rainy, but the rains stopped at just the right time. A beautiful wedding ensued. The couple did something I had never seen done, they each ushered their mother’s out after the ceremony. There was something so honorable, and so southern about that. It brought tears to my eyes.
That wasn’t to be the only thing I saw for the first time that day. Spray makeup! Maybe I am seriously behind the times here, but I really had no clue that makeup could be ‘sprayed’ on. I was so amazed that I totally forgot to take a picture of it. I know I had to look completely dumb as I stood there with my mouth hanging open looking at the wonder of spraying on foundation. The makeup and hair artist was a wonder to watch as she went to work getting everyone all gussied up for the ceremony. Anna Garrison of Pretty Up, from Wallace, was spectacular! Erika’s makeup and hair were stunning by the time we were ready to do the Bridal Portraits.
You could smell the flowers as Cheryl’s Floral Designs, of Goldsboro, set about decorating the sanctuary. The bouquets, the boutonnieres, and the candelabras all shone with the most vivid shades of purple, pinks, whites and greens. Lovely table arrangements followed. Cheryl is so good at her craft, it makes me want to order a table arrangement for my home, every week.
After this most precious and special wedding was over we were able to get some wonderful portraits done. The rain had stopped and we made use of the wonderful NC evening. Then it was time to eat. The guest were able to enjoy the fare that was lain out by Simply Southern Catering of Clinton, NC. Unfortunately they do not have a website to share with you, but if you want to have the most delicious meal for your event or wedding you have to call these people. They are amazing and can lay out some food that will knock your socks off.
Family and friends gathered along the side walk as the happy couple made their way through a myriad of bubbles. Everyone wished them well and bid them happiness on their journey as a married couple. I am sure it will be a fun and happy journey for you both.
Erika and Brandon .. we will see you at the next family dinner! I love you two to pieces!
Such a beautiful bride
They are definitely taking a break
She was doing all she could to not cry
The moment is finally here
The way he looks at her says it all
Their first portrait as man and wife
My personal favorite. Can you imagine how gorgeous their children will be?
The beginning of a long and happy future. The best always comes to those who wait. So happy they waited for each other.
Wedding Venue: Faison Baptist Church, Faison, North Carolina
Design + Planning: Morgan
Floral: Cheryl’s Floral Designs, Goldsboro, North Carolina
Catering + Cake: Simply Southern Catering, Clinton, North Carolina
Makeup + Hair: Anna Garrison of Pretty Up, Wallace, North Carolina