Tuesday, July 2, 2013

alyssa and graham {tie the knot} the arbors

Alyssa and Graham's 'how they met story' reminds me of something out of a romantic comedy. Alyssa is a social worker and Graham is in law enforcement. How did they meet? On a case. It sounds so 'Law and Order', right?!

Alyssa and Graham were married on a very hot, but equally beautiful day at The Arbors Events in Cleveland, North Carolina.

The vision was for a rustic-inspired wedding with class. Combining the burlap linens, with soft flowers and lots of candlelight- I think our mission was accomplished.

After the ceremony, guests were treated to a French-served {where the protein is presented by servers at each table} dinner by La-Tea-Da's Catering.

While the wedding day was a beautiful celebration, I feel that I would be amiss if I did not mention the loss of Alyssa's father. From the moment that I met Alyssa and her mother, I was told that her father was battling cancer and that their hope was that he would be able to attend the wedding. Not three weeks before the wedding, Alyssa's father passed away. While the day did have a somber note, there was no doubt a sense of his presence.

Please enjoy some of my favorite shots from the day, captured by Lindsey Lee Photography.

Thank you to all of the vendors who made this wedding so amazing.

Cake: Wow Factor Cakes
Officiant: Jim Lytle
Vintage Rentals: Old South Vintage Rentals
Ceremony Sound: Split Second Sound
String Quartet: Summit Strings
Makeup: Erin Ashley 
Hair:  Rebekah McCann
Transportation: Silver Fox Limos
Wedding Gown: Hayden Olivia

Alyssa and Graham, I wish you a lifetime of happiness and amazing sushi!

with love.