A beautiful new brew was created on May 30th in Denver, North Carolina.
I met Melanie while student teaching and we became fast friends. We even joked that she needed to get engaged while I was her student teacher so she'd have time to plan her wedding while I was teaching her class. Little did we know, a few months later an engagement would come to pass.
I was so excited to photograph Melanie and Bryan's wedding day. Since this was the second time around for both of them, it was extra special to see two amazing people find the love that they absolutely deserve. It was so special in fact, that a wedding guest approached me after the ceremony to comment how touched he was that the photographer was so moved by the ceremony. (Had I known they were writing their own vows, I would have worn waterproof mascara!) I didn't have the heart to tell him that I was personally invested in the day through my friendship with Melanie. ;)
The wedding day festivities began at a local Denver salon.
I was obsessed with black and white when I edited this gallery!
Melanie planned so many special details that added to the beauty of the day.
The camo garter was a surprise for Bryan.
Bryan also planned special details for the day.
Everyone enjoyed the moment when Bryan saw his bride for the first time.
There's such an amazing love that flows from these two whenever they're together!
It was so special to see two precious families become one!
Melanie has such a wonderful group of friends!
More special details...
These guys were troopers during pictures and made my job easy... as long as I'd let them hide their beverage cans behind their backs during pictures. ;)
Bryan had to sit back and take the torture ;) He was a great sport!
Bronson escorted his mother down the aisle and gave her away
A fun evening was had by all and to end the evening, lanterns were lit and released into the night sky.
Melanie and Bryan, thank you so much for including me in your special day!