Melissa + Shaun | J. C. Raulston Arboretum| North Carolina Museum of Natural Science | Raleigh Wedding

Frolicking through downtown Raleigh on the same day of prom and a beer run/marathon. Yep, that was us on Melissa and Shaun’s wedding day. After weeks of spring low temps and rain, everything cleared up, the sun came out and it was the most beautiful day for a wedding.

Melissa and Shaun’s ceremony took place at the gorgeous J. C. Raulston Arboretum followed by their reception at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science. The day was all about celebrating with their closest friends and family. From the moment I arrived, champagne was being poured, toast were being made and there was so much dancing. There was not a moment the dance floor was empty. Shout out to all of the vendors that made this day an incredible one:

Venue: J. C. Raulston Arboretum + NC Museum of Natural Science

HMUA: The Makeup Addicts + Alyssa Hatcher

Dress: New York Bride Raleigh

Coordination: Events by Leah Michelle

DJ: Island Sound

Second photographer Desiree of Ezer Photo

Catering: Rocky Top catering

Shaun + Melissa | Engagement Session | Raleigh, NC. | J. C. Raulston Arboretum | Downtown Raleigh

My first trip to Raleigh was spent with Shaun and Melissa photographing their engagement session. We began our session at the J. C. Raulston Arboretum where they will be saying "I do" next spring. THIS PLACE IS GORGEOUSSSS!! Flowers everywhere, it was quiet and just a peaceful place. The sun was blazing hot so after about an hour of walking around, we all decided that ending our session with a few beers would be a great way to cool down. We headed downtown and stumbled upon a bar with outdoor seating that overlook train tracks and had a perfect industrial/urban feel. 

Until next time, Raleigh!!