Abby+Steve’s Caffe Luna Wedding in Raleigh

Abby and Steve’s wedding was not only a great opportunity for Geoff and me to put rings on really awesome things, but a chance to work with a really easygoing couple on a beautiful Sunday morning. There was even a getting-ready cat… my favorite kind. And Geoff decided, between Steve getting out his original Voltron toy for ring shots and seeing Abby’s collection of Chuck Palahniuk books at their house, that we should probably be BFFs now. And I agree. I especially was won over after seeing the birdseed favors that they made for the guests… because this kept our cats entertained for a few hours (watching the birds, I should say… not eating them)… and I’m pretty sure if I could’ve found where the kiddos at the wedding were obtaining their wedding coloring and activity books, I would’ve taken one home for myself. I should also note that all of the decor was made by Abby and Steve… the collecting of the white vases, the making of all of the paper signs, pennants, and even the embroidery. SCORE.

Abby and Steve wanted a vintage-feeling wedding without the vintage-tinged photographs to match, and I have to say I think it came out just right. Their centerpieces and wedding design was absolutely gorgeous and quite fitting for an early morning ceremony and afternoon brunch reception. And despite it looking like rain for a good few hours, it was thankfully our first sunny wedding in a few weeks! Our only hiccup was attempting to keep Moore Square vagrants out of their photographs and, when a police officer tried to help us, the vagrants filed a complaint with the police department, and we ended up getting called for questioning by the police chief. But you know! All in a day’s work, friends!

How You Met: Eharmony

Honeymoon Destination: St. Lucia

Date: May 6, 2012

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Caffe Luna // Raleigh, NC

Officiant: Reverend Barbara Lodge

Cake: Swank Cake Design

Florist: Serendipity Designs // Alana

Hair and Makeup: Makeup For Your Day // Regan + N’Zinga

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