Michelle and Jimi are two pretty fabulous people who had their wedding at the Preston Woodall House in Benson, NC, with two adorable flower girls (their nieces), a ruffly dress, gorgeous weather, and a lot of funky indoor wallpaper. We liked photographing them (hello, attractive friends!) and we liked photographing their venue (hello, previously mentioned cool wallpaper!) but you know what struck me as the best part when I actually started photographing? Michelle’s hair. Michelle, I know what you are thinking (probably something along the lines of, “What?”), but we don’t get brides with dark dark hair and her fantastic coloring that often (let alone brides who wear their hair down), and I found it to be a refreshing break from normal (no offense to the rest of you with normal hair – don’t start dying it strange colors for us now). It was a day full of little quirky differences and we liked it a lot.
They’ve been some of our nicest, most welcoming clients to date – treating us like family and friends rather than vendors. They may look in our part of the neighborhood when they eventually go looking for a house and we hope they do (especially if they land themselves on Property Brothers, as is Michelle’s dream). They told us that they hoped that we’d go home and have a drink after their wedding, but in a good, celebratory way instead of a, “Wow, I need a drink” sort of way. And we totally did (White Russians!) and it was absolutely positively in a celebratory, “We love Michelle and Jimi” kind of way.
Date: May 11, 2013
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Preston Woodall House // Benson, NC
First Dance Song: “You Are The Best Thing” – Ray LaMontagne
Michelle’s Occupation: Nurse
Jimi’s Occupation: Waiter/Bartender
How You Met: Bride’s good friend was dating groom’s good friend
Interesting Bride Fact: Completed a sprint triathalon
Interesting Groom Fact: Classified as genius on IQ test
Honeymoon Destination: Sandals Jamaica
Vendor Credits: Officiant – Rev. Carl Johnson | DJ – Perrin Smith at Blue Box Weddings | Florist – Kelley Kennedy at Teacup Floral | Cake – Katherine Boyce | Caterer – Preston Woodall House | Hair and Makeup – Kellie Matthews | Coordinator – Kristen Cox at Blue Box Weddings