You know you have the right client-photographer relationship when you show up and the maid of honor that you’ve never met is really excited to present to you a dozen little miniature hands for you to take ring shots with, and then you proceed to also use the bride’s floral binder and Pantone color samples you find lying around and find out that the wedding is floral and Pantone themed. With little hands. Then someone casually suggests hanging the bride’s dress on a pointed hand that’s jutting out of the wall, but it’s facing the wrong way, so the bride gets up on the counter with a hammer and a drill and proceeds to move the hand. Then they tell you that all of the bridesmaids have temporary tattoos that are scented. These… these are my people.

I won’t say too much about Molly and Trevor because they already know we love them, and they already know how fantastic they are (they are the only clients we’ve had to put their photos on a potato), and I already went over some of that from their engagement session (their apartment which is super fabulous and was published on Apartment Therapy, is now going to live on in our dreams as they’ve just recently bought a house which will be, I have no doubt, equally fabulous). So now I’ll just concentrate on their wedding which was pretty incredible. They wallpapered everything. The bar, the seating sign, the aisle runner, the band’s backdrop! Everyone’s table seating had Pantone colors with their names printed on them that doubled on the back as postcards! The kids had matchbox car boutonnieres! I could go on and on for a while but I’ll just stop with Molly’s dress which was incredible. It was floral. It was fantastic. And it was totally a prom dress from Nordstrom’s (we’ve already had a lot of people ask us, so there you have it folks). She said she wasn’t sure when she’d wear it again, but I assured her that she should just wear it all the time because why wouldn’t you.

• Date: April 15, 2017
• Ceremony + Reception Venue: Duke Gardens // Durham, NC
• First Dance Song: “You’ve Got a Friend” – James Taylor
• Molly’s Occupation: Children’s Museum Exhibit Designer
• Trevor’s Occupation: Biochemistry PostDoc
• How You Met: World Wide Web
• Interesting Fact: We have the exact same glasses prescription.
• Honeymoon: Eventually Norway.
• Vendor Credits: Officiant –Meghan Benson. Band – Liquid Pleasure Band. Florist – Pine State Flowers. Cake – Sugarland. Caterer – Chapel Hill Catering Company. Coordinator – Grace Beason of Grace Leisure Events. Molly+Ferry’s Hair: Stephanie Boettcher at Arrow Studio. Molly+Ferry’s Makeup – Pam Hung from OnLoKation Makeup. Bridesmaid’s Hair – Posh Studio. String Musicians – Save the Date Music. Photobooth – Zimzoom Photo Booth. Transportation – Greenway. Ice Cream Truck – The Parlour. Lighting – GetLit Special Event Lighting. Spray Tan – Tansformations.

Ingrid+Jason Get Married.

We adore elopements! They are so fun and happy and lovely and all things good. This time we ventured out to Hillsborough, NC, which is a little town that we don’t shoot in nearly enough. There we met up with Emily, who used to be our wonderful videographer friend, who is now our wonderful wedding planner friend! She worked closely with Ingrid and Jason to help them out planning their elopement (along with hair peeps The Parlor and florist peeps The English Garden). Then Ingrid and Jason arrived and everyone was so excited (!!) and then they got married in the adorable little magistrate’s office in a little room where they officially became a wedded couple (mic drop). Then we walked all around in the pretty woods to take pretty pictures of them being pretty together. Thankfully it was a.) reasonably warm but b.) no mosquitos bit us and c.) some things were starting to turn green and I am so glad that winter only lasted a week.

We learned that Ingrid is a pharmacist and Jason does really complicated sciencey things. Ingrid is from Louisiana which we know is cool because we love New Orleans, but she’s from Baton Rouge. Jason is from Maine where we know is cold and is also where Stephen King lives. Jason then informed us that Stephen King used to be his basketball coach (yesssss!), and we spent the next ten minutes asking him a lot of questions about this and being really excited about our six-degrees-of-separation from The King of Horror (and basketball?) himself. We took some pictures in between asking them questions, and then walked up to LaPlace restaurant where they had a lovely Cajun dinner (for those of you who don’t parler le Francais, LaPlace is French for… The Place). We are so happy to have been part of this lovely little elopement. Congratulations to the wonderful Ingrid and Jason!