Amy and Jeff are amazing and hilarious people and definitely saw to it that both Geoff and myself had a wonderful day alongside them and the rest of their family and friends. I’d be out of eyesight with Amy when I’d hear her shout, “Carolyn!” and I’d shout back, “Yeah!” and she’d shout, “I appreciate you!” and I’d shout, “I appreciate you too!” and it went on like that for a good while (when she wasn’t busy doing yoga moves). They’re both generous, lovely, and just so ridiculously nice to not only us but everyone else they encountered and managed to stay that way through the entire planning process and wedding day.

This was our first wedding at the Cotton Room where it didn’t rain (!!). It threatened to, but it held off and sent in its place a substantial amount of wind. The wind did a few wrestling moves with Amy’s veil throughout the photos but stayed on her head nonetheless… and eventually the clouds and wind parted to fill the giant windows in their venue with light for their ceremony.

We are so thrilled for Amy and Jeff (and their adorable dog who is happy to have his dog-parents newly married) and just a tiny bit jealous of their awesome honeymoon to New Zealand and Bora Bora while we sit here in the rain in Durham…. but we forgive them anyway because they’re so nice. :)

 Date: March 30, 2014

Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Cotton Room // Durham, NC

First Dance Song: “All of Me” – John Legend

Amy’s Occupation: Business Development Director at an engineering consulting firm

Jeff’s Occupation: Business & technology consultant

How You Met: Amy hit on Jeff at the gym…and then forced her number on him :)

Interesting Bride Fact: Amy used to believe that her name was spelled A-M-Y-Q- . (period)  She is generally uncoordinated but very enthusiastic.

Interesting Groom Fact: Jeff’s dream job is to be a LEGO designer!  He is also generally athletic.

Honeymoon Destination: Auckland, NZ and then on to Bora Bora!

Vendor Credits: Officiant – Rev. Barbara Lodge | DJ – All Around Raleigh DJ | Florist – Triangle Catering | Catering – Triangle Catering | Hair – Blo Salon | Makeup – Janise Carter | Coordinator – Amalia Sarnecki-Ackley of the Cotton Room

Sarah and Adam like Seinfeld and their Beagle named Crosby (after the Pittsburgh Penguins player) and good beer. Adam plays in a band and Sarah watches a lot of House Hunters. They met online and it turned out pretty good for them, huh? We think so. We’re glad it worked out because we’re happy to call them clients and friends, and I’m happy to drop off Sarah’s bridal portraits at 10pm and then proceed to get chased around the kitchen in circles by their dog. We’re looking forward to dropping off their wedding pictures so I can do that again. :)

They’re really good people and had a super fun wedding downtown at All Saints Chapel and Marbles. Their bridal party was pretty phenomenal and I even got in some dance moves myself by the end of the night. There was awesome Larry the Bellhop, plastic dinosaurs, stuffed dogs that looked like Crosby, flip flops in lieu of high heels, and a guy who danced wearing a miniature child’s life preserver. I even taught the 8 year old flower girl about depth of field in a DSLR. Everyone won! It was a cool wedding. We love you, Sarah and Adam and wish you nothing but happiness and tasty tasty milkshakes from Fresh.

Sarah’s Occupation: Teacher

Adam’s Occupation: Systems Engineer

How You Met:

Interesting Fact About Sarah: She is a cheese connoisseur.

Interesting Fact About Adam: He is a drummer.

Honeymoon Destination: Italy

Date: August 4, 2012

Ceremony  Venue: All Saints Chapel // Raleigh, NC

Reception Venue: Marbles Kids Museum // Raleigh, NC

Officiant: Rev. Robin Renteria

DJ: Eric Hodgden // All Around Raleigh DJ

Florist: Julie Liles for Ceremony // Bride for Reception

Cake: Rachel Smith // Tartlette Treats

Caterer: Green Planet Catering

Hair/Makeup: Courtney at Blo

Videographer: Rob Johnson