The perfect fall, family-focused wedding day!!! It’s kind of hard to believe that Lauralee and Dylan weren’t already married before this day. From the moment I met them, things just felt so comfortable and natural between them. Like they had been doing life like this together forever…which is kind of exactly how you want to feel going into your marriage. Like it’s just always been meant to be.
Lauralee and Dylan had just found out that they were expecting when we did their engagement photos but they kept it a secret…but I was so excited Baylen was able to join us for their wedding and be apart of the ceremony! Lauralee and Dylan are incredibly family-oriented and there were lots of littles running around, thankfully with lots of help so they could still remain the focus of the celebration!
Overall the day was designed specifically like Lauralee and Dylan – sentimental but relaxed, thoughtful and people-focused. And I laughed, a lot. Their crowd is SO fun.
While I had memorable moments from the day with their gifts to each other, playing with the flower girls, and making jokes with the guys, I absolutely LOVED their party on the dance floor. There was so much personality and every single person was hyping someone up. We ended up ditching the idea for an exit because you don’t want to cut short a party that fun (which I am always about making moves for the experience…that’s what it’s all about!).
Lauralee and Dylan, thank you for inviting me to be a part of your day and your story!!! It was perfect. I can’t wait to see you continue to grow and love your family!
Thank you to the wedding vendors who made this day beautiful:
VENUE: The May-Lew Farm
COORDINATION: Donna Pittman and Melinda Barnes
FLORALS: Your Perfect Day
HAIR: Jessica Bennett & Michaela Hill
MAKE-UP: Cassidy Davis & Zoey Mitchell
DJ: Q Focus Randle
VIDEOGRAPHER: Lucas Studios
CATERING: Parkside Cafe
CAKE: Stay Sweet Bakery
WEDDING DRESS: Carolina Bridal World
BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES: Azazie
BRIDE’S SHOES: David’s Bridal
GROOM’S SUIT AND SHOES: Men’s Warehouse
INVITATIONS: If It’s Paper
I’m Dakota, a Wilmington, NC-based photographer Helping engaged couples feel comfortable in front of the camera and creative businesses grow with purposeful brand imagery.
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