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Summer Bridal Portraits at WRAL Gardens in Raleigh, NC | Lauren Reames

August 31, 2022

Bridal Portraits, Weddings

Summer bridal portraits in the WRAL Gardens in Raleigh, NC

First things first, Lauren is the most beautiful bride. I love her classic, southern style. It’s so elegant ā€“ just like her!

Lauren’s mom and sister also joined for her bridals and I loved getting to spend some time with them prior to the wedding day. They are just the sweetest!!!

When we were choosing locations, Lauren wanted a garden location since her wedding would take place in her home church and local golf course. I love when we are able to use locations that are different from the wedding day so you have a variety of looks!

We knew we wanted some colorful flowers and in my searching I found the WRAL Azalea Gardens in Raleigh, NC. I had never used the gardens before and they are smaller but WOW! I loved the hydrangeas, the light, and the vignettes throughout the gardens. This is the perfect example of how we can take a spot that looks unsuspecting from the road and turn it into something gorgeous.

If you want to see more of Lauren as a bride, here is her Highland Country Club wedding in Fayetteville, NC šŸ™‚

Summer bridal portraits in the WRAL Gardens in Raleigh, NC

Summer bridal portraits in the WRAL Gardens in Raleigh, NC

Summer bridal portraits in the WRAL Gardens in Raleigh, NC

Summer bridal portraits in the WRAL Gardens in Raleigh, NC

Summer bridal portraits in the WRAL Gardens in Raleigh, NC

Summer bridal portraits in the WRAL Gardens in Raleigh, NC

Summer bridal portraits in the WRAL Gardens in Raleigh, NC

Summer bridal portraits in the WRAL Gardens in Raleigh, NC

Summer bridal portraits in the WRAL Gardens in Raleigh, NC

Summer bridal portraits in the WRAL Gardens in Raleigh, NC

Summer bridal portraits in the WRAL Gardens in Raleigh, NC

Summer bridal portraits in the WRAL Gardens in Raleigh, NC

Summer bridal portraits in the WRAL Gardens in Raleigh, NC

Summer bridal portraits in the WRAL Gardens in Raleigh, NC

Summer bridal portraits in the WRAL Gardens in Raleigh, NC

Summer bridal portraits in the WRAL Gardens in Raleigh, NC

Summer bridal portraits in the WRAL Gardens in Raleigh, NC

Summer bridal portraits in the WRAL Gardens in Raleigh, NC

Summer bridal portraits in the WRAL Gardens in Raleigh, NC

Summer bridal portraits in the WRAL Gardens in Raleigh, NC

Summer bridal portraits in the WRAL Gardens in Raleigh, NC

Summer bridal portraits in the WRAL Gardens in Raleigh, NC

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