Doyle's Vineyard Wedding Venue Photos-Apex NC-Love Stronger than a Hurricane- Laura + Mary's Rainy Wedding
You may remember Laura + Mary from their rooftop engagement session back in July! It was a beautiful sunny day in DC and the portraits came out perfect! After moving down to the good Old North State, they began to prepare to make things official. Set to say their "I Do"s in their neighbors perfectly manicured yard and a romantic dinner under a tent, we were all surprised when Hurricane Matthew decided to make a B-line straight up the East Coast and central North Carolina. As the week of their wedding approached we all hoped that this thing would take a drastic turn to the east, but as it became more apparent that it wouldn't back up plans were created to save the day. Justin and I pulled up to the original location for Laura + Mary's big day and were quickly told to turn around and head for Doyle's Vineyard, which was right down the street.
We slowly passed debris and flooded roads to carry ourselves and our gear over to the vineyard. Once we arrived, we were delighted in how everyone did everything they did to get the ceremony space ready for Mary and Laura! Mary's sister built their alter of love while the owners of Doyle pulled out wine and created space for the guest. Now most would have felt like their wedding was ruined, but not Laura, Mary and certainly not their guests. Every gathered together in a small space to witness a love stronger than Hurricane Matthew. The space plus the people created a warm and simple wedding and dinner. The wedding wasn't easy and ended up with a power outage as soon as they both signed their marriage license, but it was cozy, honest, and perfect, because they said yes to their love!
It was a little hard for these two to avoid each other in the new space, but somehow we manage to pull off the sweetest First Look ever!
Finally, it's time to say I do!
That awkward moment when you are trying to make it official and the lights turn out! Good thing they got the last signature in just in time!
We decided to try our best to capture a few formals that day, but decided to get some on another day when the sun was out, those of which you can see below!
As I mentioned before, the weather was so frightful that we decided that it was best to do formals on another day. I met Mary + Laura out at the original wedding destination and they ROCKED IT OUT! This is one good looking couple if I must say so myself! A month after their wedding, I present to you Laura + her SO Mary <3 Newlyweds!
Laura + Mary are literal perfection! Cheers to this beautiful couple! Leave them a congrats below!
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Coordinator: Cargo and Co. Events
Hair: Kathy Chandler
Makeup: Sharon Davis
Cake: Kathy Kay (A Friend!)
Dj Services: Cool Receptions
Catering: Durham Catering
Venue: Doyle's Vineyard
Wedding Officiant: Ceremony written by Ann McKenzie and performed by Angela Coulter, her mentor.
Photographer: Nine19 Photography