06/18/16: On THE MOST beautiful day that you could possibly have during a summer in the south, I met James and his groomsmen at The Sheraton in downtown Raleigh to capture some early morning pictures before our easy walk to Caffé Luna where I met Kim and her bridesmaids.
From the handmade jewelry and flowers, to the dress(es), cake(s) and ring box, this couple turned the most common wedding accessories into unique details customized to represent them. Meant to get the initial jitters out, the "first look" triggered tears of joy. They lasted well into the groom's speech where he acknowledged his family from Ghana who were not able to attend. He then proceeded to toast his new bride, which was the sweetest!
Thank you for allowing me to capture a most beautiful wedding of a most wonderful couple on a most gorgeous day in North Carolina!
Ceremony & Reception: Caffé Luna
Coordinator: Robyn Richardson
Officiant: Deborah Horton
Florist: Paper flowers made by Yadira Clyde (amazing talent by the bride's mom!)
Catering: Caffé Luna
Cake(s): Lowes Foods
DJ: Wayne Regan
Hair & Makeup: Bride- Alison Lucarelli Brewer with Salon Blu, Bridesmaids- Salon Blu
Dress: David’s Bridal
Jewelry: Earrings-Jared, Necklace and Bracelet-BrassBhoeme
VERY SPECIAL THANKS:
Matron of Honor- Alison Harding, Maid of Honor- Jackie Clyde, Bridesmaids- Laurie Kufen and MaryBeth Barrow.
Best Man- Kenne Harding, Groomsmen- Trevor Alston, Paul Polo, Brett Brenton.
Flower girls: Gabryella and Bryanna Johnson, Keeley and Camryn Harding.
The bride's mom Yadira Clyde and dad James Clyde. The Groom's parents who were not able to come, but had a traditional celebration in Ghana- Awumi and Angelina Landy.