Abby & Marcus had a incredible wedding on a nice winter day at the Raleigh Marriott. Photographing their wedding was such a fun experience. Starting with an amazing Downtown Durham Engagement Session at the American Tobacco Road Campus. I could not help but to think about all the great memories, captured up to this point. So much planning and correspondence goes into planning this special day. You can’t help but feel a little sad that it has to come to a end. We had a great time working with Abby & Marcus. Check out all of the fun from their wedding day!
How did you meet? And how long have you dated? We met in College at Western Carolina University through Intramural sports. We played on intramural flag football and basketball teams. We ended up going to Nationals down in New Orleans together, and that’s where it officially all started! We dated for 5 years.
How about your wedding shoes and jewelry?
Wedding shoes were close toed Ivory heels with a bow on the heel (outlined in Rhinestones). Abby wore Pearl Earrings and a bracelet.
Tell us about your gown?
Wedding dress was Ivory laced with capped sleeves and a train.
Tell us about your bridesmaids?
6 Bridesmaids. 2 of them were childhood friends (Rose & Casey). 2 of them were Marcus’s sisters (Jaz and Cierra). The youngest was Abby’s Niece (Katie). Her Sister (Angie) was her Matron of Honor.
Tell us about your wedding photography?
Our photographer was everything you could ask for and more! Professional, creative, and you could tell his team really enjoyed what they were doing. Throughout the whole process, everything was smooth and went without any problems. Our pictures turned out amazing, and was provided to us in a timely and organized fashion.
Tell us about his groomsmen?
Groomsmen are all friends from childhood, and friends I met in College. All have been with me through sports, trips, going out, etc…. 3 of my groomsmen played football with me at Western Carolina (Centario, James, and Quincy). Other 3 groomsmen grew up with me in the Raleigh/Durham area, for as far back as Elementary school (John-Tyler, Colby, and Greg). My Best man was my father, who was always there to teach me the main principles I live by today!
Was there any particular theme or style for your wedding?
Classy and romantic as it consisted of a lot of candles and gold decorations.
What’s your favorite image from your wedding day, and why?
Favorite image was us coming into the reception because it captured our personalities and why we are perfect together.
And your cake?
Ivory 3 tiered cake with gold B at the top for Brown.
Any advice for future brides?
Relax and enjoy the day! Do not forget to eat the food at your reception!
Question for the GROOM: What things do you love the most about her?
Love how wild and crazy Abby is. Her personality is one of a kind, and the fact that she shares a lot of likes that I do (Sports, cards, traveling…) really makes our relationship worth while!