This past Saturday, Nov. 21st, I had the honor of being a part of the wedding of Anderson Winstead and John Gardner at the gorgeous St. Mary's Chapel in Raleigh, NC. Anderson is a fellow Broughton High School Alumni and it was so wonderful to see her and John so happy and in love and surrounded by great friends and family. The fabulous Kate Monroe served as my assistant for the day and did a great job, as always! Below are some highlights from Saturday's festivities!
Anderson gets cut out of her tee-shirt (above) and into her dress.
Making it official....
Coordinator of the day, Vera Bell, pins on John's boutonniere (below)
John and the Groomsmen hang out before the ceremony (above and below).
Anderson and her uncle, moments before he escorts her down the aisle (below).
Anderson's sister and Maid of Honor, Katherine (above) before she walks down the aisle. She gave her sister the most fabulous look that said so much (below) right before entering the Chapel.
Vera Bell tells the ring bearer when to go down the aisle (below).
St. Mary's Chapel is gorgeous!
Anderson and John exchange rings (above) and have their first kiss as husband and wife (below).
The Wedding Party (below) in front of St. Mary's Chapel
The Reception took place downtown at the Capitol City Club.
The Ten Spot Band put on quite a show!!! (below)
This group danced all night long, begging for an encore at the end of the night!
Friend of the Bride and Groom makes a guest appearance with the band (below) and ROCKS OUT!!!!
The crowd's reaction!! (below)
John and Anderson share their last dance of the night together (below).
Mother of the Bride (below) waits for John and Anderson to make their grand exit.
The Send-Off (below)!
The Raleigh Rickshaw takes the newlyweds away!
Anderson and John, thanks so much for allowing me to be a part of your wedding!