One of my favorite things about my job (there are quite a few) is that it allows me a chance to reconnect with people I grew up with during an important time in their lives. Courtenay and I go all the way back to middle school in Raleigh, NC and we played on both the middle school and high school volleyball teams together. It was beyond amazing to see Courtenay put on her wedding dress and walk down the aisle today and she looked gorgeous! Ivan, you're a lucky man!
Courtenay and Ivan tied the knot this past Saturday, Aug. 28, at the beautiful Claxton Farms. It was a perfect summer day, much cooler than it's been recently and it almost felt like fall already. There was a lot of love at this wedding! Now, I'll let the photos speak for themselves...
Courtenay gets a hug from her mother (above).
Mother of the Groom, Janice, signs the wedding quilt that Courtenay's aunt made for the newlyweds (below).
It was a team effort to put on Ivan's boutonniere (below)
The Backstreet Band (below).
Ivan waits with his groomsmen before the ceremony starts (below)
Courtenay's sisters share a kiss during the couple's first kiss (below).
Courtenay forgot to get her bouquet from her sister before walking down the aisle, there was a moment where it was almost thrown down the aisle, but they decided against it! :)
Lots of love and hugs from friends/family!
While we did family photos, Ivan and Courtenay were SOOOO cute together!!! He kept kissing and hugging her! This photos was NOT posed. (below)
Courtenay's sister had the idea for this one (below).
Courtenay and Ivan's first dance
Courtenay and her dad
After she danced with her dad, Courtenay's grandfather dances with her (below). He was a fabulous dancer!!!
ok, just too cute. :)
The Backstreet Band was awesome!
This little one (Below) bounced around the dance floor all night!
Courtenay's sister, Christine, could really cut a rug!
Courtenay and Ivan, thanks so much for allowing me to be a part of your fabulous wedding day!