Saturday, Nov. 13, I had the HONOR of being a part of the wedding of Erin Duff and Chris Koontz. Every once in a while, my job grants me the unique and special privilege to reunite with old friends during one of the most important times in their lives. This is one of my absolute favorite parts of my job.
When Erin contacted me that she was engaged, I was thrilled! I grew up with the Duffs. Erin drove me to school when I was a freshman in high school; Her brother, Bill and I were friends; and I used to babysit for her younger sister, Claire (all grown up now!). So you could imagine that seeing Erin in her wedding dress last Saturday was surreal in the most fantastic way!
I'm so happy that Erin has found someone as great as Chris to spend her life with. Thanks to you both for including me in the festivities! Below are some highlights from the day:
Mr. Bill Duff, father of the bride, kept this photo in his pocket (above) in case anyone needed a good laugh!
Below, he sees Erin in her dress for the first time.
The ceremony took place at St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Raleigh (above)....Yes, that's the moon in that photo :)
Flowers by Joseph Barnes of Catering Works
There is no photography during Episcopal wedding services as a general rule, so this is where we (as photographers) get creative, while being respectful of church policy. I got these shots from through the glass door :)
The Reception was held at the Stockroom in downtown Raleigh.
Cake by Catering works.
A great impromptu father-daughter dance!
The Craig Woolard Band was a class act and a whole lot of fun!
The superstar of the night was this little boy who NAILED the "If you like it then you shoulda put a ring on it" dance!!! When he did this part (below) I thought I was going to die from cuteness overload!!
Fun with the groomsmen!
A Big Congratulations to Erin and Chris! Thanks so much for trusting me to play such an important role on your wedding day!