After 12 years, James and Melissa are finally Married!!
Fate brought these two together despite 5 states standing between them growing up. James was from here in NC and Melissa from Iowa. A work position just happened to take James out to Iowa temporarily and that’s where he met his Iowa girl! They fell in love and he eventually brought her home to NC with him and they have been here ever since.
Their wedding day was full of family sentiment as they said their I Do’s in the same church that years of James’ family have attended. We photographed under the giant magnolia tree in the yard that James’ Grandmother planted as a memorial after WWII. The reception venue, Lake O’ the Woods Plantation, was actually once owned by a branch of James’ family generations back.
I loved how Melissa herself created all the floral arrangements! Can I mention that she used Maiden Hair Fern and Magnolia leafs in her designs? GORGEOUS. Her mother made the cake and it was stunning. Such a talented and JOYFUL group of people that we are so honored to have the pleasure of knowing!
I am so happy I get to watch these two grow old together. Happy Marriage, Mr. & Mrs. Williams!
Venue – Lake O’ the Woods
DJ – Cox Media Services
Caterer – Simply Delicious
Cake Artist – Mother of the Bride
Floral Design – THE BRIDE!
Hair and Makeup Artist – Nikki Rivera
Dress Shop – New York Bride and Groom of Raleigh
Dress Designer – Justin Alexander (Brides Dress) Alfred Sung (Bridesmaids) Flower Girl (David’s Bridal)
Rental Company – CE Rental
Table Linens – Linen Tablecloth
Save the Date and Invitations – Zazzle
Bouquet Ribbons – HoneySilks & Co
Bouquet Monogramed Ribbon – Oatmeal & Lace Designs
Bridal Veil – Becca’s Bridal Boutique
Garter – The Garter Girl
Bridal Earrings – Design by Kara
Bridal Vintage Hair Combs – Gilded Shadows