I absolutely love Lorie-Ann and Brett! They are the nicest couple you will ever meet, and I am so happy I had the opportunity to be a part of their big day!
I met with them last summer for their engagement session at Duke. This was my first time meeting Brett and he had me laughing from start to finish. A few months later, I met with Lorie-Ann and her maid-of-honor for the Bridal session at the Proximity Hotel. I was in awe when Lorie-Ann stepped out in her wedding dress. She was absolutely breathtaking. We had a great session and I could not wait for their wedding day!
The morning of their wedding was crisp but gorgeous day, not a cloud in the sky. I arrived a little early to capture details of Lorie-Ann’s wedding gown before she dressed. Lorie-Ann and Brett wanted to present each other with a wedding gift shortly before the ceremony was to begin. Brett’s reaction to his brand new watch was fantastic! He repeatedly said, “I love this woman.” Brett’s best man presented Lorie-Ann with hew gift. She was speechless when she opened the box to reveal a beautiful necklace.
Just minutes before the ceremony was to begin, Lorie-Ann and Brett chose to meet but not see each other, wouldn’t want to spoil the surprise! Brett was so excited and even giggled when he felt Lorie-Ann’s hand on his back. They whispered “I love you” to each other and Lorie-Ann even stole a kiss before Brett was escorted out of the room.
As guests took to their seats, Brett eagerly awaited his queue to take his place at the head of the room. He could not hold back his emotion as Lorie-Ann made her way down the aisle, hand and hand with her adoring father. The ceremony was filled with laughter, love and joy.
After the ceremony concluded, we had a few minutes for portraits with the couple. I love how they turned out!
The reception was kicked off with Lorie-Ann and Brett’s first dance as man and wife. This is my most favorite part of the day to photograph. The raw emotion between the two of them was so beautiful to see. You could feel it throughout the entire room. After a dance with her dad, the couple enjoyed a delicious meal before the maid-of-honor and best man made their way to the center of the dance floor to toast to the newly married couple. The toasts were filled with laughter and tears, and are some of the best toasts I have had the pleasure to listen to. It is truly amazing these two found each other and I am so happy for them both.
After the cake cutting, the party was in full swing as guests danced all night before sending the couple on their way!
Congratulations Lorie-Ann and Brett!