Neil and Kristie photographed Shauna & Johnathan’s wedding at The State Club on NC State’s campus 2 weeks ago. This newer venue has a lovely outdoor ceremony space and gorgeous reception space that includes tall windows, high ceiling chandeliers and fireplaces.
Shauna and Johnathan have been dating since they were sophomores at Western Harnett High. 10 years later he proposed under the replica of the Arc de Triomphe in New York City. Almost a year after their engagement, they were married at the college Johnathan received his bachelor degree from, NC State.
Neil and Kristie arrived at Shauna’s bridal suite at The State Club in the afternoon and started photographing details and the girls getting ready. Shauna’s sisters and friends looked great with their hair and makeup done at The Cottage Salon. Shauna looked stunning in her wedding dress from Bridal Mart. While Johnathan and his groomsmen stayed in the groom’s suite, Neil took Shauna’s bridal portraits inside and outside.
At 5:30pm it was time for the “I do’s”. It was a beautiful day for their outside ceremony. Shauna’s sister officiated the nuptials. Their flower girl, Shauna’s niece, passed out flowers to the guests as she walked down the aisle. Johnathan and Shauna wrote a letter to each other and locked it in a wine bottle box to read in 5 years.
After the ceremony and family pictures, the bridal party had a lot of fun taking their portraits. The navy bridesmaid dresses and green flowers were picture perfect with the green trees and blue sky.
The guests enjoyed dinner while watching a special picture slideshow. The bride & groom’s first dance was to “Born to be Your Woman” – Joey & Rory. Shauna danced with her father to “I Loved Her First” – Heartland. Johnathan danced to “My Wish” – Rascal Flats with his mother. Gorden McGregor from Anything Music DJs provided the music for the night. The flowers, from Embellished Blooms, were very pretty on all of the tables. Their beautiful 4 tier wedding cake was made by Simply Cakes.
It was an honor to be a part of this wedding day with your friends & family. Best wishes to you Shauna & Johnathan!