Last Saturday, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, two alumni of the University of North Carolina returned to declare their vows as a married couple in a place they call home. The groom, Danny Davis, was a former football player at the University of North Carolina, where he met his beautiful bride Alex Hamilton, making Chapel Hill the perfect place for their wedding.
At the Franklin Hotel in Chapel Hill, Alex and her spunky bridesmaids wore brightly patterned robes as they smiled for the camera in a group shot. With the help of hair and makeup professional Stephanie Sevilla from The Makeup Culture, they got ready with bright smiles and cheerful attitudes. After, the bride, dressed in her delicate white gown,she and the bridesmaids joined us for a short photo session.
The ceremony took place inside the hotel with an altar made of dark green vines and fresh white flowers done by florist Kelly Odom. Standing at the altar, Alex and Danny smiled with excitement and happiness as they exchanged vows and kissed for the first time as a married couple.
Once the ceremony had concluded, we took the bridal party and did some group photography at The Old Well. This bridal party was a blast to work with. The group was comfortable and outgoing, and we shared a lot of laughs taking photos. Everyone in the group had great chemistry, which made our job very easy. One of the groomsmen, Alge Crumpler, a former teammate of Danny’s at UNC who went on to play professional football, easily hoisted two of the bridesmaids into his arms for an amusing picture.
At The Blue Zone in UNC’s Kenan Football Stadium, a sparkling cake made by Cinda’s and some delicious food catered by Rocky Top awaited the start of the reception. The menu included a bit of personality from the bride and groom; for Danny, a twist of Vietnamese flavors in the appetizer, and a main course with southern flare for Alex. Once the formalities were over, Mitch from DJ Joe Bunn provided the music for an energetic celebration that included light up props. After dancing and celebrating, the couple ended the night with a beautiful sunset photo at the top of the football stadium.
Photographing this wedding was an incredibly fun experience. The bridal party was engaging, the reception was energetic, and Alex and Danny were fantastic to work with. We wish them the best of luck as they begin their life together as a married couple.