Well, just North of Raleigh, Louisburg actually. That was the location of our wedding last weekend at the beautiful Hudson Manor. It was the wedding of Christina Whitley and Ryan Bray. The wedding was organized by Joy Edwards of “A Joyful Occasion” who planned everything with a military precision. It was such a beautiful day and Christina and Ryan set out to have a lot of fun. We started the wedding with some fun portraits of Christina who looked gorgeous in her Allure Designs wedding dress from Victorian Rose bridal store. We then brought in her supporting cast of bridesmaids, all eight of them and continued the shoot. Next we went on to photograph Ryan and his groomsmen and they were quite a lively bunch. After a beautiful ceremony we then continued with the photography of Christina and Ryan’s family, followed by the bridal party and then we finished with just Christina and Ryan alone. After the cocktail hour guests were invited into the ballroom and the floral decoration was outstanding. Mel Day from Dogwood Tree Floral Designs provided all the flowers for the day. I’ve worked with Mel on many occasions and as always his work on this wedding was outstanding. After a lovely meal, provided by Melisa and her staff it was time to really start celebrating. First we had the speeches and toasts followed by the cake cutting, The cake was a muti-layer chocolate and carrot cake designed and baked by Jennifer at Ambrosia Cake Creations Christina and Ryan had hired Six Stylez Band to provide the entertainment and they immediately had the place rocking with a blend of oldies and current chart hits. We stopped briefly for a bouquet toss and this was followed by a unique garter exploration and a lot of fun was had by all. As I start to edit this wedding, I’ve pulled out a few of my favorites from the day and I’ve also thrown in a copy of one the bridal portraits that I’d taken prior to the wedding.