Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Love in Bloom - a Garden Celebration

I know it can be stressful planning an outdoor wedding or reception and it can make you wonder if it is worth the added pressure.
Well Caroline and Chris's reception in the incredible garden at her parents Charlotte home proved that sometimes a roll of the dice can have a great payoff.
Everything came together with perfect weather, music, food and, of course, this wonderful setting that Caroline's mother, Susie, and her entire family have helped nurture over the years.
Caroline and Chris are both Master of Divinity students at Princeton Theological Seminary and they had a beautiful service at Covenant Presbyterian Church.
I worked with the bride's brother, Chip, many years ago at The Charlotte Observer and he has gone on to travel the world as a freelance documentary news photographer based in New York City.
It was hard to do the setting justice in any single photograph but here are a few images from a truly delightful event.

Caroline and Chris

Caroline waits before the service

Caroline and her dad prepare to walk down the aisle


Chip keeps his niece Whitney busy


The backyard rose garden


Caroline's parents celebrate

Chris and niece Mary Evans

Caroline dances with niece Whitney


David from The Blue Thistle did some of the arrangements


Caroline with her grandfather

It makes you want to "shout"

A little dance in the garden

Appropriately they were showered with petals from the family's rose garden

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Thanks for posting these pictures! We weren't able to attend Caroline and Chris' wedding but feel like we were there because of these great pics!! Thanks again!