I love stories like Christiane and Ernesto’s. The NC Botanical Garden was the stage for their beautiful celebration. It was a celebration of love and friendship. Friends from out of state and a few from out of the country came to help to transition this couple into marriage.

They met online and then, decided to meet for brunch at La Farm Bakery in Cary, NC in January 2017. At the time, Ernesto lived in SC and was in the process of moving to NC.

We all were a little bit ‘in the air’ regarding their wedding day since there was a chance of ice and sleet, and as a result, many vendors would have had problems to get to the venue with such bad weather. In the end, the day ended up being great once the weather cooperated. With still a chance of rain, we anticipated the outdoor formals pictures time and everything worked just perfect.

Christiane remembers:


“After the first look and outdoor photos, It was a whirlwind magical evening that went very quickly for both of us. The father and stepmother of the bride composed and played a special trumpet Fanfare for the bride’s entrance. Ernesto formally studied music, and Peter, the father of the bride, composes music in addition to playing brass instruments, so the two decided to collaborate on a score for the recessional piece, a combination arrangement of two existing pieces.”

At the end, it was one more beautiful celebration with family and friends. We had a great time with Christiane and Ernesto, as we usually do with all couples we photograph. It’s always an honor to be chosen to be a part of such important moment of people’s lives.

Our goal is always to get to know our couples and their stories beforehand. It helps us to tell their story throughout their wedding day. Enjoy a few images from their wedding day!

Wedding Vendors:

Flowers: Flowers by Gary, Durham NC
Wedding Planner: Jennifer Ball / Knot Your Average Events
Caterer: Soigne Events
DJ: Matt Cochran at Drake’s DJ
Hair & Makeup: Fuss & Bother Salon
Invitations: The Desktop Diva

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