Amanda & Jason’s beautiful and budget friendly WRAL Azalea Gardens wedding was my first wedding of 2017! This wedding was the PERFECT way to break into wedding season! First of all, you could not have asked for more perfect weather! It was sunny and warm without being too hot and humid. The garden was in bloom and the colors were spectacular!
Before the ceremony I snagged some bridal portraits of Amanda (it was hard not to share ALL of them–seriously y’all she was a knock-out, see evidence below). The ceremony was short and sweet and included Jason’s son acting as the ring bearer. This little fella had the HUGEST grin on his face the entire time! It was so incredibly sweet.
After the ceremony we snapped an entire guest photo (which is always a challenge but so fun!) and some photos with their friends and family before we were able to sneak away and grab some of just Amanda & Jason. Y’all, these two are so natural in front of a camera! Mike and I really loved working with them. It was like they could read our minds. Before we could ask them to pose a certain way–they would! It was a photographer’s dream.
We then headed downtown to the Virginia Dare Ballroom at the Sir Walters Apartments in Downtown Raleigh for the reception. The space has large windows that lit up the room beautifully for their first dance as husband and wife. They supplied a donuts bar for desserts and got a simple cake from Lowes Foods and put a topper on top for their cake! Seriously ladies, you don’t need to spend a lot of money to have something look amazing!
The rest of the night was spent dancing the night away before heading out.
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WEDDING COORDINATOR: Ashley Vause Events
CEREMONY VENUE: WRAL Azalea Gardens
RECEPTION VENUE: Virginia Dare Ballroom
FLORIST: Ventian Garden Florals
CAR SERVICE: EcoStyle USA
DONUTS: Duck Donuts