Sarah + Doug tied the knot in an intimate backyard wedding in Chapel Hill on June 9, 2013. After assisting a photographer at a 350+ person wedding the day before, Sarah + Doug's 40 person wedding was a nice reminder that sometimes all you need for a beautiful, meaningful celebration are your family, closest friends, a rabbi, and maybe a cigar or two for the reception. :)
Both the ceremony and reception took place at Sarah's grandmother's house, nestled cozily in the woods. Sarah grew up just one house over, and I loved that the location of her wedding occurred in such a familiar and memory-laden place for her. In an age of destination weddings, it seems a rarity to get married in the home you grew up in (let alone have your family remain in the same location for 30+ years!) Instead of signing their ketubah in a stale hotel conference room, Sarah and Doug sealed their promises to each other in Sarah's grandmother's home office, which was filled with sweet mementos and photographs- Sarah as a child, Sarah's graduation picture, and other knickknacks that had been collected over the years- each with its own story.
Sarah + Doug, thank you so much for the opportunity to preserve even more memories that can be added to your grandmother's collection. Your wedding was truly refreshing, and I hope that you will cherish these photos for years to come.
And in case you are interested:
Shoes: New York Transit
Groom's clothing: Men's Wearhouse
Florist: Victoria Park Florist
Cake: Mad Hatter
Catering: The Catering Company of Chapel Hill
Photography Assistant: Layson Peters