Sarah + Doug | Chapel Hill backyard wedding

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:

Dress:  Galina

Shoes: New York Transit

Groom's clothing: Men's Wearhouse

Florist: Victoria Park Florist

Cake: Mad Hatter

Catering: The Catering Company of Chapel Hill

Invites: Gartner

Photography Assistant:  Layson Peters