Beth + Anthony tied the knot on June 12, 2015 at Edenton Street United Methodist Church and the City Club. This fun couple wanted to celebrate their love for Raleigh, and they couldn't have picked a better venue to show off the City of Oaks. The top-floor panoramic view of the State Capitol was stunning.
Read the Q&A with Beth + Anthony below to learn more about this sweet couple and their fun Raleigh wedding. And to view all of the photos from Beth + Ant's wedding and order prints, please visit their wedding gallery on my online print shop!
1. What are some of your favorite things about your partner? How were these attributes expressed during or leading up to your wedding?
Anthony told me every day that I was amazing and he couldn’t believe all that I was doing. That made me feel confident in all of my/our decisions, and he just let me go full-force Beth throughout the whole process.
2. What was most important to you in planning your wedding?
Our goal was to show our out-of-state family and friends our favorite city, Raleigh, and have an awesome party to celebrate having all of our favorite people in the world in one city and obviously, the first day of our marriage. Therefore, glow sticks and awesome music were essential.
3. Are there any details or moments from your wedding that are particularly special to you? (E.g., you wore your momma’s dress, your partner unexpectedly serenaded you, there was a double rainbow all across the sky…).
My favorite moment was walking down Fayetteville Street with our family and friends at the end of the night to Common 414, where we had our after party. Everyone was staring and clapping and yelling congratulations. It was awesome.
4. Your wedding package included an engagement session. What was it like to work with me before the wedding day? How did this shape your expectations for the day-of?
We had a two-year engagement, so our engagement session and wedding were scheduled about a year apart. I really learned a lot at the engagement session because I had no idea how awkward I would be and comfortable Anthony would be when taking pictures. We love your style and how you just let us be us. We knew that the wedding day would be smooth sailing because we anticipated you letting things happen naturally and being cool.
5. Now that you’ve tied the knot (and survived!), what advice would you give to other folks planning their wedding?
I think the best thing that we did was space out the planning steps based on what worked for us in terms of finances and time. Also, a couple’s massage sounded like a really good idea one week before the wedding, until I had an allergic reaction to the oils. I don’t recommend doing that. ☺ Regardless of what happens leading up to and on the wedding day, you’ll be married at the end of the day and that’s all that really matters.
6. What is the first thing you want to do with the images? Wallpaper the hallway? Internet fame?
We received so many frames as gifts. They are all empty all throughout our apartment, which looks very strange. We need to fill them!
7. What is next for you as a couple? Any big plans?
A week in Punta Cana following the wedding was amazing; we would love if we could go back there. Anthony and I are pretty much back to reality, but in the future we want to start a family, buy a house, travel the world, and basically hang out with each other as much as possible.
8. Anything else you'd like to add?
We are so thankful for you Courtney. You are perfect, and we are so thankful that you captured our super fancy wedding event in a real and authentic way. Thank you for keeping it real! We love you!
Beth + Ant, thank you so much for inviting me to be a part of your day (and your two-year engagement!) I have been anticipating your wedding ever since we spoke in 2013, and I'm so glad the day finally came! :) You and your families were are so welcoming and wonderful- thank you for making my job easy! I hope you love your pictures!
Photography Assistant: Ashton Songer
Coordinator: Rebecca Naderman, City Club Raleigh
Minister: Greg Moore, All Saints' United Methodist Church
Bride's Dress: Monique Lhuillier
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Bridesmaid Dresses: Wtoo by Watters
Groomsmen Clothing: Black by Vera Wang
Florist: Victorian Seasons
Dessert: Cinda's Creative Cakes
Invites: Lindsay Burns
Transportation: White Horse
Lodging: Sheraton Raleigh Hotel
Bridal Party Makeup & Hair: The Makeup Team