I am obsessed with The Oaks at Salem in Apex, North Carolina. It’s not just the wonderful owners and gorgeous grounds, but it’s also the location of my bridal portraits taken by my friend, Kelsey Nelson. Ever since I got to explore this beautiful plantation-esque home for my own session, I could not wait to show off this incredible venue. The only thing that made shooting at the Oaks even better (aside from cooler weather) was Wes and Caitlin. This couple is the sweetest, and I’m not just saying that. Their love for their family and each other permeated throughout the entire wedding day, and I could not stop smiling at how they interacted with each other. They made me feel like we were old friends getting to celebrate their day, and as if that wasn’t enough they had Krispy Kreme donuts as wedding favors. They must have done this specifically for me ;). Once again, Krista of Six Foot Photography rocked out as the primary shooter, but I wanted to share some images from my camera to give you a taste of how much love was in this couple’s day. Congratulations, Wes and Caitlin.
They both wrote personal notes to one another prior to the ceremony and they both loved their gifts. Note the amazing watch Caitlin got for Wes.
Major watch envy. Wes was so excited to wear his gift from Caitlin!
Caitlin did a first look with her dad and both got teary while talking with each other about the day.
Caitlin’s reaction to reading her letter from Wes was absolutely adorable. She admitted that she knew she was getting the necklace from him because she helped pick it out, but this didn’t stop her from sharing her excitement for this sweet gift. She even wore it for the remainder of the day, showing him once she got to the front of the altar. How stinking cute!
Can we talk about how Caitlin wrote the script on these signs? She is the person who people emulate on Pinterest.
Caitlin and Wes had a unity cross that tied together to form three strands and it was absolutely gorgeous!
They’re absolutely beaming.
Their reception details were so fun to capture. Once again, Caitlin showed off her skills with her personalized signs.
They are seriously so sweet together!
Both Wes and Caitlin’s dances with their parents melted everyone’s hearts.
They are so adorable together!
Caitlin and Wes wanted sunset pictures in the field behind the property and we decided to add some movement to their images. Love these last few images!
Photographer: Six Foot Photography
Second Photographer and featured images: Christen Smith Photography