Callie inhaled when she saw us, completing her hair and makeup for her wedding day as Patrick and I entered the room. Her zeal for life is incredible, and this translated into the morning of her wedding to Michael. Callie is stunning. And I’m not just talking about her beautiful smile and gorgeous hair. Callie has one of the kindest, most thoughtful hearts I know and this was evident the moment we met both her and Michael months before. They love their fur babies, have the most adorable engagement story (involving Boxcar in downtown Raleigh), and wanted to get married at the church right down the road from Callie’s parents’ home.

Their day was overcast and warm, a perfect December day. Patrick and I spent the morning with Michael and his hilarious groomsmen before traveling to Callie’s parents to document her and her ladies getting ready. Their ceremony took place at Pleasant Green United Methodist Church with the reception held across the street at the Community Center which Amy and her team at Plume Events transformed the space into Callie and Michael’s winter vision. Michael’s expression as Callie walked toward him down the aisle was one of elated joy.

The day concluded with emotional speeches, a ton of dancing, an ode to their fur babies Lucky and Tucker as the name of their signature cocktail, ‘The Lucky Tucker’. The night ended with a sparkler exit as the couple traveled to Asheville to begin their life together as husband and wife. Our favorite moments were the in-betweens and sentiment; the necklace Callie thoughtfully gifted to Michael’s mother, Callie’s details honoring family members, and the emotional speech Michael’s mother gave about his amazing father. This day was thoughtful and gave us the most incredible way to wrap up our 2019 wedding season. We absolutely loved this day and are ecstatic to share it with you all now. Cheers to Callie and Michael.

Photographer: Christen Smith Photography

Planning: Plume Events

Venue: Pleasant Green United Methodist Church, Durham NC

Rentals: Cottage Luxe | CE Rental

Caterer: City BBQ

Cake: Whole Foods

Invitations & Signage: Gracefully Made Art

Florals: Plume Events

Gown: TreBella Bridal | Hailey Paige | Wtoo by Watters

Bridesmaids: Brideside Charlotte

Wedding Band: Jewelsmith

Hair & Makeup: The Makeup Culture