“I’m married!” The new bride held onto me as tears rolled down the cheeks that held her smile the entire day. As guests were exiting the reception, Stephanie and Daniel held onto one another for one final dance, slowly navigating the floor as each moment from the day finally began to sink in. Patrick and I loved getting to witness this. This was one of our favorite moments from the day, and are always thrilled to see the vision of someone’s wedding day become a reality. Stephanie and Daniel’s engagement session was a sweet foreshadowing to how great these two are together and we loved seeing how effortlessly these two interacted. The day was beyond wonderful as we began at the Marriott, utilizing their gorgeous rooms for details and bridal prep. Their ceremony was held at the gorgeous Sacred Heart Cathedral where Stephanie and Daniel’s Catholic ceremony held so much meaning to the two of them. Next, Stephanie requested that we take bridal party photos at the NC Museum of Art and the results were beyond stunning. Finally, their evening concluded at Traine, the gorgeous reception venue in Seaboard Station. Our favorite part of their day was seeing the amount of support and love that these two had around them as well as melting when the gravity of the day hit Daniel and Stephanie during their last dance. Here’s to an incredible couple and to a memorable day full of incredible moments. 



Give me all the last dances. Always. 



Photographer: Christen Smith Photography

Venue: Sacred Heart Church & Traine, Raleigh NC

Dress: Essense of Australia | Carolina Bridal World

Hair and Makeup: Studio 121, Allison Nelms

Suit: Custom

Decor: Homemade Bride