Alex + Stuart : Wallace, NC
Alex and Stuart’s wedding day was as fun as it was fabulous! These two doctors met in med school and not only share the same career path in life, but also a love of the outdoors and complimentary senses of humor. Alex and Stuart also balance each other in so many ways. Where Alex is fast paced, Stuart is calm and steady. Alex’s maid of honor said that her friends love her vibrant and outgoing personality, and Stuart’s best man and brother described him as a role model whose integrity and patience he admired. It was such a joy for us to document the day these two amazing people became one.
As soon as we started filming, we knew that the togetherness of family and friends was very important to Alex and Stuart. As Alex and her bridesmaids got ready in the lovely River Landing clubhouse, they shared plenty of laughs, songs, and fun moments. Stuart and his groomsmen got ready in a nearby cottage and later took a relaxing stroll through the first holes of River Landing’s golf course for their photo session with renowned photographer Chris Lang. It was our first time working with Chris, and we were so impressed by his laid-back personality, yet great ability to set up such artistic, romantic portraits!
The ceremony was held on the lawn surrounded by a picturesque lake. Alex was escorted by both her father and grandfather down the most elegant staircase aisle. Stuart was overwhelmed by his bride’s beauty and grace, and it was truly a fairytale moment! We also loved how Alex and Stuart incorporated many personal details throughout their service. Three of our favorite details: the ceremony being led by Stuart’s uncle, the sweet and funny handwritten vows Alex and Stuart wrote for one another, and the exchange of the traditional Spanish arras as a gesture of their lives coming together. The passing of the coins between them symbolized the sharing of not only material goods, but their hopes, dreams, faith and families as well. Each coin represented a characteristic of a strong relationship and fit in so well with Alex and Stuart’s story!
The rest of the night was filled with a gorgeous sunset photo session, surprise Cuban dancing (so much fun to watch!), great music, and a high energy dance party. There were so many exciting moments shared in front of our cameras, and we had a blast capturing it all!
Thank you Alex and Stuart for allowing us to film your most special day. We wish nothing but the best for you both as you continue this wonderful journey of marriage together! Congratulations!