Julia + Brandon : Wake Forest, NC
Some weddings you just stand back and watch everyone drinking in how intoxicatingly wonderful true love is… this was definitely one of those weddings.
Julia and Brandon were married at The Sutherland, a breathtaking eighteenth century estate located in the historic town of Wake Forest, North Carolina. The property boasts the most beautiful trees and gardens, a grand mansion used as a bridal suite, a charming cottage for the groom’s party, and a stunning pavilion with an epic ceiling. We couldn’t imagine a more perfect location for Julia and Brandon’s spectacular day!
In our first moments filming them opening their gifts from one another, we could tell that Julia and Brandon have just about the deepest love a couple can have. They adore each other and it definitely shows. To see not only their love, but the love that their family and friends have for them, was remarkable. Julia’s bond with her father and brother brought tears to our eyes. Theirs is a family deeply connected to their faith and truly savoring each moment they get to spend with one another.
Throughout the day there were so many unforgettable moments that we captured, from Julia and her bridesmaids watching the rain from the balcony, to Julia’s first look with her dad and brother, to Brandon’s reaction to seeing Julia for the first time down the aisle in her gorgeous 12-layer gown, to the enchanting first dances, to the touching speeches given by Julia’s father, brother and best friend. Then this happened… Julia’s dad got out his electric guitar and accompanied by a harmonica player and Julia’s brother singing along, the three performed a hilarious rendition of “The House Is Rockin”. Such an awesome surprise for Julia and Brandon’s special day! And after an incredible evening with everyone they love gathered ‘round and heartfelt moments rolling out every-which-way, Julia and Brandon stole away under a magnificent lit up oak tree to drink it all in. Then they ran through a path of sparklers to their getaway car - a perfect finish to a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
Julia and Brandon, you two are just as beautiful as your wedding day. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to capture these amazing memories on your most intimate of days. We feel blessed to have been a part of it all, and wish you a lifetime of happiness and everlasting love!