Winter Wedding : Sean + Kelsey

The first Sunday in December, Kelsey and Sean tied the knot. There was Shakespeare, there was unseasonably warm weather (seventy degrees for a winter wedding - welcome to NC and all of her unpredictable glory), there was a near shoe emergency, and there was a comfortable, familiar love available in spades.

All Saint’s Chapel - in the heart of downtown Raleigh, it has an old world feel and new world craftsmanship.

All Saint’s Chapel - in the heart of downtown Raleigh, it has an old world feel and new world craftsmanship.

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Gorgeous tile floors + calligraphy for the win! I believe my dream kitchen has tiling something like this.

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Maddie, sister of the bride, maid-of-honor, chief confidante, and the day’s makeup artist.

Maddie, sister of the bride, maid-of-honor, chief confidante, and the day’s makeup artist.

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I shot these before Kelsey and Sean had their first look - Kelsey’s first question when I returned to the bridal suite was, “Doesn’t the tweed look good?”

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Mr. Furr, Kelsey’s dad.

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Kelsey’s sweet mom, helping get everything in order for the first look.

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Sometimes, wedding coordinators make a surprise appearance in portraits.

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“Hey guys, would you be open to shooting portraits in the cemetery?”

Like that’s a totally normal wedding photographer thing to say. Kelsey and Sean were sweet enough to jump in to the idea, and I’m honestly quite pleased with the results.

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Post-ceremony hugs.

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Grand entry blur. Kelsey and Sean had their reception at the lovely Cafe Luna, an Italian eatery three blocks from the church.

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Slightly teary after speeches + prayers.

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The friends you hold on to through big life changes? Those are the ones you keep.

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