Raleigh Wedding Photographer | Forest Hall at Chatham Mills | Matt and Kat

A bride and groom look at each other during their wedding ceremony in Raleigh, North Carolina, picture by Rose Trail Images.

Next up on the blog of awesome…

… is Matt and Kat’s AMAZINGLY chill and gorgeous wedding this past October!

I met up with these two for beer one night so I could introduce myself, show them my kind of crazy, and hopefully they’d like me. Well, beer turned into dinner and we just chatted and laughed about our mutual love of hockey and the fact that Matt looks EXACTLY like my ex boyfriend. Like… exactly. It’s freaky. We got some free beer glasses, had a great time, and now they’re stuck with me. Muaahahahahahaha…. Anywho, we met up at the Raleigh Rose Garden for their engagement pictures… which were AMAZING… and had the BEST time! So much fun, and you can check out their engagement session here if you like! I could not wait for their wedding… and it did not disappoint!

October 7th, 2018

This was the day we had all been waiting for, and let me tell you… it was amazing! Their ceremony had everyone laughing AND crying happy tears… myself included, I kid you not. Here are some of the amazing details:

  • Their venue, Forest Hall at Chatham Mills, was gorgeous. It’s like rustic meets industrial meets outdoor gorgeousness and I want to go back again and again and again. Seriously… I’m there!

  • Aneesa from Harmony Weddings and Events was their planner and running the show and boy was she detailed! If I needed anything, she was right there. If the bride and groom needed anything, she was right there. She brought out food during bridal party pictures, brought me water as I was sweating buckets outside, she was the BEST!

  • The space was decked out with gorgeous florals from one of my favs, Fallon’s Flowers. Between the cake, the arbor, the boutonnieres and bouquets, their mix of greenery with red and white was gorgeous!

  • All the bridesmaids wore a maroon dress with gold sparkle shoes, and their sparkle matched their personalities! The BEST bridesmaids, making Kat a scrapbook to look at before the ceremony and providing bubbly and snacks to keep the awesome going all day long!

  • Kat’s gorgeous dress from David’s Bridal was filled with lace and bling, and included a family butterfly pin.

  • CE Rentals provided gold plates, candles, and all sorts of autumn touches to the space. One thing that Matt provided though was a set of silver candlesticks that his Grandma had at her wedding!

  • The food was DELISH. City BBQ outdid themselves with flavor, while Edible Art Bakery provided a gorgeous cake and Vintage Follies provided the vintage bus turned bar… it was awesome working with all of them yet again!

  • Their wedding favors… were bottles of water and aspirin! They knew the night was going to be ROCKING!

  • And it was rocking ALL NIGHT thanks to Dow Oak Events! They did a great job with the tunage, even playing hava nagila for Matt and Kat!

  • I also couldn’t have done it without the help of my girl Candice second shooting for me… thanks friend!

Matt and Kathryn, congrats to you both!!!!

Details of the wedding ceremony setup at Forest Hall at Chatham Mills in Raleigh, North Carolina, pictures by Rose Trail Images.
Details of the wedding dress and shoes before the ceremony at Forest Hall at Chatham Mills in Raleigh, North Carolina, pictures by Rose Trail Images.
The bride and her bridesmaids get ready before the wedding ceremony in Raleigh, North Carolina, pictures by Rose Trail Images.
The bride and her bridesmaids take pictures before the wedding ceremony in Raleigh, North Carolina, pictures by Rose Trail Images.
The groom and his groomsmen take pictures before the wedding ceremony in Raleigh, North Carolina, pictures by Rose Trail Images.
The groom and his groomsmen get ready before the wedding ceremony in Raleigh, North Carolina, pictures by Rose Trail Images.
The bride and her bridesmaids take portraits outside before the wedding ceremony in Raleigh, North Carolina, pictures by Rose Trail Images.
Portraits of the bride and the groom before their wedding ceremony in Raleigh, North Carolina, pictures by Rose Trail Images.
Pictures of the groom seeing his bride for the first time as she walks down the aisle at their wedding ceremony in Raleigh, North Carolina, pictures by Rose Trail Images.
The bride and groom say their vows during their wedding ceremony in Raleigh, North Carolina, pictures by Rose Trail Images.
The bride and groom share their first kiss as husband and wife during their wedding ceremony in Raleigh, North Carolina, pictures by Rose Trail Images.
The bride and groom smash the glass and walk down the aisle after their wedding ceremony in Raleigh, North Carolina, pictures by Rose Trail Images.
The bride and groom take family portraits after their wedding ceremony in Raleigh, North Carolina, pictures by Rose Trail Images.
The bride and groom take portraits with their bridal party after their wedding ceremony in Raleigh, North Carolina, pictures by Rose Trail Images.
The bride and groom pose for pictures with their bridal party after their wedding ceremony in Raleigh, North Carolina, pictures by Rose Trail Images.
The bride and groom pose for portraits after their wedding ceremony in Raleigh, North Carolina, pictures by Rose Trail Images.
The bride and groom pose for outdoor portraits after their wedding ceremony in Raleigh, North Carolina, pictures by Rose Trail Images.
The bride and groom take portraits outside in the woods after their wedding ceremony in Raleigh, North Carolina, pictures by Rose Trail Images.
The bride and groom take portraits outside by the brick stairs after their wedding ceremony in Raleigh, North Carolina, pictures by Rose Trail Images.
A close up of the bride and groom’s wedding rings after their wedding ceremony in Raleigh, North Carolina, pictures by Rose Trail Images.
Wedding details include their ruby rings, family candlesticks, bright colors and gold chargers in Raleigh, North Carolina, pictures by Rose Trail Images.
Wedding details include their white cake, a head table, and aspirin and water has wedding favors in Raleigh, North Carolina, pictures by Rose Trail Images.
The bride and groom welcomed guests to the wedding reception while guests took pictures in Raleigh, North Carolina, pictures by Rose Trail Images.
The bride and groom were toasted by all sorts of guests at their wedding reception in Raleigh, North Carolina, pictures by Rose Trail Images.
The bride and groom danced together for their first dance at their wedding reception in Raleigh, North Carolina, pictures by Rose Trail Images.
The bride and groom danced their first dance at their wedding reception in Raleigh, North Carolina, pictures by Rose Trail Images.
The bride and groom danced with their parents at their wedding reception in Raleigh, North Carolina, pictures by Rose Trail Images.
The bride and groom and their guests danced the hava nagila at their wedding reception in Raleigh, North Carolina, pictures by Rose Trail Images.
The bride and groom cut the cake and made a mess at their wedding reception in Raleigh, North Carolina, pictures by Rose Trail Images.
The bride and groom danced with all of their guests at their wedding reception in Raleigh, North Carolina, pictures by Rose Trail Images.
The guests all enjoyed beverages outside at the wedding reception in Raleigh, North Carolina, pictures by Rose Trail Images.
The bride and groom threw the bouquet and the garter at their wedding reception in Raleigh, North Carolina, pictures by Rose Trail Images.
The bride and groom played the shoe game and got ready for sparklers at their wedding reception in Raleigh, North Carolina, pictures by Rose Trail Images.
The bride and groom kissed under the sparklers during their sparkler exit at their wedding reception in Raleigh, North Carolina, pictures by Rose Trail Images.

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