Raleigh Wedding Photographer | All Saints Chapel | Tara & David

The bride and groom pose for a night portrait at Raleigh’s Market Hall after their wedding ceremony, picture by Rose Trail Images.

Remember when it was chilly outside?

Winter weddings on the cusp of a fresh spring season are magical in their own way. Because of daylight savings time, it gets dark super early. Which means only the most romantic nighttime portraits are entirely possible, many thanks to the twinkling lights strung above the cobblestones at Market Hall. So. Dreamy.

Tara and David

This impossibly stunning couple is Tara and David. They were married in February of this year and I’m sooooo excited to share their wedding photos with you! It was such a fun event filled with some of the most positively adorable kids!!! While we made the bridal party portraits at Market Hall, the actual wedding and reception both took place at All Saints Chapel in Downtown Raleigh. The ceremony was held upstairs, with day-of coordination help (and maker of all things floral!!!) by Lelia Kate of the Mason Street Manor, who happens to also be long time friends with the bride. Dinner was also held upstairs, catered by Empire Eats Catering, and included barbeque, mac and cheese, and all sorts of yummy awesomeness. The downstairs space was perfect for. all. the. dancing. And cake. And popcorn bar! Also, huge thanks to Oak City Entertainment for the energetic audio ambiance!

One of the sweetest details of this wedding was that David’s son, Jackson, was in his bridal party! He was 8 and was so happy for Tara and David to get married after being together for a few years. Looking at these pictures, it wouldn’t surprise you that Tara and David met at the gym, which remains a big part of their lives together. And, many of the guests are their gym friends!! I never felt so un-fit in my entire life ;)

Bridal Portraits, anyone?

Now, before you scroll down to the photos, I have to mention, Tara’s mom really wanted her daughter to have some gorgeous bridal portraits, so a couple of weeks before the wedding we made her dream come true! We took Tara’s bridal portraits at the Mason Street Manor, one of my favorite southern spots here in the area. There will be another post very soon about this bridal portrait session because there is so much to say about contemporary bridal portraits. But I will leave you with this sneak peek leading into the wedding photos…

Congratulations, Tara and David!

I wish you so much strength in your marriage with an abundance of love and fun for years to come!!!

The bride poses in her wedding dress at the Mason Street Manor before her wedding day, pictures by Rose Trail Images.
Details of the wedding include bejeweled Badgley Mischka heels, white roses, and the wedding rings at All Saints Chapel in Raleigh, North Carolina, pictures by Rose Trail Images.
The bride got ready with all of her girls before her wedding ceremony at All Saints Chapel in Raleigh, North Carolina, pictures by Rose Trail Images.
The bride had help putting on her wedding dress before her wedding ceremony at All Saints Chapel in Raleigh, North Carolina, pictures by Rose Trail Images.
The groom got ready with all of his guys before his wedding ceremony at All Saints Chapel in Raleigh, North Carolina, pictures by Rose Trail Images.
The groom pinned on a boutonniere for his son before his wedding ceremony at All Saints Chapel in Raleigh, North Carolina, pictures by Rose Trail Images.
The groom walked with his young son outside before his wedding ceremony at All Saints Chapel in Raleigh, North Carolina, pictures by Rose Trail Images.
Wedding details of All Saints Chapel in Raleigh, North Carolina included paper bag lumineers, a white wreath, and lots of candles inside the chapel, pictures by Rose Trail Images.
Attendants walked down the aisle before the wedding ceremony at All Saints Chapel in Raleigh, North Carolina, pictures by Rose Trail Images.
The wedding ceremony with cranberry accents, white flowers, and lots of guests was beautiful at the All Saints Chapel in Raleigh, North Carolina, pictures by Rose Trail Images.
The bride and groom have their first kiss during their wedding ceremony at All Saints Chapel in Raleigh, North Carolina, pictures by Rose Trail Images.
The bride and groom do family portraits inside after their wedding ceremony at All Saints Chapel in Raleigh, North Carolina, pictures by Rose Trail Images.
guests enjoyed dinner upstairs after the wedding ceremony at the All Saints Chapel in Raleigh, North Carolina, pictures by Rose Trail Images.
The bride and groom took bridal party pictures at Market Hall after their wedding ceremony at All Saints Chapel in Raleigh, North Carolina, pictures by Rose Trail Images.
The bride and groom took bridal pictures at Market Hall after their wedding ceremony at All Saints Chapel in Raleigh, North Carolina, pictures by Rose Trail Images.
The bride and groom danced downstairs with all of their guests after their wedding ceremony at All Saints Chapel in Raleigh, North Carolina, pictures by Rose Trail Images.
The bride and groom enjoyed cutting the cake with all of their guests after their wedding ceremony at All Saints Chapel in Raleigh, North Carolina, pictures by Rose Trail Images.
The bride and groom had a sparkler exit after their wedding reception at All Saints Chapel in Raleigh, North Carolina, pictures by Rose Trail Images.
The bride and groom kiss with sparklers after their wedding reception at All Saints Chapel in Raleigh, North Carolina, pictures by Rose Trail Images.

Vendor Recap:

Venue: All Saints Chapel

Picture Venue: Market Hall

Flowers: Lelia Kate from The Mason Street Manor

Day-Of Coordination: Also Lelia!

Dress: New York Bride & Groom

DJ: Oak City Entertainment

Food: Empire Eats Catering

Second Shooter: Lifelong Impressions

Photographer: Rose Trail Images

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