Nicole and Bryan’s wedding at The Merrimon Wynne was a true fairytale. I had the joy and honor of photographing Nicole and Bryan’s amazing wedding this past summer. It was the epitome of elegance mixed with southern charm. During our time together, whether it was their engagement session, bridal portraits or just getting lunch to discuss wedding details, I came to know that Nicole and Bryan are incredibly endearing, kind, considerate and loving. I absolutely love how Nicole ensures how grateful she is for everything that anyone does for her. She gave handwritten notes and gifts to not only her wedding party, but her junior groomsman, ring bearer and everyone that was part of their day, including us!
Besides Nicole’s wonderful sweet personality, she also has impeccable style and taste! Of course she chose my favorite designer for her wedding gown, Pronovias, and the delicate lace detail on her dress was simply stunning. Nicole is one of the most organized brides I have ever met! She made sure that Amanda, herself and I met before the wedding to go over every last detail (to the minute!). The wedding was completely and utterly lovely, and I am so glad to have been part of their day!
Nicole and Bryan have an amazing love story, truly one of those “once in a blue moon” type of love stories. On December 29, 1988, Nicole and Bryan were born in the same hospital, 12 hours apart. No one knows if they kindled their romance in that baby room in Raleigh. But, as chance would have it, their parents lived (and still do) a short 5-minute drive from one another in their hometown of Garner. Even so, they didn’t meet until they were 16 years old! I mean, that is CRAZY!
Nicole and Bryan were high school sweethearts, their love grew during their years together at Carolina. They always knew they would be happily ever after. It was just a matter of time before Bryan popped the question. On that special day in Chapel Hill on October 11, 2015, when Bryan dropped to one knee, their fate was sealed. Nicole was #borntobecantley.
These two mean so much to me and I am so honored to photograph their wedding! Here are a few (actually a lot) of my favorite images from their day!
Venue: The Merrimon-Wynne
Planner: Amanda Blair by Design
Caterer: Rocky Top Hospitality
Rentals: CE Rental
Flowers: Tre Bella Florist
Videography: Morgan Scott Films
Cake: Ashley Cakes
Hair and Makeup: OnLoKtion Makeup
Photography: Bronwyn Duffield Photography