Oh man I am SO excited to finally be posting this wedding! I was looking forward to photographing it for so long. After two bridal sessions and a pre-wedding bride + groom session ... I was thoroughly prepped to photograph the wedding of my dear, dear friends Izzy and Martin. Many of you who follow the blog know exactly who Izzy is ... but just to re-cap ... Izzy began working for me as an edit assistant about two years ago. She is an incredible photographer ... here is a link to her blog
. She slowly advanced to second shooting weddings with me and eventually became my best friend. I have no idea what my life was like before I knew her! But now I have to figure that out because she and Martin are preparing to move to Spain for a little while. Yes, SPAIN!!!! I don't want to talk about it. (tear!)
On with the wedding pictures ...
This is Beverly ... Izzy's mom ... preparing to help Iz into her dress. I love how pleasant and calm Izzy looks while all those brides maids are primping and fussing.
My assistant for the day was none other than the fantastic Mrs. Rachel Watson! Thats right ... Rachel, my office manager! I just decided to train her as a second shooter "just in case". Rachel willingly accepted the challenge and I am SO proud at what a talented photographer she is! Her work is thoughtful and very sentimental. Honestly, Im not surprised at all. Rachel gracefully masters every task that she takes on. I don't know what I would do without her! This next shot is one of Rachels and its my absolute favorite shot of Izzy getting ready ...
Just in case you hadn't seen enough portraits of Izzy from her three previous sessions (snow
, savage garden
) here she is in all of her glorious bridal beauty:
Major note: the funky, fresh, and completely lovely flowers were done by none other than the amazing LISA FOSTER of Lisa Foster Floral Design
. I can never say quite enough about this lady ... she is my number one favorite florist in the whole world. On top of that I just love who she is. (XOXOXO LISA!!!)
Since Martin and Izzy had already done a portrait session together ... they had no qualms about seeing each other before the wedding and doing a few more! I just couldnt get enough!
Oh, and just in case you were wondering ... the wedding itself was actually held in Elizabeth City, NC at a little bed and breakfast called The Pond House Inn
. Quite honestly ... it was practically perfect in every way! Gorgeous, quaint, lovely, accomodating ...
Baby Miles was the first to officially congratulate Martin after the ceremony ... what a sweetie!
What a cake! And what a smash! The cake was done by my favorite baker, Angel Adkins of Angel Cakes and Confections
... it was delicious and beautiful ... and perfect for smeared cake kisses ...
A healthy dose of drinking and dancing ensued under the tent as the sun set and the stars shone. It was a perfectly wonderful day! Congratulations my friends!