It isn’t often that I get to see engagement photos of the couples I marry unless they are included at the wedding in some way. But I recently received a clever magnetic Save-the-Date card (great idea!) and a link to Melissa and Ryan’s engagement photos at about the same time. When I saw the balloons on the Save-the-Date card I went right away to go see the photos. What a happy set of pictures and the addition of the balloons fits Melissa and Ryan perfectly. Congrats to their photographer, Hilton Pittman, of Hilton Pittman Photography, to think of such a fun addition. I can just imagine the three of them walking around historic downtown Apex with the balloons and all the smiles that must have generated from onlookers.
Such a great story and such a great couple. I am looking forward to their wedding, which will be held at The Sutherland Estate and Gardens in Wake Forest.
With their crazy-busy schedules, they are still managing to find the time to put together a special wedding about their love for each other and their family and friends. I was very touched by the things they wanted to include when we sat down together to create the framework for their ceremony. It’s going to be a wonderful ceremony and celebration and their family and friends are going to love it.
Hilton’s photos are so great and I swear the blue balloons seem to match the color of Melissa’s eyes! If you’d like to go check out Hilton’s blog for yourself, here is a link to his post about the engagement photos. His photos from the wedding are sure to be magical.
Update - Jan 2012 - Melissa and Ryan’s wedding was on a sunny, spectacular day in June 2011 and their DIY decorations were cheery, colorful (I LOVE yellow!) and included endearing touches - not to mention celebrating the long marriages of their parents and grandparents. It was a great day and here is a link to the blog post I wrote about it.
Their wedding was so special that it was chosen by The Knot North Carolina magazine for a featured article in the their Spring / Summer 2012 edition. Here is a link to the blog post I wrote about their being featured in the magazine. Congratulations to Melissa, Ryan and their photographer, Hilton Pittman.