It’s Wedding Feature Wednesday at Southern Bride & Groom! Today we’re excited to share Naomi and Brad’s colorful wedding on the green at Raleigh Country Club shot by one of Raleigh’s top wedding photographers, Neil Boyd Photography.
During the inception of AOL dial-up internet, Brad met Naomi in middle school in 1992, when, they joke now that “[Brad] was as scrawny as a toothpick and [Naomi] had inch-thick eyeglasses.” Years later, and after many life experiences under their hats to become who they are today, they reconnected and fell in love!
They had a perfect proposal on the first night of an annual trip to Aruba. After dining at Carpe Diem on the marina, they decided to go for a walk. They strolled hand in hand with the beautiful moonlight glistening on the water and sailboats surrounding it. The setting was so perfect that Brad, who was initially going to propose the following day on the beach, decided this was the night, so, midway through the marina, he stopped to take her hand, profess his love and asked Naomi if she would be his wife!
This Triangle couple knew they wanted a lush green backdrop for the wedding ceremony. The first time they toured the Raleigh County Club and got to the 10th tee of the golf course, the view took their breath away and knew immediately this was where they wanted to get married.
Raleigh Country Club’s (RCC) coordinator, Bonnie Miller, accommodated every request the couple had, no matter how big or small. Food was also delicious and many guests took the time to compliment the entrees. They also loved the convenience of dropping off all the decorations, and RCC laid everything out with thoughtful detail before the ceremony.
From a friend’s referral, Naomi and Brad sought out Neil Boyd Photography. They thought the images would be good, “but we never imagined the pictures to turn out the way they did,” Naomi shares. “They captured every essence of our day, and even made us cry afterwards while watching the slideshow of pictures! We could not be happier and will forever cherish our pictures for the rest of our lives.” Enjoy a display of those images in the blog below.
WEDDING CONSULTANT Hyejin Ann | REHEARSAL DINNER Winston’s Grille | VENUE & CATERING Raleigh Country Club | PHOTOGRAPHER Neil Boyd Photography | VIDEOGRAPHER S Line Productions | BRIDAL GOWN David’s Bridal | BRIDESMAIDS David’s Bridal | HAIR Wedding Hair by Liz | MAKE-UP Lauren Rose, Pretty Simple Makeup | BRIDESMAID JEWELRY Belk | MEN’S FORMALWEAR Men’s Wearhouse | FLORIST Angel Roses Florists | CAKE Heavenly Sweets by Denise | CALLIGRAPHY Emily Brooks Designs | RECEPTION MUSIC DJ Paul Fitts | FAVORS Wedding program fans by Citrine Designs and a candy bar | GUEST ACCOMMODATIONS Renaissance North Hills