It’s Wedding Feature Wednesday at Southern Bride & Groom! Today we’re sharing Melody and Mike’s fun and elegant New Year’s Eve wedding at Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel captured by In His Image Photography.
Melody and Mike knew each other for years, growing up near one another, but it wasn’t until Melody spent a year in Greensboro, NC after graduating from Meredith College that their friendship blossomed into something more. Mike proposed to Melody as a surprise on Thanksgiving in Orlando, FL, where both of families had traveled to enjoy the holidays.
The couple planned a special New Years Eve wedding. “We wanted it to be both festive, but still elegant,” says Melody. And they definitely achieved both.
Melody’s matron of honor was her sister and the rest of the bridal party were close friends she grew up with—including Mike’s sister.
Mike’s best man was his seven-year-old energetic son, whom before walking to the altar said, “I got your back daddy.” The other groomsmen were friends from different stages of Mike’s life: college, childhood, Washington D.C., and a brother.
What’s clear by the animated, lively and beautiful photos captured by In His Image Photography, is that this couple, their friends and families sure do know how to have a good time!SB&G PREFERRED VENDOR TESTIMONIALS
“Our photographer was Dajuan Jones of In His Image. We could not have asked for a better individual/business to assist in documenting our one and only moment. Dejuan’s service was above and beyond extraordinary!” Melody remarks. “His demeanor and attention to detail is immaculate. Mike and I will forever cherish his work. When looking at the vividness of the pictures it allows us to travel back in time as it if were happening again at that moment.”Venue
“We wanted a location that was convenient to our guests,” Melody explains. “Our ceremony and reception were both held at the Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel because we did not want anyone to have to travel upon reaching the hotel for the evening. After the reception was over, they could head up stairs and stay the night!”PHOTOGRAPHER In His Image Photography | WEDDING PLANNER Creative Touch Designs | VENUE and CATERING Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel | DJ DJ Mass Appeal | CAKE/DESSERT BAR Sugar Fetish Cakery | MAKEUP Dollfaces by Lauretta | HAIR Essential Designs