There are a lot of things about weddings that I love, but maybe my favorite is seeing two different cultures collide in a beautiful way. Sometimes it’s a big loud family with a reserved smaller group, or other times, maybe west coast meeting east coast. For Andrew & Sara, it was a rehearsal dinner with Iranian food, dancing with Niger hip-hop, and a beautiful array of colors, all combining with a bit local Durham flair (barbecue, UNC fandom, Monuts, and butterflies). I love the unity that a wedding creates that transcends any kind of different points of origin, and I love the complete uniqueness that the combination results in.
(An aside: If that’s my favorite thing about weddings, my second favorite thing is definitely the latest trend of donuts replacing cake at the reception).
I loved getting to know Andrew & Sara through an engagement session and wedding planning, and I was so grateful to have been a part of their day. My favorite personal touches – the guys starting the day shooting hoops at the downtown Durham Cage, Andrew & Sara running to the Museum of Life & Science Train for a nighttime ride as their guests cheered them swinging aboard, their ringbearer’s uncontainable joy as he sprinted down the aisle when he saw the couple.
A beautiful and joyous day to be a part of. Thanks, guys.
Second Shooter: Ryan Vroegindewey
Venue: Museum of Life and Science
Flowers: Waterdog Farms
Catering: Southern Harvest Catering