214 Martin Street | Raleigh, NC | Elena & Andy | September 24th, 2016
I’m still deciding whether Andy is my HERO or just assisting in my addiction. You see, I wear a Fitbit ALL DAY LONG, and I believe steps not being counted is really worthless. I’m addicted to wearing the darn thing, and Andy is a software engineer for Fitbit!!!!!
Elena and Andy are from California, and Elena booked us for their NC wedding without even meeting us! (Andy was a groomsman in a wedding we photographed last year, so that’s how they heard of us!) That is a LOT of trust, and Phillip and I take that really seriously they chose us across country to shoot their special day.
We had a gorgeous September day to shoot downtown Raleigh. I had a wonderful morning shooting all the details (Andy’s mom MADE the paper flower bouquets!) and Elena’s no-fuss style translated perfectly to her personality: which was sweet, easy-going, and calm.
Andy and Elena opted for a First Look, and when they saw each other, it TRULY was as if NO ONE ELSE existed. They hugged, and smiled so brilliantly, and focused on each other. Their venue was literally DOWNTOWN, and a bus stop was right across the street…causing all this crazy loud noises and commotion. It didn’t matter – because Andy and Elena are so beautifully in love they zoned it all out.
Throughout the night, I glanced over at Andy and Elena, and they’d be gazing into each other’s eyes, and Andy would lean his head against hers, and close his eyes – so happy right with her. These two have such a SWEETNESS towards each other, it was so wonderful to see.
We had an awesome time with the bridal parties, and loved the ceremony with their personal vows. Elena and Andy treated their guests to a plated dinner, and awesome dancing thanks to All Events DJ! Their wedding cake was blue OMBRE, and it was so beautiful.
After a full evening of dancing and laughing, Andy and Elena walked through a tunnel of sparklers! It was a perfect ending to such a wonderful day. We LOVED getting to know you Elena & Andy, and wish you a lifetime of bike rides and happiness! 🙂
Thanks to all the awesome vendors:
Florist: Andy’s Mom | Makeup Artist: Junction Salon | Hairstylist: Junction Salon | DJ: All Events DJs | Wedding + Reception Venue: 214 Martin | Caterer: 214 Martin Street | Cake Designer: Simply Cakes | Invitation Designer: Minted