Maureen and James were married on May 26th 2012 at Saint Thomas More Catholic Church, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. It was my tremendous pleasure to photograph their wedding. I absolutely love Catholic weddings because they remind me of my wedding to my husband, and since I used to be a member of the St. Thomas More parish when I was in college (so very long ago!) it felt a bit like coming home again.

The weather, as you can tell, was absolutely perfect North Carolina May weather for the wedding, and while it was warm, it wasn’t the recent 100+ degrees we’ve been suffering through lately. Maureen prepped and dressed with her parents and bridesmaids at the Courtyard Marriot in Chapel Hill, and then we all headed over to the church to meet up with everyone and get married!

After a beautiful wedding, with readings from family members, the guests headed back to the hotels for shuttles to Fearrington Village, the wedding party and I headed down to get some post-wedding photos taken. I absolutely love Fearrington because while it’s 15 minutes south of Chapel Hill, there’s such a low key, laid back, and fun vibe in the little village. And while it was a bit warm for the cows, we went and read some books, relaxed in some Adirondack chairs on the lawn, and then got some nice formals done on the lawn before the cocktail hour began at the Fearrington Village Granary.

The reception, also at the Granary Restaurant, was amazingly beautiful and personal. Each table was named after a significant location/event in James and Maureen’s relationship, each guest received the favor of a bottle of wine and jar of jam, and the flowers were lush peonies, freesia, roses and 10 other varieties I don’t know the names for. I can’t begin to tell you what a gorgeous, fun, and loving wedding day it was for James and Maureen- but I do hope the pictures can tell you. It’s rare to see such a happy couple during their first dance, and it warms my heart knowing that we have such wonderful people and their family in this world.

Below are some of my favorite images from James and Maureen’s wedding. Enjoy!

Event Coordination, Flowers, Cake, Reception, and Catering provided by Fearrington Village : http://www.fearrington.com/house/weddings.asp
Bridal Gown provided by The Bridal Closet (in Vienna, VA) : http://www.bridalcloset.net/
DJ, KM DJ, Kevin Majores : http://kmdjcompany.com/
Makeup provided by Makeup For Your Day; Jennifer House : http://makeupforyourday.com/