Back when I was a TFA corps member living in Roanoke Rapids, I spent as much time as possible on Lake Gaston. Laying out on the dock, lazy Sundays reading on the lawn, jet skiing on Memorial Day Weekend, or jumping into the lake in the middle of February for our polar bear plunge (never again!) – my favorite memories were made there. Needless to say, when Cindy and Brian told me their wedding would be at Celebrations on Lake Gaston, I was thrilled!
It was a beautiful day for a wedding. The weather had been threatening rain all week, but we lucked out and had a perfect sunny and 70s day. Their timeline was a photographer’s dream! They chose to do a first look, so we had plenty of time to take some beautiful portraits on the dock before the ceremony. Cindy and Brian did an amazing job planning this intimate ceremony and reception! I loved all of their small personal details, like the groomsmen’s Star Wars socks, the Moleskine notebooks they used to read their vows, and including the bridal party in part of their vows. I had never seen a “topless tent” before, but as the sun set over the lake and the string lights and chandeliers came on, it definitely went on my personal wedding idea list!
See some of my favorite shots below!
I was obsessed with this couch!
All the guys here are miming “way to go,” the girls are making a shocked face, and then there’s Jenna. Love when my bridal parties get silly!
Here’s my favorite couch again. Cindy and Brian don’t look half bad either! (Seriously though, isn’t she a stunning bride??)
What what did I tell you about that topless tent? Gorgeous!
Thanks for choosing me to document your day, Cindy and Brian! I had a blast!
Other vendors include:
Venue: Celebrations on Lake Gaston, Henrico, NC
Wedding Planner, Flowers, Catering, Rentals: Exquisite Occasions
Hair and Makeup: Renaissance Spa and Salon, Roanoke Rapids, NC
Cake: Bakery and Simply Divine Cakes, Roanoke Rapids, NC
Music: Timothy Cummings
Dress: David’s Bridal