Emily + Andrew Chapel Hill Wedding

My 2017 wedding season started out with a BANG! I'm so pumped that I finally get to share with you all Emily and Andrew's sweet wedding story. Emily and Andrew met years ago to collaborate on some tunes together, which eventually lead to the formation of their band Mandolin Orange. If you haven't heard their music please check them out. Back in 2009, when I first moved to the triangle area, my friend Gini took me to see Mandolin Orange perform at Cat's Cradle. I instantly loved their tight harmonies and beautifully crafted melodies; anyone in the audience could see and hear their passion for the music as well as for one another.   

They married at Emily's parents house out in the countryside of Chapel Hill. The house was built with intentions of the best natural light which as a photographer was a dream! As the bride and groom prepped for the day, the house buzzed with folk music of a mandolin, fiddle and guitars. I have to say it was one of the most beautiful and relaxing start of a wedding that I've been a part of. Close friends and family gathered for a sing-a-long of the Beetles "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" and to hear their vows. Such joy filled the room for Emily and Andrew as they became husband and wife. 

After the service and family portraits were taken, the three of us meandered way behind the house into an open field. We had to dodge the cow patties and thorny bushes but SO worth it for these beautiful portraits that they will celebrate for years to come. Their reception was held, at a personal favorite restaurant, Lantern. Andrea Reusing's phenomenal paring of Asian flavors with local North Carolina ingredients is a meal to remember! 

Thanks again Emily and Andrew for letting me part of your day! 

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Restaurant/Venue: Lantern