Emily Day and Eric Iverson both attended Wake Forest but did not actually know each other until their senior year when a mutual friend introduced them. Their friend knew that they were both going to be attending UNC Law School the following year and thought it might be nice if they met. What a good friend! Emily and Eric were best friends all throughout the three busy, challenging years of law school but didn’t start dating until after graduation. Now this happy couple lives in New York City and both practice law. They returned to beautiful Raleigh, North Carolina to celebrate their nuptials with family and friends.
This was my favorite portrait of Eric and Emily. The sky and rolling hills behind Carolina Country Club is an amazing backdrop. We took this right before they entered the reception.
Emily pacing as we all waited for the ceremony to begin.
While we waited we took advantage of the time by making portraits of Emily and her bridesmaids.
It rained briefly so we switched our portraits to the front of White Memorial where there is an overhang.
We often try to get most of the portraits done before the ceremony to make more time for fun at the reception, so while I photographed the ladies, my second shooter, Sarah photographed the men. What a good looking group!
Eric’s dad could not make it to the wedding due to illness so he took a moment to call him.
Emily waiting in the balcony as the 300+ guests filed into the church.
Thank goodness for telephoto lenses! Most area churches have rules for wedding photographers. At White Memorial Presbyterian they give us a great spot in the balcony to unobtrusivley photograph the event.
Such an impressively beautiful and cooperative group! Seriously, this was one of the nicest groups to be with all day.
The ballroom at Carolina Country Club was stunning.
I think Eric is smiling because he has a beautiful wife, but also because he was able to drive a golf cart around at high speeds during their portrait.
Welcome to your wedding reception! Emily’s mom, Mollie, who worked so hard to plan this great day, is in the blue dress clapping.
Open up! No cake smashing here. They were both very civilized about it.
At the end of a long night of dancing Emily and Eric ended up on stage with the band.
Congratulations to Emily and Eric!
Ceremony: White Memorial Presbyterian Church
Officiate: Christopher Edmonston
Reception: Carolina Country Club in Raleigh, North Carolina
Floral Design: Kelly Odom
Reception Music: The Atlanta Show Stoppers
Click on the photo below to see Emily and Eric’s wedding story. Enjoy!