September 12, 2018
Jamie and Daniel: the couple who laughed together, cried together, and had the most magical day surrounded by the most incredible people. They both attended Roanoke College where they met and fell in love. I was so excited when Jamie told me the entire wedding party would be going to the campus following the ceremony for photos. Talk about special!
Their wedding day also happened to be freshman move in day at Roanoke College so we had an audience for all our photos but this wedding party wasn’t shy and totally rocked it. The campus is GORGEOUS so you put these two on that campus? Pure heaven. We walked down the brick path and I stopped in my tracks and thought, “No way is this real.” Spoiler alert: it was.
I don’t know if I can choose between two favorite moments of that campus trip. It was either when the college president was walking across campus and stopped for a photo or going to the gym where Daniel played basketball to get a photo with his former teammate turned best man.
The reception was one of the most fun I’ve had the pleasure of photographing. I quickly learned that the foundation of Jamie and Daniel’s love was rooted in having fun together. It was so apparent when they were surrounded by their family and friends just how much fun they have and how loved they truly are.
Throughout the day I spent with Jamie and Daniel, I learned one very important thing about them. They both married their best friend. I’ve heard it many times before about how you’re supposed to marry your best friend, but you can tell just by looking at these two that it is the foundation of their relationship.
If there was a theme throughout the day, it was friendship. Their friendship with their wedding party was so evident. Daniel and his best man going back to their college basketball gym. Jamie’s friendship with her father (cue my tears during their first look). Most importantly, the friendship Jamie and Daniel share. These two truly married their best friend and it was so inspiring to watch that love shine throughout your day. Jamie and Daniel, I was so honored to capture your beautiful day and I cannot wait to see where this love takes you. Enjoy the married life!
Huge thank you to the incredible creative team that made this wedding happen:
Florals: Green Designs, LLC
Reception Venue: Silver Hearth Lodge
Cake: Shannon Theal
Catering: Center Stage Catering
Dress: Diamonds and Lace Bridal