I’ve been looking forward to photographing Gwen & Marks wedding for quite a while now. Their preparation, ceremony & wedding reception locations were places I had never photographed before so I was really excited to have a wedding to work with at these places. As you may know, I love architecture and with the preparation and wedding ceremony locations in historic homes in downtown Fuquay-Varina, NC and wedding reception at Bass Lake Park in Holly Springs, the stage was set for another awesome NC Wedding Photography endeavor.
Gwen & Mark’s wedding was unique in a few ways. A lot of effort was made to make the reception as green as possible. Using eco-friendly cups, paper products and locally grown veggies, every effort was made to have minimal impact on the environment. The News & Observer, Raleigh’s local paper, came out and covered the event to highlight all the effort that was taken by the happy couple to minimize the impact on the environment.
The reception was held on the water at the Bass Lake Recreation Center in Holly Springs. I had only been out once before but, again, never for a wedding reception. As a slight rain fell, Gwen & Mark had their first dance as a married couple. The rain turned out to be a blessing as it cooled it down outside and the rest of the night and let everyone dance and party their way to a lovely sparkler exit.
Congrats to Mark & Gwen! As always, here are a few photos from the day.
Wedding: Mineral Springs Bed & Breakfast – Fuquay-Varina, NC
Reception: Bass Lake Recreational Center – Holly Springs, NC
Catering: Green Planet Catering – Chapel Hill, NC
Flowers: Flower on Broad Street Fuquay-Varina, NC
DJ: Island Sound – Ryan – Raleigh, NC