Downtown Raleigh Gold, Green, & Neutral World Travelers Wedding
Lidija & Arend met for coffee on their first date and talked and chatted until the cafe closed. That spark of connecting on a common interest level as well as something deeper fanned into a flame that fueled trips around the world together. On a blizzarding day in Iceland overlooking gorges and waterfalls, Arend set up his camera for a photo and dropped down on his knee.
Fast forward, we met one sunrise in downtown Raleigh for engagement photos and had the greatest time taking photos on their Vespa on the cobble stone streets for the perfect Italian vibe. As Drew and I took off on our own adventure around the world we kept up over Instagram and email and I knew I couldn't wait to celebrate their wedding day back in Raleigh.
The details were perfect, romantic, and so personal to them! I loved their world seating chart, the airy blooms, the too beautiful to eat cake, and of course their forever adorable and infectious love. I can always tell how the day will go when we arrive, and both bride and groom were chill and laughing with their wedding party and family. I treasured Lidija's first look with her bridesmaids and her father. I love how much the guys clearly love Arend from their jokes and constant cheersing. Drew and I photographed more than ever on this day because we didn't want to miss a moment!! The way she looks up at him and how he looks at her makes my heart stop! Dancing was a blast; it was so neat following them around and never have a moment because a guest was always excited to hug them and talk with them. That's a true sign of having just the best hearts! The night ended with joyful sparklers and the party continued downtown. It was an amazing day seeing family and friends from all over the world come together and celebrate these two pure souls! A million congratulations to the Kloosters!
Thank you to these awesome vendors who helped make the day amazing!
Venue- Merrimon-Wynne House
Wedding Planner & Designer- Viva L’Event
Catering- Beau Catering
Flowers- Plume Events
Photography- Laura Memory Photography
Videography- Yours Truly Media
Hair/Makeup- Alexis & Morgan (friends of bride)
Ceremony Music- Family Friend
Reception Music- Night Years Band
Wedding Cake- Ashley Cakes
Officiate- Kevin Holland
Rentals- Party Reflections
Specialty Rentals- Greenhouse Picker Sisters
Guest Transportation- Raleigh Trolley
Dress: Tara Lauren from Gilded Bridal
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We're international husband & wife team Laura & Drew! We love chasing the sunshine, telling stories, and capturing forever memories with both photo & video! Here on the blog you'll find organic & candid moments Miami, Florida to Raleigh, North Carolina & beyond. Thanks for stopping by & enjoy!