Wake Forest Backyard Wedding | Ben + Alyssa | NC Wedding Photographer

Wake Forest Backyard Wedding

Private Residence

Ben + Alyssa

This wedding was all the feels. Ben + Alyssa are two of possibly the sweetest people we’ve met, we felt like we were family from the minute we walked in the door. Their day was so chill and that my friends is saying a lot for a wedding day. They had their wedding at Ben’s godfather’s home in Wake Forest. Ben spent most of his life growing up here making memories, it was the perfect sentimental place for such a big day in their lives. Oh and what a gorgeous piece of land full of old trees, small ponds, and green rolling hills. Straight up middle earth, amazing.

They said their vows in front of little white gazebo on the water with all their closest friends and family around them. The “gator” in the pond bore witness to their union so it’s super official (see pics).

Their reception was just across the pond on one of those green rolling hills I mentioned earlier. Yeah seriously magical. This is a couple after my own heart, they entered into their reception to The Imperial March and had some nice homages to Star Wars sprinkled throughout the entire space. We had a beautiful sunset that evening and were able to take full advantage of it for some badass photos. There may be a lightsaber present, ok there totally is, actually it’s just my ice light edited red to look like a saber. Photo magic! We’ll forgive Ben for being Sith this one time.

DJ Stormtrooper kept the party going and everyone dancing the night away under the twinkle lights in the trees.

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 star wars wedding portrait with bride and groom by rachael bowman photography

When your bride + groom are Star Wars fans you have to make your ice light into a lightsaber :D

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Vendor love <333
Venue // Private Residence
Caterer // Real McCoy
Cake // Publix
Stationery // Minted
Coordinator // Culbreth Jones
DJ // DJ Stormtrooper 421
Hair + Makeup // Meredith Christopher
Officiant // Coy Jeans
Rentals // For Your Occasion Rentals
Dress // The Castle Prom and Bridal
Designer // Morilee