I’ve been called into action for a Friday wedding and the occasional Sunday wedding, but a Weekday Wedding in the middle of the week? This was a first for me as a Smithfield Wedding Photographer; not for being at the lovely Preston Woodall House in Benson, NC, but a Wednesday wedding with only the couple, the lovely Diane Frazier of the Benson B&B, and their chosen minister. The idea was simply romantic, but still done well. The plan was for an early evening ceremony and lots of tasteful pictures afterwards followed up by a romantic 4 course dinner from the Preston Woodall House
Lori had reached out to me approximately three weeks prior to her wedding date stating that her and her fiance Matt, a software engineer, were just ‘going for it’. Their families were for the most part, out-of-towners, and they didn’t want to burden them with the travel for the occasion. The two having met on Match, an online dating website for singles, had only been dating for a short while. Lori claimed the stake to Matt saying she pursued him on the website. They’ve been together ever since.
And so it was, May 4th, a Wednesday afternoon, that the two said their, ‘I do’s’, on a perfectly temperate day. Lori had warned me that the song she walked down the aisle to, something about wearing socks with shoes, was highly personal to them. It was for sure an atypical wedding march song, but then again, their Weekday Wedding was as well. However, it was entirely sweet and I’m redundant in saying a romantic wedding.
They, two days later honeymooned on a cruise while I edited and prepared her wedding gallery. It was ready for them when they got back. Got the loveliest email from Lori after which is affirmation that makes what I do all worthwhile. “I’m so excited!!!!!! They are so beautiful!!! I’m totally blown away – you are amazing. You have no idea how pleased I am.”. I’ve done my job, but not without the glory of God.