Anna and Mike’s wedding took place on Sunday at The Graylyn Estate in Winston-Salem, NC. Graylyn is a classic and elegant mansion. It was the perfect backdrop for this intimate and love filled wedding day.
Anna and Mike met while working together and have been dating for 2 and a half years now. They have a sweet, spunky, funny and adorable one year old daughter named Maggie. Besides the bride and groom she was photographed the most during the big day! Maggie’s older sister Michala was also in the wedding party and we made time for the new family of four to take lots of photos.
Being around Anna and Mike you can see why they work so well together. They have a deep friendship and love for each other. They enjoy being in the outdoors, laugh often and love to be around each other. We got to travel to Pilot Mountain for their engagement session and you can find that gorgeous sunset here.
When Kristin and I arrived at Graylyn, Anna and Mike were both perfectly calm and ready for the day ahead. Anna was almost done getting ready and she was with her girls while they finished getting ready in one of the hotel rooms on the property. Mike was helping to set up some last minute details and had a huge smile on his face.
Anna dreamed of having her first look on a stunning stone bridge at Graylyn. Luckily it was an overcast day and the light was perfect. When she saw Mike for the first time she started to tear up. Mike was grinning from ear to ear and they both embraced and soaked up the moment.
The ceremony was held in front of a stone gazebo in the White Garden. Christmas trees were decorated with ornaments of burgundy, blue and silver. They even had special blankets for the guests to wrap up in the cool December air.
During the ceremony they filled a picture frame with four colors of sand. Each color represented one of the four members of their new family. They were surrounded by family and friends who love them and were so happy for them!
The reception was held in the Living Room wing. Anna and Mike had their first dance in front of a twinkling Christmas tree and then ate an amazing dinner cooked by Graylyn. At the end of their party we snuck outside (in between cars and rain) to take one of my favorite shots of the day. It is the last photo on this blog!
Anna and Mike, I am so glad that I was a part of your big day. I hope you had fun in SC and that you will have even more fun in Egypt next year. Thank you for trusting me to capture your memories. I hope you enjoy these pictures as much as I enjoyed taking them.
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Venue | THE GRAYLYN ESTATE
Dress | ANJOLIQUE BRIDAL
Floral Designs | BO-TY FLORIST, INC.
Hair and Make-up | LUXE SALON & SUITES
Assistant/Second Photographer | HOUSE OF IVY
Wedding Coordinator/Officiant | A BEAUTIFUL DAY BY CHRISTINA
Catering | THE GRAYLYN ESTATE
Invitations | COMPLEMENTARY DESIGN
Bridesmaid’s Dresses | DAVID’S BRIDAL