Chelsea + Hunter said their vows in a beautiful intimate fall wedding at The Cotton Room in Durham, NC. There were so many wonderful and heartfelt moments throughout the wedding day that would leave anyone wiping away a tear. And it started with their wedding date. Most couples pick a wedding date based on many different reasons, but I have to say that Chelsea and Hunter’s is by far the most special reason I’ve ever heard. They chose November 5th because it was also Chelsea’s parents and grandparents wedding date. How sweet and special is that? And I loved how they chose to honor that by sharing a special dance on the dancefloor together.
One of my most favorite moments was when they shared a first look with each other. When Hunter started to tear up even before Chelsea was ready to come out, I knew right away that their first look was going to be full of emotion. And oh my goodness was I right! You guys seeing Hunter as he turned to see Chelsea he was completely overwhelmed. The tears started to flow even harder. And Chelsea was just as emotional. I have to be honest it was hard not to cry. Watching them as they saw each other for the first time on their wedding day, sharing this intimate emotional moment in front of the camera was such an honor. And if you thought these two were able to hold it together at the ceremony, you would be far from wrong. Chelsea and Hunter still had a tears as Chelsea walked with her dad down the aisle.
During the toasts, Chelsea’s cousin and Hunter’s brother shared about how much these two mean to them, how amazing they are as individuals as well as how they simply are just even more amazing together. And as they celebrated during their reception with their friends and family you could see that even though the same. Chelsea and Hunter bring so much joy not only to each other but to anyone that surrounds them. I know they have been such an inspiration to me and it was an honor to have been their wedding photographer.
Here’s a few of my favorite images from their wedding at The Cotton Room! Enjoy!
VENDORS WHO HELPED MAKE THIS WEDDING BEAUTIFUL
Ceremony/ Reception Venue | The Cotton Room
Catering | Triangle Catering Hospitality Group
Wedding Planner | Shelley Clayton
Cake | Cinda’s Creative Cakes
Florals | Yeopim Flowers
Invitations | Wedding Paper Divas
Wedding Favors | Etsy – Paper Leigh
DJ | Randy Bennett – Bunn DJ Company
Hair & Makeup | Crissy Kemppainen
Bride’s Wedding Dress | Matthew Christopher
Groom & Groomsmen Attire | Mens Wearhouse
Photography | Christina Forbes Photography