Raleigh, North Carolina, Wedding: Congratulations Abby and Michael!

Abby and Michael (or Gupper, as he is affectionately nicknamed) are such a sweet couple! I traveled down to North Carolina for their beautiful Southern wedding. The day was filled with gorgeous details, family from all over the country, and lots of love. Abby got ready for the day in her hotel room with her three sisters, her mom and bridesmaids.

pink vintage style wedding

modern beautiful wedding bride receives gift

modern beautiful wedding gift

modern beautiful bride gets ready wedding photography

modern beautiful bride wedding photography

modern beautiful soft pink dresses jenny yoo

cute bridesmaids photo idea

groom gift

groom with bowtie

groomsmen wedding party wedding photography


Fairmont Church, Raleigh, North Carolina

Fairmont Church wedding, Raleigh, North Carolina

Fairmont Church wedding, Raleigh, North Carolina

Fairmont Church wedding

Fairmont Church wedding

Fairmont Church wedding, Raleigh NC

Abby shares, “My favorite moment was when I walked down the aisle. I was so nervous, but the moment I saw Gupper it was just us in the room. It was the most amazing feeling in the world to see Gupper looking at me with tears in his eyes, mouthing to me ‘you are so beautiful.’  It was a perfect moment that I will never forget.” Gupper’s favorite moment happened only a little bit later, as the ceremony ended. He shares, ” Walking down the aisle after we finished the ceremony, I felt overwhelmed with joy knowing that I just married the girl of my dreams. It was the best moment of my life that I will always remember and cherish.”

large group wedding photography

cute ring bearers bow ties suspenders

bride with peonies bouquet

bride love tattoo

groom bow ties suspenders

Raleigh, North Carolina, Cobblestone, wedding photography

Raleigh, North Carolina, Cobblestone, wedding photography

Abby was very surprised when Gupper popped the question. She shares, “Gupper proposed to me in our first apartment together in Chapel Hill. We had been planning a huge birthday party for him…or so I thought.  I had come home to pick him up to go to the pool and was literally only wearing my bikini. As I walked into our bedroom I found Gupper down on one knee holding out the ring of my dreams. It was the perfect setting. Simple, romantic, and in our first home together. I then found out that Gupper had really been planning a huge engagement party for all of our friends and family!”

Raleigh, North Carolina, Cobblestone, wedding photography

Cobblestone Hall, wedding, North Carolina

pink vintage style wedding decoations

Cobblestone Hall, wedding, NC

Cobblestone Hall, wedding, North Carolina

The style of the wedding felt very warm and personal. Abby continues, “Gupper and I had decided early on that we wanted everyone to just have fun celebrating at our wedding. We wanted a simple, romantic, vintage look and achieved that using such a beautiful venue as Cobblestone. We did DIY projects for the wedding as well to save money, but to also make our wedding unique. It was really important to us to have unique aspects at our wedding such as handwritten table numbers, a handmade guestbook, and handmade cakes. We had the time of our lives!”

pink vintage style wedding cake

pretty string lights wedding photography

Congratulations Abby and Gupper! For more photos check out the slideshow:

Special Thanks to the Vendors:
Church: Fairmont Church Venue: Cobblestone Hall, Events Manager: Brea Fisher Officiant: Ed Huggins, Father of the Bride DJ: Kyle Kiss, kkiss39@gmail.com Wedding Coordinator: Carly Abernathy, La Fete Weddings Catering: Rocky Top Catering, Director: Kevin DeHimer Makeup: Emily Huggins Makeup Hair: Caila, Gillespie hair Bouquet: Suzanne Terry, jaGG Classic Wholesale Centerpieces: flowers by jaGG Classic Wholesale; arranged by Chris Stevens, step mother of bride Cake designer: Joe Micchia, Grandfather of the groom Invitations and programs: Etsy shop Paint the Day Designs Guest book cupcake artwork: Etsy shop Bleudetoi  Bridal Gown: Hayden Olivia, by Jim Hjelm Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid, Jenny Yoo Grooms ties: The Tie Bar Rings: Diamonds Direct Raleigh Photography: Jessica Schmitt and Eric Swartz


  1. Marcia Willingham

    July 16th, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    Kathy…..what a beautiful wedding….you must be so proud…..ok…now do tell me where she got that dress….I love it…looks like there is a full feature added around the waist and the dress itself if beautiful…I like it both ways….do tell???? all was perfect….completely….

  2. Beverly (Berg) Zwick

    July 28th, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    Beautiful pictures. I felt like I was there. Your Grandparents, Kathy and Joe, are our oldest and dearest friends. Thanks for sharing your special day in this delightful way. Best wishes for a wonderful life together.

  3. Nicole Miller

    December 22nd, 2014 at 1:52 am

    What beautiful images!! This wedding was adorable and your photography is definitely something to be proud of!!










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