DAVID + RENE | ELOPEMENT
Sweet & Intimate Elopement in Pinehurst, NC / NC Wedding Photographer
I first spoke to Rene in March of this year. She lives in California and David in Pinehurst. Despite being across the country, they found each other and I have to say they are a match made in heaven (call me cheesy, but they are so sweet together). Since Rene had met the man of her dreams, they planned a sweet elopement in Pinehurst and then a grand celebration in California shortly after. On the 21st of April, I met Rene and David, along with her amazing family. It was a tender and intimate ceremony. Rene's father unexpectedly became ill and was unable to attend physically, but he was there (thanks to technology) to witness this beautiful occasion. Rene's son played one of my favorite songs (I Can't Help Falling In Love with You) by Elvis and everyone joined in, including me (I never sing at weddings, but this family made me feel so at home and comfortable that I couldn't help myself). Scroll all the way down for a little video.
The reception took place at Elliott's on Linden with the most delicious spread of food! David's best friends from an accumulation of years of golf, people from all over. Everyone shared so many wonderful memories, which let you in to David and Rene's life. It was a true testament to their friendships. Friendships that have grown over the years. They laughed and danced as Frank Sinatra sang live and filled the room with the sweet crooning only Frank (and Tony Sands) can do. Everyone sang along...it was as if we were all transported back in time (pre-Covid...LOL!). What a night...what a celebration...what a love. All the best to David and Rene...and David, when you get Rene's closet built in Pinehurst, I'm going to want to see that!
Many thanks to the creative team:
Ceremony: The Village Chapel
Hair and Makeup: Chelsea Regan
Florals: Jack Hadden Florals
Catering and Reception Venue: Elliott's On Linden
entertainment: Tony Sands Sinatra Vocalist
Cake: The Bake House
Jennifer B. Photography.
Wedding and Portrait Photographer of the Carolinas