JIM + MELANIE | WEDDING
Country Club Wedding at CCNC in Pinehurst, NC / NC Wedding Photographer
What a way to kick off 2023! With an amazing wedding, full of love, laughter, and fireworks. I met Jim and Melanie not too long ago at the end of 2022 for their engagement session with two adorable and lively little ones, Hudson and Harper. It was a fun engagement and I knew it was going to be an amazing wedding day. Now you never know what type of weather you are going to get in January. Well I have to tell you that the weather was absolutely perfect! I got to Melanie's parents home where she was getting ready with her family and friends. Harper was running around eating M&Ms with her little cousin...they were mainly running from the camera, but she was kind enough to let me snap a few.
The men spent some time at the CCNC prior to heading to the beautiful Village Chapel. When I got to the Chapel, I remember asking Jim how he was and he said "surprisingly calm". He was also ready to it all to begin and for Melanie to walk down the aisle. Melanie was radiant. The doors to the chapel opened, Jim held back the tears, she was grinning from ear to ear. It was a sweet ceremony.
During the reception, they had a surprise...a surprise that they were able to keep from all the guests and their children. They began with the mother-son dance, then the father-daughter dance (that was interrupted by Hudson, who also wanted a moment on the dance floor with his mother). Then Jim asked everyone to join them on the terrace. He wanted to share the first dance with his wife in the location where he proposed. So under the beautiful lights and stars, they began their dance. After the first few moments, fireworks burst from over the lake. They danced and twirled as fireworks lit up the sky. Then they grabbed Hudson and Harper and enjoyed the view. It was such a sight to see. What an evening and what a wonderful couple. Jim and Melanie, it was the perfect way to start my 2023 wedding season! Congratulations!!!
Jennifer B. Photography.
Wedding and Portrait Photographer of the Carolinas