Taylor and Sarah Jane met just a couple years ago while attending church together. They both played in the band and kept running into each other at practices. They worked well together in that setting and it wasn't long before they found themselves hanging out longer after practice and later with other friends. Before they knew it, they were in love and the rest is history.
As their pastor, Joel, recalled during the ceremony, they had both thought of each other as opposites when they met. He thought she was a little loud and she thought he was a little quite. This was not a problem, Joel pointed out though, because as musicians they could appreciate the dynamic both forces could make in a song. Without the forte' we couldn't understand the quiet moments and without the piano we couldn't realize just how resounding the music could be.
I love that analogy so much. Especially for them and for their story. They both wanted to incorporate music throughout the day and did so in such moving ways. Rather than a first dance they decided to offer a first song to their guests. As they took the stage the room got quite and their harmonies filled the space with their love for each other. They followed with songs dedicated to each of their parents for all the support and encouragement they've been given and finally they joined a group of their closest band friends to get everyone on their feet.
You guys! I had the best time with you this weekend! (It didn't hurt that practically all your friends are also my friends and three or my former couples were also there celebrating with you, but that's beside the point) ;) I hope the mountains are treating you well and can't wait to see you when you get back!
Photography: Cynthia Viola
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Lifepointe Church, North Raleigh
Bride's Dress & Bridesmaids' Dresses: David's Bridal
Groom's and Groomsmens' Attire: Belk
Coordinator & Florals: Dave Duty
Hair and Makeup: Rebecca Ledbetter
Officiant: Joel Close
Cake: Joyce Ledbetter
Catering: Milton's Pizza
Photobooth: Laugh Out Loud Photobooth
Invitations: David's Bridal