David and Remi celebrated their intimate wedding with just eleven of their immediate family members on July 4th at the gorgeous Burke Manor Inn in Gibsonville. Remi looked absolutely stunning in her mother's beautiful lace wedding dress. Her dress had a few alterations including removing the long sleeves, the high neck, and shortening the length of the train. David looked handsome in a navy suit and burgundy dress shirt, with a complimentary tie. David and Remi decided to see each other before walking down the aisle. I arrived early so I could get some of the photos done ahead and before it got too hot.
Their morning ceremony was held in the garden under the arbor and big oak trees. Remi's aunt officiated and the couple read their vows to one another, which they'd written to one another. It was so sweet and meaningful. The couple also included a hand-fasting with red, white, and blue cords. They included both of their mothers in this part of the ceremony as well. With Jewish traditions tied in, David crushed a glass at the close of the ceremony and just before their first kiss.
After the ceremony, we finished up the family portraits and some more of David and Remi together in the rose garden and throughout the property at the inn. There are so many great spots throughout and we were grateful for nice weather, other than it being a bit hot. Summers in the south! When David & Remi asked if I could take one of them holding a framed photo of their sweet kitty, Jolie, I of course said yes. And I had to tell them that they were in good company - we have five cats! They even had her photo on their sweetheart table with them during the reception.
Their brunch reception was held outside on the front veranda at the inn. The guests enjoyed a cheese and fruit charcuterie, before a seated brunch with a choice of crepes or quiche was served. The couple did a champagne toast, cut their cake, and thanked their family for making their sweet intimate wedding possible. Like many couples, they had an original plan for a larger destination beach wedding and hope to plan for a bigger celebration in 2021. At the end of the day, David and Remi were just thrilled to be married to one another - they are so sweet together!