Charlie & Brianna - Wedding at the Botanical Gardens in Fayetteville North Carolina
It was love at first sight, on top of a mountain in the middle of Colorado. They had both travelled far and nobody could have known that they would find "The One" at a wedding. Than, last month, at the St Ann Catholic Church, they said "I do" and became Husband and Wife. Their vows were followed by a beautiful celebration at the Cape Fear Botanical Gardens and I got to be their Wedding Photographer.
"I knew he had to be the one, when you just know you know."
It was a beautiful celebration. After the catholic ceremony, they had a fun Bubble exit out of St Ann's Church. We took their Portraits at the Cape Fear Botanical Gardens, which provided an absolutely beautiful backdrop for our Bride & Groom. After worth, they partied the night away in the Orangerie Hall. Holding Charlies Hand before the Ceremony, however, was Brianna's favorite moment. "It made me feel so loved and so much more comfortable!"
"Charlie proposed to me in the Fayetteville Airport. I had just turned down a job in Chicago, where I'm from, to move to North Carolina, to be with him. I had just given him the news I had turned down the position and we couldn't wait to see each other. I walked off the plane to see Charlie standing at the end of the hallway with one of those chauffer signs saying my name. Thought this was just another one of his cheesy little gestures to help calm my nerves about the life changing decision we made. He then pulled another piece of paper out from behind it that said OR... and I was so confused on what he was doing. And then lastly he had another piece of paper that said "Mrs. Siefert?" He proceeded to get down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I was in shock trying to make sure that chauffer sign and the man on one knee in front of me were real. I was speechless, I had no idea he had this planned for months whether I took the job or not! Little did I know we were making another life changing decision. I said yes and threw my arms around him."
Brianna's tip for future Bride is to do what you want and just focus on the two of you. Don't let the craziness take away from your wedding day. It goes by so fast and you need to cherish every minute of it! Be natural and be yourself, inside and out. Charlie wants future Husbands to know that you need to work on your relationship hand in hand. "Make her laugh as much as you can and agree with her even when your right. Believe me, I'm still working one the last one myself." He says.
"If I had to choose, I would say her big brown eyes. They have captivated me from the first time she looked at me and I still continue to get lost in them daily."
Special Thanks to...
Flowers by Ann's Flowers Shop
Make Up Courtney McClaren
Dress by Ellis London Bridal
Transportation Haynesworth Limousines
Entertainment Five Star DJ Entertainment
Veil by Carmen Graves
Wedding Venue St Ann's Catholic Church
Reception Venue Cape Fear Botanical Gardens
Cupcakes & Cake by Sweet Palette
Hair by The Loft Hair Salon
Catering by Pierro's