Tuesday, July 19, 2011


This weekend I had the pleasure of attending Angela and Daniel’s elegant summer wedding in Charlotte, NC, as a guest.  Even though I was not the photographer at this wedding, (please check out Sarajane Case Photography's AMAZING photos of the day here), I wanted to help document my friend’s special day!  I hope you enjoy their pictures as much as I do!

Angela and Daniel are one of those couples that you just want to be around because they are always having so much fun!  Angela’s vivacious personality and undeniable confidence is what drew Daniel to her over five years ago!  As a freshman at Gardner-Webb University, Daniel knew he had found the perfect match for his active lifestyle.  Being a Division I football and baseball player, Daniel needed someone who could keep up and Angela was ready for the challenge!  Angela and Daniel have been looking at everyday as an exciting adventure ever since and I just know these newly weds will be incredibly happy together.  

Congratulations on your marriage Angela and Daniel, your wedding was spectacular!

Beautiful outdoor ceremony at the Duke Mansion in Charlotte, NC.  
An emotional walk down the aisle. 
I LOVE these father/daughter photographs.

You may kiss the bride!
Walking down the aisle as Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Cooke.
After the ceremony, guests mingled in the courtyard behind the mansion while snacking on crab cakes.
Angela and Daniel set up corn hole for guests to enjoy during cocktail hour.  I thought this was a great idea since I remember the bride and groom playing almost every weekend in college. 
The cutest guest book I have ever seen!  Guests placed their thumb prints as leaves on the branches and signed their names.  Kudos on such a unique idea.  

Could this cake topper be more adorable?!

The first dance.

Jenny Gomez, Maid of Honor, read a hilarious poem she wrote for the the bride and groom as her speech.  Angela was in tears over the heartfelt words from her best friend.  
Tossing the bouquet!

Removing the garter...ooh la la!

Enjoying one last dance together before their grand exit.

You two are perfect together!!

To see more of Angela and Daniel's elegant Charlotte, NC wedding, feel free to view the slideshow below.


  1. Amy,
    You did a great job of capturing Angela's and Daniel's wedding. You were able to successfully caputure the spirit and emotions of the people in the wedding and the reception. I particularly liked the race for the bouquet, the cake through the window, the sparkler exit and Angela's walk down the aisle with her dad. She went from tears to smiles in only a few steps...beautiful!

  2. Great job Ames! I love them! You captured emotion beautifully!

  3. Thanks so much Amy! These photos are amazing. It's like we had 2 professional photographers capturing our wedding day. We were so happy you and Matt were able to come. It was great seeing you guys!