Tori and Chris’s wedding took place in Raleigh, the ceremony was at Jones Chapel on the beautiful Meredith College Campus and the reception was held at the North Carolina State University Club. As big State fans they were lucky that their fall wedding date avoided a home football game but it did share the same weekend as the State Fair!
Tori and Chris’s day was filled with so much love that it flowed like water. Literally, happy tears were everywhere!
Everyone who was a part of this wedding overflowed with love for the couple and their families. Friends that have been apart of each other lives for years came together to celebrate this adorable couple and I was so honored to be apart of it. Toni and Terry, Tori’s parents, seem to be the most supportive and sweet parents a bride could ask for. She has such a special relationship with them that they both walked her down the aisle and both gave a great toast at the reception.
Fall weddings are always such a treat! The lighting is so warm and the colors are changing every where! I know that Brittany Pelegrino loved photographing such a gorgeous day! Brittany was so great to work with – getting in contact a few months out from the wedding to go over the timeline and make sure we were on the same page was a huge help!
I knew Tori and Chris were state fans, as I am, and was so tickled when they carried the red and white through each detail of their big day. Both of them attended NC State and cheering on the Wolfpack is a big part of who they are. For the “guest book” they provided State themed postcard for the guests to write their well wishes on.
These wedding favors were a huge hit! Tiny glass bottles of coke with a bottle opener and a koozie – all assembled and ready to take with you on your way out. The heart over Raleigh has made this one of my favorite drink holder since the wedding too!
Secretly Tori and Chris had arranged for Mr. and Mrs. Wuf to come surprise the guests and it was so fun to be in on their plan. The mascots stayed for a long time, dancing wiht the guests, taking pictures and even helping with the cake cutting.
The DJ at this wedding was great too, Ronnie from The Perfect Beat, had people dancing the whole time. He had great lights and even bubbles which turned out so cute in pictures! It’s important when you are selecting a DJ to make sure that they know how to keep the event flowing without too much “cheese” – Ronnie was the best example of someone that announced important things like the cake cutting, and dances and helped me stay on time.
Tori and Chris – I had so much fun coming up to Raleigh for your wedding! Thank you so much for letting me be apart of your special day!
Photographer: Brittany Pelegrino
Ceremony Venue: Meredith College‘s Jones Chapel
Reception Venue and Catering: NC State University Club
DJ: The Perfect Beat
Flowers: Daniel’s Florist