We are about halfway through the wedding season and I can't tell you how lucky this North Carolina Wedding photographer is to have photographed so many gorgeous weddings so far this year! I have gotten to work with some amazing couples so far, and there are so many more good ones coming up. I'm so excited to share Grant and Marisa's downtown Raleigh wedding at the beautiful Caffe Luna with you all!
I love when a bride and groom take the time to make a wedding their own, and that is exactly what Grant and Marisa did! Marisa was a DIY Bride and made so many of the details of their wedding. They both love to read and went with a book theme for their wedding. This was even more perfect since Grant proposed to Marisa by sending her on scavenger hunt through all of her favorite books with quotes about love, marriage and relationships! For their wedding, Marisa made their bouquets out of pages from the books The Princess Bride and Romeo and Juliet and their beautiful centerpieces were made out of mason jars and stacks of old books. Marisa also had a gorgeous pale purple wedding dress that was simply stunning and paired nicely with her sparkling Betsy Johnson shoes!
What was even better about Grant and Marisa's wedding was that they were probably one of the sweetest couples I have ever met. Their love story is so perfect! Grant is from Australia, and the two of them met while at Oktoberfest in Germany. They fell in love and eventually Grant picked up and moved to the US. They were surrounded by friends and family from both near and far on their wedding day, and to say everyone had a great time would be an understatement. They all danced and partied until they were kicked out, and it truly was such a fun wedding! <3
Wishing Mr. and Mrs. Shepherd a lifetime of love and happiness! Hope you all enjoy these photos as much as I do!
Photographer: Lauryn Alisa Photography
Venue: Caffe Luna
Cake: I Do Cakes LLC
Wedding Dress: Watters for BHLDN by Anthropologie
Grooms Attire: The Black Tux
Hair/MUA: Hair by Raven Law and Makeup by Ashley Shick