Ben & Natalie Married | Eastern NC Photographer

July 16, 2013  •  3 Comments

Back in April, I had a privilege of photographing my brother's college roommate's wedding in Vanceboro, NC. (Did you get all that?)

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Dontcha just love the bride's boots?  And that's a custom embroidered western shirt, too!

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These clowns kept everyone laughing!  It was great watching these old friends have fun together.

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While the guys were goofing off, the girls were doing their share of laughing and putting the final touches on the beautiful bride. 

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The colored sand in the jar represents the joining of Ben and Natalie's lives and their commitment to Christ and to each other.

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after ceremony picturesBlog Board 8 The bride and groom were able to catch a quick, private moment (well, except for me, cause you know I had to be there!) in between the ceremony and formal pictures.

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The reception was held in The Flame Banquet Hall in New Bern.

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Once they entered the reception hall, Ben and Natalie danced their first dance as husband and wife to "Cowboys and Angels" made popular by Dustin Lynch.

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Sweet daddy-daughter and mother-son dances followed. parentsBlog Board 11

 

The funniest thing I have ever seen at a wedding reception was the Dance Off emceed by Frankie of Black Tie Affair Entertainment.  The bride and groom had picked out a list of wedding guests to participate, and Frankie called them up to the middle of the dance floor where they had to dance to popular songs.  It all ended with the "YMCA" and everyone wearing funny hats!  It's a wonder any of these photos are in focus - I was laughing so hard!dance offBlog Board 12

The kids had a great time dancing, too!  Aren't they the cutest??

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grand exitBlog Board 15 According to Morris Family Tradition, all Morris newlyweds (Natalie) gets surprised with a live animal in their getaway vehicles.  This lucky porker was Ben and Natalie's prize!  Don't worry, no animals were harmed in the making of this wedding!

leavingBlog Board 16 Congratulations, y'all!!  Thanks so much for letting me be a part of your day.  I hope you are always as happy and in love as you were on your wedding day!  

 

Leave some love for Natalie and Ben in the comments below!


Comments

Perry Morris(non-registered)
We would like to thank everyone who had a part not only in this wedding, but also in the up-bringing of Natalie and Ben. God blessed us with three beatiful children and we are happy to share one of them in the lives of Faye and Lewis Shelton. We were especially happy to have people ranging in age from under a year to over Ninety. Our wish for this recepation was to allow our friends as well as their families to attend with out worring about who had the children, or I need to get home to check on daddy. Thanks for sharing with us and may God forever bless and lead their MARRIAGE.
Faye Shelton(non-registered)
An amazingly beautiful visual book of memories! Thank you for putting your heart into each photograph.
Nancy Payne(non-registered)
What a fun wedding. Everyone had so much fun. It was the day every bride and groom dreams of.
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