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Oaks at Salem Wedding | Alison & Cory

I am so excited to share Alison & Cory’s Oaks at Salem wedding day with you! It has been so fun getting to know them both over the past year from their engagement session and of course Alison’s bridal session. Their two son’s kept me giggling all day long from their hilarious antics. They photobombed the flower girl as she was making her way down the aisle, threw in some serious air guitar moves with the wedding sign during the ceremony, and sent an awesome chorus of “ewww” and “gross” as Alison and Cory shared their first kiss. They definitely knew how to keep things interesting!

After Alison and Cory enjoyed a sweet first dance, Alison stepped up for the dance with her dad and cue the tears. From the second “Butterfly Kisses” came on and I saw Alison and her dad dancing, I was crying all over my camera (a mild occupational hazard… but it was so perfectly sweet! Then, with huge smiles on their faces, the music cut, and they burst into a choreographed dance together that was adorable. Everything came together and it was the perfect day, and I am so glad I was able to be a part of it. Congrats to you both!

Bride's gown from Bridal and Formal Center hangs in the door at the Oaks at Salem in Apex.

Stunning pearl bracelet and embroidered handkerchief for Alison and Cory.

Beautiful bouquets from Dales Florist in Fayetteville, NC.

Wooden posts give directions at Allison and Cory's Oaks at Salem Wedding.

Bride's ivory garter as photographed by Erin Costa Photography, Wilmington wedding photographer.

Bride's ivory gown hangs from the custom hanger at the Oaks at Salem in Apex, NC.

Blue heart embroidered inside bride's gown, photographed by Wilmington wedding photographer, Erin Costa.

Alison steps into her ivory gown from the Bridal and Formal Center.

Alison's mother admires her daughter before her Oaks at Salem wedding in Apex.

Selfie time with the bride before her wedding in Apex, North Carolina.

Erin Costa, a Wilmington wedding photographer, documents the groom before his wedding.

Alison steps behind her husband-to-be during their first look in Apex.

Wilmington wedding photographer, Erin Costa, documents Alison and Cory's first look.

Alison and Cory hug after their first look at the Oaks at Salem in Apex, North Carolina.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Venue: The Oaks at Salem, Apex, NC
Photographer: Erin Costa Photography
Bride’s Dress: Bridal & Formal Center
Bridesmaid Dresses: Carolina Bridal World
Groom/Groomsmen Suits: Men’s Warehouse
Florist: Dales Florist (Fayetteville, NC)
Hair/MUA: Fancy Knot Salon, Ashley Maher
Caterer: Beau’s Catering
Wedding Cake: Simply Cakes
DJ: Paul Fitts
Officiant: Richard Gary Moore
Ceremony Music – Bigwoods Music Raleigh, NC – Tim Walker
Acoustical Guitar – Ethan Hanson
Rentals: Party Reflections
Wedding Colors: Navy, Coral, Green, Ivory, Gray                                                                                         

Second Photographer: Christopher Nieto

 

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