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My niece, Bella, hit the 3 month mark back in April and although I’m late late late posting these to the blog, I didn’t want you guys to miss her utter and absolute cuteness!

She’s just SOOOOOOOO kissable!!

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Is there a sound on earth better than baby giggles?!?!
Maine, Portrait, Baby, Child, Photographer, Durham, North Carolina

Her expressions are just priceless!
Maine, Portrait, Baby, Child, Photographer, Durham, North Carolina

Quality time with Daddy! (with just a little cry here and there…):)
Maine, Portrait, Baby, Child, Photographer, Durham, North Carolina

I literally laugh out loud every single time I see this one! Bella looks completely astonished to see her mom!
Maine, Portrait, Baby, Child, Photographer, Durham, North Carolina

Maine, Portrait, Baby, Child, Photographer, Durham, North Carolina

Mom and Dad!
Maine, Portrait, Baby, Child, Photographer, Durham, North Carolina

Her Easter pics…mmmm, nothing like a scrumptious blanket!!
Maine, Portrait, Baby, Child, Photographer, Durham, North Carolina

Maine, Portrait, Baby, Child, Photographer, Durham, North Carolina

Maine, Portrait, Baby, Child, Photographer, Durham, North Carolina

One of my favorites from the day…
Maine, Portrait, Baby, Child, Photographer, Durham, North Carolina

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As I mentioned in the details post, Melanie and Charles held their wedding reception at the Thomas Walton Manor, just down the street from their ceremony location. It was absolutely stunning! And SO MUCH FUN!! So without further ado…

To see Melanie & Charles’s slideshow, click here!

The walk from the church to Thomas Walton Manor- it was SUCH a gorgeous day!!

Maine, Destination, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Thomas Walton Manor

Waiting to make their grand entrance!
Maine, Destination, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Thomas Walton Manor

The parents!
Maine, Destination, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Thomas Walton Manor

Melanie and Charles!!
Maine, Destination, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Thomas Walton Manor

The first dance…
Maine, Destination, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Thomas Walton Manor

Maine, Destination, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Thomas Walton Manor

Maine, Destination, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Thomas Walton Manor

Time to mingle!
Maine, Destination, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Thomas Walton Manor

Melanie’s Dad and her niece really know how to cut a rug!
Maine, Destination, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Thomas Walton Manor

It was just SUCH a GORGEOUS setting!!!
Maine, Destination, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Thomas Walton Manor

Melanie’s dance with her Dad, with Mom looking on… I love it!!
Maine, Destination, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Thomas Walton Manor

And Charles’s dance with his Mom- have I mentioned how much I ADORE her big smile!?!?
Maine, Destination, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Thomas Walton Manor

And then it was on to the traditional festivities! The cake cutting was first!
Maine, Destination, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Thomas Walton Manor

Maine, Destination, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Thomas Walton Manor

Maine, Destination, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Thomas Walton Manor

Seemingly so well behaved…
Maine, Destination, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Thomas Walton Manor

…until Melanie got her sneak attack in!!
Maine, Destination, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Thomas Walton Manor

And then it was time for bouquets and garters to fly!
Maine, Destination, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Thomas Walton Manor

Maine, Destination, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Thomas Walton Manor

Maine, Destination, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Thomas Walton Manor

Maine, Destination, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Thomas Walton Manor

Then it was time for the party to really get underway!! It was a packed dance floor all night long!!
Maine, Destination, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Thomas Walton Manor

Maine, Destination, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Thomas Walton Manor

Love was in the air…
Maine, Destination, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Thomas Walton Manor

Maine, Destination, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Thomas Walton Manor

Maine, Destination, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Thomas Walton Manor

Maine, Destination, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Thomas Walton Manor

Maine, Destination, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Thomas Walton Manor

Maine, Destination, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Thomas Walton Manor

Maine, Destination, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Thomas Walton Manor

Maine, Destination, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Thomas Walton Manor

The last dance of the night!!
Maine, Destination, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Thomas Walton Manor

Maine, Destination, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Thomas Walton Manor

The big exit! Amidst a shower of flower petals!!
Maine, Destination, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Thomas Walton Manor

Maine, Destination, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Thomas Walton Manor

Charles shared a final moment with his Dad and then it was off to St. Lucia!!
Maine, Destination, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Thomas Walton Manor

Congratulations again, Melanie and Charles! Your wedding was fabulous and you guys rock!!

And I just need to give one more gigantic shout out to my insanely awesome second shooter for the day, Graham Terhune… Graham, you rock the party that rocks the party! Thank you!

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  • GrahamJune 8, 2010 - 12:29 am

    Oh Cindy, you’re just the best! Simply wonderful. I had a BLAST with you! NC misses you already. Can’t wait to work with you again!!!ReplyCancel

  • StephanieJune 6, 2010 - 3:35 pm

    Hey lady,
    If you ever need a second shooter in Maine, you know who to call :)
    Loves,
    StephReplyCancel

I love weddings. I mean, I looooove weddings. I know that’s probably an obvious statement, but I really really really do! They just never get old to me…the anticipation, the recognition that this is a moment to absorb and remember, the utter joy and sense that all is right in the world. Melanie and Charles’s was no exception! I loved watching how Melanie and her mom interacted- they clearly have a special relationship! And her bridesmaids were HILARIOUS! The guys followed suit…ribbing Charles and staying laid back throughout the chaotic pre-ceremony hours! I won’t keep babbling on…check it out for yourself!!

The guys kicking back…I maintain that one of life’s great injustices is the ease with which men get ready for their wedding versus the all day prep that the girls require!

Maine, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Laurinburg Presbyterian Church

Melanie’s Dad spent the time before the ceremony putting the final touches on his welcome speech for the reception…his hard work paid off later that night!
Maine, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Laurinburg Presbyterian Church

Meanwhile, back at the farm…
Maine, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Laurinburg Presbyterian Church

…the girls were getting their primp on!
Maine, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Laurinburg Presbyterian Church

Seriously! HOW darn cute is the flower girl?!?!?!
Maine, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Laurinburg Presbyterian Church

Maine, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Laurinburg Presbyterian Church

Melanie’s mom, Elsie, was just stunning! I just loved watching the two of them together!!
Maine, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Laurinburg Presbyterian Church

Dress time!!!
Maine, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Laurinburg Presbyterian Church

Maine, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Laurinburg Presbyterian Church

Maine, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Laurinburg Presbyterian Church

Maine, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Laurinburg Presbyterian Church

All those perfect little buttons!!
Maine, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Laurinburg Presbyterian Church

The cadre of bridesmaids taking it all in!
Maine, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Laurinburg Presbyterian Church

Maine, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Laurinburg Presbyterian Church

Maine, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Laurinburg Presbyterian Church

Maine, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Laurinburg Presbyterian Church

Maine, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Laurinburg Presbyterian Church

The atmosphere was so laid back! Everyone goofing off…it was awesome!
Maine, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Laurinburg Presbyterian Church

Maine, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Laurinburg Presbyterian Church

I just loved this one!
Maine, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Laurinburg Presbyterian Church

Let the festivities begin!! How incredibly dapper do Charles & Melanie’s parents look?!?!?! Charles’s mom had the most fantastic smile!!
Maine, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Laurinburg Presbyterian Church

Maine, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Laurinburg Presbyterian Church

Maine, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Laurinburg Presbyterian Church

Maine, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Laurinburg Presbyterian Church

Maine, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Laurinburg Presbyterian Church

I love love love the look on Melanie’s dad’s face! He’s so proud!
Maine, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Laurinburg Presbyterian Church

Maine, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Laurinburg Presbyterian Church

Maine, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Laurinburg Presbyterian Church

Maine, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Laurinburg Presbyterian Church

Maine, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Laurinburg Presbyterian Church

That window!!
Maine, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Laurinburg Presbyterian Church

Maine, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Laurinburg Presbyterian Church

Maine, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Laurinburg Presbyterian Church

The kiss!! I LOVE the kiss!!
Maine, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Laurinburg Presbyterian Church

Maine, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Laurinburg Presbyterian Church

Married!!
Maine, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Laurinburg Presbyterian Church

Woohoooooo!!!!
Maine, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Laurinburg Presbyterian Church

Hugs for everyone!!! The joy!! How I love the joy!!
Maine, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Laurinburg Presbyterian Church

Maine, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Laurinburg Presbyterian Church

Maine, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Laurinburg Presbyterian Church

That awesome smile again! (And how incredible is the way that Charles’s dad is looking at his mom?!)
Maine, Wedding, Photographer, Laurinburg, North Carolina, Laurinburg Presbyterian Church

The reception is next…it may be a couple of days as I am MOVING TO MAINE!!! I promise to get back at it as soon as I have a desk to put my computer on and some internet access! Bear with me through this transition…I promise it will be worth it!!!:)

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  • StephanieMay 25, 2010 - 8:10 am

    Great composition! The formal shots in front of the church were so great!ReplyCancel