Niki and Dennis’ wedding ceremony at College Place United Methodist Church (UMC) in Greensboro, NC was followed by a fun and lively reception at the UNCG Alumni House.
With Culinary Visions as their caterer, the guests had full tummies of yummy eats!
In a unique twist on a guest book, their alternative to the traditional book was both sweet and fun – the guests were able to write a note to the couple and attach it to the tree for them to read after the honeymoon.
For one of her bridal portrait displays, Niki chose our new line of funky, whimsical frames that accent a modern portrait beautifully. Her bridal bouquet by Bloemenbinder: The Flower Maker had her father’s dog tags intertwined as a tribute and memorial to him.
And, true to their wedding story, their first dance was a good mix of romance, whimsy, and fun – and now every time I hear the song “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not,” I will always think of Dennis and Niki’s wedding story!
Niki’s maid of honor held back tears as she toasted the bride and groom, and I loved this image of her toasting while they looked on.
DJ Mike Harding was fabulous – when Niki’s maid of honor was too tearful to hold her written toast, he came to her rescue and held it for her while she toasted the bride and groom.
The ring bearer kept a watch from his comfy red chair, and was ready to dance only seconds later!
Their whimsical wedding cake by Maxi B’s was what Niki described as a “perfect mess” – it was beautiful and vintage and intentionally imperfect – just like life!
The vintage lovebirds perched inside the fresh orchid cake topper were blue and white, matching Niki’s wedding shoes. I (very carefully!) placed her engagement ring on their beaks, and each band on a bird’s tail feathers, while a few guests looked on and held their breath. 🙂
Now that the cake was cut, it was time to party! The groom’s sister helped some of the younger guests through the Macarena.
And everyone was ready for the Cha Cha Slide!
So much fun on the dance floor!
Some guests needed a moment to recuperate before their next journey on to the dance floor. 🙂
Guests laughed, danced, and had fun through the whole reception – even through the major thunderstorm that blinked the power and drenched the outdoor patio. 🙂
Congratulations, Dennis and Niki! May you have a long and happy marriage full of good surprises and loving moments!
Want more? The reception is up next! Until then…keep an eye on Simply Southern Photography’s blog for more of our romantic, whimsical wedding photography, and keep in touch with us via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and our mailing list!