Raleigh JC Raulston Arboretum Engagement Session • Adele + Quinn

Raleigh, North Carolina

The scenery at JC Raulston Arboretum took second stage during Adele and Quinn’s spring engagement session in the gardens. This cuddly couple met while both attending NC State so the location made perfect sense as it is owned and operated by the university. Adele’s a loyal customer of Rent the Runway and the dress she rented for the occasion – a lace black and white Nha Khanh, short sleeved gown – was perfection! Quinn was perfectly complimentary in a formal shirt and tie.

Raleigh North Carolina wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography, photographs an engagement session at JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State campus.

We took some time to walk all around the gardens (special thank you to Quinn’s sister, Karin, for assisting), meandering through cascading willow trees to manicured walkways to ivy carpeted pockets of the park. Raleigh North Carolina wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography, photographs an engagement session at JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State campus. Raleigh North Carolina wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography, photographs an engagement session at Raulston Arboretum at NC State campus during golden hour.

How cool is her engagement ring?! Swooooon! I love the scalloped detail on the edge (see the last photos of the post for more). Raleigh North Carolina wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography, photographs a romantic engagement session ring detail for a unique diamond piece. Raleigh North Carolina wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography, photographs an engagement session at Raulston Arboretum at NC State campus during golden hour. Raleigh North Carolina wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography, photographs an engagement session at Raulston Arboretum at NC State campus during golden hour. Raleigh North Carolina wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography, photographs an engagement session at Raulston Arboretum at NC State campus with black tie attire. Raleigh North Carolina wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography, photographs a romantic engagement session at Raulston Arboretum at NC State campus with Rent the Runway for the bride. Raleigh North Carolina wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography, photographs an engagement session at Raulston Arboretum at NC State campus with Rent the Runway for the bride.

I adore the photos of them with this colorful house! I love the vibrant teal and periwinkle colors. Raleigh North Carolina wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography, photographs a colorful engagement session at Raulston Arboretum at NC State campus with Rent the Runway and a statement necklace for the bride. Raleigh North Carolina wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography, photographs a colorful engagement session at Raulston Arboretum at NC State campus with Rent the Runway for the bride. Raleigh North Carolina wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography, photographs a fairy tale engagement session at Raulston Arboretum at NC State campus. Raleigh North Carolina wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography, photographs a fairy tale engagement session at Raulston Arboretum at NC State campus.

This is such a fairy tale scene! And then Karin spotted a beautiful Japanese maple that was the perfect height for a little playtime. Raleigh North Carolina wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography, photographs a playful engagement session at Raulston Arboretum at NC State campus. Raleigh North Carolina wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography, photographs a romantic outdoor engagement session at Raulston Arboretum at NC State campus. Raleigh North Carolina wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography, photographs a romantic outdoor engagement session at Raulston Arboretum at NC State campus. Raleigh North Carolina wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography, photographs an engagement session diamond ring.

Venue: JC Raulston Arboretum / Dress: Rent the Runway, Nha Khanh Isabella Gown

Adele and Quinn opted to do an outfit change for the second portion of their session and I liked the photos so much I decided to do two posts! So be sure to stay tuned on Facebook and Instagram when part deux posts this week!

Happy Monday!

  • Mama Stacey

    May 30, 2016 Reply

    The pictures are awesome

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