Golden Hour Bridal Portrait Photos in Raleigh • Annie

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Annie’s bridal session was warm and full of vibrancy, just like Annie! She looked amazing on her wedding day with her fiance-turned-husband, Steven, by her side, along with eleven bridesmaids. But I had an extra-special preview of her wedding day attire when we captured her golden hour bridal portrait photos in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Her off-white gown had intricate embroidery on it and a scallop edge train. She highlighted its sweetheart neckline with a pearl necklace that she placed a hanging cameo brooch on. She carried a bouquet of sweetheart roses, gold-painted lotus pods, wax flowers, spray roses, blue thistle adn ivy, similar to what she carried on her wedding day.Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a bridal session at Raleigh's JC Raulston Arboretum on North Carolina's NC State campus. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a bridal session at Raleigh's JC Raulston Arboretum on North Carolina's NC State campus. A detail picture of the bride's unique engagement ring with side diamond detail. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a bridal session at Raleigh's JC Raulston Arboretum on North Carolina's NC State campus. The bride wore an off-white vintage lace gown with a cameo and pearl necklace. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a bridal session at Raleigh's JC Raulston Arboretum on North Carolina's NC State campus. The bride wore an off-white vintage lace gown with a cameo and pearl necklace. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a bridal session at Raleigh's JC Raulston Arboretum on North Carolina's NC State campus. Picture of the bride walking in her strapless lace gown.  Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a bridal session at Raleigh's JC Raulston Arboretum on North Carolina's NC State campus. Picture of the bride during golden hour with her off-white lace gown. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a bridal session at Raleigh's JC Raulston Arboretum on North Carolina's NC State campus. Picture of the bride holding her gold and rhinestone high heel Badgley Mischka wedding shoes. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a bridal session at Raleigh's JC Raulston Arboretum on North Carolina's NC State campus. Picture of the bride walking through the rose garden in her strapless off-white lace gown.

Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a bridal session at Raleigh's JC Raulston Arboretum on North Carolina's NC State campus. Picture of the bride during golden hour with her off-white lace gown.Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a bridal session at Raleigh's JC Raulston Arboretum on North Carolina's NC State campus. Picture of the bride through her veil with an up-do and pearl and cameo necklace. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a bridal session at Raleigh's JC Raulston Arboretum on North Carolina's NC State campus. Picture of the back of the bride's gown with buttons down to the train, during golden hour.I love capturing Annie’s elegant wedding dress train. There were buttons all the way down the back and the scallope-edge perfectly fanned out with each placing we did of her gown.
Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a bridal session at Raleigh's JC Raulston Arboretum on North Carolina's NC State campus. Picture of the bride with lilac flowers. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a bridal session at Raleigh's JC Raulston Arboretum on North Carolina's NC State campus. Picture of the dark fuchsia roses in the garden. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a bridal session at Raleigh's JC Raulston Arboretum on North Carolina's NC State campus. Picture of the bride in the garden. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a bridal session at Raleigh's JC Raulston Arboretum on North Carolina's NC State campus. Picture of the back of the bride's gown with buttons down to the train, during golden hour. The bride had an elegant "ribbon" like hair up-do. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a bridal session at Raleigh's JC Raulston Arboretum on North Carolina's NC State campus. The bride wore an off-white vintage lace gown with a cameo and pearl necklace. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a bridal session at Raleigh's JC Raulston Arboretum on North Carolina's NC State campus. A detail picture of the bride's unique engagement ring. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a bridal session at Raleigh's JC Raulston Arboretum on North Carolina's NC State campus. Detail picture of the bride's bouquet with gold lily pods, blue thistle and spray roses.Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a bridal session at Raleigh's JC Raulston Arboretum on North Carolina's NC State campus. Picture of the bride walking through the rose garden in her strapless off-white lace gown.

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