JC Raulston Arboretum Wedding

What an amazing day at this JC Raulston Arboretum Wedding in Raleigh! With the threat of Hurricane Joaquin just passing by, it was a rainy Saturday. Out of the 6 weddings planned for the park that day, no one dared to brave the elements…except this awesome couple, Bethany and Albert!

As I waited for the couple and guests to arrive at the park, I watched the rain fall down around me; but wouldn’t you know it, the rain stopped just as they pulled up…and stayed clear for the entire wedding! They were well prepared with rain boots and umbrellas but were able to pull it off without a drop from the sky!

And then…the reception! This party rocked on to their favorite band all night at the Hive, upstairs from Busy Bee Cafe in downtown Raleigh, NC. What a blast and what a lively crowd!

I can talk about these two and this JC Raulston Arboretum Wedding all day, but I would rather they help tell their story a bit as well, so sit back, enjoy some images, and hear a bit more about this adorable couple…

Q

Tell us about how you first met, or maybe your first date. Who made the first move? Was it casual or romantic?

A

We met at a friend’s wedding. Albert knew the groom, and Bethany knew the bride. We were introduced during the reception and hit it off! Since we lived in different states at the time, we talked over email and the phone until we could get together and go on a real date.

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When did you know he/she was the one?

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After Albert had to stay in the hospital for a few days and Bethany stayed with him to make sure he was okay. Albert was impressed at how well she handled the difficult situation.

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What about the proposal? Did it catch you by surprise? Was it at your favorite spot or somewhere completely new?

A

We had talked about getting engaged and looked at rings ahead of time so Bethany knew it was coming, just not when exactly. Albert proposed in Bethany’s apartment one Saturday morning in June.

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What was your favorite part of your wedding day? What do you think you will look back at 10, 20, or 50 years from now that will make you smile.

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Albert: Seeing all our friends and family in the same place. Bethany: Having our friends and family together, the band, the dancing.

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What made your wedding day unique? Did something happen completely unexpected that you will always think back on and laugh about or smile?

A

The rain! We were worried it would downpour during the outdoor ceremony, but the rain stopped at just the right moment. We were prepared with ponchos and rain boots just in case.

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Let’s not forget the honeymoon!!! Where did you go? What did you do? What did you enjoy most about the trip?

A

We went to Asheville, and stayed a few days downtown and then spent a few days in the mountains. We explored the breweries in the city and we hiked.

 

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