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Lauren and Joey | Historic Courtroom Ceremony and Rocking Reception | Millennium Center | Winston-Salem, NC

Posted on September 14, 2015

Lauren and Joey…darling couple. Darling wedding. These two charming people met at work at Abington Hospital, where Joey is a doctor and Lauren is a nurse. Joey finally worked up the nerve to ask Lauren out after they worked on a case together. Turns out? They worked together outside of work even better than they worked together at work.

Traci: What is the one thing you love the most about your beloved?
Lauren: He is thoughtful and loving. He takes such good care of me when I need his help.
Joey: The fact that she can put up with me and all of my craziness, day in and day out. She never questions it and she has a unique talent to tolerate it and help me get back to normal.
 

Lauren and Joey got married at The Millennium Center, one of my favorite places to shoot in Winston-Salem. Their ceremony was upstairs in the old courtroom. This grand space still holds an intimate feeling with glow coming from light provided by all sides of the wood-paneled room. If your ceremony does not allow for flash photography, natural light at your site can be a real game changer in your images. I love the warmth in these photographs.

After the ceremony? Party time! Everyone headed downstairs to The Speak Easy, another intimate space with a ton of character, like old jail cells and exposed brick. The only thing that could make the space better is a fun group of people. And boy, did Lauren, Joey and all of their guests deliver on that one. They were dancing fools and Joey may just be the best dancer I have ever seen. Their reception included a game of spin the bottle…with the bottle deciding who would be performing a solo dance next. It was hilarious and so much fun.

Lauren and Joey are super thoughtful people and their personalities came through with the way they took care of their guests throughout the day. A hot dog cart and an ice cream sundae station provided late night refreshments (which these guests needed after all of that dancing!). A table designated for the younger guests included a bouquet of lollipops, games and other candy treats. They also managed to incorporate a Philadelphia-type feeling to the day, which was important because that’s where they are both from.

Traci: What is the most important thing about your wedding photography?
Joey: That it helps to remind of the feelings of the day.
Lauren: Capturing our day without it being staged. I want to be able to have pictures with all of the people I love.
 

As always, it’s hard to pick a favorite, but I especially loved one we took during their romance session up on the roof of the Millennium Center. I adore the repetition with the mirrored image, the drama of the veil lifting up against the sky and the cinematic qualities of the shot.

Congrats to sweet Lauren and Joey!

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