Mark & Niki are what I like to call my kind of people, laid back, sarcastic, fun as can be and obviously gorgeous. It probably is just a huge plus that they are both Police Officers as well! These two gorgeous people tied the knot on May 14th at the beautiful & historic Whitford Plantation in Newbern NC. 

The venue was decorated by southern hospitality and the linens were provided from Graceful Tables linens. The beautiful bouquets and boutonnieres were made perfectly by Avalon florist, these bouquets were beautiful and unique and the flowers were fresh and vibrant I had a wonderful time photographing them! 

All of the lovely ladies in the bridal party were dolled up with hair and Makeup by April Nicole Gizzard making them look flawless for the day!

The ceremony was short, but so sweet witnessed by so many friends and family, Mark & Niki shed some tears shared some laughs and sealed their love forever. They included Ashlin Niki's daughter in a beautiful sand ceremony to signify the coming together as a family.  & then boy did they share their first kiss, one of the most loving and emotional ones I have seen!

Their reception was located in a beautiful tent right on the plantations property, and boy did it not disappoint! the food was catered by the wonderful Kathy Coltrain with Sugar mama's catering services, and featured Chicken Marsala, roast beef, loaded mashed potatoes,and more ! 

Cakes by Jana made the beautiful rose covered wedding cake which tasted beautifully amazing even as it was smashed in each others faces according to Mark & Niki it was still mouthwatering. 
DJ lee Wainright played wonderful music that kept the guests dancing the whole night, there wasn't a mere minute that the floor was empty. 

Ending the night with gorgeous & probably the most fun night portraits I have done , due to a large amount of alcohol intake for my wonderful groom he was even more head over heels for his bride and let me get every lovey dovey shot I asked for!