I had the privilege of meeting Sierra and Martin for the first time over coffee earlier this year. As they shared the stories of how they met, how Martin proposed and what their plans were for the future, I could tell that this was a match made in heaven.
Their summer wedding was held at the most beautiful chapel in Middlesex, North Carolina. As I walked up the stairs and through the doors of this beautifully historic church, I was captivated by the delicate flowers and elegant twinkling lights sprinkled everywhere. It was absolutely lovely.
Sierra told me prior to the wedding that she and Martin shared a special relationship with her family. One by one as everyone arrived to begin getting ready, I could instantly see what she had described. There was an undeniable closeness present among everyone.
The bride and her father shared a first look before the ceremony and I could barely keep from crying as I photographed his reaction. He was beaming with pure joy as he opened his eyes and to see his daughter. Their family gathered as her father prayed a blessing over Sierra, Martin, their wedding day and their future together – a beautiful moment of peace and tenderness amidst the excitement of the day.
Soft music filled the air as the bridal party made their entrances into the chapel. Finally, it was the moment that this sweet couple had been waiting for! As the double doors in the back of the room opened and Martin saw his bride for the first time, he cried the sweetest tears I have ever seen a groom cry, as Sierra made her way down the aisle.
After their beautiful ceremony, which included exchanging vows that they had written for one another, the couple were officially pronounced husband and wife and the celebration continued! As you can imagine, July in North Carolina is quite hot but this stellar couple, their wedding party and family were PROS at taking the “official” photos after and soon everyone was enjoying their dinner and the dance floor before we knew it!
Sierra and Martin – I cannot thank you enough for the privilege of capturing your wedding day! You have the kindest hearts and your love for family and friends is absolutely heartwarming. It is apparent that you have an army of people cheering you on and I know without a doubt that your lives will continue to be a blessing to many. I wish you two the very best!
Venue: Middlesex Baptist Church
Bride’s Dress: Simply Blush
Bride’s Hair: The Hair Vault
If you enjoyed reading about Sierra and Martin’s big day, be sure to check out the other blogs from my summer 2021 weddings: Katie & Cory’s Wedding, Lexi & Isaac’s Wedding. I would absolutely love to serve you on your wedding day! For more information, including availability and pricing, you can contact me.
Glynnis, you were an absolute DREAM to work with. As Sierra’s sister and maid of honor, I was so impressed with not only how wonderful you were the day of—organized, polite, went with the flow of the day, amazingly cheerful—but also how beautifully you captured the day, these photos are perfect!! Thank you glynnis!