Step into the heartwarming love story of Libby and Alexander. This beautiful couple’s journey led them to a traditional Catholic ceremony at the cherished St. Francis of Assisi Church and a joyous reception at the Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel. Their love story brought them to celebrate their union, marking the end of summer and the beginning of a beautiful new chapter.
Libby and Alexander’s wedding day was a testament to faith’s profound role in their love story. The couple chose to exchange their vows in a traditional Catholic ceremony at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Raleigh, a location with deep significance for them. Their faith had always been the cornerstone of their relationship, and it was only fitting to celebrate their love in this sacred space.
Their wedding day arrived, marking the last official weekend of summer. While cooler temperatures began to embrace the Raleigh area, the couple was blessed with a day nothing short of perfect. It was a seamless transition from the vibrant summer days into the embrace of fall.
Libby and Alexander’s choice of a dark blue and gold color palette, with pops of vibrant color, also served as a bridge between the fading of summer and the rich hues of autumn. The colors set the stage for a celebration that was elegant and deeply symbolic of their story.
In the week leading up to their ceremony, Libby and her family faced the unexpected loss of her brother, Matt. While his absence left a profound void, his memory was honored in countless ways on their special wedding day.
Keeping with Catholic Mass tradition for their St. Francis of Assisi Church Wedding, the bride and groom shared the “sign of peace” with their bridal party and families. It was a touching and beautiful exchange of love and unity, witnessed by all.
A delightful surprise awaited the guests during the reception—Alexander and his groomsmen took to the floor for an unexpected dance! Libby’s dad and Alexander’s parents also delivered speeches that resonated with deep love during the reception. You could feel the profound connection between their families, highlighting the unity that bound them together.
My deepest gratitude extends to Libby, Alexander, and their families for allowing me to capture their St. Francis of Assisi Church Wedding. It was a day that celebrated love, faith, and the beautiful bond of family. Here’s to a lifetime filled with love, faith, and the unwavering support of family and friends!