Most people don't know this about me, but a favorite pastime of mine is oil painting. In 2012, I had the opportunity to display my work in Sola. While I was hanging my latest, Mena sat nearby and started inquiring about my artwork. From the get go, Mena was so encouraging and enthusiastic. We ended up chatting for hours getting to know each other and since have become dear friends. Mena happens to be an amazing makeup artist and we've had the privilege of working together several times. I was so honored when Mena asked me to capture the celebration of their nuptials. Mena and John love to laugh and their charisma together is simply magnetic. Their love for each other and their friends and family is so evident, and made their beautiful wedding day even more meaningful. Enjoy!
To see the video of Mena and John's wedding by Charis Films, click here!
Ceremony: Meredith Chapel // Dress: Monique Lhuillier via Alexia's Bridal // Bridesmaids: Wtoo by Watters // Videographer: Charis Films // Ring Box: The Mrs Box // Makeup: Mena Garcia Beauty // Hair: A Go Go Salon // Florals: Serendipity Floral Designs // Silk Ribbon: Adorn Company // Calligraphy: Milk & Honeycomb // Getaway: J & L Carriage // Reception: NCSU University Club // DJ & Photobooth: All Events DJs // Cake: Clarke's