Nicole and Trey were from opposite worlds – he from Duke and she from UNC. The longer I live in Chapel Hill, the more I get what that means!!

They now live in Houston, where Nicole is in management and getting her MBA and Trey is an orthopaedic surgeon. I was so pleasantly surprised when I met them – they are not only two very gorgeous people, but they are so fun and easygoing and smart, a genuine pleasure to be around in an everyday situation, but even more so on the day of their wedding.

I love the “getting ready” part of the wedding – whether it’s at someone’s home, the church, the cabin of a yacht, or the Presidential Suite at Washington Duke, there’s always an awesome sense of excitement and anticipation…

And Nicole was so emotional, laughing & crying at the same time:

Dr. Trey was seriously all smiles. This is one very happy groom…

How I do love the little faces in their fancy clothes!

Duke Chapel, no where else around here quite like it…

The ceremony was full of wisdom, love and such affection.

I can’t decide which of the two following images is my favorite – the giddiness over signing the official document or the one where he’s looking at her with that expression: Look how smokin’ hot my WIFE is!

We had some fantastic sunshine…

Over to Duke Gardens for some beautiful light…

We went to Cameron Indoor Stadium for some very fun, more athletically-inspired shots – I thought the sign out front said it all on this amazing day with all the people they loved:

Did I mention that they were high-energy???

Their reception ballroom at the Umstead was strikingly created in red, gold & creams with such great lighting design:

The lounge area:

First dances….

How slick was this mother/son dance?

And then everyone got into it…

Trey delivered the most incredible toast to his wife. He’s a pretty incredible public speaker, and this expression on both of their faces spoke to how meaningful his words were.

I mean, seriously, I couldn’t find an angle that didn’t work for them…

I’d wish you luck in your marriage, but I cannot imagine what you’d need it for – Congratulations, Nicole & Trey!!