The Haywood Hall and Gardens - JJ Photography
Sunday, July 05, 2015
By Steve Herald
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Raleigh is home to a lot of weddings featuring alumni from the many nearby colleges, including Duke University. Duke alumna Jillian was to marry James, a former member of the U.S. military, and they’re a perfect match. It was a pleasure to get to know this couple and make their wedding day at Raleigh’s Haywood Hall & Gardens unforgettable. Well, Mother Nature sure made it interesting! Rain and thunderstorms were in the forecast on the big day so my team and I scrambled to set up extra shelter to ensure the celebration could go on. 


We were able to assemble an extra tent and tent poles and provide umbrellas for the bridal party. Storm and all, the event went on (not quite as) planned and it was a wonderful and fun event. I enjoy having the chance to get creative when there are unforeseen circumstances such as these. 


Jillian’s father even expressed sincere gratitude to Emily (my assistant) and me for all of our hard work and surprised us with a gift! Moments like these make my job super rewarding and thankful I’m able to do what I love. 


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