Shae and Cedrick both live in Atlanta but chose High Point, NC to have their wedding close to the bride’s family and hometown connections.
They went with the same church, Gethsemane Baptist Church, that Shae’s parents were married. In fact, Pastor Roy L. Fitzgerald was even at her parents’ wedding as the videographer!
We went right down the road to Centennial Arts Station for their reception. Centennial Station is now the home of the High Point Arts Council. It is a beautifully maintained venue that once served as a freight train depot in the 1930’s.
Industrial vintage venues are some of my favorite places to photograph weddings and events. All the textured wood floors were making me ooh and ahh, lol.
Even with the large gathering of friends and family, there was a close connection with everyone there and the newly married Mr. and Mrs. Alexander.
After the Father and Daughter Dance, the bride had prepared a special slideshow for her husband with pictures of his mother that had recently passed and his siblings. It was a touching and emotional moment that was a beautiful memory to share.
Shae’s sorority sisters sang the Delta Sweetheart Song and Cedric’s groomsman almost stole the show with his comedic toast to the couple.
It had been SO COLD leading up to their wedding day but the day of ended up uncharacteristically perfect!
The daylight hours flew by, but we were able to capture some beautiful portraits.
All in all, the day ran smoothly and I hope they have many fond memories to look back on for years to come.
CONGRATULATIONS, MR. AND MRS. ALEXANDER!!!
Ceremony Venue: Gethsemane Baptist Church of High Point, NC | Reception Venue: Centennial Arts Station | Coordinator: LaChandle Nowling of Clayton, NC | Photographer: Michelle Lyman Photography Design assisted by Jacquelyn van Lier | Videographer: Video Ministry by David Watt (owner) of Greensboro, NC | Florist: Personally Yours Florist/Carolyn Whiteside | Cake Artist: Amorosa’s Bakery | Ceremony Vocalists: Marella Bivens and Houston Sloan | Ceremony Musicians: Patrick Small (keyboard) Deondre Cason (drummer) | DJ: Jimmy Jam | Makeup Artist: Angie Bullock | Hair Artist: Autumn Baker | Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal | Tuxes: Men’s Wearhouse | Officiant: Pastor Roy L. Fitzgerald | Bridal Gown: David’s Bridal | Stationery: Michaels and Office Depot