We recently had the pleasure of hosting Hannah & Wayne’s wedding at the Historic Wakefield Barn and they brought with them one of our favorite photographers, Joe from Joe Payne Photography. Hannah is from England and Wayne is from the USA, so this really was a unique event that brought together two families from different sides of the world. As Joe describes it in his latest blog, “Even the rain showers through the day brought their own special charm to the proceedings. Definitely made the English contingent feel at home.”
Joe goes on to write, “I want to give a special shout-out to Blake and the team at Southern Oak Events for putting on such an amazing day with all the challenges the weather threw at us through the day.” This is always great to hear as Southern Oak Events is our exclusive event planning team.
We have chosen a few of our favorite photos from that special day but visit Joe’s website to see more and keep reading to learn a little bit about Joe Payne Photography and his one-of-a-kind approach to weddings.
About Joe Payne Photography
Joe is a British-born Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, NC, wedding photographer. His specialty is modern wedding photography based on a fusion of documentary photojournalism and fine art portraiture. He feels that every wedding is different and that it should be reflected in the photos. On your wedding day, Joe is there, not to direct, but to be as unobtrusive as possible in order to capture the authentic moments and true character of your wedding day. He complements this with relaxed, yet artistic, portraiture that captures the personality and relationship of each couple. The end result is a timeless, visual documentation of your wedding day as it really was.
About Southern Oak Events
The Historic Wakefield Barn and Melrose Knitting Mill are proudly managed by Southern Oak Events. They are excited to host your events at our beautiful venues. Check out the rest of the vendors from Hannah and Wayne’s wedding below.
Planner – Blake Morrin, Southern Oak Events
Photography – Joe Payne Photography
Hair and Makeup – The Makeup Culture
Ceremony and Reception Site – The Historic Wakefield Barn
Officiant – Rev. Heidi Gessner
Cake – Simply Cakes
DJ – Randy Bennett, Bunn DJ Company
Catering – Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Florist – Meristem Floral
Videography – Jamie and Al
Transportation – EcoStyle
Linens – CE Rental
Rentals – Greenhouse Picker Sisters
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