The Carolina Inn Wedding – Eric and Marina are Married!

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About the Couple

Where did your wedding take place?

The Carolina Inn

What was your favorite moment on your wedding day?

Tie between the ceremony and our first dance!

What was the biggest reason you chose Dave Shay Photography on your wedding day?

Dave really expressed well to us that he knows how important our wedding day is and how valuable it is to have great pictures we can cherish forever. He is passionate about photography and capturing love and relationships, meanwhile he also wanted us to fully enjoy our day without the need to take too many photo breaks throughout. He often asked us what was most important to us in terms of photos, and made sure to prioritize.


How would you describe your Wedding day? Use as many or as few words as you’d like

It was amazing! Starting the day, there were some stressful moments and some small things that were not going as planned. The ceremony was nerve-wracking but went perfectly! Then we had to prepare for our surprise choreographed dance, hoping there would be no stepping on the dress or forgetting the next steps 😉 That went perfectly and then we finally got to enjoy dinner, cake, dancing, and the company of all of our guests!! After the reception, we got to hang out at some classic Franklin Street bars with some of our best friends! Overall, it was a wonderful day and we were so sad when it was over!


About the Team


Sally Oakley (Mandi Dengan) https://www.sallyoakley.com/


Island Sound (Frankie Hagan) https://islandsound.net/


Petal & Oak


Ingrid Saluga

Cake Designer:

Kupkake Fairy

Bridesmaid Dress Designer:

David’s Bridal

Groomsmen Attire:

Men’s Wearhouse


The Carolina Inn

About the images

These The Carolina Inn images were taken with combinations of a  Nikon Z6ii, Nikon D4s,  Nikon D750,  Nikkor 85mm 1.4G,  Nikkor 45mm Tilt Shift,  Nikkor 24mm 1.4G, 5 off camera  Flashpoint R2 Speedlights, and 2  AD-200 strobes with an assortment of  MagMod modifiers. All of my images are color corrected with Adobe Lightroom only and not altered or photoshopped in any way.

I’d also like to extend a huge thank you to James and Ben for helping on this shoot, some of their images are mixed in with mine above.

In addition to these The Carolina Inn Wedding Photos, Raleigh Wedding Photographer Dave Shay is available for wedding and couple’s portraiture along the entire East Coast and worldwide. To see more work from Raleigh Wedding Photographer Dave Shay, please head over to the portfolio page.

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