Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Real Wedding: Danielle + Phillip at Merrimon-Wynne House

I have been waiting for so long to share this wedding with you! Shortly after we got the pictures, we were told that Style Me Pretty was going to feature it on instagram and in their vault. Then we decided to use this wedding as our feature in Southern Bride and Groom. Yes, it was that beautiful! So we had to hold on until the magazine came out. It was totally worth the wait. The feature is below and it is perfect. Not only did Michael and Carina just do an exceptional job with photos (who are the cutest couple and so easy to work with!)- but I just loved Danielle and Philip and the whole process. I know you probably hear me say often that we have the best clients. But seriously, we have the best clients. 

I met Danielle and Philip almost a year out from their date. We chatted over coffee and I instantly just loved their vibe. I can always tell that the planning process is going to be really great when I get to work with the groom as well. I just love seeing the chemistry in my couples. It helps me understand them so much better and I really feel like I can get a handle on their vision. I enjoyed every bit of planning their wedding. They are the warmest, kindest, most thoughtful people and I loved how much they just trusted me. We always laughed and had the best time at meetings. It was one of those events that I truly, really, was so sad to see put in my "past weddings" folder. 

I was so into this design. I loved every piece and element. I really wanted blush napkin ties - and people seriously need to take a lesson on the color blush. It is one of my biggest pet peeves. All I could find was champagne or baby girl pink. So, I of course, decided to just hand dye some fabric. It was worth it. We picked out a lounge with a hanging dessert table, and I think the pergola at The Merrimon-Wynne was by far my favorite spot! I loved the desserts from all their favorite countries, the trio for cocktail hour, the polaroid guest book, the menu card place mat, and all the small details. It was so much them and who they are. 

It unfortunately decided to rain - but that did not stop this crowd. They were greeted inside the house with a glass of gold sugar rimmed champagne. We left them all in the house until right before the ceremony and shuttled them outside under umbrellas as quickly as possible. The ceremony was held in the pergola of the carriage house. The rain eased up literally almost exactly as they were walking down the aisle. It was perfect. The bridal party then hopped onto The Raleigh Trolley and took some photos downtown while guests enjoyed passed apps and drinks back inside the house. We then got everyone back inside the carriage house for a very yummy plated meal. The party did not want to stop! It was a fantastic group who partied the night away. The sweetest part of all was at the end of the night. We were all lined up getting ready to do sparklers and the bride and groom pulled me aside to give me a gift. It was so sweet that they took the time on their day to do that. It is one of my favorite moments. 

I am so, so, so happy they chose me. It is by far one of my top 5 weddings I have planned. Danielle and Philip- I am so grateful I got to work with you two! Thank you for trusting me, and letting me be a part of your day. If we could do it again- I would in a heartbeat. 

Enjoy the photos from Micheal and Carina

Below is the Wedding Feature in Southern Bride and Groom:

Thanks to all our awesome vendors!
Planner: Dana with C&D Events
Rentals: CE Rental
Specialty Rentals: Greenhouse Picker Sisters
Ceremony Florals: Bushel and Peck Designs
Reception Florals: Tre Bella 
 Ceremony and Reception Music: SPIN
Cocktail Music: Carolina String Society
Dessert: Details Cake Design
Hair and Makeup: Perfection by Patricia

1 comment:

  1. I have to say that Philip and I just read this sweet post and we both got a little teary-eyed. We truly can't thank you enough for all of your hard work, dedication, and friendship. I can't imagine not having you there every step of the way. Our friends and family still talk about how amazing you were that day! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping us to create so many wonderful memories and for keeping me sane along the way!