Rustic meets Modern for a Charming Winter Wedding

On Saturday, January. 15, 2022 we kicked off the new year by designing a very elegant wedding for Laura and Matt at the historic venue in downtown Raleigh, The Merrimon-Wynne House. My dear friend, Susan helped with the set up leaving us stress free that day. We worked along side Amy with Plume Events for all the details which saved everyone from stressing out. If you are looking for a planner, look no further, Amy is amazing!

It was a cold, cold day in Raleigh but the ceremony was indoors, along with the cocktail hour in the house and reception back in the Carriage House. The ceiling was adorned in Southern Smilax from Petal & Oak then we designed the floral elements for the ceremony arbor, aisle decor and tablescapes.

The ceremony arbor was provided by the venue which we adorned with a White fabric treatment and two floral sprays; one in the left hand corner and one on the right. We added pillar candle groupings down the aisle by every other chair which were then repurposed on the reception tables. The chairs had clusters of Eucalyptus on every other chair secured with White satin ribbon streamers. Cocktail hour tables were adorned with gold terrariums and petite blooms inside. The staircase we added greenery to and Laura provided candle elements to be placed at the base of the staircase.

The tables for the reception were a mixture of long table and round. Laura provided wooden slabs that were used on the round tables while a cluster of candles and individual petite vases with blooms surrounded them. The long tables had a mixture of candles and petite blooms then the head table was dressed in White linen with a gorgeous greenery garland, candles and flowers.

Over top the bar outside the reception, we added greenery to the light fixture and incorporated greenery around photos on the fireplace mantle inside the house.

The day after the wedding Raleigh did get a small bit of snow and a lot of ice which we were happy held out until after Laura and Matt’s wedding. As the saying goes “It takes a village” … we were happy to work with a great team of vendors which I’ve listed here for you to check out!

VENUEMerrimon Wynne
OFFICIANTTorey KissTorey Kiss704-819-3824tmkiss@ncsu.eduN/A
FLORAL DESIGNERThe Skinny VaseJaclyn
PHOTOGRAPHERWalters & WaltersJames
CATERINGDonovan’s DishAshley
DJBunn DJFrank
HAIR AND MAKEUPOnLoKtion Makeup ArtistryPamela Hung(919)
VIDEOGRAPHYVal CinemaBenjamin
RENTALSParty ReflectionsEmily Pratt919.396.3584
HANGING INSTALLATION:Petal & OakTrista Glass252 905
CAKE:Pam’s Cake PopsPam Keatts(919)

Laura, Matt and their families were such a pleasure to work with; we can’t wait to design more events this year!