Published on Magnolia Rouge: an organic, romantic Merrimon Wynne wedding in Raleigh

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Featured on Magnolia Rouge today is the romantic, organic, joy-filled, and absolutely beautiful wedding of Alexia + Corey! We are utterly ecstatic to see this incredible day shared on the front page of Magnolia Rouge (after waiting for a whole year for it to be published!), and it was a deep honor to work alongside a true dream team of wildly talented vendors to bring such a magical wedding day to life for the sweetest and most stylish couple! I’m unbelivably excited and really honored that this wedding that Stephanie Shaul Events planned, designed, and styled last June is on Magnolia Rouge, one of my favorite wedding sites!!

Head on over to Magnolia Rouge for the full feature, captivating images, and marvelous stories from Alexia and Corey’s summertime wedding — you definitely won’t want to miss this!

You can also read their wedding story and some of my favorite moments and details from the day on A+C’s wedding blog post here on my blog, if you’d like even more images, stories, and details (and a few behind the scenes moments)!

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There’s nothing better than having a front row seat to such beautiful love stories and witnessing such joyful starts to marriages, and it’s an honor I don’t take for granted! There was so much beautiful, candid emotion throughout Corey and Alexia’s wedding day, and it was so touching and heartfelt in every way. Congrats, you two!!

Endless thanks to a complete dream team of vendors (many of whom we used at our own wedding!) who were utterly phenomenal! I say it all the time, but it definitely takes a village to bring a wedding day to life with such beauty, ease, and seamlessness, and I am grateful for mine!

Photographer: Ally and Bobby Photography
Planning, design, and styling: Stephanie Shaul Events
Venue: Merrimon Wynne
Caterer: Beau Catering
Rentals: Cottage Luxe + CE Rental
Florals: Wylde Flowers
DJ: Bunn DJ Co.
Ceremony music: Arioso Strings
Invitation suite: Gatherie Creative
Dessert: Two Roosters
Cake: The Cupcake Shoppe
Hair + makeup: Wink Hair and Makeup
Officiant: Randy Taylor Weddings
Transportation: Raleigh Trolley
Bridesmaid dresses: Jenny Yoo
Bride’s dress: Lovely Bride
Day of paper details: Alexia, the bride

Our Wedding Cake on Martha Stewart Weddings

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Any time I see images of our wedding — or any wedding that I plan and design — in unexpected places, I get so excited! I was so pleased and quite honored to see that the incomparable Martha Stewart Weddings featured our own wedding cake yesterday! It really never gets old seeing our wedding published and brings back such a rush of happy memories from the best day of our lives.

This cake was definitely the wedding cake of my dreams: a lightly textured dusty French blue buttercream icing, three tiers of the best cake in the world (chocolate espresso, fresh strawberry with strawberry buttercream, and then vanilla salted caramel fleur de sel!), and the most unique, beautiful wreath of fresh florals and greenery. I wanted a cake that both withstood the test of time but that was also memorable, bespoke, and unlike every other wedding cake. Check and check! I adore how it turned out and can’t thank our incredible vendors — and the Martha Stewart team — enough for bringing it to life on our wedding day!!

Photographer Ally and Bobby
Wedding planner, designer, stylist Stephanie Shaul Events
Venue Merrimon Wynne
Florals Serendipity Designs
Cake The Cupcake Shoppe

Cake stand: our living room side table from World Market!

PS: on day two of my giveaway week (“marriage”), I’m giving away a date night to The Cupcake Shoppe, along with a couple other favorite items! You have til Sunday to enter via Instagram!!