Ali + Trent’s Merrimon Wynne Wedding

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Endless congratulations to Ali and Trent on their wedding day – and more importantly, on their new marriage! Ali and Trent were married at the Merrimon Wynne House in downtown Raleigh this summer on a beautiful, warm day as their loved ones gathered from near and far to celebrate these two! Celebrating Ali and Trent is easy – they are such a fun, lovable, laid-back couple, and you can tell just how loved they are by the sheer excitement and happiness that overflowed on their wedding day. I loved getting to know these two and their wonderful family and friends, and it was an honor to be a part of their wedding and to bring it all to life for them!

From the incredibly sentimental moments throughout the day (getting ready with the girls, Ali’s first look with her precious dad, the ceremony, the first dances, and the toasts!) to having their sweet pup Tank there to the stunning color palette (dusty blue, navy, blush, and rose gold perfection!) to the beautiful umbrellas on the lawn to their uber fun wedding party to their ice cream truck… it was the most magical, fun day for a truly remarkable, sweet couple!

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Thank you so much for entrusting your wedding day to me, Ali and Trent! I loved getting to know you two so much, and wishing y’all a lifetime of love, laughter, and joy!! A million congratulations to the wonderful newlyweds.

As always, it takes a village to bring such a seamless, stunning, joyful wedding day to life, and I’m so grateful for the opportunity to work alongside some of my very favorite industry partners!

Photography Kelsey Nelson Photography
Planning + styling Stephanie Shaul Events
Venue Merrimon Wynne
Florals Bowerbird Flowers
Catering + cake Catering Works
DJ Bunn DJ Co.
Rentals CE Rental
String quartet Arioso Strings
Ice cream truck Two Roosters
Hair Makeup by Ashley Mooney
Makeup Kayla from Ivey Artistry
Invitations Minted

all stunning photos by the amazing Kelsey Nelson

Palm Beach Elegance for the Merrimon Wynne House Bridal Showcase

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I’m over the moon ecstatic to share a few sneak peeks from the Merrimon Wynne summer bridal showcase that Stephanie Shaul Events had the opportunity to plan and design just the other day! You can read all about my design inspiration, palette, and vision here, and it’s one of the best feelings in the world to see it all brought to life and captured so exquisitely by Adelyn Boling! I am so proud of how each and every detail came to life for the event and for the couples and families who were able to attend, and I think it’s inspiring Palm Beach elegance at its finest.

From start to finish, it was incredible day filled with so much joy and beauty! Being able to plan and design the main house and the lawn for the Merrimon Wynne House bridal showcase was a total dream come true, and I’ve had the best time dreaming up so many bespoke, marvelous, and memorable details over the last couple months. I simply love what I get to do and the wonderful people I get to do it with! This old world Palm Beach elegance is brought to life in many ways but especially through the styled tabletop that I absolutely loved designing. With breezy island hints with an understated, glam sophistication, touches of rattan and relaxed stripes, juicy hues in the perfect late-summer palette, lush florals and colorful taper candles, gorgeous blue patterned plates, this design is vintage Palm Beach elegance in a fresh, polished, and fun way for brides today. What a fun, fun day meeting so many lovely people and working with an incredible team! I’m really grateful to each partner who contributed to the event and to the details of the day; they’re so passionate and talented at what they do.

Can you believe these are just a few sneak peeks?! I can’t stop scrolling through the gallery and audibly gasping at the sheer beauty, and we’re all so excited to share so much more!

Planning, design, and styling Stephanie Shaul Events

Photography Adelyn Boling

Venue Merrimon Wynne House

Florals New Creations Flowers

Rentals Cottage Luxe

Rentals Party Reflections

Catering HL Catering

Signage + calligraphy Ivy and Linen Design

Cake The Cupcake Shoppe

Hair + makeup Mena Garcia Beauty

Gowns Coastal Knot

all photos by Adelyln Boling

Katie’s Bridals | Anagram Photo

Katie's Bridal Portraits

I am so unbelievably excited to share Katie’s beautiful bridal session with you today! Isn’t she absolutely glowing and so incredibly stunning?! I think the answer is a unanimous and resounding “yes!” And as beautiful as Katie is, she is even more beautiful on the inside. She has a true heart of gold, is so loving, generous, and kind, and she loves her family and friends deeply. And I think these bridal portraits capture her sheer excitement and joy for her upcoming wedding and marriage to Pace! I love how her bridal portrait session was at UNC Chapel Hill and around campus in some incredibly special locations – Katie, Pace, and their families are diehard Carolina fans and graduates of UNC (as am I!).

I had the privilege of planning and designing Katie and Pace’s wedding just a few weeks ago at The Carolina Inn, and it was an utter joy from start to finish! We featured Katie on the blog recently with a bridal spotlight, and you can also catch gorgeous glimpses of their late July wedding on my Instagram and this sneak peek video (swoon!!).

You can bet we’ll be sharing so much more from their perfect wedding day soon, but for now, here are some portraits of sweet Katie during her bridal session with the incomparable Anagram Photo. Graham and Anna are simply phenomenal, and I think these images speak for themselves. Brittany Berrier hit it out of the park on hair and makeup, and Petal and Oak created this breathtaking bouquet. What an honor is was to bring Katie and Pace’s wedding day to life alongside these supremely talented vendors!

Katie's Bridal Portraits

Stunning, indeed! Stay tuned for their wedding day – it was perfection from start to finish!!

all photos by Anagram Photo