Kasey and Michael’s Raleigh Wedding

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Kasey and Michael were married earlier this summer in downtown Raleigh at The Stockroom at 230, which you may remember from their wedding sneak peek a couple weeks ago! Their wedding day was stunning, fun, and heartfelt, and we are so thankful and honored to have been a part of their big day. And now that their wedding images from the incredibly talented team at Blue Barn Photography have arrived, we can’t wait any longer to share them with you! Taylor from Blue Barn is truly phenomenal (and a dear friend!), and she and her team outdid herself with these photographs. They completely capture the palpable joy, excitement, and love from Kasey and Michael’s wedding day!

Kasey and Michael tied the knot on May 20th, and their entire wedding day was nothing less than spectacular! It was a beautiful (and very hot) day in downtown Raleigh, where their friends and family from New York City and all over came to celebrate their beautiful love. The ceremony and reception were held at The Stockroom at 230, which was the perfect urban venue for the occasion.

Their special day consisted of mauve, blush, creams, navy, greenery, and perfectly thought-out details! Kasey did a fantastic job doing the so many of the calligraphy details herself, rofm the signs to the place cards. I love that she her own touch on the details, which made them so much more special and meaningful! There were plenty of lush peonies, market lights in the ceremony and reception spaces, rose gold details, and a fabulous chalkboard wall as a focal point. Kasey and Michael live in NYC and planned their entire wedding from afar, and I absolutely loved getting to know this couple. Kasey has such incredible style, which you can definitely see in her bridal attire and accessories, the gowns she chose for her beautiful bridesmaids, and so many of the meaningful and gorgeous details throughout their wedding. This sweet couple was an absolute pleasure to work with (I miss them already!), and their wedding party was a dream as well. We absolutely loved being there for their day, and we hope you swoon over these photos as much as we are!

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And the amazing team of vendors that we had the complete honor of working alongside:

Photography Blue Barn
Coordination + styling Stephanie Shaul Events
Venue The Stockroom at 230
Catering Rocky Top Catering
Florist Bowerbird Flowers
DJ Bunn DJ Co
Cake Simply Cakes
Rentals CE Rental
Lighting Themeworks
Hair Teighla Norris
Makeup Makeup by Chelsea Wester
Officiant Randy Taylor Weddings
Chalk lettering Marika Wendelken

A huge congrats to the newlyweds, Kasey and Michael! You guys are the very best!!

All photos by Taylor Lovette from Blue Barn Photography

Sneak Peek | Anna and Jeff’s Chapel Hill Wedding

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I’m so, so excited to be sharing a few sneak peeks from Mr. and Mrs. Whitlock’s wedding this past Saturday! I can’t say enough amazing things about these two lovebirds, their incredibly kind families and friends, and how beautiful, meaningful, and fun their wedding day was. I’ve been planning Anna and Jeff’s wedding for quite some time (Anna actually hired me before I ever even met Rob – that’s how long we’ve been planning!), and it’s truly been a dream bringing their wedding to life. Anna texted me the morning after their wedding with the kindest, most thoughtful words (I cried, as usual!), ending her text saying how she and Jeff were so grateful to have become friends with me. And ditto!! I’m so blessed to know and love my brides and grooms, and they truly become friends. It’s an honor to bring this monumental day to life, to witness the happiest moments, to see the nerves and excitement, and to ensure every last detail runs as smoothly and flawlessly as possible!

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Their head tables (for 40!) were one of my favorite elements of the day: camellia + magnolia leaf greenery runners, boxwood topiaries, and bud vases of garden roses set the scene for their classic black + white striped table numbers, calligraphed place cards, and menu cards. The escort cards were calligraphy on magnolia leaves, which was the most stunning touch! I love how we were able to tie in so many elements of who Jeff and Anna are and what they love into every little detail… it makes their wedding wholly “them!”

I’m pretty darn proud of this bouquet I had the complete honor of making for Anna! Magnolia leaves, garden roses, ranunculus, and a touch of greenery rounded out her bouquet (it smells so good!). It’s been a blast turning our home into a short-term floral shop + getting to bringing all of the florals to life for Anna + Jeff’s big day! Being a florist (in addition to wedding planning and styling on the day of the wedding!) is a lot of hard work, but when you’re surrounded by so much beauty, you know you’re in for a treat. All of the flowers were classic white (garden roses, ranunculus, roses, and hydrangea) with touches of greenery (boxwood, magnolia leaves, Italian ruscus, and garlands of camellia and magnolia leaf). And I’m a huge fan of the black and white stripes we incorporated throughout the day, from the ribbons on the bridesmaid bouquets and bouts to the table numbers to the large ribbons tied around the cocktail tables.

Classy, elegant, Southern perfection. These bridesmaids are the most kind-hearted, fun ladies ever, and they’re so beautiful complementing Anna so exquisitely! It was such a joy to talk with these sweet friends of Anna’s, and they took care of her so well throughout the day. I had a large wedding party, too, and I know just how fun it is to be surrounded by so many of your best friends as you get married! Their mix and match long black gowns were so gorgeous and elegant.

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This wedding was filled with excited friends, lots of laughter, classic elegance, Southern charm, the most memorable wedding ceremony (I’ll share more on that someday!), a bluegrass string band during cocktail hour, really meaningful details, surprise appearances by UNC + UGA’s mascot, a really fun band and packed dance floor, and a million happy and love-filled memories!

What a wedding!! Wishing you a lifetime of love, laughter, and joy, Anna and Jeff! Love you guys!!

I can’t wait to share a million more stunning photos from Blue Barn Photography in the near future, and I’ll definitely be sharing more stories and details with those images!

And it was such an honor and joy working alongside these incredibly talented vendors to bring this beautiful wedding to life – a million thanks to each of you!

Planning, design, styling Stephanie Shaul Events
Venue + catering Carolina Inn
Videographer Dogwood Media
Florist Stephanie Shaul Events
Band 10 Spot Band
Bluegrass band Counterclockwise String Band
Rentals CE Rental
Hair + makeup Teighla Norris
Cake Simply Cakes
Invitations, signage, calligraphy Haylily
Bridal gown La Belle Mariee Bridal

all photos iPhone photos