2019 Merrimon Wynne Bridal Showcase

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I’m unbelievably excited to share: I will be planning + designing the main house at the Merrimon Wynne‘s 2019 bridal showcase!! What an honor it is to have been asked to plan and design this special event at my most favorite Raleigh venue (it’s where we got married, after all!).

I’ve been busy creating the most gorgeous, unique, fun design to bring to life alongside some truly spectacular local vendors — and let me just say, I couldn’t be more excited about this bespoke design I’ve been dreaming up! I haven’t been this fired up about a custom design in a while, and it’s going to be phenomenal and so inspiring. There are two incredible vendors from each category (wedding planner and designer, caterer, florist, bakery, etc): one in the main house (where my team and I will be) and one in the carriage house. It’s a chance to see the work of some of the best wedding vendors in Raleigh, and I’m honored to be included. Among many other vendors, I’m ecstatic to be working with HL Catering, New Creations Flowers, Cottage Luxe, The Cupcake Shoppe, Ivy and Linen Design, Coastal Knot Bridal, and more!

We’d love for you to join us on Sunday, August 18th from 1-4pm at the Merrimon Wynne House for their summertime bridal showcase, and you can find ticket information here! All ticket proceeds will be donated to a local charity, and we’re very proud to be sponsoring this event. You should definitely come — future brides and grooms, current and past Merrimon Wynne couples and families, local vendors and friends… everyone! I would absolutely love to see/meet you and show you a beautifully, creatively transformed space at the most stunning venue in Raleigh.

Here are some beautiful Merrimon Wynne weddings I’ve been fotunate enough to plan and design: Sarah and Jay’s wedding + Alexia and Corey’s wedding + Stephanie and Rob’s wedding (and so many more that I haven’t blogged yet!)

photos by Ally + Bobby, Anagram Photo, and Kelsey Nelson Photography

all insanely talented photographers whom I adore working with!

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!!