Dana + Ryan | The Merrimon-Wynne House, Raleigh, North Carolina

Dana and Ryan’s early fall wedding at Merrimon-Wynne House in Raleigh was overflowing with well thought details. Dana had a visions for colorful, playful blooms but still romantic and elegant. The blooms we chose to use were lisianthus, garden roses, dahlia, scabiosa, ranunculus, snowberry, hellebore, astrantia, tuberose, delphinium, anemone, and Queen Anne’s lace.

Floral installations certainly make a statement and Dana had a vision for multiple installations. For a ceremony backdrop, we used a birchwood arbor adorned with ombre colored flowers. We also decorated a hanging moss table that served as both the escort card display (with hand lettered marble tiles) and a cake display. Dana also had big ideas for the decor around the DJ booth. She was flying in her favorite DJ from California and wanted the DJ booth to stand out. We designed a backdrop for the DJ made with a boxwood wall base covered in dripping blooms and tropical foliage.

At the reception, the head table was lined with a mix of pillar and taper candles in glass hurricanes, garden inspired gold lanterns, bud vases with flowers, grasses and greenery, and re-purposed bridesmaid bouquets. To top it all off, we hung over a dozen floral and greenery filled lanterns above the table.

We loved all of the images that Ally and Bobby were able to capture of this gorgeous downtown Raleigh wedding.

Taylor + Marcus | Chapel hill Country Club

Taylor and Marcus are college sweethearts who met at UNC Chapel Hill. She was a cheerleader and he was a basketball player. We worked very closely with Taylor and her mother to achieve a vision for traditional flowers with a touch of whimsy. Taylor’s color palette included whites, creams and mixed greenery. We used peonies, tuberose, jasmine vine, hellebore, dahlia, roses, snapdragons, delphinium, tulips and clematis. Taylor’s organic, lush cascading bouquet was complimented by the extra large boutonnieres designed specifically for the tall, athletic groomsmen.

With the potential for uncooperative weather, the ceremony was moved inside. However, with a venue like the Chapel Hill Country Club, the backup option was a beautiful ballroom. Taylor chose a romantic freestanding fireplace mantle for the ceremony backdrop. We had such a fun time designing a floral installation for the mantle.

The reception featured both tall and low centerpieces with an abundance of garland. We accented the florals with a mix of taper, pillar and votive candles to create a romantic atmosphere.

All of these details were beautifully captured by Marie Estes Photography.

Stacey + Tony | The Merrimon-Wynne House in Raleigh, NC

With a February wedding date, Stacey knew that she wanted wintry and frosty inspired flowers.  At our first meeting, we discussed Stacey and Tony's background and found out that Stacey is an interior designer.  We immediately wanted to know how she decorated her home so we could incorporate her personal style in to the floral design.  With her love for all shades of blue, we came up with a design using flowers, foliage, and ribbons that captured the crisp, winter feel that Stacey envisioned.  We used garden roses, sweet pea, anemone, hellebore, narcissus, peonies, delphinium, muscari, snapdragon, blue thistle, stock and a mix of eucalyptus, dusty miller, bay laurel and gardenia foliage.

To accent the bouquets, we used a mix of velvet and silk ribbons in shades of French blue, dusty blue and icy blue.  We added graceful delphinium and delicate blue muscari to the reception centerpieces for additional blue color.  They set the mood for a romantic wintry reception by hanging a floral installation above the dance floor.  The installation included dripping greenery, lush blooms and hanging votive candles.  

Stacey and Tony have a love for bourbon and wanted to treat their guests to a bourbon tasting experience.  They had a bar dedicated to serving up 7 different varieties of bourbon.  A romantic lounge area near the bourbon bar provided a cozy area for guests to relax.

Inside the Merrimon-Wynne House, we added greenery and candles to the historic staircase and unique floral touches on all three fireplaces.

Ally and Bobby did a fantastic job of capturing Stacey and Tony's romantic winter wedding.

Lara & Justin | Duke Chapel & The Cotton Room | Durham, North Carolina

From the moment we first spoke with Lara, we knew she had an amazing and unique vision.  Not only did she want a unique color palette, she was also interested in using fragrant flowers, herbs and citrus to add to the scent memory of her day.  In her florals, we used peony, mock orange, ranunculus, scabiosa, lisianthus, euphorbia, fox glove, tweedia, delphinium, garden roses, rosemary, lavender, and sage.  We also decorated the tables with pomegranate, kumquat, and clementines.  

Lara worked closely with Dee Hutton to design her beautiful dress. Look at that train!  The grandeur of dress fit perfectly with the dramatic interior of Duke Chapel.  

Lara also did not overlook any details at her reception.  She sourced hundreds of beautiful blue and white china dinner plates from Southern Vintage in Georgia.  Lara's love for tropical plants was also the inspiration behind the tropical photo backdrop!    

We are grateful for how well Joe Payne Photography captured all of the details!

Annie & Vince | The Pavilion at the Angus Barn | Raleigh, North Carolina

A cool, spring day was the perfect setting for Annie & Vince's wedding.  Annie's vision was fluffy, delicate spring blooms paired with muted green foliage.  We worked closely with Annie and her mother-in-law to bring the vision to life.  We used roses, peonies, viburnum, astilbe, sweet pea, ranunculus, lily of the valley, clematis, snap dragons and Queen Anne's lace.  Annie and Vince's first date was at Chiptole so it only made sense for them to stop there on the way from the ceremony to the reception!  (We instantly connected with Annie because our tiny chihuahua is also named Chiptole!)  Drawing on European traditions, Annie wanted a statement flower crown and we're always down to make flower crowns! We also loved the personalized copper Moscow mule mug wedding favors.  

We always love working with Mikkel Paige Photography.  These photos are divine!