Maria and Wesley became Mr. and Mrs. Stewart on a beautifully pleasant Friday in September. Their vows were taken at Vintage Church in downtown Raleigh, and then guests headed to the stunning Merrimon-Wynne House for cocktail hour and the reception. This venue never ceases to make our jaws drop, we love it so! It was the perfect setting for the southern garden-esque feel Maria was wanting.
Before diving into the beautiful photos captured by Three Little Birds Studio, I’ll give you a little preface of how we came into the picture. Maria found us at the Forever Bridal Wedding show in January of 2015 and reached out to us right away! Lynn met with them first in order to go over all of the details and discuss how we could help them on their special day. They loved the idea of having us on board and we became a part of their vendor team! Jessica then spearheaded from there and became their point of contact and coordinator on the wedding day. It was such a wonderful journey planning alongside such a sweet and precious duo. When their wedding day arrived, I was beaming with joy not only to see these two enter into a lasting covenant, but to work along a great team of vendors at one of the best venues in Raleigh! Everything was flawless from beginning to end!
Now enjoy some eye candy beginning with the couple getting ready all the way through the sparkler exit! Some special touches to note are the homemade BBQ (eastern and western) favors, the gorgeous photo booth bench and backdrop, the live painter Wes secretly hired (major brownie points!), and how Maria changed dresses before cake cutting! For their grand finale, they exited in a Rickshaw that drove them to their house which was only a few miles away. So fun!
We wish you a very Happily Ever After!!!
Ceremony Site: Vintage Church
Ceremony Musicians: Elegant Ensemble
Venue: Merrimon Wynne
Caterer: Donovan’s Dish
Photographer: Three Little Birds Studio
Videographer: Thomas Blake Films
Live Painting: Dan Nelson
DJ: All Events DJs
Cake: Ashley Cakes
Flowers: Floral Designs by Eddie
Hair/Makeup: Parlor Blow Dry Bar
Rentals (linens and flatware): Party Reflections
Rentals (decor): Farm & Filigree
Transportation: Raleigh Trolley and Crank Arm Rickshaw