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Happily Ever After is a faith led mother/daughter team that cares deeply for our clients. We will go that extra mile to ensure our brides experience with us surpasses their expectations and dreams.

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New Hill Garden Wedding // The Bradford // Erica & Daniel


Erica and Daniel’s wedding last April was very special to me. Her parents are friends of mine and over the years I had the opportunity to watch Erica grow from a teenage girl into a beautiful young lady. So when I learned she had gotten engaged, stepping in to help plan her big day was a complete honor. We had just under 12 months to bring it all together so finding her the perfect venue was what we had to tackle first. After hearing about her vision I knew she’d fall in love with the Bradford, and that she did. She also said she wanted to have “breakfast for dinner” so I turned to Cook Shack Catering knowing Austin would make a killer waffle station, and that he did. Erica’s parents own For Garden Sake Nursery in Durham where Marsha has lovingly transformed the garden center, retail store, offices and conference rooms into gorgeous spaces so she took on the task of design and nailed it by bringing in shades of lavender, stormy blue and blush. Their vintage Carolina blue pickup truck from the nursery was the perfect addition to the day and made for wonderful photos with the house as the backdrop. A photographers dream! The weather threatened all day long so we made the decision to have the ceremony indoors. Erica had the sweetest first look with her father and then her husband-to-be and then they gathered to pray. It was the perfect way to prepare the two to become one before family and friends. Once the ceremony was over, guests headed both inside the house and outdoor in the patio area for cocktail hour. After looking at several weather apps, the storm that was lurking all day was almost upon us. We said a quick prayer and moved forward with introductions and special dances outside under the market lights. Then, just as guests moved into the ballroom and house to be seated for dinner, the sky let loose. But that didn’t dampen anyone’s spirit because fun was had by all the entire night. This family will always hold a special place in my heart and here’s to many happy years of marriage Mr. and Mrs. Beamer!


Erica & Daniel’s beautiful day would not have been possible without these wonderful vendors:

Venue: The Bradford

Caterer: Cook Shack

Photographer: Six Foot Photography

Videographer: Kissing Toad Productions

Ceremony Music: Raleigh Harpist

Reception Music: Ninety Nine Entertainment

Florals: Fallons

Cake: Bestowed Baked Goods

Officiant: Brian Upshaw

Rentals: CE Rental

Hair & Makeup: Wink Hair and Makeup

Their wedding day was featured on Let’s Bee Together, The Carolinas Magazine and The Knot’s How They Asked so take a peek at them as well!





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