Leah and Raul were married in April at the beautiful Raffaldini Vineyards near Elkin, NC. I was holding off on posting on our blog because it recently Their wedding was featured in the national blog Ruffled!,and it is a must see! We held off adding them to our blog until now so we wouldn’t spoil the surprise!
Leah and Raul chose to have their ceremony outdoors. We were worried about getting the weather to cooperate, but there was a break in the rain (we ordered that for them) and they were able to get their close group of family and friends together outside as planned to have the wedding of their dreams. It turned out absolutely beautifully, and Nancy Ray did a wonderful job of capturing the images of their special day. Raul is from the Dominican Republic, and their ceremony was bilingual which made it even more special for Raul’s family and their guests. Leah had prepared a lovely surprise for Raul…she said her vows in Spanish, and Raul loved that! They also had a traditional ring ceremony, where each guest held their rings and said a personal blessing over them. It was a truly special ceremony filled with personal touches for both Leah and Raul and their families.
The reception was held inside at Raffaldini Vineyards and the decor was beautiful, with sprinkles of gold sequins, mercury glass, and white florals. The entire look came together perfectly. Paul Hairston put together a great video trailer of their wedding that truly captured the feel of the event – you can see it here! Congratulations Leah and Raul, we are so happy for you!
Thank you Leah for the sweet review on WeddingWire!
“Hiring Kailey and a Southern Soiree as our wedding planner/coordinator was by far the best decision I made throughout the planning process. I had already contracted most of my vendors so I was not sure if hiring a coordinator would be worth it, but now I am so glad we did. I really cannot overstate how invaluable her services were. She is extremely professional, responsive, detailed, organized, and flexible. All of my vendors, most of whom have been in the wedding business for decades, commented on Kailey’s organization and professionalism. She recommended an amazing videographer at the last minute, took care of every detail regarding our reception rentals, and brought everything together. I am extremely picky when it comes to getting the details of entertaining perfect. I did not think I could trust anyone to do things “just right”, but in the process of working with Kailey over the past eight months I knew I could trust her completely. I really could go on and on. One last thing I will mention is how wonderfully she handled a very difficult and inflexible reception venue. She was very patient and came up with creative solutions that got the job done. Her services were worth every penny and more. Thank you so much to Kailey and Gina! They made it possible for us to relax and enjoy our big day. You can’t ask for more than that!”
Ceremony and Reception Space: Raffaldini Vineyards
Photographer: Nancy Ray Photography
Videographer: Paul Hairston Videography
Caterer and Cake: D & F Catering
Florist: Booneville Florist
Hair and Makeup: Colleen Kelly
Dress: Alexia’s Bridal