Chiara and Andrew’s Stockroom Wedding!

I began working with Chiara and Andrew back in April 2012, and we spent the next 15 months planning their wonderful wedding day!  They were married in June at beautiful Christ Episcopal Church in downtown Raleigh.  The day started with rain (!) but ended with a night of fabulous fun and laughter at the Stockroom on Fayetteville Street, where everyone had a blast.

The details of the wedding came together so beautifully, from the seersucker wrapped floral arrangements, to the blueberries in Chiara’s bouquet and the monogrammed wrap around her bouquet – everything was gorgeous and fit Chiara and Andrew’s styles perfectly. Some of the other details included the dessert bar (Chiara made the desserts herself!), the delicious his and her signature cocktails, and the custom made koozies.  All were huge hits! The overall look of the reception was made complete with the floral centerpieces and beautiful market lights.  The Remedy (one of our favorite bands) kept guests dancing all night long! Thank you Martha Manning for the stunning images of Chiara and Andrew’s wedding day!

 

Thank you Chiara for the sweet review on Wedding Wire!

“I can’t say enough positive things about A Southern Soiree and especially Kailey. Kailey was so helpful from day one. She is organized, professional and works diligently to see that you receive the wedding you envisioned. Her response time to emails, is exceptionally quick. I never once went to her voice mail. She always responds to a question and works to make sure that this is you and your partner’s day. She has a wonderful attitude, which makes her easy to work with. I couldn’t imagine using anyone else, everything was done how we had discussed and the wedding day was stress free. Kailey was there to tell me if a price was high or low, to determine the number of cups, plates, etc., when I didn’t want to tell someone no she did it and so professionally I might add, she thought dimensions and layouts, reminded me when I forgot something, worked with vendors to establish drop off and pick up times, our wedding day was perfect and stress-free because she was there.  My dad was so happy with how the wedding turned out and so many people said that it was the best wedding they had ever been to.  I really urge you to use this company. Actually, say their name to any vendor and see their face light up. Vendors love them and we also were under budget.”

Beautiful bride getting ready!

Beautiful bride getting ready!

Chiara and two bridesmaids recreated this scene from the television show, Friends! Love it!!

Chiara and two bridesmaids recreated this scene from the television show, Friends! Love it!!

The blueberries in Chiara's bouquet were one of my favorite things about the wedding!

The blueberries in Chiara’s bouquet were one of my favorite things about the wedding!

First Look before the ceremony!

First Look before the ceremony!

Love this photo of Chiara and her father before she is about to walk down the aisle to say, I do!

Love this photo of Chiara and her father before she is about to walk down the aisle to say, I do!

The ladies navy dresses are a perfect contrast to their white bouquets!

The ladies navy dresses are a perfect contrast to their white bouquets!

Bridal party having fun on the streets in downtown Raleigh!

Bridal party having fun on the streets in downtown Raleigh!

Very cute alternative for a traditional guest book!

Very cute alternative for a guest book!

Love the astilbe in the low centerpieces!

Love the astilbe in the low centerpieces!

The gold vases mixed with the navy linens are perfect!

The gold vases mixed with the navy linens are perfect!

Thank you, Carrie, for the great table numbers! The gold mercury glass is one of my favorite parts!

Thank you, Carrie, for the great table numbers! The gold mercury glass is one of my favorite parts!

 

Love the seersucker wrap on the cocktail table arrangements!

Love the seersucker wrap on the cocktail table arrangements!

First dance for the new bride and groom!

First dance for the new bride and groom!

 

Sweet dance with her father...they are so cute!

Sweet dance with her father…they are so cute!

Delicious dessert bar!

Delicious dessert bar!

Very creative topper!

Very creative topper!

The name says it all!

The name says it all!

Look at those cuties!!

Look at those cuties!!

The fold framed seating chart goes perfect with the look of the wedding!

The gold framed seating chart was a perfect addition to the wedding decor!

The bridesmaids bouquets were wrapped in a striped grosgraine ribbon- love!

The bridesmaids bouquets were wrapped in a striped grosgrain ribbon- love!

 

Custom made koozies as favors- they were a huge hit!

Custom made koozies as favors- they were a huge hit!

 

The lighting set the perfect atmosphere as the evening went on!

The lighting set the perfect atmosphere as the evening went on!

Congratulations Chiara and Andrew!!

Congratulations Chiara and Andrew!!

 

Vendors:

Ceremony Venue- Christ Church

Reception Venue- The Stockroom 230

Photographer- Martha Manning

Caterer- Posh Nosh

Band- The Remedy

Rentals- CE Rentals

Lighting- K2 Productions

Florist- Tre Bella

Dress- Tre Bella Bridal

Calligraphy, Table Numbers, Dessert Cards- Calligraphy by Carrie