Lauren and Derek: Downtown Raleigh Wedding!

Lauren and Derek were married in August of this year at beautiful Sacred Heart Cathedral, and were blessed with perfect weather for their ceremony!  I began working with Lauren and Derek a year out from their wedding, and it was such a pleasure getting to know them.  They are one of the sweetest couples I’ve worked with, and seeing their love for each other on their wedding day just made my heart melt!  

 

Their reception was held at Cobblestone Hall, which was decorated beautifully with flowers in pink tones from English Garden  The white lanterns hanging from the ceiling tied the look together, and their wedding embodied true southern romance!  I loved the beautiful milk glass vases that were used for the tabletop decor; those were passed down through their family, so it was really special to have those as a part of their wedding.

 

Everyone had an amazing time dancing the night away (thank you to Frank from Joe Bunn DJ Company)!  Lauren’s grandfather was so surprised when a special Polka song was played just for him – he loved it!  We had to move Lauren and Derek’s special exit inside due to the rain at the end of the reception, but that didn’t keep the smiles from their faces!  Congratulations again Lauren and Derek – thank you for letting us be a part of your special day!

 

Thank you Perry Vaile, for the amazing images of the day!  You were able to capture their emotions so perfectly! I’m just a little obsessed with this couple’s photos, so I couldn’t resist sharing more than just one.  Enjoy!!

Mrs. Sutton hanger for the new bride!

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Love this photo of Lauren before the wedding
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Lauren and her sweet sister!

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Such a sweet photo of Lauren and her father walking down the aisle!

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Lauren and Derek say I do!

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Lauren and her beautiful bridesmaids! Love those bouquets!

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Derek and his men looking quite dapper 😉

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Lauren and Derek on the streets by Cobblestone Hall!

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Stunning!

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Can’t take it- this is gorgeous!

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So romantic!

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Beautiful head table for the new bride and groom and their bridal party!

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The lanterns are such a fun addition to the space!

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Love the rosettes on the top of the cupcakes!

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Guests had fun playing corn hole during cocktail hour!

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First dance!

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Lauren’s sweet dance with her grandpa! He was so surprised!

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We had delicious goodies as a late night snack- yum!

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This photo captures the emotion of the evening so perfectly!

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Guests having a blast!!

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Congratulations Lauren and Derek!!

 

Ceremony- Sacred Heart Cathedral

Reception- Cobblestone Hall

Photographer- Perry Vaile Photography

Caterer- Irregardless Catering

Florist- English Garden

DJ- Joe Bunn DJ Company- Frank Meldau

Cupcakes- Gigi’s Cupcakes

Calligrapher- Carrie the Calligrapher (Invitation envelopes)