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Go Local With Your Wedding Bouquet

North Carolina Florals

If you love the idea of supporting small local businesses and want to plan a more mindful wedding, consider going green – not just with your wedding greenery, but your bouquet and florals, too. There is a field-to-vase trend in the floral industry right now, so it’s a perfect time for brides to take advantage of local growers providing great, year-round flowers choices for local NC wedding bouquets. In recent years, the list of viable flowers has grown substantially.  Plus, sourcing through a local grower is more sustainable and often better, fresher quality than what is available through more commercial markets.

These bouquets are all sourced from local NC growers by Durham florist, Ninth Street Flowers. “North Carolina is a great state for field grown flowers,” says owner Larry Wood. Larry makes a point to source as much as he can from local farms and growers. Sunflower and dahlias Ninth Street Local Flowers The Cookery Robin Lin

North Carolina Wildflower Look

If you truly want to go local, it helps to go into your floral planning process with an open mind and more than one top flower choice.

“Many flowers are only grown as field crops, so a bride will have to accept a certain ‘wildflower’ feel to her bouquets to be happy with what is available locally,” says Wood.

Large bright Bouquet Ninth Street Local Flowers The Cookery Robin Lin
Spring Boquet With Purples Ninth Street Local Flowers The Cookery Robin Lin

Budget

Are you wondering how going local will affect your budget? Many imported flowers cost less because they come from large production farms in Southern America and are so plentiful to what’s regionally available. If you are a bride or couple who is flexible and wants to go with local and even native flowers, check with your florist to see if they buy from local growers. You may be surprised and are able to not only support the local growers, but also stay within or close to budget.

Ninth Street Local Flowers The Cookery Robin LinWhite bouquet Ninth Street Local Flowers The Cookery Robin Lin

Lillies Ninth Street Local Flowers The Cookery Robin Lin
Large Qhite Bridal Bouquet Ninth Street Local Flowers The Cookery Robin Lin

Go Local

Using local flowers brings a fresher look to your wedding and comes with the added benefit of supporting our community’s economy. If you want to go local, it pays to do a little research ahead of time and keep an open mind about a couple of top flower choices.

Winter White and red bouquet Ninth Street Local Flowers The Cookery Robin LinSummer Color Bouquet Ninth Street Local Flowers The Cookery Robin Lin

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Photographer: Robin Lin Photography | Florist: Ninth Street Flowers | Venue: The Cookery | Rentals: American Party Rentals

Simply Romantic Wedding Floral Inspiration

Floral Inspiration

Roses of pink and coral are weaved within a garland of greenery by Tre Bella Flowers to create sweetly sophisticated table runners for rustic wood tables and chairs. This table is perfect for celebrating and conversing while being just frilly enough to add your favorite flowers and colors with a natural look. The complementary bouquet has a freshly gathered garden touch.

Romantic Table for Wedding Reception by Tre Bella KMJ

Tablescape with gold accents and green leafs by Tre Bella KMJ
Simple Romantic Wedding Decor with Blush and Corals by Tre Bella KMJ

Jessica Yee at The Oblique Pen created these classically romantic calligraphy place cards for the table. They paired beautifully with the fun Kate Space polka dotted china from Belk.

Tablescape with gold accents and Jessica Yee Placecards by Tre Bella KMJ

Leafy and Pink Roses Table Decor for romantic wedding by Tre Bella KMJ
Leaf and Rose Table runner for wedding by Tre Bella KMJ

The table runner ran all the way onto the floor to create a lush and romantic scene. With various different romantic blooms and floating candle votives, the table could not have been more beautiful and full of romance. You could easily replace the pinks and corals used by here with the color scheme of your wedding!

Leaf and Floral Table runner for wedding by Tre Bella KMJ

With the chair rentals being on the plain side with their natural wood finish, Tre Bella decided to add greenery and florals to the back of the chairs to compliment the florals of the rest of the table. They created picture perfect seating arrangements!

Romantic chair decor for wedding by Tre Bella KMJ
Floral Table runner with greenery for wedding by Tre Bella KMJ

Tre Bella designed a perfect bridal bouquet using the same blooms that were in the table runner. With the various green leaves and mixture of pink, corals and white flowers, the bouquet had a romantic garden feel to it that complimented the entire inspiration of the shoot.

Bride in Tre Bella Strapless gown and romantic florals by Tre Bella KMJ

The bride wore a classic strapless and tulle Hayley Paige Blush gown from Tre Bella Bridal. With beautiful layered jewelry by Bailey’s Fine Jewelry, the bride was the epitome of simply romantic.

Large Bridal Bouquet with pinks and corals by Tre Bella KMJ
Bride in Tre Bella Strapless down and romantic wedding florals by Tre Bella KMJ

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Floral Design: Tre Bella Flowers | Rentals: American Party Rentals | China & Glassware: Kate Spade from Belk | Place Cards: Calligraphy by Jessica Yee, The Oblique Pen | Gown: Hayley Paige Blush from Tre Bella Bridal | Jewelry: Bailey’s Fine Jewelry | Hair & Makeup: Bella Trio Day Spa | Venue : The Merrimon-Wynne House | Photographer: Katherine Miles Jones Photography

 

North Carolina Elegant Wedding Floral Inspiration

The Art of Elegance

Beautiful flowers combined with an eye for design reminiscent of the Far East, but uniquely all-American in this two-tiered sculpted arrangement. University Florists artfully combines many NC native flowers with classic orchids and garden roses, achieving a timeless elegance. Get inspired for your wedding with this North Carolina elegant wedding floral inspiration photo shoot.

Tall table floral with orchids and hanging vines by University Florists at Merrimon Wynne KMJ

University Florists created a simple yet elegant tablescape with natural colors as a base and added a pop of brights with peach and coral roses within the arrangements. The rose gold candle votives added throughout the table in a symmetrical manner pulled together to create a romantic vision for the table.

Elegant wedding table inspiration by University Florists by KMJ
Tablescape with orchid floral arrangement by University Florists at Merrimon Wynne KMJ

The NC florist completed the wedding tablescape with beautifully delicate small vases placed on the center of each place setting that complimented the overall theme of the table.

Tablescape with rentals by APR and tiny vases by University Florists at Merrimon Wynne KMJ

Tall orchid floral display by University Florists at Merrimon Wynne KMJ
Elegant Tablescape with small vases on plate and china by APR by University Florists at Merrimon Wynne KMJ

Elegant Tablescape by University Florists at Merrimon Wynne KMJ

The bride wore a uniquely classic Monique Lhuillier gown from Raleigh wedding dress studio, Alexia’s Bridal. The beautiful a-line satin skirt with lace details on the top perfectly paired with this elegant setting. The bridal bouquet was created with matching bright florals from the table arrangements. Pinks and coral roses were tied together with an elegant light green ribbon and could not have looked more stunning held by the bride.

Bride in Monique Lhullier from Alexias bridal wiht bouquet by University Florists at Merrimon Wynne KMJ
Bride in Monique Lhullier from Alexias Bridal by University Florists at Merrimon Wynne KMJ

Everything from the florals to the jewelry screamed “elegant” within this shoot. Bailey’s Fine Jewelry adorned the bride in simply classic jewels. It’s hard to decide which is more gorgeous, the beautiful spring colored bridal bouquet or the stunning halo diamond ring!

Bridal bouquet with orange and pinks with jewelry by Baileys by University Florists at Merrimon Wynne KMJ

Elegant wedding gown by Monique Lhullier Bliss from Alexias bridal wiht bouquet by University Florists at Merrimon Wynne KMJ
Spring bridal bouquet wiht blush and oranges by University Florists at Merrimon Wynne KMJ

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FLORAL DESIGN & CONTAINERS: University Florists | RENTALS: American Party Rentals | GOWN: Monique Lhuillier from Alexia’s Bridal | JEWELRY: Bailey’s Fine Jewelry | VENUE: The Merrimon-Wynne House | HAIR & MAKEUP: Bella Trio Day Spa | PHOTOGRAPHER: Katherine Miles Jones Photography

Garnet Equestrian Inspired Wedding Party

Wedding Reception Inspiration

This hunting themed design by The English Garden uses rich garnet colors in the flower design and linens from Party Reflections. The bride wears a daring and darling two-piece gown from Alexia’s Bridal and poses with her riding gear. A vintage bracelet and ring form Bailey’s Fine Jewelry and a burberry styled menu from One + Only Paper add distinctive details.

Hunting Theme red floral arrangements with yellow by English Garden of Raleigh, KMJ

This spectacular chandelier from Get Lit Special Event Lightning was adorned in complementary garnet florals to bring life to the pergola that stood above the inspirational table. A mixture of colored and textured glassware from Party Reflections perfectly pairs with the floral arrangements from The English Garden.

Rich garnet colored florals with hanging chandelier from get lit by English Garden of Raleigh, KMJ
Table red florals for outdoor wedding by English Garden of Raleigh, KMJ

Embrace the romance of this wedding pergola repurposed as an intimate wedding party table on the verdant lawn of The Merrimon-Wynne House. The English Garden themed this glorious table with a hunting club stately ambiance including crystal and fine china accents. They added a surprise mix of cultivated and wild flowers in rusty reds, antique greens and golds.

Floral Pergola and changelier over hunting themed table by English Garden of Raleigh, KMJ

One + Only Paper created a burberry styled menu that paired impeccably with the garnet colored linens and floral arrangements. The collection of textured and colored glass and fine china all meshed beautifully to create this hunting inspired theme.

Plaid menu on red linen by One and Only paper by English Garden of Raleigh, KMJ
Rich garnet florals by English Garden of Raleigh, KMJ

Garnet reds with hanging chandelier over red table by English Garden of Raleigh, KMJ

small floral arrangement on back of chair at wedding by English Garden of Raleigh, KMJ
Bride holding large garnet bridal bouquet by English Garden of Raleigh, KMJ

The English Garden created a bountiful bridal bouquet that perfectly coincided with the floral decor of the table and venue. With rusty reds, wild flowers, and beautifully arranged green leaves, this bridal bouquet was a piece of living art.

Bridal bouquet with dark reds and peaches by English Garden of Raleigh, KMJ

The bride wore a beautifully unique two-piece gown from Alexia’s Bridal. The dress was a fun take on a classic wedding look. Paired with beautifully vintage pieces from Bailey’s Fine Jewelry, this look was everything and more!

Bridal vintage jewelry by Baileys KMJ photo
Bride in two piece gown by Alexias bridal holding bouquet by English Garden of Raleigh, KMJ

Two piece bridal gown by Alexias bridal holding large bouquet by English Garden of Raleigh, KMJ

SB&G Preferred Vendors

FLORAL DESIGN & CONTAINERS: The English Garden | PERGOLA & CHANDELIER: Get Lit Special Event Lighting | RENTALS OF CHAIRS, GLASSWARE, FLATWARE & LINEN: Party Reflections | GOWN: Alexia’s Bridal | THEMED CHINA & JEWELRY: Bailey’s Fine Jewelry | MENUS & PLACE CARDS: One + Only Paper | VENUE: The Merrimon-Wynne House |  PHOTOGRAPHER: Katherine Miles Jones Photography

 

Blushing Floral Dessert Table Decor

Dessert Table Inspiration

Floral Dimensions shows us the dramatic beauty that floral design can add to your dessert table, creating one of the most gorgeous décor elements of the room. These giant floral and greenery wreaths are hung above the table and visible from every direction. The yummy and lovely desserts will be anticipated by all and the presentation couldn’t be more delightful!

Dessert Table with florals by Floral Dimensions KAtherine Miles Jones

Sugar Euphoria, based in the Raleigh, NC area, is known for designing exquisite wedding cakes as well as custom dessert bars for your celebration. They created a beautiful array of cakes and treats for this naturally sweet dessert display!

Hanging Blush and Green Floral Arrangements from Floral Dimensions and dessert table in sweet yet dramatic inspired wedding, Katherine Miles Jones Photography
Wedding Dessert table in blush theme colors Floral Dimensions KAtherine Miles Jones

Durham, NC based wedding florist, Floral Dimensions designed a hanging floral display with the help of Get Lit Special Event Lighting. Having an arrangement hanging above the table allowed the beautiful flowers and greenery to be viewed from anywhere in the room and really brought together the table as a place to mix and mingle while enjoying an array of desserts for the reception. They used a beautiful blush colored ribbon to hang the wreath floral arrangement which perfectly complimented the color scheme.

Hanging Floral Display with blush florals and ribbon accent Floral Dimensions KAtherine Miles Jones

Sugar Euphoria Alternative Desserts Cupcakes and Macarons KAtherine Miles Jones
White Cake from Sugar Euphoria with Blush flowers and vines by Floral Dimensions, Katherine Miles Jones Photography

Floral Dimensions used fresh flowers to completely transform the desserts on the table. Each cake was draped and adorned with roses, vines and greenery that perfectly coincided with the floral arrangements in the hanging wreath as well as each vase.

Happily Ever After Cake Topper on nearly naked white cake with blush flower accents by Floral Dimension, Katherine Miles Jones

Naked Cake Trend by Sugar Euphoria Floral Dimensions KAtherine Miles Jones

Alternative Dessert Cake Pops by Sugar Euphoria Floral Dimensions KAtherine Miles Jones
Blush rose and white with black Anemone in arrangement by Floral Dimensions, a NC florist, Katherine Miles Jones

Close Up of Blush rose and white with black Anemone in bouquet by Floral Dimensions, a NC florist, Katherine Miles Jones

The bridal bouquet was a thing of pure magic! Using the same florals that can be found all around the venue, Floral Dimensions created a bountiful collection of florals to compliment the bride’s tulle and lace Hayley Paige gown from Coastal Knot Bridal and stunningly elegant earrings from Bailey’s Fine Jewelry.

Bride in hayley paige from coastal knot with blush bouquet Floral Dimensions KAtherine Miles Jones
Blush bridal bouquet Floral Dimensions KAtherine Miles Jones

Hayley Page Wedding Dress from Coastal Knot KMJ Photo

Bride holding spring blush bouquet from Floral Dimensions photography by Katherine Miles Jones Photography
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SB&G Preferred Vendors

FLORAL DESIGN: Floral Dimensions | SIGNS: Floral Dimensions Stationary Studio | DESSERTS: Sugar Euphoria | GLASSWARE, CHINA, & LINEN: American Party Rentals | WREATH BASE: Get Lit Special Event Lighting | GOWN: Hayley Paige from Coastal Knot Bridal | JEWELRY: Bailey’s Fine Jewelry | HAIR & MAKEUP: Bella Trio Day Spa | VENUE: The Merrimon-Wynne House | PHOTOGRAPHER: Katherine Miles Jones Photography

Summer Wedding Catering Trends

Summer Catering in NC

Summer is around the corner and wedding season is among us. That means finding the right seasonal fare to serve at your wedding! Depending where you are located, that could mean different things. We brought together some of our favorite local North Carolina caterers and are sharing some of the top Summer wedding catering trends!

Summer Wedding Catering Trends Seafood boil by Donovans Dish Riley MacLean

Seafood Casual

If you are anywhere near the North Carolina coast you know that seafood is a must have. We have some of the best and freshest catches around! Donovan’s Dish shared with us this casual seafood boil that is sure to bring together any family. Having such an informal yet stunning way of presenting a classic meal is perfect for any North Carolina bride and groom!

Summer Wedding Catering Trend Seafood in Mediterranean Flavor by Parizade Riley MacLean

Seafood Fine Dining

In the other spectrum is a more traditional presentation of a classic seafood meal. Parizade put a mediterranean spin on this seafood dish and made a summer dish just that much more summery. For the bride and groom that doesnt want to get their fingers dirty, this option is just what you are looking for!

Summer Wedding Catering Trends, bright accents by Rocky Top Catering, Riley MacLean

Bright Accents

Rocky Top Catering transformed a cold weather dish, curry, into a Summer favorite. They created an amazing shrimp curry to go with the season and accented it with bright colors to perfectly blend in with a Summer wedding. You can easily turn any dull dish into a bright plate with the help of some sauces or seasonal flowers.

Summer Wedding Catering Trends Sliders by Southern Harvest Riley MacLean

Summer Sliders

Sliders are no new trend, but pulling together colorful sliders like these pork belly, portobello and crab cake bites from Southern Harvest Catering, give a non exciting dish a Summer overhaul. Using vegetables that are in season and fresh only grow your guests hunger when they see them coming around at your wedding!

Summer Wedding Catering Trends Unique Salads by Catering Works Riley MacLean

Unique Salads

Salads are a common item on the wedding menu. Spice things up by having a not-so-traditional type of salad. Catering Works created this frisee salad with a shrimp cocktail and pistachio vinaigrette. Not only is it aesthetically beautiful, it is the perfect light Summer dish.

Summer Wedding Catering Trends Oyster by Rocky Top Riley MacLean

Oysters

Oysters are really hitting their stride right now. New oyster bars are popping up left and right and we just can’t get enough of them! Rocky Top Catering took their oyster presentation to a new level with these oysters in 6 different ways. These are perfect for cocktail hour at any formal wedding. You can also have raw oysters for a more casual reception.

 

Photography by Riley MacLean Photography

Jewel-Tone Glitzy Wedding Floral Inspiration

Minerals, Rock Crystals, and Gem Wedding Decor

Bloom Works brings a jewel-tone palette from amethyst to sapphire to this glitzy table inspired by a trend in minerals, rock crystals and gem decor. Flanked by four sparkling chandelier columns, the elegant head table has an arch above and a one-of-a-kind runner composed of flowers, clematis vines, succulents, crystal geodes and rock crystal candle holders. Bloom Works is happy working with locally grown flowers or exotics, and they creatively juxtaposed both here in this elegant, radiant designs.

Purple jewel tone wedding inspiration for indoor glamour reception by Bloom works floral, party reflection chairs and photograped by Katherine Miles Jones

Stunning tear drop candle holders hung from the gold vine arch creation that brought together the tall arrangements and created one masterpiece of a head table.

Mistmatched purple and gold chairs from Party Reflections at Purple Jewel Tone Wedding Reception Inspiration from Bloom Works NC, Katherine Miles Jones Photography
Crystal Glass Candle Droplets hanging above purple glamour wedding by Bloom Works photograped by Katherine Miles Jones

Crystal Columns by Get Lit with Bloom Works NC Florist jewel tone palette with purple extravagant floral designs by Katherine Miles Jones Photography

To add to the beautifully glitzy design, Cute Buttons created glitter bordered place cards that perfectly matched with the gold flatware and china by Party Reflections.

Purple Blue and Pink Flower Tablescape with gold accents by Bloom works, Katherine Miles Jones Photography
Colorful table flower arrangement on purple linen with crystal geoges candle holder and gold glitzy name tags by Katherine Miles Jones Photography

Bride holding bouquet composed of flowers, clematis vines, succulents in purple and pinks by Bloom Works, KAtherine Miles Jones

Purple rock crystal candle holders were added to the tabletop design that effortlessly blended in with the glitzy tablescape inspired by the popular trend.

Purple Pink and Blue Florals at purple jewel tone wedding table with candlelight and gold details by Bloom works, Katherine Miles Jones Photography

Our beautiful bride wore a simply, yet elegant, strapless gown by Amy Kuschel from Lana Addison Bridal. Her look was topped off with unique jewelry pieces by Bailey’s Fine Jewelry. Her look was complemented perfectly with the array of bridal bouquets that were created by Bloom Works.

Tall Purple White and Pink Floral Arrangement by Bloom Works in Glass Crystal Vase at Purple Inspiration Wedding by Katherine Miles Photography
Bride in strapless Amy Kuschel gown from Lana Addison Bridal holding purple color palette bouquet by Bloom Works at Merrimon Wynne House

Bride in strapless Amy Kuschel gown from Lana Addison Bridal holding purple and white spring palette bouquet by Bloom Works at Merrimon Wynne House

Large White Pink and Purple spring bouquet with leaves by Bloom Works a florist in NC, Katherine Miles Jones Photography
Bride in strapless Amy Kuschel gown from Lana Addison Bridal holding large spring white and pink bouquet by Bloom Works at Merrimon Wynne House

SB&G Preferred Vendors

FLORAL DESIGN: Bloom Works, division of Catering Works | CRYSTAL COLUMNS: Get Light Special Event Lighting | TABLETOP CHINA, GLASSWARE, FLATWARE, LINEN & CHAIRS: Party Reflections | CUPCAKES: Catering Works | PLACE CARDS: Cute Buttons | GOWN: Amy Kuschel from Lana Addison Bridal | JEWELRY: Bailey’s Fine Jewelry | HAIR & MAKEUP: Bella Trio Day Spa | VENUE: The Merrimon-Wynne House | PHOTOGRAPHY: Katherine Miles Jones Photography

Floral Inspiration For Your Garden Wedding

Garden Floral Wedding Inspiration

This dream garden grows splendid roses in coral, peach and gold colors of sunset within eye-catching geometric shaped vases and tiny terrariums. The romantic tablescape by Eclectic Sage is set beneath a luxurious hanging arrangement. This look is completed with ribbon woven through the white lattice backdrop, menus and place cards.

Coral Peach and Gold Hanging Arrangement by Eclectic Sage, Katherine Miles Jones Photography at Merrmon Wynne House in NC

Wooden Chairs at Garden Inspired wedding reception with coral peach and gold colored floral arrangements by Eclectic Sage, KAtherine Miles Jones Photography
Gold Accents in Garden Inspired Wedding with coral and gold roses and candlesticks in high arrangements by Eclectic Sage, Katherine Miles Jones PHotography

With such an array of colors and metals, One + Only Paper kept their menus and placecards unique yet simplistic. The geometric touches on the designs perfectly complimented the geometric accents of the tablescape.

One and Only PAper Garden Inspired Tablescape and menus with Wooden Plate Accent and coral pink floral arrangement by Eclectic Saef, Katherine Miles Jones Photography

Garden Inspired Coral Peach and Gold Palette Wedding Reception table with geometric and gold accents by Eclectic Sage, Katherine Miles Jones Photography

Golden accents were not only added to the table with vases and decor but also to the bride. Bailey’s Fine Jewelry adorned the beautiful bride with vintage inspired gold pieces.

Coral and gold roses in gold and geometric accent floral arrangement by Eclectic Sage, Katherine Miles Jones PHotography
Bride in Lela Rose from Alexias Bridal Salon in NC with Eclectic Sage Garden Floral Crown, Katherine Miles Jones PHotography

Garden Inspired Coral and peach with gold and geometric accent by Eclectic Sage, Katherine Miles Jones Photography

Garden Inspired Tablescape with Wooden Plate Accent and coral pink floral arrangement by Eclectic Saef, Katherine Miles Jones Photography
Hanging Coral Pink and Gold Arrangement by Eclectic sage over garden inspired wedding tablescape, Katherine Miles Jones PHotography
Coral Peach and Gold Floral Arrangements with splahes of burgundy and gold accents by Eclectic Sage, a NC florist, Katherine Miles Jones PHotography

Eclectic Sage didn’t just use their impeccable skills with floral arrangements for the table display. The brides floral crown and gorgeous bridal bouquet matched perfectly with the garden blooms of the entire wedding scene.

Bride in Lela Rose from Alexias Bridal Salon in NC with Eclectic Sage Garden Floral Crown and spring bouquet, Katherine Miles Jones PHotography
Bride in Lela Rose from Alexias Bridal holding Coral Peach Gold and Reds Large Spring Bouquet from NC Florist Eclectic Sage, Katherine Miles Jones Photography

Beautiful Coral Peach Gold and Reds Large Spring Bouquet from NC Florist Eclectic Sage, Katherine Miles Jones Photography

Coral Peach Gold and Reds Large Spring Bouquet from NC Florist Eclectic Sage, Katherine Miles Jones Photography
Gold and leaf floral bridal crown by eclectic
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SB&G Preferred Vendors

FLORAL DESIGN, LATTICE RIBBON DECOR & CONTAINERS: Eclectic Sage| TABLETOP CHINA, GLASSWARE, FLATWARE & LINEN: Party Reflections | MENUS & PLACECARDS: One + Only Paper | GOWN: Lela Rose from Alexia’s Bridal | JEWELRY: Bailey’s Fine Jewelry | HAIR & MAKEUP: Bella Trio Day Spa | VENUE: The Merrimon-Wynne House | PHOTOGRAPHER: Katherine Miles Jones Photography

Mixed Golds and Blush Wedding Florals

Romantic Floral Inspiration

The captivating design perfectly meshes with the charm of The Merrimon-Wynne House. We love that Fiore Fine Flowers mixed florals you might grow in your home garden like blush and cream dahlias and roses, with gorgeous and exotic white phalaenopsis orchids. The bounteous bundles are enhanced with special touches like silk ribbon chair embellishments, watercolor place cards and mixed golden vases. This soft extravagant mix is as romantic as it gets.

Fiore Fine Flowers Floral Tall Floral Table Decor with Blush theme by Photographer Katherine Miles Jones

Fiore Fine Flowers adorned the beautiful antique fireplace of The Merrimon-Wynne House with green leaf runners, blush and cream dahlias and roses, and candles. They added a mix of gold lanterns and vases to pull together the classic gold and blush color theme.

Fireplace floral wedding display with blush palette by Fiore Fine Flowers at The Merrimon Wynne House in North Carolina Katherine Miles Jones Photography
Blush and White Floral Arrangement at Merrimom Wynne House on fireplace by Fiore Fine Flowers, Katherine Miles Photography

Bride in Hayley Paige gown from Coastal Knot Bridal holding large blush bouquet from Fiore Fine Flowers in front of fire place at Merrimon Wynne House, Katherine Miles Jones Photography

Fiore Fine Flowers created a large cream and blush bridal bouquet with dahlias, roses, and draping white phalaenopsis. A gold satin sash tied together the gorgeous bouquet to compliment the gold accents of the scenery.

Bride in gown from Coastal Knot Bridal holding large blush bouquet from Fiore Fine Flowers Katherine Miles Jones Photography
Blush bouquet with hanging orchids

Fiore Fine Flowers Floral Blush colored Table Decor with Tall floral vase by Photographer Katherine Miles Jones

Fiore Fine Flower Green and Gold Accent Chair Decor, Katherine Miles Jones Photography

Watercolor blush menus and place cards from If It’s Paper add a whimsical and artistic touch that perfectly pairs with the elegant tall gold vases with white and blush shaded blooms from Fiore Fine Flowers.

Raleigh based papergoods from If Its Paper menu cards with blush watercolor designs and gold accent tablesetting by Party Reflections, Katherine Miles Jones Photography
Tall Blush and White Floral Display in gold accent vase from Fiore Fine Flowers by Katherine Miles Jones Photography in NC

The bride wore a classically elegant Hayley Paige gown form Coastal Knot Bridal and a vintage inspired necklace from Bailey’s Fine Jewelry.

Bride in Hayley Paige gown from Coastal Knot Bridal holding large blush bouquet from Fiore Fine Flowers Katherine Miles Jones Photography

Blush white and green Floral Arrangements with mixed metal accents at Merrimom Wynne House on fireplace by Fiore Fine Flowers, Katherine Miles Photography

Blush white and green Floral Arrangements with mixed metal accents and lanterns on fireplace at Merrimom Wynne House on fireplace by Fiore Fine Flowers, Katherine Miles Photography
Fiore Fine Flowers Floral Blush colored Wedding Display with Tall floral vase by Photographer Katherine Miles Jones

SB&G Preferred Vendors

FLORAL DESIGN: Fiore Fine Flowers | CHAIRS, GLASSWARE, CHIND & LINEN: Party Reflections | MENU & PLACE CARDS: If It’s Paper | GOWN: Hayley Paige from Coastal Knot Bridal | JEWELRY: Bailey’s Fine Jewelry | HAIR & MAKEUP: Bella Trio Day Spa | VENUE: The Merrimon-Wynne House | PHOTOGRAPHER: Katherine Miles Jones Photography

A Modern NC Outdoor Wedding Peppered with Geometric Shapes and Mixed Metals

North Carolina Outdoor Wedding Inspiration

There is a good reason so many North Carolina couples desire an outdoor wedding. When the weather is on point in our state, the open air surroundings are nothing short of mild and magical. And indeed, all is aglow with romance in this spring outdoor wedding with a pastel color palette. The end result was an intimate industrial, garden chic wedding designed around geometric shapes and a soft feminine palette of mint, copper and pastels. This modern NC wedding in a country setting was designed by local wedding planner team, A Southern Soiree.

Just Married Outdoor North Carolina Wedding Ceremony by A Southern Soiree and Casey Rose Photography

Venue

This formal affair is designed to feel intimate and casual. The ceremony was adorned in wood elements and florals to bring out a garden chic feel. The outdoor dining area defined by market light poles is intentionally cozy, and is set with a mix of table groupings, all conducive to sharing food and good company.

Wood Welcome Sign with Calligrapghy at Outdoor Wedding Ceremony by Casey Rose Photography

Ceremony Arch with Draping white fabric and white and green flowers by English Garden, photography by Casey Rose Photography
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Open Air NC Wedding Reception with Market Lights by Get Lit Special Event Lighting, photography by Casey Rose Photography

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Wedding party at NC outdoor wedding during cocktail hour by Casey Rose Photography

Fashion & Beauty

Smart suits in soft grey pair handsomely with bridesmaid dresses, each unique and in complementary shades of the palest blue. Mismatching bridesmaid dresses gives the opportunity to add a variation of colors while still staying in one palette and theme.

Gray suits for groomsmen in NC Outdoor Wedding Ceremony by Casey Rose Photography
Mismatched Bridesmaids in blue with southern bouquets A Southern Soiree and Casey Rose Photography

A romantic look for all, with the bride in a Theia gown from Lana Addison Bridal and her ‘maids in mismatched dresses varying in shades of the palest blue from Bella Bridesmaids Raleigh.

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Photography

To photograph the classic beauty of the venue, Casey Rose Photography chose film photography for its unparalleled ability to capture rich textures, depth and dynamic range in soft, natural colors and soft light.

Full Skirt Wedding Dress Theia from Lana Addison Bridal Salon in North Carolina by Casey Rose Photography
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Flowers & Décor

The English Garden created naturally styled floral bouquets and arrangements in a feminine palette of mint and mixed pastels. Adding mixed metals created an industrial look that perfectly paired with the feminine beauty of the scenery. “We blended texture, metal and pastels to create an unexpected design,” says Megan Gillikin of A Southern Soiree.

Spring inspired North Carolina Outdoor Wedding Centerpieces with Pastel Blue and Gold Votives from American Party Rentals, English Garden, A Southern Soiree by Casey Rose Photography
Spring Wedding Open Air Tabletop display designed by A Southern Soiree and American Party Rentals by Casey Rose Photography

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geometric shape wedding menus by Paperbuzz a Raleigh NC stationer, casey rose photography
Spring inspired North Carolina Outdoor Wedding Centerpieces with Pastel Blue and Gold Votives from American Party Rentals, English Garden, A Southern Soiree by Casey Rose Photography

A formal affair designed to feel cozy and casual, the perfect setting for guests to enjoy the outdoors and good company.

Southern Wedding Reception on Open Air Porch Inspiration with Photography by Casey Rose Photography

Southern Wedding Flowers with Magnolia Accent at North Carolina Outdoor Wedding, Florist English Garden by Casey Rose Photography

Southern Bride and Groom with Big Garden Style Bouquet in Pastel Pink, Coral, and Lavender from English Garden at North Carolina Wedding by Photographer Casey Rose

Reception Must-Haves

Elegant passed hor d’oeuvres adds an easy, delicious touch to the guest’s experience. Edible Art Bakery produced geometric garden chic cakes to incorporate the events themes.

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Groomsman holding hors doeuvres, casey rose photography
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Handpainted gold on petite white modern wedding cake by Edible Art bakery in raleigh NC, photography by Casey Rose Photography
Modern Wedding Cake Geometric Shapes with pastel and gold from Edible Art in Raleigh NC by Casey Rose Photography

Southern Bride and Groom with Big Garden Style Bouquet in Pastel Pink, Coral, and Lavender from English Garden at North Carolina Wedding by Photographer Casey Rose

Sparkler Exit with Bride and Groom by Casey Rose Photography

 

MEET THE SB&G VENDORS

STYLING A Southern Soiree | PHOTOGRAPHY Casey Rose Photography | FLORALS The English Garden | RENTALS American Party Rentals | PAPER Paperbuzz | BRIDAL GOWN Theia from Lana Addison Bridal | BRIDESMAIDS GOWNS Bella Bridesmaids Raleigh | FORMALWEAR Bernard’s Formalwear | HAIR & MAKEUP Bella Trio Day Spa | JEWELRY Moon & Lola | LIGHTING & CEREMONY DRAPER Get Lit Special Event Lighting
 | CAKES Edible Art Bakery

Other Contributors

VENUE 12 Oaks Country Club | LINEN CE Rentals | BOWTIES High Cotton | CALLIGRAPHY Kelley Ann (of A Southern Soiree)