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4th of July Summer Wedding Inspiration

Downtown Raleigh is Ravishing in Red White & Blue

Independence Day is the official start to summer and what better way to celebrate than with plenty of 4th of July summer wedding inspiration? Today we’re sharing a red, white and blue wedding day that offers a modern city twist on a timeless, patriotic love story.
North Carolina wedding photo ideasWedding planner K-List Events & Decor designed this shoot to highlight our state’s capital in downtown Raleigh. Everything in the shoot fit with the color scheme of bold patriotic colors: cobalt blue, candy apple red and white with silver accents. From the bold gowns to the elaborate bouquets, to the modern pearl jewelry (provided by Moon & Lola), it was a perfect mix of timeless elegance with modern day pops.
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MODELS: Camellia Jade (bride); Sree Sarkar, Emma Zwahr; Kayla Smith, and Sarah Boonstra (bridesmaids); Charles Spivey (groom); Yamin Avitan, Eric Wilson, Michael Maley (groomsman); Justin Fernandez (ring bearer); Sophia Roden and Janelle Joness (flower girls)

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