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Garden Party Wedding at Merrimon Wynne House

Colorful Outdoor Wedding in the heart of downtown Raleigh

This colorful springtime wedding captures the essence of what it means to be a Southern bride and groom: modern beauty mixed with timeless tradition. An inspirational garden wedding was staged on the lawn of The Merrimon-Wynne House. The shoot, styled by Events by La Fete and photographed by Renee Sprink Photography, was part of a celebratory event for this popular wedding venue which had completed construction on its gorgeous Carriage House, located in the back lawn, expanding capacity and functionality for wedding parties.


The Merrimon-Wynne House is a restored classic home in the heart of downtown Raleigh.


For the opening of their new Carriage House reception venue, they hosted a party. Natural themed wedding decor matched the verdant green Merrimon Wynne lawn.





The bride wore a romantic Vera Wang gown from Alexia’s Bridal Boutique – the only NC carrier of this couture line, which happens to also be in downtown Raleigh. The bridal suite at The Merrimon-Wynne House is the perfect place to pose!


We adore this modern wedding bouquet – loose, colorful and oodles of variant blooms.





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Herend collectibles from Bailey’s are the sweetest additions to this garden themed tabletop design! Whimsical butterflies and live food display complete the fantasy!


Modern wedding flowers


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To modernize your food display, consider hanging it – like Donovan’s Dish did here.


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Whimsical table setting


jewel toned flowers


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The stylist and florist, Meristem Floral, worked to bring a garden party vibe indoors with trees, moss, and shimmery linen. A white, mirrored bar and lounge furniture kept the vibe modern and clean.
navy-blue-grooms-suitWho wouldn’t be all smiles when donned in Vera Wang? The lovely bride was stunning in with the magical “Pippa” gown, from Alexia’s Bridal, and styled by Makeup for Your Day with raspberry-hued lips and a loose braid. Her groom was dashing in his smart navy suit, and her maid of honor floated in a Monique Lhuillier, also from Alexia’s.
Vibrant Mottahedeh china and Herend collectibles from Bailey’s Fine Jewelry atop a glass table set on a verdant green lawn were lovely touches for this spring garden party. A soft butterfly theme was found in the patterns and hand-made place cards. Specialty furniture from Themeworks and additional tabletop items from Party Reflections completed the look.Food tastes better when beautifully presented! Delicious hors d’oeuvres from Donovan’s Dish were displayed on a hanging swing in the courtyard, as well as on living tabletops that floated about the event – it doesn’t get more charming than that!They may look like models, but these sparks are real. Kari and Matthew are a real couple and loved getting dressed up for this faux wedding day.


PLANNING/DESIGN Events by La Fete | PHOTOGRAPHY Renee Sprink Photography | BRIDAL GOWN Vera Wang from Alexia’s Bridal | BRIDESMAID GOWN Monique Lhuillier from Alexia’s Bridal | HAIR & MAKEUP Makeup for Your Day | FLOWERS Meristem Floral | GLASSWARE AND FLATWARE Party Reflections | CHINA Bailey’s Fine Jewelry | LIGHTING & FURNITURE Themeworks Creative | CATERING Donovan’s Dish | PAPER Emily Brooks Designs | CALLIGRAPHY Mason Dixon Designs | PERFORMANCE ART AND LIVE FOOD STATIONS Elevate | DJ Joe Bunn

Southern Bride and Groom Magazine

Southern Bride and Groom Magazine

Each year, putting Southern Bride & Groom’s annual magazine together is a labor of love between the SB&G team, local wedding vendors, and the happy couples connected in our network. Fittingly, our annual magazine showcases the best of the best when it comes to North Carolina wedding vendors. This year is an especially exciting year for us because it marks a major milestone for the magazine’s – our 30th anniversary! We are thrilled to reveal our first cover of 2017, and share the styled shoot from which it came, created by several local NC wedding vendors.

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