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Romance in the Cobblestone Streets of Raleigh

Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral & Market Hall Wedding in downtown Raleigh

While away on a romantic vacation to Couto de Ervededo, Portugal, Adam popped the question – in Jessica’s Portuguese grandparents’ driveway! For this nostalgic couple, a ceremony at the gorgeous new Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral was perfection. This was followed by a Market Hall wedding reception, in downtown Raleigh. This warehouse wedding venue among the cobblestone streets of City Place provided a warm atmosphere, and allowed Adam and Jessica to decorate and create their own unique reception.

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WEDDING PLANNER Sally Oakley Weddings & Events | PHOTOGRAPHER f8 Photo Studios | HAIR & MAKEUP Perfection by Patricia

Elegant Gowns & Glamour for this Southern Wedding Party

Bride Jessica looked simply beautiful in a strapless sweetheart neckline, floor-length A-line, NY Bride and Groom Bridal Gown. Her dark brown hair, styled in a classic updo by Perfection by Patricia, popped gorgeously with a white veil. Next to their bride-to-be, the bridesmaids walked down the aisle in magenta tea-length dresses from Azazie. Perfection by Patricia completed the entire bridal party wedding day look with lovely makeup artistry. The Southern belles looked naturally beautiful for the downtown Raleigh wedding day!

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Neutral Color Palette by Top Raleigh Florist

Watered Garden florist designed extravagant bouquets of soft white and pastel pink roses arranged with natural greenery. The groomsmen stood by handsomely in gray suits with matching white and pink boutonnieres. This neutral color palette worked well for both the Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral ceremony, and the Market Hall wedding reception.

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Heavenly Wedding Ceremony at The Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral in Raleigh

Magnificent ceilings and archways adorned the Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral in Raleigh, NC as Adam & Jessica promised their love to one another before God. Crystal-clear white walls and natural lighting made for an illuminous bridal entrance. Rings from Diamonds Direct symbolized the beautiful couple’s eternal love.

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PHOTOGRAPHER f8 Photo Studios | HAIR & MAKEUP Perfection by Patricia | FLORIST Watered Garden Florist
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Making My Way Downtown with f8 Photo Studios, to Market Hall Wedding Venue in Raleigh

Following a sentimental ceremony, guests made their way over to the Market Hall wedding reception in downtown Raleigh.

Along the way, the wedding party took portraits around downtown Raleigh. The made a stop at the NC State Capitol building, before making their way to City Market. The happy couple took their wedding portraits outside of their Market Hall wedding in the cobblestone streets, beneath trees and strings of lights. One of the best wedding photographers in Raleigh, f8 Photo Studios captured every angle and loving glance between Adam & Jessica.

“Cara from f8 Photo Studios took gorgeous photos of us. She was very fun to work with and easy to talk to. She was professional and knew exactly where to go to get the best pictures.”

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WEDDING VENUE Market Hall
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Sally Oakley Creates The Perfect Raleigh Market Hall Wedding

Adam and Jessica knew that they wanted a sweet summertime wedding in downtown Raleigh wedding venue Market Hall, and not much else! Top-notch NC wedding planner Sally Oakley Wedding and Events came in handy. Sally Oakley listened to every single interest and request from the couple, and helped design the entire event to perfection.

Bride Jessica says Sally Oakley was there every step of the way, “All of her vendor suggestions were great and we know that we couldn’t have had such a great wedding without her.”  

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WEDDING VENUE Market Hall | WEDDING PLANNER Sally Oakley Weddings & Events | RENTALS CE Rental
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Tablescapes & Dinner with a Classic Southern Touch by CE Rental

Market Hall wedding venue in downtown Raleigh gave off a vintage industrial vibe with farmhouse style lighting, exposed wood beams and brick, and warm candles. Tablescapes looked spectacular with dark gray linens from CE Rental and tall vases overflowing with white, pink, and green floral designs from Watered Garden Florist.

“CE Rental was so helpful, considering we had such a blank slate at Market Hall. She executed our family style dinner so perfectly, which can be difficult with limited space on the tables!”

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WEDDING VENUE Market Hall | WEDDING PLANNER Sally Oakley Weddings & Events | RENTALS CE Rental | FLORIST Watered Garden Florist
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WEDDING VENUE Market Hall | WEDDING PLANNER Sally Oakley Weddings & Events | RENTALS CE Rental
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WEDDING VENUE Market Hall

Rocky Top Catering Serves Southern Delicacies

Guests were served an absolutely delicious dinner, catered by Rocky Top Catering. Smooth buttery heaps of mashed potatoes and tender savory steak had guests begging Rocky Top Catering for their secret Southern recipes! Another memorable station was the “Build Your Own Biscuit Bar.” Market Hall allows outside caterers to visit their event space, and Rocky Top is one of their favorite choices.

For dessert, a vanilla naked wedding cake with soft icing and white and pink roses to match the floral designs by Watered Garden Florist.

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The End is Just the Beginning

Adam & Jessica’s romantic Market Hall wedding in downtown Raleigh ended just the way the day began — with love and happiness. The newlyweds escaped off into the night in a bright red Raleigh Rickshaw with a “Just Married” banner and flowers hanging off the back love-seat. After guests hugged and kissed goodbye, they retired at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel for a night of sweet Southern wedding dreams.

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Priceless Advice from bride Jessica:

“Trust the vendors! They know what they are doing!”

We at SB&G could not agree more… Of course, finding the right vendors is the part where we focus!

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