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Intimate Raleigh Wedding at Second Empire

It’s Wedding Feature Wednesday at Southern Bride & Groom! Today we’re sharing Kelly and Jamar’s intimate Raleigh wedding at Second Empire, with gorgeous images by Anna Kirby Photography. 

Second Empire is located in the historic Dodd-Hinsdale House on Hillsborough Street in the Glenwood South area of downtown Raleigh. The Victorian-style home is incredibly ornate, with beautiful fourteen-foot ceilings and deep, bright bay windows.

After the last remaining member of the Dodd-Hinsdale family passed away in the early 70s, the historic home fell into disrepair. But in 1993, the Reynolds family purchased the home and went about restoring it to its original grandeur. Now, the property is Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern, led by a fantastic team of owners, an executive chef, an event coordinator, and manager.

The stunning heart pine flooring, original exterior, and cozy dining room and tavern make an ideal venue for intimate weddings. Depending on the size of the guest list, brides and grooms can choose from several private dining rooms, like The Raleigh Room, The Capitol Room, The Pine Room, or the glassed Atrium Room. Each room has it’s own, unique feel, but the entire property exudes a 1920’s, Gatsby-esque vibe that exudes charm and class.

Couples can customize their menu with Second Empire’s delicious Contemporary American Cuisine and on-site catering, and work one-on-one with their events coordinator to make their big day absolutely perfect.

Please enjoy this classic white and gold wedding with hints of deep purple from Anna Kirby Photography, shot at Second Empire.

Lace Bridal Gown

Solitaire Engagement Ring

Bridesmaids Holding Veil

Groomsmen Laughing

Groom Sees Bride Walking Down Aisle

Purple Bridal Party

Bride and Groom with Veil

Bride and Groom Second Empire

White and Gold Wedding Tablescape

White and Gold Wedding Decor

Second Empire First Dance

Ceremony: Hayes Barton United Methodist Church
Reception: Second Empire
Photographer: Anna Kirby Photography
Catering: Second Empire
Florist: Kelly Odom
Entertainment: Mark McNally with Joe Bunn DJ Company

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