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Military Minimalist Wedding at The Merrimon-Wynne House

Simply Elegant Military Wedding at downtown Raleigh wedding venue The Merrimon-Wynne House

The Merrimon-Wynne House in Raleigh served as the picture perfect venue for Nerea and Richard’s NC military wedding. A local gem, the Merrimon-Wynne House lends itself perfectly to a simply elegant wedding affair. It is a historic Southern home on Blount Street, which has been re-purposed for weddings and events.

Bride and Groom in Army uniform special moment kissing at Merrimon Wynne Casey Rose

Uniformed Service sword arch at NC wedding venue Casey Rose

Nerea and Richard met through a cycling club; they were set up on a bike ride together and the rest is history! Richard proposed to Nerea on a rooftop terrace in Bosphorous in Istanbul, Turkey. They had a formal military procession at their NC wedding. The imagery from military weddings always makes our hearts skip a beat.

Historic Wedding Venue in Downtown Raleigh – The Merrimon-Wynne House

Avid travelers who envisioned a minimalist yet worldly wedding, the bride and groom chose a neutral pallet that could be easily mixed and matched in all aspects of their wedding decor and attire. Needless to say, the simple, neutral color scheme meshed stunningly with The Merrimon-Wynne House’s Southern charm.

When planning their Raleigh wedding, the couple fell in love with this Southern wedding venue. It was an easy pick for their wedding reception. The bride shared “they were the utmost of professionals and made everything incredibly easy.”

Just a few blocks away from the hubbub of downtown Raleigh, this little nook of downtown feels serene and private. The Merrimon-Wynne House itself has a getting ready room for the bride and the groom, and each room is flooded with natural light for amazing portraits.

The downstairs of Merrimon-Wynne is available for cocktail hour or standing events. Most wedding receptions take place in the Carriage House that sits on the property’s lawn. Nerea and Richard’s wedding utilized this format.


Merrimon Wynne House Wedding Venue in NC Casey Rose

Bridal Accessories photograph shot with perfume at Merrimon Wynne Casey Rose
Bridal Gown hanging at Merrimon Wynne House Raleigh Venue Casey Rose

bride holding a Bridal Bouquet with white and blushes at Merrimon Wynne Casey Rose

Blush and Cream Bridal Spring Bouquet at Merrimon Wynne Casey Rose
Bride putting shoes on at Merrimon Wynne Casey Rose

The bride wanted her bridesmaids to feel comfortable and let them pick their own dresses while staying in a neutral color palette. “I wanted my bridesmaids to have the ultimate choice and flexibility when choosing their dresses. It worked out wonderfully and they all looked gorgeous,” shared Nerea.

Mismatched neutral bridesmaids dresses at Merrimon Wynne Casey Rose

Bridesmaids in mismatching neutrals dresses at Merrimon Wynne Casey Rose

With their neutral theme the bride and groom chose natural film photographer, Casey Rose Photography. The bride said, “Casey is the best! She’s not only a gifted photographer, but I feel lucky enough to consider her a friend. She made everyone feel at ease and natural.”

Bridemaids with spring bouquets in neutrals at Merrimon Wynne Casey Rose

Uniformed Service Army Groom at Merrimon Wynne Casey Rose
Bride and Flower Girl at Merrimon Wynne Casey Rose


Bride and Groom in Army uniform kissing at Merrimon Wynne Casey Rose
Bride and Army Groom in front at Merrimon Wynne Casey Rose

Traveler Themed Wedding Reception at The Merrimon-Wynne House

The couple are world travelers and seek out adventure in their lives and wanted to incorporate this passion within their Raleigh wedding. They had their tables named after places they have visited and their seating chart was a world map showing their travels. The gorgeous white walls of The Merrimon-Wynne House allowed for beautiful details to be showcased and spotlighted at this wedding.

Chandeliers at Merrimon wynne house Casey Rose
Travel Themed Table Settings Casey Rose
Simple wedding cake at Merrimon Wynne Casey Rose

Shown below is the beautiful sparkler exit shot right outside of The Merrimon-Wynne House. Nerea is currently a helicopter pilot in the Army and teaching at West Point and Richard serves in the Army Reserves while also working with a non-profit along the Hudson River. Thank you both for your service!

Exit with sparklers with bride and groom at Merrimon Wynne Casey Rose


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VENUE: The Merrimon-Wynne House | PHOTOGRAPHER: Casey Rose Photography

Other Vendors:

Planner: Martha Stilwell | Minister: Father Gerry Blaszczak | Rehearsal Dinner: The Stag’s Head | Gown: Aire/Rosa Clara | Hair & Makeup: Liz Perniciaro | Invitations: E-Vites | Musicians: Bunn DJ Company

Check out our previous real wedding at The Merrimon-Wynne House!

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