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This Bride’s Childhood Home Was Transformed Into an Elegant Outdoor Wedding Venue

Outdoor Black and White NC Estate Wedding

When Tori was a little girl, her father purchased Bellewood, their historic home, with the hope of restoring the property so his oldest daughter could tie the knot there. Flash forward to present day, Tori and Phil couldn’t picture a more romantic and beautiful place to share their nuptials and become husband and wife. With the most classic colors of black and white, a splash of burgundy, and extravagant decor, Tori’s family home was transformed into the most stunning wedding venue. With the help of McLean Events, Raleigh area wedding planner, this outdoor black and white NC estate wedding was nothing short of a once in a lifetime wedding celebration.

Artistic shot of Bride and Groom intimate moment in front of estate wedding, by McLean Events, Michelle Lyerly2

Tori & Phil’s Love Story

Tori and Phil met, mid-storm, during a camping trip with friends. Both were attempting to ride out a storm that had hit their camping location and were forced into one tent with 5 other people to take cover.a similar storm blew through, wrecking havoc on the reception site and causing around the clock work to bring the lawn back to usable before the wedding! Guests wouldn’t have believed that the plush and fresh sod they walked on that evening was 8 inches on mud 2 days before.

Traditional Invitations for NC wedding, by McLean Events, Michelle Lyerly
Bridesmaids getting ready on balcony in floral robes, by McLean Events, Michelle Lyerly
Vera Wang mermaid wedding dress, by McLean Events, Michelle Lyerly
Bride in vera wang walking down stairs at nc wedding, by McLean Events, Michelle Lyerly

Classic Bridesmaids in Black Gowns

The historic home was a picture perfect space for the bridal party to get ready for the festivities with Tori. The bridesmaids wore the most beautiful, elegant, black gowns to complement this black tie affair. Paired with stunning black, white and burgundy floral bouquets by Durham florist, Tre Bella Florist.

Bride and Bridesmaids in black gowns, by McLean Events, Michelle Lyerly
WEDDING PLANNER McLean Events | FLORIST Tre Bella
Bride in vera wang mermaid gown and bridesmaids in mismatched black gowns, by McLean Events, Michelle Lyerly
FLORIST Tre Bella

Groomsman in Classic Black and White Tuxedos

Not surprisingly, the groom and groomsmen sported classic black and white tuxedos to this special affair. They looked exquisitely sharp in their attire!

Groom in tuxedos and sunglasses, by McLean Events, Michelle Lyerly
groom corsage on classic black and white tux, by McLean Events, Michelle Lyerly
Groom and groomsman in black and white tuxedos, by McLean Events, Michelle Lyerly
Groomsman in black tuxedos and sunglasses at nc wedding, by McLean Events, Michelle Lyerly
Bride and Groom on couch for portrait before wedding, by McLean Events, Michelle Lyerly

Tori, the bride, wore the most stunning fit and flare gown by Vera Wang. Next to her groom, Phil, in his black and white tuxedo, the pair were the picture of classic beauty.

Meanwhile, the historic property that the bride grew up at, was the most breathtaking backdrop for the pair’s wedding and portraits.

Bride in Vera Wang Gown and Groom in Black tux in front of estate wedding, by McLean Events, Michelle Lyerly
WEDDING PLANNER McLean Events
Bride in Vera Wang Gown and Groom in Black tux in front of estate wedding, by McLean Events, Michelle Lyerly3
Bride in Vera Wang Gown and Groom in Black tux in front of estate wedding, by McLean Events, Michelle Lyerly2

Durham Wedding Florist, Tre Bella Florist

The couple selected Tre Bella, a Durham wedding florist, to beautify their wedding party and celebrations. The stunning black and white florals with touches of deep burgundy were absolutely perfect for their vibe of their wedding day.

Curtains as decor at outdoor estate wedding in nc, by McLean Events, Michelle Lyerly
WEDDING PLANNER McLean Events | RENTALS Party Reflections
White and burgundy floral arrangement by Tre Bella Florist in Durham, by McLean Events, Michelle Lyerly
FLORIST Tre Bella
Bride and father of the bride pre wedding at childhood home, by McLean Events, Michelle Lyerly

Outdoor Black and White NC Estate Wedding Planned by McLean Events

Not a single detail went unplanned with McLean Events manning the show for Tori and Phil in their NC wedding. McLean Events was able to transform this beautifully historic home of the bride’s family, into a extravagant wedding venue that any bride would line up to tie the knot at. McLean Events is known in the NC Triangle area for their spectacular wedding celebrations that they are able to envision and also execute with stunning professionalism and ease.

Outdoor family estate wedding made into luxury event by McLean Events, Michelle Lyerly
Outdoor Ceremony at family estate in NC, by McLean Events, Michelle Lyerly
Bride and groom share first kiss at outdoor estate wedding, by McLean Events, Michelle Lyerly
Artistic shot of Bride and Groom intimate moment in front of estate wedding, by McLean Events, Michelle Lyerly
Outdoor garden cocktail hour at family estate by McLean Events, Michelle Lyerly
Outdoor cocktail our on patio of family estate, by McLean Events, Michelle Lyerly

NC Triangle Wedding Caterer Rocky Top Catering

The wedding was catered by NC wedding caterer, Rocky Top Catering. Their cuisine is always top notch and this affair was no exception. With delicious bites for the cocktail hour held on the patio of the historic home, and beautifully plate meal for the reception, the catering for this wedding was expertly executed. We also can’t help but mention the extremely cool champagne fountain the couple made sure to have for their incredible reception!

Tre Bella, Durham Wedding Florist, Arrangement for classy nc wedding, by McLean Events, Michelle Lyerly
FLORIST Tre Bella | WEDDING PLANNER McLean Events
Head table at outdoor tented wedding reception, by McLean Events, Michelle Lyerly
outdoor black and white NC estate wedding, Outdoor wedding reception under tent by part reflections and ce rental, by McLean Events, Michelle Lyerly
WEDDING PLANNER McLean Events | RENTALS Party Reflections
outdoor black and white NC estate wedding, by McLean Events, Michelle Lyerly
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Champagne Flute Tower at Wedding reception, by McLean Events, Michelle Lyerly
Fireworks at family home after wedding celebration, by McLean Events, Michelle Lyerly

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