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Garden Inspired Wedding at Merrimon-Wynne

Spring Garden Wedding at The Merrimon-Wynne House Designed by Raleigh Planners C and D Events 

There is an awesome feeling of joy when you see that first April bloom. C and D Events captured the seasonal beauty for Francisco and Alexandra’s spring wedding at The Merrimon-Wynne House. Located in Raleigh, Merrimon-Wynne is home to a gorgeous landscaped lawn, which is perfect for an outdoor wedding ceremony or reception. C and D Events took the bride and groom’s love of the outdoors and created a garden party wedding full of vibrant greens and cool gray blue tones. Floral arrangements by the NC wedding planner’s in-house florist, Bushel & Peck, accentuated the already blooming wedding venue. Photographer A.J. Dunlap captured the beauty and bliss of the spring wedding day.


Raleigh Wedding Planners C and D Events have In-House Florals and Stationery

C and D Events thought of every detail for Francisco and Alexandra’s garden wedding. They coordinated the day and the entire design, including the gorgeous ceremony florals. Custom designed stationery and calligraphy by C and D Events included the garden color and theme of the wedding as well as a romantic illustration of Merrimon-Wynne.

Alexandra encourages all brides to have a planner for the big day, “Courtney [C and D Events] is a saint who kept me calm, organized, and on budget. I had absolutely no concerns about how the day would run knowing she was in charge.”


The Love Story: Raleigh Couple Finds Personal Connection with The Merrimon-Wynne House

It’s fitting that Francisco and Alexandra first met in engineering class at Enloe high school in Raleigh. Their story is the ultimate project of joy, faith and love. After years of Francisco reluctantly sharing his pop tarts with Alexandra, he decided he wanted to share the rest of his life with her. Alexandra says her husband now saves her “the last bite of everything.”

Although they now live in Virginia, when Francisco and Alexandra visited The Merrimon-Wynne House, they knew it was the place for their wedding. Alexandra lived in a 200 year old farm house as a younger child and the historic beauty of Merrimon-Wynne drew her in immediately. They loved the versatility of having the indoor Carriage House pavilion and other options for various parts of the wedding day. They also adored its location in downtown Raleigh, so they could share the city they love with their guests.


Getting Ready in the Comfort of The Merrimon-Wynne House Bridal Suite with a Top Raleigh Wedding Hair and Makeup Team

One of Alexandra’s favorite elements of The Merrimon-Wynne House is its massive vintage windows that allow for natural light. As you can see from these photos, the bridal party got ready for the wedding in true Southern comfort. Wedding Hair by Liz gave the bride and her bridesmaids elegant updos for the spring outdoor wedding ceremony. Alexandra looked stunning in a white bridal gown covered in intricate lace details. The bridesmaids stepped out in fresh blue floor length dresses. The Bushel & Peck Floral team of C and D Events perfected the garden inspired bridal party look with wedding bouquets of white, green, and kisses of blush.  


Southern Wedding Tradition of Burying the Bourbon

The Merrimon-Wynne House let the couple bury the bourbon on site at their Raleigh venue. This Southern wedding tradition is said to bring great weather to the wedding day. In this case, it seemed to work!

“If you bury the bourbon, take a picture on your phone and mark the spot! We almost started digging in the wrong place before Abby from Merrimon-Wynne reminded us.” – Alexandra 


Spring Garden Wedding Ceremony at The Merrimon Wynne House, Designed by Raleigh Wedding Planners C and D Events

Francisco and Alexandra said their vows in the gorgeous outdoor lawn area of The Merrimon-Wynne House. Vibrant spring greenery and blooms set the natural backdrop for the outdoor ceremony. Bushel & Peck, the floral team of C and D Events, lined the aisle with garlands of greenery. The show stopping centerpiece of the outdoor wedding ceremony had to be the arch. It was made out of beautiful wooden beams and covered in white, green, and blush flowers. No matter the season, The Merrimon Wynne House is a wedding venue with magical fairy tale atmosphere.   


Minimalist Garden Themed Raleigh Wedding Reception  with Flair

C and D Events expertly decorated the heavenly white interior of the Merrimon-Wynne House wedding venue. Light touches of green and blush gave the wedding reception space a romantic minimalist vibe. The tables were covered in garlands of greenery and flowers. Blush and blue statement dishes from CE Rental greeted guests from dinner. The high ceilings, elegant archways, and charming chandeliers of The Merrimon-Wynne House gave this wedding reception a glamorous glow.   

The bride and groom wanted to incorporate their family culture into the special day. Hand-painted Spanish style tiles as table numbers were inspired by Francisco’s Colombian heritage. And if you look closely, a set of ceramic love-birds from an artist in Colombia rest atop of the wedding cake. The Cupcake Shoppe of Raleigh, NC baked the bride and groom a gorgeous three tiered white wedding cake with delicate floral placement.  


Wedding Planning Tip From the Raleigh NC Bride

“To all the brides out there: either break in your shoes ahead of time or bring a pair of flats to change into! I loved my beautiful blue heels but I couldn’t feel my feet after the ceremony and was SO happy to change into my sparkly Keds before the reception!” -Alexandra


Bonus Pro Tip From the Bride

“I follow SB&G on Instagram and as a woman planning her wedding, it is honestly the best feeling when scrolling through the feed and spot a design element that fits what you want, and then see one of your vendors tagged as the person behind that thing you love! It is the ultimate SCORE! moment and you get even more excited for the big day.” -Alexandra

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