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Claude Monet Meets Walnut Hill Wedding Venue, A Happy Marriage

Walnut Hill, Romantic NC Wedding Venue Perfect for Inspiring a Country Chic Pastel Painting by Claude Monet 

Stepping onto Walnut Hill wedding venue in Raleigh, NC is like stepping into a Claude Monet painting. You didn’t study Art History in college? Don’t worry. Monet’s most famous paintings feature whimsical garden landscapes where colors and reality blend together into what can only be described as nature’s beauty. Insert Walnut Hill wedding venue – fifteen acres of luscious lawns, blooming flower beds, and an ancient oak tree. Imagine your dream country garden wedding. Say “I do” beside Walnut Hill’s looking glass pond, or share your first dance inside a rustic wedding pavilion. Just as Monet saw the meaning of life in nature’s landscape, you are sure to witness love at Walnut Hill wedding venue. 

After touring the Claude Monet art exhibit at The North Carolina Museum of Art, wedding planner Jaclyn Hamilton of Timeless Love Weddings and Photographer Fabiana of Fabiana Skubic Photography felt utterly inspired. Swirling shades of purple, green, and blue from Monet’s garden paintings reminded them Walnut Hill wedding venue. These colors make up the key décor items and details of this french, country chic styled wedding. Sit back, grab your parasol, and nibble on a macaron. Let your imagination run, and get inspired by this styled wedding at Walnut Hill.


Wedding Invites that Paint a Picture by Blush & Blue Calligraphy and Designs

Every artist has a muse. A source of inspiration. For Claude Monet, Walnut Hill wedding venue would have certainly qualified to be on his list of natural beauties worthy of being painting. Raleigh stationery designer, Maria of Blush & Blue Calligraphy and Designs channeled her inner Monet and used Walnut Hill as her muse. She created the watercolor, french, country chic wedding invitations pictured above and below. Wedding invites give your guest’s an idea of what to expect at your wedding. These wedding invites whisper a story of modern romance in the garden at Walnut Hill, With vivid pink colors and printed water lilies, Blush & Blue Calligraphy and Designs captures the wedding venue’s country chic style and renaissance ambiance. And how perfect for the stationery to be arranged inside gold, vintage painting frames? Magnifique. 

Gem Stones Like Flowers in the Garden, Wedding Details from Bailey’s Fine Jewelry

Every detail that goes into your wedding tells a story. What story does your jewelry tell? How does the shape, cut, size, or color accentuate your wedding attire or bridal look? Bailey’s Fine Jewelry understands the importance of selecting the perfect wedding day jewelry to tell your love story. Each gem pictured below was carefully chosen by Bailey’s Fine Jewelry for this French, country chic styled wedding at Walnut Hill. Including the gorgeous blue sapphire stone below. Doesn’t the blue of the sapphire look like a drop of water on a flower in the garden? Or the fading color of the sky at dusk? A delicate strand of pearls speaks classic elegance. There is something so timeless about a strand of pearls on your wedding day. The way pearls catch the light and the way they compliment a wedding dress… Tres belle!


All Things Bridal and Beauty by Wedding Hair by Liz

If Claude Monet had been a hair and makeup artist, his name would have been Wedding Hair by Liz. For Wedding Hair by Liz, every bride or client she meets is a canvas of beauty waiting to be uncovered. How does she start her work of art? By listening to what her bride desires and getting to know their personal story. Liz builds and creates personal connections with each of her clients.

At Southern Bride & Groom, we believe that wedding hair and makeup should do two things. First, accentuate the brides natural beauty. Second, make a bride feel confident and glowing on her big day. Wedding Hair by Liz knew exactly what style hair and makeup to do for this whimsical, French garden styled wedding at Walnut Hill. Light kisses of makeup and soft curls were the bridal look of the day.


Bridesmaids Gifts From the Heart, Poppy & Co and My Pink Party Box 

Your friends and family are equally as important as the person waiting for you at the end of the aisle on your wedding day. If you can’t give them one of Claude Monet’s priceless garden paintings, give them the next best thing! Buy your besties matching sets of silky pajamas from Poppy & Co that they can wear while getting hair and makeup done and for years to come. Not only are these fancy pajamas incredibly practical, but they are simply adorable. Why stop there? Give your loved ones the ultimate wedding day gift: My Pink Party Box. A goodie box filled with sweet treats and luxury items that are designed to match your wedding theme and colors! Your bridesmaids are going to be there for you throughout this wedding planning experience emotionally, physically… and financially. Be sure to spoil them with these special gifts!

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Becoming a French Gentleman, The Finest in Men’s Fashion from Bernard’s Formalwear 

If Walnut Hill is fit for an elegant bride, then it is also fit for a dapper looking groom. The handsome groom pictured below went to Bernard’s Formalwear in Durham, NC to find a classic black and white suit. The snappy bow tie and suspenders transform this groom into a true renaissance man. How about those sharp looking black suede shoes?

Bernard’s Formalwear is the only in-stock tuxedo warehouse in Durham, NC. They can fit a groom and his groomsmen in rental suits or tuxes in all of the latest fashions. They also have suits and tuxes for purchase at their formalwear shop on Ninth Street. General Manager Keith Smith is the go-to resource when we are seeking out the scoop on the upcoming wedding trends for men.

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Walnut Hill, a Rustic Chic Wedding Venue Fit For a Southern Queen  

Nestled among acres of NC countryside, Walnut Hill is an easily accessible venue with an intimate, secluded feel. Owner Amanda Peoples has created an incredible Raleigh destination on her family property. It’s easy to see why all of these amazing wedding vendors would want to collaborate for a styled shoot at this Piedmont paradise.

The 400 acres of undeveloped land that surround Walnut Hill are picture perfect farmland. You might even catch a glimpse of Belted cows roaming across the street during your Raleigh wedding. Monet’s paintings almost always highlight the magical elements of nature. Especially water! The wedding planners behind this French wedding design paid special homage to the painter by placing the ceremony beside Walnut Hill’s looking glass pond.

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French Wedding Flower Art by Bloom Works 

Pink, purple, blue, green, white… the many colors of Monet’s garden paintings are always dazzling and swirling together. Bloom Works florist company followed Monet’s paintbrush by creating artistic masterpieces with their floral arrangements. This styled garden wedding at Walnut Hill is bursting at the seam with floral beauty. The centerpiece of this wedding ceremony design is the Infinity Ring Arbor by Bloom Works. Imagine – saying “I do” in front of such a work of art! Guests could even look through the ring of floral notes to see the splendor of a pond fountain. This Monet inspired wedding ceremony and reception at Walnut Hill is definitely worthy of being painted!

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Dessert is a Work of Art from the Creative Minds of Pastry Works

When it comes to an event inspired by a work of art, dessert is a blank canvas for being creative! Pastry Works brought the wow factor! This gorgeous watercolor icing cake was inspired by Claude Monet’s “Lady with a Parasol” painting. The tower of macarons were inspired by Monet’s French heritage. Every element of this styled wedding shoot at Walnut Hill is bursting with intentionality. The fun doesn’t stop here. Timeless Love Weddings created a beautiful hand-painted backdrop to highlight the beauty of the hand-painted cake and draped the table with hand-dyed fabric. Custom dipped taper candles, and fresh fruit reminiscence of Monet’s “Peaches”. These wedding dessert displays are just as dreamy as they are delicious!

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Whimsical Garden Wedding Reception at Walnut Hill with Party Reflections 

Sun is setting. The sky is fading from blue to purple to orange. Your wedding guests make their way to the gardens of Walnut Hill for a reception. The sound of champagne glasses clinking and giggles waft through the air. The natural greenery and purple linens blur together to make a Claude Monet painting. That’s the scene we imagine while looking at this gorgeous garden wedding reception at Walnut Hill. We can just see the glowing light of the chandelier hanging from that massive ancient oak tree reflecting off dinner ware from Party Reflections. In between lavender napkins and peach taper candles, pastel blossoms by Bloom Works fill the air with the sweetest aroma.

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Trading in the Parasol for an Umbrella

The truth is that nothing goes perfectly at any event, but a true professional team of vendors will make sure your day is a success no matter what. Would you believe that this event was interrupted by rain?! When the storm clouds rolled in on this wedding Jaclyn and her team had a backup plan for each space and were quick to change up locations and protect the beautiful décor items. Every vendor was committed to the success of the day and that’s why true professionals with lots of experience making the world of difference with painting the big picture for your best day ever!  

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