Oh happy day! I am so excited to share all of the details from Mary English and Jeff’s downtown Raleigh wedding. This incredible couple officially tied the knot on Saturday, June 16th at Christ Episcopal Church then celebrated at the Park Alumni Center on NC State’s Centennial Campus. It was an honor to get to know these two and photograph such a joyous and unforgettable occasion.
The Bride and Groom included many intentional details throughout their wedding day design, creating a fun-loving, personal and unique wedding day. The chiffon navy bridesmaids dresses, classic grey suits and vibrant bouquets complimented each other perfectly. I absolutely loved the Ranunculus and Anemone blooms that were incorporated into the bridal bouquet, these flowers created the perfect touch of color! I also loved the custom Raleigh Map created by Emily Brooks Designs. If look closely at the koozies, the map illustrates significant moments and places throughout Mary English and Jeff’s love story. I thought this was such a sweet and loving detail!
One of my favorite details was Mary English’s collection of Ginger Jars displayed in the ballroom at the reception. Believe it or not, Mary English has been collecting these Ginger Jars for the past year to create this charming reception design. The accents of navy blue and white intentionally incorporated throughout the the bridal party attire, cocktail hour and reception was incredible. In fact, after the wedding I purchased two new Ginger Jars for myself! Mary English’s labor of love was truly inspiring.
Above all else, what stood out to me the most was Mary English and Jeff’s long-standing and loving relationship. I couldn’t have asked for a more joyful couple! Working and celebrating with Mary English and Jeff this past year has been an absolute blessing. Mary English and Jeff, I am so excited to call you friends and I am so happy for you and your families. I wish you the best!
A big thanks to all these wonderful vendors for creating the perfect day! I hope you enjoy this collection from the day.
Due to church restrictions, photos were not taken during the ceremony.
Wedding Planner, Style, Design and Florist- Caroline Ruth Design
Ceremony Venue- Christ Episcopal Church
Reception Venue- Park Alumni Center, North Carolina State University
DJ- Randy Bennett, Bunn DJ Company
Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist- Wink Hair and Makeup
Cake- The Cupcake Shoppe
Wedding Gown- Essence of Australia from Lana Addison
Bridal Details- Bagley Mischka
Custom Map- Emily Brooks Designs
Transportation- The Great Raleigh Trolley
Rentals- CE Rental
Videographer- Three Thirty Six Films