I am so excited to share all of the details from Samantha and Joe's wedding day this past May in Raleigh, North Carolina. Samantha and Joe tied the knot on Saturday, May 20th at the Scared Heart Cathedral then celebrated their nuptials inside the Virginia Dare Ballroom on Fayetteville Street. When I met Samantha and Joe a year ago, I knew this journey was going to be special! And without a doubt, it was!
Their day started with a champagne toast, heartfelt love letters and a few happy tears along the way. During the ceremony, Samantha and Joe shared communion with their closest family and friends, read their vows and exchanged rings. After Mr. and Mrs. Richey officially sealed the deal, we took bridal party photos at the North Carolina State Capitol Building, and it worked famously! Additionally, Samantha's Galina Signature gown was absolutely breathtaking and Joe's classic black and white tux was sharp and timeless. I also loved Samantha's bridesmaids dress selection: a classic champagne chiffon gown paired with white and blush bouquets. This neutral color pallet looked stunning and totally chic.
The Bride, Groom and guests enjoyed a tasty buffet of southern food and danced the night away alongside Bunn DJ Company. These two have the kindest souls and most radiant smiles. Working with Samantha and Joe over the past year has been an absolute blessing and I felt so honored to be apart of their day. Samantha and Joe, I am so happy for you both and I wish you the best!
- Wedding Planner and Day of Coordination- Sarah Parsons, Raleigh, NC
- Ceremony Venue- Sacred Heart Cathedral, Raleigh, NC
- Reception Venue- The Virginia Dare Ballroom at Sir Walter Apartments, Raleigh, NC
- DJ- Bunn DJ Company, Raleigh, NC
- Catering- Southern Harvest Catering, Raleigh, NC
- Hair- Ashely McCauley Hair, Salon Veritas, Raleigh, NC
- Makeup- Emily Oxendine, Raleigh, NC
- Cake- Brenna Keenan, Whole Foods, Raleigh, NC
- Florals- Sharon McDaniel, Whole Foods, Raleigh, NC
- Second Shooter- Lindsey Cash, Raleigh, NC
- Wedding Gown- Galina Signature
- Bridesmaids Dresses- White, by Vera Wang
- Bridal Shoes- Betsy Johnson
- Tuxedos- The Black Tux