For Southern groom Walt and upstate New York bride Marie, this occasion was truly a blending of everything. As a second wedding for both, they combined families and their lives to create an intimate and casual wedding in November of this year. The couple contacted us early in 2018, and as everything unfolded, we realized that Marie and Walt were as thoughtful as they were easy-going in their planning and simply elegant details.
Second weddings can be tricky, but Marie and Walt worked with Amy from Plume Events on all the elements for their elegant wedding and cocktail reception, and the details were superb. Everything felt intimate and about them and their new blended family.
A First Look Twist
Marie and Walt chose not to do the pre-ceremony first look, opting instead for Marie to share that moment with her father. It was absolutely touching. We also loved seeing Walt dancing with his mother during the reception. Three generations coming together to celebrate a new beginning filled our space with warmth.
The couple said their vows in front of a towering gothic-inspired wooden backdrop by Greenhouse Picker Sisters. Serendipity Designs added tasteful elements to it to anchor the space.
The Reception & Special Elements
Seating options for the reception were varied and plenty. After the ceremony, a sheer curtain was removed to allow guests to transition outside around exposed wood hightop tables provided by Greenhouse Picker Sisters, where they could enjoy a North Carolina themed bar provided by Chatham Station. Other guests remained indoors to partake of the sublime charcuterie platters that were laid for guests. The ability to move between spaces assisted in creating a relaxed atmosphere.
Inside or out, the 130 guests were comfortably served and able to gather and wander with ease, and the indoor spaces were separated with a plush linen lounge with whitewashed wood.
And Two Became One …
Watching this family and this day come together was truly special. The couple’s combined children were gleeful and easy around each other, and the family seemed to have already formed. They took the opportunity to wander Cary as a family, grabbing photos and special memories.
We wish them all the best in this next big chapter!
Chatham Station and the newlyweds are happy to share the vendor list.
Bridal Gown & Bridesmaids: @davidsbridal
Rentals: @greenhousepickersisters & @ce_rental_raleigh