This beautiful couple were married this summer at a church in Cary and held their reception at Chatham Station. It seems a little obvious to say that love is in the air at a wedding reception, but this particular wedding was teaming with it. Fernanda is from Brazil, and while not all of her family could make it due to Covid travel restrictions, her parents and a few members were in attendance.
Fernanda and Michael are so clearly in love and their families are thrilled that they found each other and have impacted each others lives already. The energy at this wedding was magic.
Fernanda wore a strapless dress with a sweetheart neckline, and a full flowing skirt with a jeweled belt that looked amazing on her! With her hair in a braided updo, she looked timeless and absolutely gorgeous. She floated around Chatham with such happiness.
Family is clearly important to both Fernanda and Michael and guests were treated to their story through the many speeches that guests made. Both the bride’s and groom’s fathers moved everyone with their toasts, and Fernanda’s father made sure he had a translator help him share his love for his daughter and excitement about her marriage.
When the couple and their guests weren’t dancing and mingling, Fernanda could be found on Facetime, showing her family back in Brazil parts of the reception and sharing laughs and details of the day.
Guests enjoyed cocktails and catering, followed by cake and a variety of clever and tasty mini desserts.
Not only was there plenty of dancing, including a conga line, but Fernanda and Michael provided a DIY photobooth area – set up at the herringbone wall and lounge set – that kept guests entertained with fun pictures.
The evening concluded with a sparkler exit and even the couple took part. Congratulations and all the best to you both!
The newlyweds and Chatham Station are happy to share the vendor list!
Photography: Ligia Gathright
Planner: Dogwood Gatherings and Events
Bar: Artful Libations
DJ: Raleigh Wedding and Video
Rentals: CE Rental
Hair and Makeup: Elevated Beauty by Gabrielle DuVall
Desserts: Publix and ChocoWow
Caterer: Fords Fluent N’ Food
Venue: Chatham Station