Real NC Wedding : Megan & Rob Romantic Wedding In Raleigh
With Rob being from Charleston, Shrimp and Grits were a must! It was a perfect representation for the Charleston gang.
Everyone knows one of my all time favorite foods is Mac n’ cheese! So despite some questioning looks from the club staff, they agreed to serve up Mac n’ cheese shooters for our guests. It ended up being a huge hit and Rob and I both had our favorite foods to enjoy
Flowers- My favorite flowers (and the only flower Rob is familar with) have always been Hydrangeas. They remind me of my childhood and I think they are so beautiful. The wedding had a very romantic feel, so white hydrangeas were a perfect compliment to cascading Orchids (another favorite) that our florist, Kelly beautifully arranged.
Wedding Party Bios- Rob and I had a very large wedding party- 12 on each side! It took a lot of coordinating, but neither of us could imagine the day without our best friends next to us. Friends have always been hugely important to us both, and we wanted people to know how lucky we are to have the friends that we do. With there being so many bridesmaids and groomsmen, we decided to have two tables set up- one for Robs groomsmen and ushers, one for my Bridesmaids. We framed a picture of each attendant, and wrote a short paragraph on how we knew them, how we became friends, and some of our fondest memories with that friend. It was a very special and personal touch that we loved and that our wedding party appreciated. Our guests also loved getting to know them each a little better.
Family “tree”- Family is everything to Rob and I. That was one of the things that brought us together in the first place- we both shared a very strong connection to our families. We knew that we wanted to display our Family portraits at the reception- and ended up displaying them in a very unique way. Our florist helped create a “tree” that we hung wedding portraits of our Grandparents, Parents, and siblings. Rob and I both know that without our families, we wouldn’t be who we are today- and we wanted to make sure we showed people exactly where we came from. It was a beautiful display that we were extremely proud of.
Guestbook- We knew that we wanted a Guestbook, however I wanted to allow our guests to be a little more personal than simpily signing their names. We had a book made with a variety of beautiful envelopes and enclosure cards. Our guests were able to write a special message to us and stick them in the envelopes. This book now sits on our coffee table and we love looking through and reading the beautiful messages we received from our friends and families. It is something special from our wedding that we’ll always love to revisit.
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Ceremony- White Memorial Presbyterian Church, Raleigh NC
Reception- Carolina Country Club, Raleigh, NC
Photographer- Lauren Jackson Photography
Bridesmaid Dress- Melissa Sweet
Groomsmen suits- Ralph Lauren
Groomsmen Ties- Drake’s of London