Real Weddings: Katherine & Peter – Trends and Traditions
Every now and then we run across a wedding that produces so many gorgeous photos that it makes it virtually impossible to choose a select few – this, is that wedding. Thanks to the amazing stylings of wedding planner Mary Lutz of A Lovely Affair Wedding & Events, captured by Nancy Ray photography, Katherine and Peter’s special day will stay unforgettable!
Lace is key in keeping with traditions AND is one of the “it” trends this year. Katherine’s sleeveless, high neck gown stole the show in this understated, yet striking dress with layered skirt. Her bridesmaids, each in their own design (another popular trend for the year!) looked pretty in powder blue, floor length gowns that paired perfectly with the grooms and groomsmen’s blue and white seersucker bow ties.
Bouquets and arrangements popped with colors ranging from electric pink to stark white fresh cut blooms. Simple and sweet was the theme of this party!
Following the heartfelt ceremony held at the Church of the Apostles in Raleigh, guests were ushered to the tented reception, held outdoors at Haywood Hall. Decor included small vases filled with tea lights that hung from the trees and ceiling, drapes of garland made to match the bouquets and greenery swags that were placed on everything that stood still.
The reception food was on point and included passed appetizers and a buffet fit for royalty! The four-tiered, clean iced, buttercream wedding cake stood as the focal point of the party, placed in the gazebo for everyone to enjoy. Favors included drink holders that read “Akeley Ever After” – personalized with the couples last name. After a night of dining and dancing, friends and family wished the newlyweds well through a tunnel of glow sticks as they made their way into the horse drawn carriage. The perfect end, to a perfect beginning.
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Planning: A Lovely Affair Weddings and Events
Venue: Haywood Hall (reception), Church of the Apostles, Raleigh (ceremony)
Rentals: Grand Rental Station/Capital Events, Party Reflections
Photography: Nancy Ray Photography
Videography: Muddy Trails
Band: Night Years (East Coast Entertainment)
Florals: Watered Garden
Transportation: Raleigh Trolley, J&L Carriage
Catering: Lady Fingers
Make-up: Make up for Your Day