As I start this blog, I can’t help but remember my first meeting with Melissa, her mother, and her adorable little sister Sydney. I am always amazed at how fast time fly’s and this is just another example of a year that was over before I knew it. The meeting with Melissa and her family couldn’t have been more perfect. I left Panera excited and ready to start planning Melissa & Mark’s big day!
The ceremony was held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. This place is amazing and as far as churches go, it is totally outside the “church box”.
Following the ceremony, guests were welcomed with live music, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at the Cardinal Club, in downtown Raleigh. If you’re not familiar with the Cardinal Club, it is located on the 29th floor of the PNC Building. Naturally, you are surrounded by stunning views of Raleigh.
A HUGE “Thank you” to Diane McKinney Photography for capturing the day perfectly and for sharing your beautiful pictures!
Melissa’s wedding colors were so chic and sophisticated! She incorporated ivorys, corals, champagnes, and light golds into her color pallete. The English Garden of Raleigh did a phenomenal job pulling all the colors together for some stunning bouquets and arragements .
|English Garden always pulls together ah-mazing arragements!|
|Melissa had one of the prettiest veils I’ve ever seen!!|
|I <3 this!!|
|It’s official!! 🙂|
|The new Mr. & Mrs.!!|
|Cinda’s Creative Cakes|
|Thumbprint Tree! (a.k.a. the guest book)|
|the centerpieces were stunning!|
|Remember the live music? Insert the mariachi band! Guests were serenaded during cocktail hour and dinner to the best mariachi band in Raleigh.|
Melissa & Mark, you guys were amazing and your entire wedding day was beautiful!! Thank you so much for allowing Premier to be a part of your very special day. We wish you many many years of happiness together! ¡Felicitaciones!