Weddings Lookbook Preferred Vendors:

Venue – The Bradford

Planner – Dana with C and D Events

Rentals – CE Rental

Umbrellas – Greenhouse Picker Sisters

Participating vendors:

Photographer: @danielleriley

Design: @folie.a.deux.raleigh

Additional rentals: @homemadebride

Caterer: @napolicarrboro

Music: @allaroundraleighdj

Videographer: Suzi Sapusek, friend of the couple

Dessert: @thehumblebeeshoppe

Transportation: @oakcityshuttle

Hair/Makeup: @thebeautytribenc

Officiant: Friend of the couple

Weddings are special for so many reasons, but one of our favorites has to be the “firsts.” The first look, the first dance… and of course the first kiss! Kaleigh and Austin’s ethereal wedding at the Bradford perfectly captured the joy and excitement of each of these beautiful moments. From beginning to end, the day was absolutely magical!

Kaleigh began her day surrounded by love. After getting her hair and makeup done, and after sharing plenty of laughs with her bridesmaids, it was finally time for her to step into her dress. Kaleigh stunned everyone in a beautiful deep v-neck gown with embellished lace detail. Each unique, dainty accessory came together to complete her gorgeous look. When every bracelet was clasped and every hair was pinned, Kaleigh met her dad for a much anticipated first look – where it was soon clear that his daughter’s beauty was undeniable!

Kaleigh’s bridesmaids wore elegant light blue gowns that perfectly brought out the colors in the bouquets. A bountiful arrangement of peach, lilac, blush, and lavender blooms interspersed with greenery, Kaleigh’s bouquet was bursting with color and life! A peach bloom added a pop of color to Austin’s handsome navy suit as his boutonniere, but the colorful bloom wasn’t anywhere near as eye-catching as his smile. Surrounded by his groomsmen, who were dressed in navy suits as well, the men raised a toast to the special day.

The ceremony looked like something straight out of a fairytale. The beautifully manicured landscape of the Bradford came together with succulents hanging in gold glass geometric planters and two vibrant floral arrangements to create an enchanted forest feel. The natural light bounced off the hanging glass planters in a way that made a permanent romantic glow around Kaleigh and Austin.

For the reception, tables were topped with fresh greenery, tall blue candles, colorful bouquets, and small gold votives. Guests were invited to treat themselves to a table full of assorted sweets, but the sweetest of them all was Kaleigh and Austin’s cake! Staying on theme with the wedding, the couple’s cake was a colorful and vibrant creation made up of various shades of blue and gold accents. After dinner and desserts, it was finally time to celebrate!

Kaleigh and Austin listened to a few toasts and shared a few (or many) dances with their loved ones, but most importantly they celebrated their love for each other. When the night came to a close, the newlyweds left in the best way they knew how – in the midst of a champagne shower. Cheers to Kaleigh and Austin!