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Ceremony Venue/Reception Venue – Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley

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Photographer: Brynn Gross Photography

Florist: Plume Events

Wedding Coordinator: Classical Memoir

DJ: Ryan the DJ

One of the best things about summer weddings is the beautiful, warms colors of the season and how they’re incorporated into the ceremony and reception. Taylor and Patrick’s wedding at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree was full of light from the bridesmaids dresses to the vibrant summer blooms.

Taylor’s day began in her bridal suite, surrounded by her mother, her bridesmaids, and of course, mimosas! After sharing a few laughs and having their hair and makeup done, the bridal party helped Taylor into her gown – a gorgeous sweetheart neckline with lace overlay and a full tulle skirt.

Each of Taylor’s bridesmaids wore bright powder blue gowns with a varying neckline. The soft color of the gowns added a summery feel and complemented Taylor perfectly. Their bouquets were made up of peach, blush, and ivory blooms interspersed with greenery. Patrick and his groomsmen looked handsome in classic black suits with ivory boutonnieres and light gray bowties – except for Patrick, who stood out in a black bowtie.

The ceremony was held inside in the Marriott’s ballroom, which was transformed by an altar featuring white linens, an abundance of fresh greenery and light colored blooms similar to Taylor’s bouquet. As guests filed into the reception, the wedding party set out for a few photos in the sunset.

The reception was full of celebration from the moment it started. Taylor and Patrick kicked off the night with their first dance as a married couple, and then kept the celebrations going as they invited their friends and family to join in. They paused only for dinner and wedding cake, which was a beautiful four-tiered creation with vibrant blooms cascading each tier. The couple continued to dance the night away with their loved ones until it was time for them to depart under a shower of bubbles, where they sealed the night with a kiss. Cheers to Mr. and Mrs. Merritt!