Abbey + Brandon | Downtown Raleigh Wedding

This cold wintry weather has us longing for spring and summer weddings and this light pink color palette is the perfect pick me up!  Abbey and Brandon held their ceremony at Saint Mary’s Chapel in Downtown Raleigh and the reception followed at CAM Raleigh.   With a guest list of over 250, Abbey and Brandon needed a venue with an open floor plan, lots of space for guests to mingle, a large dance floor for the band and additional space to provide intimate seating areas, which was important to the bride.  As Raleigh natives, downtown Raleigh wedding venues were the optimal choice so that the couple could show their guests “home.”   Although choosing an art gallery and not knowing what exhibit would be shown until the last month of the planning process was a bit of a gamble, Abbey and Brandon decided to roll the dice and agreed to make the most of whatever happened to be installed!  It just happened that Sarah Cain’s “Imaginary Architecture of Love” exhibit was the most beautiful backdrop they could have asked for!  The colors were exquisite.    

Abbey was really drawn towards flowers in a neutral color palette with  muted pink, blush, soft green and  smoky purple.  English Garden nailed the look!  








When designing a space we love to use a host of different textures to add intrigue and depth.  The ghost chairs kept the space contemporary and clean and the farm tables and linen lounges added a touch of Southern charm.


When your sister is the Executive Pastry Chef at Cafe Boulud in NYC, she obviously makes the most amazing cake for your wedding day!


And one of my most favorite parts of the evening were the cracker jack pops from Mitchell’s Catering!  Such a fun treat for guests  as they were leaving!  Isn’t this shot of Abbey and Brandon watching their guests line up for the send off (while eating cracker jack pops) just adorable?!



Thank you to all the hardworking and talented vendors who made this wedding possible!

Wedding Planning & Design – Events by La Fete

Photography – Renee Sprink

Ceremony Venue – Saint Mary’s Chapel

Reception Venue – CAM Raleigh

Catering – Mitchell’s Catering

Band – Shakedown Band

Flowers – English Garden

Hair and Make up – Make Up For Your Day

Bridal Gown – Alexia’s Bridal Boutique

Rentals – Themeworks Creative

Videography – RDP3