Weddings

August 11, 2021

Classic Summer Wedding at The Merrimon-Wynne House in Raleigh, NC | Michelle and Kristopher

Light Blue Classic Summer Wedding at the Merrimon-Wynne House in Downtown Raleigh, NC

Every wedding is special to me because I get to spend so much time with my couples…but this wedding was EXTRA special because Michelle and I have known each other since college (we were Alpha Chi Omega consultants together!!) AND it has been a dream of mine to shoot at The Merrimon-Wynne House.

Michelle and Kris had the absolutely most beautiful day…not too hot, just a little sprinkle to cool things down, everything ran according to the timeline (thank you Heather and team!), the most awesome team of vendors, and everyone looked gorgeous. The reception dance floor was on fire and I left the wedding feeling like I was part of both of their families! It always makes the days so much easy when the bridal party and family are not only cooperative but also have a lot of fun.

Michelle and Kristopher chose to do a first look on the porch where they read private vows to each other. In true “them” fashion, they played rock paper scissors to decide who had to read them first. I love this tradition so much because it allows them to share a moment just to themselves (yes, we’re there but we shoot this part of the day from further back so we don’t intrude on the moment!).

We knocked out so many photos beforehand that when the ceremony wrapped, we did a few of the big family groups and a few more portraits, but sent Kris and Michelle off to their cocktail hour to greet their guests…then we PARTIED. Brandon with DJ Gene Productions is a super close friend and he DJ’s in a way that leaves everyone feeling like they’ve known him forever.

I’ll forever be grateful that Michelle and Kristopher asked me to capture this special day and that the rain held off just at the right moments. You two are beautiful and I can’t wait to continue watching all of your adventures together!!

Thank you to the wedding vendors who made this day beautiful:

VENUE: The Merrimon-Wynne House
COORDINATION: Heather Lawson, Amanda Blair by Design
FLORALS: The English Garden

HAIR + MAKEUP: Lorisa Nelson
CATERING: Rocky Top Catering
DJ: Brandon Raffel, DJ Gene Productions
WEDDING DRESS: Grace & White Bridal
INVITATIONS: Minted.com

DESSERTS: The Cupcake Shoppe
BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES: Show Me Your MuMu
GROOM’S SUIT AND SHOES: Men’s Warehouse
RINGS: Engagement – Kristopher’s Great Grandmothers, Bands – Tiffany & Co.

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Bride with mom getting ready for Summer Wedding in the Merrimon-Wynne House

Bride with mom getting ready for Summer Wedding in the Merrimon-Wynne House

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First Look for Classic Wedding on the porch of the Merrimon-Wynne House

First Look for Classic Wedding on the porch of the Merrimon-Wynne House

First Look for Classic Wedding on the porch of the Merrimon-Wynne House

First Look for Classic Wedding on the porch of the Merrimon-Wynne House

First Look for Classic Wedding on the porch of the Merrimon-Wynne House

Reading of vows on the porch of the Merrimon-Wynne House

Reading of vows on the porch of the Merrimon-Wynne House

Reading of vows on the porch of the Merrimon-Wynne House

Reading of vows on the porch of the Merrimon-Wynne House

Reading of vows on the porch of the Merrimon-Wynne House

Reading of vows on the porch of the Merrimon-Wynne House

Reading of vows on the porch of the Merrimon-Wynne House

Reading of vows on the porch of the Merrimon-Wynne House

Reading of vows on the porch of the Merrimon-Wynne House

Reading of vows on the porch of the Merrimon-Wynne House

Reading of vows on the porch of the Merrimon-Wynne House

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Bride and Groom portraits at Classic Summer Wedding on the porch of the Merrimon-Wynne House

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Classic Bride and Groom portraits at the Merrimon-Wynne House

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Bride and Groom Portraits at Classic Summer Wedding

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Bridal Party at Light Blue Classic Wedding

Bridal Party at Light Blue Classic Wedding

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Bride and Groom for Summer Wedding at the Merrimon-Wynne House

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Ceremony Space at the Merrimon-Wynne House

Ceremony Space at the Merrimon-Wynne House

Ceremony Space at the Merrimon-Wynne House

Ceremony Space at the Merrimon-Wynne House

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Bride walking down the aisle at Summer Wedding at the Merrimon-Wynne House

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Ceremony at Summer Wedding at The Merrimon-Wynne House

Ceremony at Summer Wedding at The Merrimon-Wynne House

Ceremony at Classic Summer Wedding at The Merrimon-Wynne House

Ceremony at Summer Wedding at The Merrimon-Wynne House

Ceremony at Summer Wedding at The Merrimon-Wynne House

Ceremony at Summer Wedding at The Merrimon-Wynne House

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Ceremony at Summer Wedding at The Merrimon-Wynne House

Ceremony at Summer Wedding at The Merrimon-Wynne House

Ceremony at Summer Wedding at The Merrimon-Wynne House

Ceremony at Summer Wedding at The Merrimon-Wynne House

Bride and Groom Portraits at Classic Downtown Wedding

Bride and Groom Portraits at Classic Downtown Wedding

Bride and Groom Portraits at Classic Downtown Wedding at the Merrimon-Wynne House

Bride and Groom Portraits at Classic Downtown Wedding at the Merrimon-Wynne House

Bride and Groom Portraits at Classic Downtown Wedding at the Merrimon-Wynne House

Bride and Groom Portraits at Classic Downtown Wedding at the Merrimon-Wynne House

Bride and Groom Portraits at Classic Downtown Wedding at the Merrimon-Wynne House

Bride and Groom Portraits at Classic Downtown Wedding at the Merrimon-Wynne House

Bride and Groom Portraits at Classic Downtown Wedding at the Merrimon-Wynne House

Bride and Groom Portraits at Classic Downtown Wedding at the Merrimon-Wynne House

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Reception at Summer Wedding at the Merrimon-Wynne House

Reception at Summer Wedding at the Merrimon-Wynne House

Reception at Summer Wedding at the Merrimon-Wynne House

Reception at Summer Wedding at the Merrimon-Wynne House

Reception at Summer Wedding at the Merrimon-Wynne House

Reception at Summer Wedding at the Merrimon-Wynne House

Reception at Summer Wedding at the Merrimon-Wynne House

Reception at Summer Wedding at the Merrimon-Wynne House

Reception at Summer Wedding at the Merrimon-Wynne House

Reception at Summer Wedding at the Merrimon-Wynne House

Reception at Summer Wedding at the Merrimon-Wynne House

Reception at Summer Wedding at the Merrimon-Wynne House

Reception at Summer Wedding at the Merrimon-Wynne House

Reception at Summer Wedding at the Merrimon-Wynne House

Reception at Summer Wedding at the Merrimon-Wynne House

Reception at Summer Wedding at the Merrimon-Wynne House

First Dance at Classic Wedding at the Merrimon-Wynne House

First Dance at Classic Wedding at the Merrimon-Wynne House

First Dance at Classic Wedding at the Merrimon-Wynne House

First Dance at Classic Wedding at the Merrimon-Wynne House

Father-Daughter Dance at Classic Wedding at the Merrimon-Wynne House

Father-Daughter Dance at Classic Wedding at the Merrimon-Wynne House

Mother-Son Dance at Classic Wedding at the Merrimon-Wynne House

Mother-Son Dance at Classic Wedding at the Merrimon-Wynne House

Reception at Classic Wedding at the Merrimon-Wynne House

Toasts at Classic Wedding at the Merrimon-Wynne House

Toasts at Classic Wedding at the Merrimon-Wynne House

Cutting of the cake at Summer Wedding at the Merrimon-Wynne House

Cutting of the cake at Summer Wedding at the Merrimon-Wynne House

Reception at Summer Wedding in Downtown Raleigh, NC

Reception at Summer Wedding in Downtown Raleigh, NC

Reception at Summer Wedding in Downtown Raleigh, NC

Reception at Summer Wedding in Downtown Raleigh, NC

Reception at Summer Wedding in Downtown Raleigh, NC

Reception at Summer Wedding in Downtown Raleigh, NC

Reception at Summer Wedding in Downtown Raleigh, NC

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