Whether it’s a playful detail, a surprise dance by the groomsmen, or unexpected florals, when it comes to weddings, I like a twist. Needless to say, this bride’s chic gray gown, immediately caught my eye. Events by La Fête planned this family-focused affair to perfection. Modern centerpieces and romantic candlelight were incorporated with vintage touches from the bride and blended beautifully in with the rustic exposed brick and carefree vibe of this North Carolina venue. With images from Rebecca Ames Photography you can explore the rest of this Raleigh to-do right here.

From La Fête… Allison and Braxton were married in a rustic urban loft space in downtown Raleigh, NC. While guests were mingling downstairs in the Mahler Art Gallery for cocktail hour, we transformed the loft from ceremony space to reception space. Ceiling height burlap drapes were used to transition the venue from an intimate ceremony space into a rustic reception reminiscent of an enchanted forest, filled with soft sparkling lights and natural tones. Allison’s love for all things vintage created a beautiful, earthy feel that was so unique to this urban venue. Hundreds of strands of market lights hung from the ceiling, and every surface was covered in candles. To enhance the twinkly effect, we brought in large, mis-matched wood-framed mirrors to reflect all of the light. Farm tables were adorned with burlap runners and topped with wheat grass from the local farmers market and bark vases filled with pale pink flowers. We created two lounge areas using a selection of vintage furniture and old whiskey barrels, where guests could sit, relax and take in the view of bustling Fayetteville Street. Most importantly, Allison and Braxton wanted their wedding day to be a simple yet unique celebration of their families and friends, and everyone chipped in to make this a reality.

Wedding Photography: Rebecca Ames Photography / Event Planning + Design + Floral Design: Events by La Fête / Wedding Ceremony + Reception Venue: The Stockroom at 230 / Cocktail Hour: Mahler Art Gallery / Caterer: Rocky Top Hospitality / Desserts: Sugarland  / Invitations: DIY by the bride / Wedding Dress: Custom by Enchanting Moments / Rentals: Party Reflections + Table of Contents / Decor (Lighting, Lounge Furniture, Props + Custom Draping): Themeworks / Entertainment: DJ K Stone

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