Intimate + Elegant Same-Sex Fall Wedding in North Carolina
Ryan and Johnny's wedding was filled with SO much love that it's actually making me a little teary eyed. For when these two sweet souls said "I do" their big day proved to be something truly som...
Ryan and Johnny's wedding was filled with SO much love that it's actually making me a little teary eyed. For when these two sweet souls said "I do" their big day proved to be something truly something special. The type of special that deserves to be celebrated, and here at SMP we're beyond honored to share in the merriment. A commitment complete with Sugarland Bakery treats and endless romance, this beautiful celebration from Graham Terhune proves that love is in the details. See it all in THE VAULT!
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From the Newlyweds... Johnny and I have been together for 7 years. We committed ourselves to each other long ago, but wanted to wait to get married until we could do it legally in our home state of North Carolina. Finally, in 2014, we could. We set plans in motion a few months later for our fall wedding the following year.

From the beginning we knew we wanted a simple wedding surrounded by our closest friends and family. We live in downtown Raleigh and chose to stay nearby for our venue - the City of Raleigh’s Historic Mordecai Park. The park has it all, 100 year old oak trees and even older historic buildings. With such natural beauty, we didn’t have to add much. We let the historic beauty shine through. The color palette was simple and masculine. We wore shades of blue and kept everything else in natural browns and tans. An assortment of all white flowers brought in just a hint of traditional wedding.

For the day of, we got ready at our house alongside our dog Vino. He knew something was up and didn’t leave our side. On our way to the venue, we stopped at some of our favorite picture spots around downtown: Dorthea Dix Park, The State Capital, Fayetteville Street, and (to round out the night) the Boylan Bridge. We spent some time before the ceremony with our immediate family, taking photos, before heading a few steps away to the chapel, where our moms escorted us down the aisle. 20 minutes later, we were finally married, and then it was time to celebrate. The reception was in the park’s visitor’s center, a mix of old and new architecture, where we celebrated with a DJ, barbecue, and cupcakes. It was a blast!

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Photography
Southern Love Studios
Event Design, Event Planning, Event Planning
Chad Biggs Event Planning & Design
Floral Design
Expressions of Love
Floral Design
North Raleigh Florist
Cake
Simply Cakes
Cake
Sugarland
Invitations
Shed Letterpress
Ceremony Venue
Melrose Knitting Mill , Raleigh
Reception Venue
The Cookery
Jewelry
Fink's
Catering
Donovan's Dish
Catering
Southern Harvest Catering
Calligraphy
Calligraphy by Carrie
OM
Calligraphy
One Fine Morning
Entertainment
DJ Spin
DJ
Uniq Events
Groom's Attire
J.Crew
Groom's Attire, Groomsmen's Attire
Jos. A. Bank
Transportation
Classy Transportation
Wedding Venue
The Raleigh Trolley
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Rentals, Lighting Design
American Party Rentals
Photography - Assistance
Anna Routh Photography
Rehearsal Dinner
Babylon
FM
Cinemetography
Focus Media
LH
Ceremony Musician
Laura Byrne - Harpist
Groomsmaids Attire
Maggi Bridal
NS
Local Artist / Rentals
Numinous Steel
Rentals
Party Reflections
photobooth
Tap Snap
TR
Guest Accomidations
The Hyatt House, Noth Hills Raleigh
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Rentals
Themeworks
Boutonnieres
Two Guys Bow Ties