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Romantic Graylyn Estate Wedding

If pretty weddings excite you, then you might want to take a seat because this elegant estate wedding is what we like to call heart palpitating pretty. For this stunningly sentimental celebration is the type of day that proves love is in the details (like the Bride’s bouquet that honored her late mother), and thanks to Marcie Meredith Photography we get to witness each heart achingly beautiful moment in THE VAULT!


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From Marcie Meredith PhotographyI am honored to have been a part of Ashley and Josh’s wedding. It was a magical day full of so much love. And talk about a couple that absolutely adores each other! I can’t say enough about the way they would stare into each other’s eyes and their sweet embraces. It was sheer bliss! Emotions were high as Ashley honored her mother who had passed with a picture on her bouquet, a seat at the ceremony, and a candle lighting later in the evening.

Graylyn Estate was an amazing setting for this fairy tale wedding. The style was very much about soft elegance. Pinks and ivory were sprinkled everywhere, from the flowers to the attire and other décor. The grounds of Graylyn are already so incredible that everything was icing on the cake! My favorite design element had to be the beautifully painted ivory welcome sign. It embodies everything about this wedding!

From The Bride…To any upcoming brides out there, I certainly recommend a first look! It’s not tradition but it was nice to have a minute to talk to each other about everything we were feeling and to just have a minute alone together before the night took off. Not to mention my nerves…Just needed a kiss to put them all away!

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Photography: Marcie Meredith Photography | Cinematography: Twenty One Films | Floral Design: Green Bee Floral Designs | Wedding Dress: JLM Couture, Inc | Cake: Regi Originals | Bride's Shoes: Aldo | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids | Hair: Kelsey Malloy | DJ: K2 Productions | Groom's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Venue: The Graylyn Estate | Bridal Boutique: Gown Boutique of Charleston | Coordination And Catering: The Graylyn Estate

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Charming French Estate Wedding Inspiration

If you dream of a charming soiree in France, but you’re stateside, this bit of beauty is for you friend. It’s got all of the old-world charm you need but just so happens to be set at North Carolina’s Graylyn Estate. Yes, believe it! And you can thank Emily Claire Events for dreaming it all up. From the oh-me-oh-my florals by Philosophy Flowers to the ribbon-adorned cake by Sugar EuphoriaJake and Heather captured it all—more lives in THE VAULT.


From Emily Claire EventsThe Loire Valley is full of castles, mist, and a magical feeling. That feeling led to the idea of designing a French inspired editorial back home in the states.

After a trip through France, Emily wanted her brides to be able to experience their dream European wedding without having to travel half way across the world. She knew the Graylyn Estate in North Carolina would be the perfect venue! It has an old world charm that is rare in this part of the country.

The Graylyn Estate features beautiful stonework reminiscent of the Medieval French castles. The warm tones of the stone play perfectly with the grays and blues of the hand-dyed silk ribbon and linens. The foraged florals add an organic quality, while the lace in the brides vintage style gown brings just the right amount of refinement.

Emily loved the contrast of using organic and vintage details against the elegant Estate backdrop. She hoped it would exude the French style she was so inspired by.

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Photography: Jake + Heather | Event Planning And Design: Emily Claire Events | Floral Design: Philosophy Flowers | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Cake: Sugar Euphoria | Stationery: Brown Linen Design | Jewelry: Trumpet & Horn | Hair and Makeup: Carla White | Venue: The Graylyn Estate | Candles: 100 Candles | Furniture Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Hair Accessories: Enchanted Atelier by Liv Hart | Model: Courtney S. | Ribbon And Linen Rentals: Adorn Company | Tabletop Rentals: American Party Rentals

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English-Inspired Autumn Wedding Inspiration

From the moment I (virtually) met Perry Vaile, I was graced with her kindness, her rich imagery floating with beautiful hues and the incredible talent she has to attract sweet couples and amazing vendors. So it’s no wonder she’s a magnet for inspiration to aspiring photographers out there. This my friends, is a little taste of that via her Lively Workshop, hosted alongside Rebecca Rose Creative. THE VAULT gallery is dripping with pretty.


From Perry VaileSet in the misty chill of a rainy Fall day at the stunning Graylyn Estate, this shoot commands any brides who may find themselves worrying about weather at their wedding, to see the beauty in the the inherently romantic nature of a rain-filled day. Film photographer Perry Vaile shot in heavy rain and with a direction towards quiet romance to capture the feeling of their English-inspired setting, while Rebecca Rose Creative flexed her many creative talents by embracing the fall leaves and natural palette for the beautiful styling, design and florals of this shoot.

Hair & Makeup artist Lindsey Regan Thorne created a beautifully relaxed yet classic look that could withstand the weather, while Trumpet & Horn provided a gorgeous diamond ring, along with a BHLDN gown that is sure to inspire. Luxe napkins by Nuage Linens highlighted a layered table design which featured flatware and glassware rentals by Party Reflections, and a delicate gold-rimmed cake from Cakes by Chloe.

This shoot kicked off Day 1 of the Lively Workshop for photographers. Co–hosted by film photographer Perry Vaile and Stylist/Designer Rebecca Rose Creative, the Lively Workshop welcomed 12 wedding photographers into the vibrant, color-rich heart of central North Carolina during the peak of fall.

Photography: Perry Vaile | Event Styling: Rebecca Rose Creative | Floral Design: Rebecca Rose Creative | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Cake: Cakes By Chloe | Invitations: Rebecca Rose Creative | Ring: Trumpet & Horn | Hair + Makeup: Lindsey Regan Thorne | Suit: H&M | Venue: The Graylyn Estate | Film Scanning: Directions USA | Linens: Nuage Designs | Models: Directions USA | Rentals: Party Reflections

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