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A Dessert Display to Wow and an Aisle Walk to Remember

Lindsay + Jimmy | Sep 29, 2018

Classic black and white, traditional wedding at Merrimon-Wynne House in Raleigh, North Carolina

After Jimmy’s sister sat next to Lindsay during a 12-hour lecture for continuing education in massage therapy she called Jimmy and said, “I met your wife.” The crazy thing is, she was right! After Lindsay and Jimmy were set up by his sister, it didn’t take them long to figure out this was it. Once Jimmy decided he wanted to propose, he knew he wanted to do it somewhere special. The first place the couple took a trip to was a house in the Asheville mountains, so his plan was to surprise Lindsay with a return trip. 

The couple was supposed to be headed to babysit Jimmy’s nephew when Lindsay noticed they took a turn in the opposite direction. When she asked where they were going, Jimmy handed her a sheet of paper with a riddle. It didn’t take her long to figure out they were going back to that special house. On the back deck of the house, in the middle of the mountains, Jimmy got down on one knee.

The couple planned a fall wedding with a classic, traditional feel. The day was full of love, memories and an amazing dessert display – as all weddings should be!

“We wanted our wedding to provide the feeling of ‘us’ and what makes us think of love,” said the bride. “It was simplistic and romantic using our amazing venue to provide an overall vibe.”

Before the outdoor ceremony began, the couple decided to do a private first look to ease their nerves. Lindsay walked toward her groom in her beautiful sweetheart neckline ball gown. The dress had a unique textured flower pattern to it with button detailing along the back. It was perfection. 

Jimmy stood there in his classic black tux waiting for his cue to turn around and see his almost wife. Once he turned around, he was speechless. 

“One of my favorite parts of our wedding was our first look,” said Lindsay. “It was just us and it was a special and private moment that meant a lot to us and helped calm us before the ceremony started.”

After the couple spent a few minutes just the two of them, they parted ways, only to meet again at the altar. The ceremony was set on the venue’s perfectly manicured lawn. Mahogany Chiavari chairs lined the lawn, with a white floral aisle marker tied to the end chair on every other row using ribbon. Two oversized arrangements stood on top of two pillars at the front to frame the altar. 

Once guests were seated, the processional began. The groom and his two brothers, all in matching black tuxes, took their spots at the front. One by one the bridesmaids made their way down the aisle wearing simple and short black cocktail dresses. They each carried a bouquet of white roses and hydrangeas that completed their classic look. 

Then, Lindsey appeared with her three nephews and one niece that walked her half way down the aisle to where she met her mom and sister, who then gave her away. Talk about a sweet moment!

After the sentimental ceremony, guests headed inside for a night of dinner, dancing and dessert! The venue really set the stage for a romantic and classic feeling night. The vaulted ceilings had exposed white beams that several oversized crystal chandeliers hung from.

The guest tables were set with classic white linens and mahogany Chiavari chairs. In the center of each table was a short floral arrangement of similar white and ivory roses, hydrangeas, peonies and greenery that was surrounded by tall floating candles and short votive candles. At each place setting was a white dinner plate wrapped with a burlap napkin and topped with a thank you note from the bride and groom. 

There was a sweetheart table for the couple decorated with one large bouquet surrounded by short votive candles and a wooden table number that matched the guest tables, except instead of a number it was a heart. The best part is the couple made the wooden blocks themselves!

Once all the guests found their seats, the couple made their grand entrance and kicked off the night. They shared their first dance, listened to toasts and enjoyed their first meal as husband and wife. 

Before kicking things off on the dance floor, the couple headed outside to cut their cake. The cake table was set with a burlap tablecloth and was a perfect single tiered cake with white icing and two floral clusters. The real show stopper though was the dessert display next to it! 

On top of a different table was a small round bookcase showcasing several different mini desserts. The display was surrounded by all the bridesmaids bouquets for a pop of something pretty. The cake pops and mini cupcakes all looked delicious but being on such a pretty display made them look even more delicious!

Back inside, Bunn DJ Company kicked off the night and didn’t let the party stop – until they had to! When it was time for the night to come to an end, the DJ surprised the couple with an unplanned private last dance and there couldn’t have been a better way to end the night!

Congratulations to the happy couple!

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Creative Team

Watered Garden Florist

Merrimon-Wynne House

Sally Oakley Weddings & Events

F8 Photo Studios

Bunn DJ Company

Rocky Top Catering

Makeup by Ashley Mooney

Rentals & Decor
Party Reflections

Men's Wearhouse

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