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Fun and Beautiful Wedding Complete with Pasta and Taco Stations

Melissa Williams + Alan Shapiro | Apr 7, 2018

A mutual friend’s birthday party found Melissa and Alan seated across the table from one another. They hit it off right away and were attached at the hip the rest of the night. After hanging out a few more times, Alan asked Melissa out on their first date and it was start of a wonderful relationship. While on vacation to Charleston, South Carolina, for a friend’s wedding, Melissa and Alan took a stroll to take in the sights of the historical city. While on their walk, Melissa was concerned about their dogs needing to use the bathroom, so Alan suggested they swing by Washington Park on their way to dinner to find some grassy areas for the pups. However, Alan had something else planned entirely and when they arrived, there were no dogs, but instead a photographer hired to secretly capture Alan’s proposal to Melissa!

For their wedding, Melissa and Alan knew they wanted the day to truly represent themselves and their relationship. They fell in love with TRAINE, a 1900’s event venue nestled in the historic Seaboard Railroad Station in downtown Raleigh. The original brick walls, timber beams and historic charm made it the perfect choice for their day. Melissa and Alan love pasta and tacos, and although these aren’t the typical wedding entrees, it was an easy choice to include fun stations for their guests.

They filled their beautiful venue with an abundance of romantic greenery and candlelight which paired perfectly with the gold décor. Ivory florals added a soft touch to the geometric décor on the head table while simple yet elegant floral arrangements. After enjoying the fun and delicious dinner, the newlyweds and their guests hit the dance floor and Bunn DJ Company had everyone dancing the rest of the night away. Kate Pope Photography captured all the special moments; from the gorgeous ceremony, to the first dance, to the bouquet and garter toss, she perfectly documented all the wonderful memories of Melissa and Alan’s wedding day. When the night drew to an end, the two ran out under glittering sparklers and made one last dip and kiss before heading off as husband and wife!

Congratulations Melissa and Alan!


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