For anyone who has been flowing our blog and/or me in general, knows that Jimmy and I (finally) tied the knot back in May. The whole “Wedding Planner planning her own wedding” thing was very interesting. For the most part, I was just like any other working bride –I did most of my (personal) planning at night/on the weekends when I wasn’t attending to the needs of my clients (i.e. other brides!). There were some minor (and a few major) bumps along the way, but now I fully know what it feels like to “walk the walk”. =)
The ceremony was held at Fairmont United Methodist Church
. Jimmy and I had been searching alllll over Raleigh and when we walked into Fairmont, we both immediately agreed that “this was the place!” The church has the most beautiful set of stained glass windows. Eight in all that depict the life of Jesus, from birth to the cross.
After the ceremony, guests made their way to the Renaissance at North Hills
for the cocktail hour and the reception. Thanks to my amazing vendors, the ballroom was BREATHTAKING! I mean, really! Patrick Cooke and his team from PC Productions
outdid themselves with the purple uplighting! I couldn’t believe how amazing the room looked. Also, the team at English Garden
did an amazing job setting up hundreds (literally!) of floating candles and purple roses on the tables. The combination of candlelight and uplighting blew my expectations out of the water!
Next was our cake. Leona Taylor of Frosted Bliss Cakes
created a cake that was just too pretty to cut!! (we eventually did cut it, though!). Everything was amazing!
I am sooo thankful that we hired our videographer! It was something we weren’t going to do, but my mom and (at the time, future) sister-in-law convinced us to reconsider. Vincent Murphy and his team from Red Carpet Wedding Films
did an amazing job covering our day. They killed it!
Lastly, a HUGE thank you to Karen Clark for being my day-of planner!!! There wasn’t anyone else I would have trusted with our wedding day! You are amazing!
Special thanks to our photographer, Cole Gorman of Blest Photography
for capturing our special day. (warning! lots of pictures ahead! =) )