This is a second marriage for Paola and Clay, so their wedding at Whitaker & Atlantic was not only a joining of two people but a joining of families. The couple’s children from previous marriages served as their wedding party and it was really special watching them all interact and celebrate together. 

Getting Ready

Paola’s gown was a stunner. The variations of lace and detail, open back and demure skirt were romantic and impeccable. With the addition of jewelry, hair clips and flowers, she looked absolutely amazing.

The Ceremony

Paola’s father, dressed in his traditional military uniform, walked her down the aisle to many sets of teary eyes. 


Paola wanted to highlight the industrial feel of their venue, but keep with a romantic, softer feel too. Premier worked with Paola, and her vendors to create a design plan that was the perfect balance of both. They had a custom hanging backdrop designed by the amazing English Garden that turned into the backdrop of their head table for the reception.

Since the couple met on, they celebrated that fact in their custom wedding favors: glass coasters and books of matches marking the day.


The reception was a serious party and between DJ Ones keeping the dance floor hopping, and the delicious sit down dinner catered by Posh Nosh, the evening was filled with wonderful moments and memories made. 


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Vendor info:
Wedding & Reception Venue: Whitaker & Atlantic @whitakerandatlantic
Officiant: Episcopal Diocese
Ceremony Musician: Jennifer Campbell
Caterer: Posh Nosh @poshnoshraleigh
 Cake: Groovy Duck Bakery @groovyduckbakery
Flowers: English Garden @englishgardenweddings
Photographer: Amy Allen Photo @amyallenphotography
DJ & Live Stream: DJ Ones @djonestheone
Hair & Makeup: The Makeup Addict @themakeupaddictstudios
Rentals: CE Rentals @ce_rental_raleigh
Getaway Car: White Glove
Wedding Planners: Premier Party Planners @premierpartyplanners   


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