Tess and Clay were married in August of 2021 in a gorgeous wedding that we will always refer to as “the ginger jar” wedding. Surrounded by their 20 attendants, family and friends, these two said “I Do” and the day was a triumph from start to finish!


First Look

Tess shared an extremely tender first look, and some private sweet words with her father. These moments tend to move even the hardest hearts and we love seeing the responses and expressions.

The Ceremony

The Happy Couple


The Ginger Jar Wedding wasn’t just a casual name for this celebration; it was an idea that Tess had been dreaming about for her wedding. All toll, there were 60 ginger jars borrowed from friends and family all over North Carolina used for the reception. 


First Dance

Another wish of Tess’s was a first dance with Clay underneath the market lights. While the forecast called for rain, we checked our handy weather app, knew we were good to go and that wish was granted by the weather gods.


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Vendor info:
Wedding Ceremony: Greenwood Forest Baptist Church
Reception Venue: The Maxwell Caterer @themaxwellraleigh
Catering: Catering Works @cateringworks
Cake: Sweet Peak Bakery
Makeup: WINK Hair & Makeup 
DJ: Oak City Entertainment @oakcityentertainment
Videography: Oak City Films Videography @oakcityfims
Florist: Meristem Floral @meristemfloral
Photographer: Rachel McDowell Photography @rachelmcdowellphoto
Rentals: CE Rental @ce_rental_raleigh
Decor: Greenhouse Picker Sisters @greenhousepickersisters
Transportation: Triangle Corporate Coach @trianglecorporatecoach
Wedding Planners: Premier Party Planners @premierpartyplanners


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