I wanted to share my wedding with my viewers because it was such a labor of love and very DIY. As a designer this was a time for me to flourish with complete creative control (oh Justin was involved too). Me and my husband (Justin) were married on October 3rd, 2015 in Raleigh, NC at NC Center for Architecture and Design. We are both very stylish people and wanted our wedding to reflect that. We knew we would be paying for our own wedding so first thing first was the budget. Weddings are special days that will be remembered forever but at the same time it is just a day. We were not about to go in debt over a party! We thought outside the box for pretty much everything! My mom made my dress, I designed all stationary and signage, my bridesmaids and I made all floral arrangements/bouquets 2 night before the wedding, and the list goes on! We also followed the trend and had food trucks cater our reception, best decision ever, all our guest raved about the food and experience.
There are definitely some cons to planning your own wedding but we have the best friends and family in the world. Me and Justin couldn’t have asked for a better wedding day! Even with the torrential downpours and flooding that swept NC that weekend. Just our luck it did not rain during the wedding, the overcast gave us the most beautiful even toned photos!
photography: Chealsea Morgan Photography // venue: NC Center for Architecture and Design Raleigh, NC // event design + planning: Bride + Groom // florals: Bride + Bridesmaids // wedding dress: Bride’s Mother // bride’s shoes: ASOS // groom’s shoes: ASOS // bridesmaid dresses: variety // hair + makeup: Bride // groom suit: Step N Style // paper goods: Gioia Leigh Creative (Bride) // food trucks: Only Burger & Bandito Burrito // cake: Sugar Euphoria // dessert table: Radiant Delights // music: iPod playlist