Merrimon-Wynne House Wedding
Amberly & Chris | Raleigh NC
Love. Culture. Delicious Food. Dancing.
This perfectly sums up the charming Merrimon-Wynne Wedding of Amberly and Chris. Their wedding day started out getting dressed and prepped inside the soaring bridal and grooms suites of this immaculate, historic Raleigh home. Selfies, mimosas, and laughter were the staples of Amberly’s morning with her bridesmaids and bridesman. Meanwhile, the guys were challenging each other to foosball, munching on Krispy Kreme, and working diligently to look dapper for the big day.
After getting all prepped, Amberly and Chris could hardly wait to see each other. However, not wanting to spoil the big surprise, they opted to have a “first touch.” Chris waited patiently as Amberly gracefully cascaded down the elegant staircase. Brief trading of loving letters, some nervous chatter between one another, and one last holding of hands before being married. It was gorgeous.
A Grandiose Catholic Ceremony
Rooted in the Catholic Church, it was important for Amberly and Chris to be wed in the gorgeous Sacred Heart Cathedral located in the heart of downtown Raleigh. One unique addition to their wedding ceremony was the traditional placing of the Mantilla. This gorgeous, delicate veil is placed over the bride and groom during the ceremony to signify protection being elegantly bestowed upon their marriage.
Speaking of Cuban roots...
Amberly’s history is deeply grounded in the Cuban culture and was celebrated throughout their wedding day. In addition to the beautiful Mantilla veil, their day also featured delicious food, a massive party (more on this later), and friends and family from all over with open arms and loving smiles.
Welcome to the Married Life
After saying their vows, Amberly, Chris, and their guests headed back to the Merrimon-Wynne House to celebrate the newly wedded bliss. As if this home wasn’t stunning enough, the crew at A Southern Soiree and Flowers on Broad Street turned this space into a jaw-dropping display of gorgeousness. The flower covered staircase, magnificent centerpieces, and adorable place settings were just a handful of well put together displays of beauty.
They even had a custom neon sign with their initials posted up behind the bar as a delightful electric glow towering over the generous selection of beverages.
Rain, Rain, You're Ok
While guests enjoyed cocktails, good conversation, and adorable photos of family old and new, the bridal party took to the lawn to pop a pose. Sporting some adorable clear umbrellas, the bridal party were fearless to the wet weather. Not to mention, the umbrellas made for beautiful, unique footage and helped to commemorate this wonderful day.
Queue the Music
Never disappointing, we were thrilled to work alongside the infamous DJ Rang as he dropped the beat and lit up the dance floor all into the night. We were stunned to see guests dance to no end. When not breaking it down on the dance floor, folks enjoyed making a fool of themselves in the photo booth with a copious amount of hilarious props and an endless stream of hilarious polaroid strips.
Later in the night, the party stepped it up even further to kick it into the night with the “Hora Loca” or crazy hour. Flashing sunglasses, light up batons, dance tunnels, and thumping bass led this crowd into a full out celebration.
When guests had enough and the last call was hollered out, the night settled into one final dance. Amberly and Chris took the dance floor while the crowd gathered out front for their sparkler send off. It was such a beautiful and emotional moment for these two as they shared their final dance to lead them into a new life together.