Foraged Raleigh Wedding Inspiration Shoot

This Raleigh wedding inspiration shoot at the Merrimon-Wynne House in North Carolina, combines different styles and elements to create one special, original design. With the focus on greenery instead of florals, along with a few ingenious ideas, this shoot offers plenty of refreshing inspiration for the couple hoping to have it all. There are two invitation suite options in this suite. The first features gray scripting, floral design, and an artistic envelope to tie in a few modern touches.

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The Merrimon-Wynne House boasts a classic and bright ambiance that offers flexibility for achieving whatever vision you have in mind.

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The second invitation suite is more elegant and sweet with its light pastel text and envelopes. A light blue ribbon sealed with a wax stamp is a sophisticated finish.

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The bride gets ready in a room outfitted with an ornate chair and tall taper candles.

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The Maid-of-Honor dons a lace crop top with a flowing blue chiffon skirt. She accessorizes with modern gold peep-toe heels and a gold tassel headpiece. But her most striking accessory of all is most definitely the shawl crafted completely with silver dollar eucalyptus.

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One of the chief responsibilities of this Maid-of-Honor is to carry the vow box down the aisle. The idea of the vow box is where the couple places their handwritten vows in the box, read them to each other at the ceremony, and place them back in the box to be sealed and reopened on their anniversary.

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Standing with the Maid-of-Honor on the manicured lawn is the Best Man, who sports a simple light gray suit, white shirt, brown shoes, and a maroon-colored tie.

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Inside, the ceremony scene is set with white benches and an aisle lined with tall candles and even more eucalyptus.

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With the vow box secured in place, the couple make their way to the head of the aisle, where they say their vows in front of a large window framed with more greenery.

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The bride looks incredible with her brunette hair softly curled. She wears a strapless A-line gown that is flattering and beautiful. She, too, also wraps her arms in the eucalyptus shawl for a pop of greenery that is unexpected but utterly clever.

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To match her style, the groom wears a light gray three-piece suit with a black bow tie. The soft and neutral color pairs perfectly with the bride’s classic bridal look.

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The entire bridal party makes their way outside, fitting in magically with the lush landscaping of the venue.

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Another groomsman joins the group, wearing a dark gray three-piece suit and striped tie. The variations of styles come together impeccably into the overall look of the day.

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Petite gourmet hors d’oeuvres are presented in a chic and contemporary way.

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Small octagonal trays are displayed on gold geometric-inspired shelves that infuse a modern touch to the traditional scene.

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Mixing different styles isn’t something to be afraid of but rather embraced. The Merrion-Wynne House was the perfect spot for this delightful and fresh approach to wedding design. And you, too, have the ability to combine different themes, ideas, and styles to create an original, one-of-a-kind day.

Photographer:  Forage + FIlm Event Venue: The Merrimon-Wynne House Design and Decor: Greenhouse Picker Sisters Design and Decor: Happily Ever After Floral Designer: Flowers on Broad Street Dress Designer: BHLDN Hair Stylist: LULA Hair Makeup Caterer: Beau Catering Favors and Gifts: La Rousse Shoppe Jewelry: Susie Saltzman The Ring Box: The Mrs Box Wax + Silk: Silk and Willow Calligraphy (invites): Gabrielle Quietude Co  Invitations: One & Only Paper Calligraphy (vows): Written Word Calligraphy Paper goods: Sage Paper Co