Wow! We all know 2020 was a year like no other… I don’t want to speak for everyone but if you’re anything like me, then this year wasn’t too hard to say goodbye to. A year full of safety and health boundaries and confusing governmental guidelines made me feel like I was walking upstream for quite a bit of time and although it was challenging, I’m grateful for all that the year taught me! I gained a new appreciation for the small things, realized that life is more about quality than quantity, and learned to hold tight to the glimpses of joy that came my way during the hard seasons. One of these joyful moments that I am so excited to share with you today is the wedding of Virginia and Woodie Williams! Truly, there was no better way to end this year than with their beautiful love story and a timeless, black-tie wedding on New Year’s Eve!

We were obsessing over this classic look that continued throughout the night! I mean look at those lights and that checkered dance floor!

 

Virginia and Woodie kicked off their weekend at the beautiful Market Hall in downtown Raleigh. The night was full of laughter while family and friends gathered safely and shared toasts for the amazing couple. 

Their special day started with Virginia and her bridesmaids getting their hair and makeup done by the talented group of women at Parlor and then heading over to the Merrimon Wyne House where they gathered on the front porch to capture a special moment. 

 

And we can’t forget about our handsome groomsmen!

We couldn’t forget to share one of the sweetest moments right before Virginia and Woodie’s ceremony. The pandemic couldn’t stop this man from seeing his granddaughter on her special day. Even through hard times, love always wins :)

After friends and family arrived at Hayes Barton Methodist Church, Virginia and Woodie shared their vows and safely greeted their guests after the ceremony!

 

We couldn’t stop staring at these amazing floral arrangements by Petal Pushers while we waited upon the arrival of the newlyweds and their guests. I mean just look at that detail!! 

Some delicious appetizers from one of our favorite caterers – Rocky Top

Speaking of beautiful details – check out this classic look Virginia incorporated in her paper products from Mason Dixon Design!

The crowd couldn’t get enough of Mr. and Mrs. Williams while they shared their first dance. It was pure joy and happiness out there on that dance floor!

 

Now THAT is one happy groom right there! We loved all the candid shots by Anagram Photo

 

Let the New Year’s countdown begin!

  

While the countdown continued, the couple shared more champagne with guests and cut their beautiful cake by Ashley Cakes!

 

Obsessed with this photo from the end of the night! We love extra details like this – it makes for the cutest photo opportunity!

 

We could’ve easily celebrated this couple all night but, due to the curfew, we wrapped things up around 9 pm and sent the newlyweds on their honeymoon! Wishing Mr. and Mrs. Williams the very best in their new life together!

 

A HUGE thank you to the wonderful team of vendors! We couldn’t have done it without you!

 

Caterer – Rocky Top Catering

Lighting – Get Lit

Ceremony Venue – Hayes Barton Methodist 

Reception Venue – Merrimon-Wynne House

Photographer – Anagram Photo

Band – Suit Up

Rentals – CE Rentals

Cake – Ashley Cakes 

Florist – Petal Pushers

Transportation – Capital City Party Bus

Hair and Makeup – Parlor

Paper products – Mason Dixon Designs