Today we are so excited to spotlight a beautiful wedding we did back in October at the Gregg Museum on NC State’s campus. Our couple is Carrie and Raymond and they were an absolute joy to work with! We love the way they incorporated tradition with modernity to create a truly unforgettable day. Below we have a few stunning images by the very talented Robin at Robin Lin Photography, that really showcase some of the special components to their day. Take some time to look through these shots for some wedding ideas that might inspire you to take a step away from the conventional!


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We love these dark, rich, wine colored bridesmaids’ dresses! They make a dramatic statement and the hue is a classic pairing with the gorgeous autumn weather. Plus it look amazing on almost every skin tone so all your girls can feel beautiful!


Carrie and Raymond chose to do a first look! This is a fresh take on the groom’s first time seeing the bride! A first look is incredibly intimate and gives you and your groom an amazing moment together before walking down the aisle. Plus, you get so many more pictures done before the ceremony so you actually get to participate in cocktail hour!

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RL2_0180These stunning market lights are an elegant but understated way to add lighting, which is essential when having a tented outdoor reception! Carrie and Raymond’s choice to use a transparent tent was gorgeous and allows the market lights to make a bigger and bigger statement as the night goes on and it gets darker!

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Including an unexpected food in your day is a great way to make your wedding more personal! This couple chose to do a late night biscuit bar, courtesy of Rocky Top Catering! It was delicious and is a fun surprise for your guests! Almost anything will work so think creatively, i.e. s’mores bar, sundae station, or even having a food truck make a late night appearance.

 Carrie and Raymond took a traditional idea, a send off, but put a little bit of a different twist on it! Those guests are waving glow sticks instead of something a little more conventional like sparklers, bubbles, or confetti. Making your day unique is all in the details, plus your guests can enjoy the glow sticks later on in the night if post-wedding festivities take you out on the town!



Big thanks to the amazing vendors we worked with on this wedding!