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Fairytale Wedding at Barclay Villa

Barclay Villa – A Castle Wedding Venue near Raleigh, NC

College sweethearts Stephen and Taylor had more than a lifetime of happiness on their minds. They dreamed of planning a fairytale wedding, and Barclay Villa, a former wedding venue in Angier, NC fit the glass slipper. Barclay Villa’s entrance holds all of the awe and magnificence of a European castle. This historic NC wedding venue is a magical escape.

The couple chose Barclay Villa as their springtime wedding venue for its breathtaking outdoor garden ceremony and indoor ballroom event spaces. They decorated the castle with ivory and gold wedding colors that looked elegant with accents of blush and robins egg.

First Kiss Bride and Groom Barclay Villa Castle Fairytale Wedding Venue Warren McCormack Photography

From Friend Zone to Fairytale Wedding

Stephen and Taylor met in the second grade, but it was not until their junior year at NC State University that Stephen broke free from the friend zone. Through Taylor’s eyes, Stephen had transformed from pal to prince. His Cinderella proposal certainly did not disappoint! On a week long romantic getaway to Savannah, Georgia, Stephen hired a horse and carriage ride. The carriage picked up the couple and took them on an exclusive tour of the charming Southern city. They dismounted from their fairytale escort at Forsyth Park and made their way to the enchanting fountain in the center. Here, Stephen knelt down on one knee and asked Taylor to make him the happiest man in the world.

Whimsical Bridal Calligraphy at Barclay Villa Wedding Venue Warren McCormack Photography

It’s All About the Southern Wedding Details

In the intimate moments before the ceremony, Stephen and Taylor opened love letters that they wrote each other before vowing to spend the rest of their lives together as husband and wife. In addition, bride Taylor is an amazing calligrapher and handmade her own wedding invitations! Check out her incredible calligraphy on the cover of her love letter.

Pearl necklaces from Bailey’s Fine Jewelry put the final classic touch on the glamorous gold bridesmaids wedding day look. The groom looked like a modern day prince charming in a tuxedo with an ivory vest and bow tie. A beautiful white orchid boutonniere polished off the groom’s ensemble.

Handsome Groom Prepares for Wedding at Barclay Villa Fairytale Castle Venue Warren McCormack Photography
Newlywed Wedding Love Letter at Fairytale Wedding Barclay Villa Warren McCormack Photography
Classic Baileys Jewelry Pearl Necklace and Fabulous Jenny Yoo Bridal Gown Warren McCormack Photography
Bridesmaids Perfection by Patricia Hair and Makeup Wedding Preparation at Barclay Villa Wedding Venue Warren McCormack Photography

Cinderella Bridal Gown and Glamorous Gold Jenny Yoo Bella Bridesmaids Dresses

Taylor stepped out in a bridal gown that would make Cinderella jealous. Her ivory wedding dress had a sheer neckline stitched together with delicate floral details and a high-waisted crystal belt that topped a deliciously dramatic ball gown skirt. Additionally, her hair was styled in an elegant updo with carefully tucked curls just below her cathedral length veil. An engagement ring and wedding band from Diamonds Direct guaranteed Taylor the glitter and shine of a royal princess on her wedding day.

The bridal party certainly looked glamorous with Taylor’s bridesmaids dressed in gold satin Jenny Yoo Bella Bridesmaids dresses. These satin gold Jenny Yoo bridesmaid dresses, with their off-the-shoulder sleeves, dripped down onto the floor like magic. Located in Cary, NC, Bella Bridesmaids promises that every bride and bridesmaid will find the most beautiful dress for their unique body size and shape. Taylor remarks on Bella Bridesmaids incredible customer service,

“We had a great experience at Bella Bridesmaids! They made my girls feel super comfortable and made it easy to find the perfect dress that looked great on everyone!”

Fairytale Wedding Gown Jenny Yoo Bride Barclay Villa Bella Bridesmaids Warren McCormack Photography
Dazzling Gold Bella Bridesmaids Dresses Jenny Yoo Wedding Gown Barclay Villa Wedding Venue Warren McCormack Photography

Groomsmen Portraits in the Pool and Gardens of Barclay Villa Wedding Venue

The estate at Barclay Villa has lots of amazing photo opportunities. The men posed around the pool after enjoying a game on the pool table inside.

Dapper Groomsmen by the Pool at Barclay Villa Wedding Venue Warren McCormack Photography
A pensive Groom stands over the Pool Table at Barclay Villa wedding venue Warren McCormack Photography

Fairytale Garden Ceremony at Barclay Villa

Stephen and Taylor’s ceremony took place within the quiet and lush garden at Barclay Villa. The vows were shared before a stone adorned by blush and robins egg blue hydrangea floral designs. Bride Taylor reflects on her favorite memory from her fairytale wedding day,

“My favorite moment about the day was when the doors to the garden opened and I got to see my handsome groom at the end of the aisle. In that moment time stood still and everything was absolutely perfect!”

Castle Gazebo Fairytale Outdoor Barclay Villa Wedding Ceremony Warren McCormack Photography
Cinderella Bride stepping out at Barclay Villa for a Fairytale Wedding Venue Warren McCormack Photography
Father Daughter Kiss as Bride wears Jenny Yoo Dress Barclay Villa Fairytale Wedding Venue Warren McCormack Photography
Fairytale Outdoor Ceremony with Romantic Torches Lighting the Aisle for the Bride at Barclay Villa Warren McCormack Photography
Flower Archway Gazebo Barclay Villa fairytale Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Warren McCormack Photography
Fairytale Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Romantic Flowers Barclay Villa Venue Jenny Yoo Bridal Gown Warren McCormack Photography

Royal Ballroom Reception at NC Castle Wedding Venue, Barclay Villa

After they shared their “I dos” and a romantic first kiss as husband and wife, Stephen and Taylor enjoyed a private dinner under the gazebo at Barclay Villa. This gave the newlyweds a few precious minutes to reflect on their wedding ceremony and past, present, and future life together. Meanwhile, the guests were greeted by a Catering Works cocktail hour of mini tacos and margaritas, mini chicken and waffles and mimosas, and mini caprese kabobs with bee stings. Additionally, as if this heavenly spread of hors d’oeuvres was not delicious enough, Catering Works designed a full course meal fit for a king and queen.

CE Rental provided elegant ivory and gold encrusted linens and china for this fairytale Barclay Villa wedding. Taylor shares why she chose CE Rental as their wedding party rental vendor,

“We had a ton of fun at CE Rental looking at all the table cloths and china. They have so much to choose from and we were easily able to find exactly what we were looking for!”

Romantic Tablescape Gold Blush Blue Fairytale Wedding Reception Barclay Villa CE Rentals Warren McCormack Photography
Gold and Black Tie event Barclay Villa Wedding Venue Fairytale Ballroom Warren McCormack Photography
Gold and white CE Rentals Barclay Villa ballroom reception Wedding Venue Fairytale Magic Warren McCormack Photography
First Dance Barclay Villa Fairytale Romantic NC Ballroom Wedding Venue Reception Black Tie Wedding Warren McCormack
Fairytale Wedding Reception and First Dance at Barclay Villa Venue in Jenny Yoo Bridal Gown Warren McCormack Photography
Sweetheart Table by CE Rentals at Fairytale Reception in Barclay Villa Wedding Venue Ballroom Warren McCormack Photography
Pink and White Romantic Wedding Cake Barclay Villa Wedding Venue Ballroom Reception Warren McCormack Photography

And They Lived Happily Ever After…A Barclay Villa Wedding Fairytale

Stephen and Taylor danced the night away beneath the magnificent ballroom ceiling chandelier draped with sheer white cotton and garden flowers at Barclay Villa. Wedding guests walked away from Barclay Villa with personalized drink koozies featuring a custom monogram and a wedding story they will never forget.

Dazzling Bridal Party Sparkler Exit at Barclay Villa Fairytale Wedding Venue Castle Warren McCormack Photography
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