Traditional Meets Modern During This Wedding at The Bradford Planned by C&D Events
Cherie and Leo‘s love story unfolded across state lines, but they found the perfect venue to bring their families together on their special day. The European-inspired charm of The Bradford in New Hill, North Carolina, captured their hearts when they stumbled upon it while scrolling on Instagram. “When I saw The Bradford on my IG feed, I knew we had to book it immediately,” Cherie says. The couple had family ties in Augusta, Georgia, while living in California, therefore they decided to tie the knot on the East Coast. The C&D Events team helped them plan a traditional meets modern fusion wedding.
C&D Events Plans Traditional Meets Modern Wedding at The Bradford
On February 21, 2022, Cherie and Leo exchanged vows and celebrated their union at The Bradford, a venue that surpassed their expectations. Operated by C&D Events, the venue became a backdrop for an unforgettable experience. The couple enlisted the assistance of C&D Events planner Whitney Davis to orchestrate their day, even though they were planning from out of state. Whitney’s attention to detail and impeccable style ensured that every moment was flawlessly executed.
Honoring Traditions: The Chinese Tea Ceremony
Cherie and Leo embraced their cultural heritage by incorporating a traditional Chinese tea ceremony into their wedding day. The couple extended their gratitude and respect to family members, serving them tea as a symbol of acceptance and unity. This beautiful gesture allowed both families to warmly welcome each other into their lives.
Modern Touches: The Vibrant and Colorful Wedding Reception
Following their traditional Chinese tea ceremony, Cherie and Leo infused their personalities into a modern wedding ceremony and reception. creating a vibrant and personalized ambiance. With the help of Whitney, they designed a colorful celebration featuring an origami photo booth backdrop and napkins adorned with images of their beloved pets—cats Mister and Nala, and their dog, Mellie. To further personalize the event, guests indulged in the couple’s favorite espresso drinks: Cherie’s iced rose lavender latte and Leo’s iced mocha. These thoughtful details added an extra layer of joy and warmth to the already unforgettable occasion.
Nasim from Lilac Floral delighted Cherie and Leo with her expertise and creativity. Her guidance throughout the planning process, even when their plans shifted, proved invaluable. The couple was thrilled with the outcome – a visual feast of stunning floral arrangements that perfectly complemented the venue’s ambiance and clean aesthetic.
Sugar Euphoria took center stage with a macaron cake that not only impressed with its exquisite design but also left guests raving about its taste. If you haven’t heard about this amazing Raleigh-based bakery, we know you’ll fall in love with owner Randi Smith and the magical cakes and desserts she creates! This pastel macaron cake is no exception.
HL Catering served delicious food for the evening with rave reviews from the bride. “[The caterer had] wonderful staff and amazing food.”
Cherie and Leo Reflect on Their Traditional Chinese Ceremony and Modern Reception
Reflecting on their wedding planning journey, Cherie and Leo encourage engaged couples to invest in a videographer. The day passes in a whirlwind, but having a professional capture the treasured moments allows them to relive the magic and emotion of their wedding day for years to come.
Cherie expresses her gratitude to Heart of NC Weddings with the help of finding White of Raleigh Bridal Boutique, as she discovered her dream wedding gown vender on the website. This invaluable resource facilitated her journey in creating the perfect ensemble for her special day.
Cherie and Leo now reside in the Bay Area, California, and continue to pursue their respective careers in the world of elections and cybersecurity. Their wedding was a true fusion of love, tradition and personal touches – a celebration that united two families and created memories to last a lifetime.