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Brian & Ann-Marie’s Black and Fuchsia Wedding in Downtown Raleigh

Seriously Romantic, Dark Color Palette Raleigh Wedding at The Stockroom at 230 Warehouse Venue 

Most couples have a few requirements on their checklist when it comes to selecting their wedding venue. For some that may be exposed brick walls, for others it might be chandelier lighting. When Brian and Ann-Marie chose to host their Raleigh wedding at The Stockroom at 230, it was for one unique reason – it felt safe. As a military family, this was a part of Ann-Marie’s special criteria, 

“We are often confronted by unpredictable schedules and priorities–I wanted our wedding to be something we could hold on to as a couple as a reflection of who we are: traditional, safe, inviting.”

Brian Johnson and Ann-Marie Clayton’s love story is a classic American tale. Ann-Marie was a contractor for the US Army when she met Brian, an active duty soldier at Fort Bragg. As their love for one another grew, they knew this Bumble match was meant to bee. Brian planned a surprise proposal for their next hike together on their favorite nature trail in Southern Pines Reservoir Park. Ann-Marie thought that she was posing for a photo with Brian and their puppy when he got down on one knee! Keep scrolling to witness more of this truly beautiful Raleigh wedding!

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BRIDAL SUITE The Glass Box

Getting Ready in The Glass Box Bridal Suite 

If you think the best part of The Stockroom at 230 venue is it’s downtown location, you’re not wrong. Nonetheless, this sweet wedding venue has an even sweeter surprise. On the fifth floor of 230 Fayetteville Street, The Glass Box suite offers floor-to-ceiling glass walls overlooking downtown Raleigh. Filled with natural light, this bright and airy space serves as the perfect getting ready location. Bride Ann-Marie invited her bridesmaids, mom, mother-in-law and special ladies to get wedding ready with her at The Glass Box. As you can see from Jillian Knight Photography’s photos, the lighting was magical. Ann-Marie chose a sleek, satin Alexandra Grecco wedding dress from Gilded Bridal salon in Raleigh. Her white wedding dress looked brilliant next to the bridesmaid’s black floor length dresses. Loose curls and beautiful makeup gave this bridal party a romantic wedding day glow. 

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Tips on Choosing Your Wedding Color Palette from Raleigh Wedding at The Stockroom at 230  

Brian and Ann-Marie chose a dark color palette that featured rich jewel tones such as green, fuchsia and black. When selecting a color palette for your wedding there are three elements you’ll want to consider: theme, location and season. For example, Brian and Ann-Marie’s theme was “Dark & Moody,” location was a warehouse, and season was late winter/early spring. Dark shades of black and fuschia paired perfectly with The Stockroom at 230’s exposed brick walls and industrial architecture. Bright pink and purple floral arrangements designed by Bloom Works gave the decor an exciting taste of early spring blossoms. Hypothetically, if Brian and Ann-Marie had booked a bright and airy venue, this color palette may not have been successful. No matter what, listen to your heart and pick a wedding color palette that makes you and your partner happy!  

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Candlelit Ceremony, Raleigh Wedding at The Stockroom at 230

Bride Ann-Marie walked down a candlelit aisle to meet her groom Brian at the altar. Minimal decor allowed for the warehouse architecture of The Stockroom at 230 to shine during their wedding ceremony. The NC couple said “I do” before a cutting edge, white drapery designed in the shape of an X. Leading up to their ceremony, Ann-Marie and Brian picked each of their wedding vendors for their unique talent. Along with quality, each vendor’s personality was taken into consideration as it would affect the experience they hoped to cultivate. Jillian Knight Photography has a reputation for kindness along with her incredible NC wedding photography expertise. With a light and sophisticated style, Jillian has a way of capturing couples sincerely and authentically. From engagement photos to family portraits, she lives for sharing and cherishing the most special memories with her clients.   

Bride Ann-Marie said that Jillian Knight Photography was the “only option!” 

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Romantic Warehouse Wedding Reception at The Stockroom at 230

After sharing their vows, the newlyweds hosted a celebratory reception at The Stockroom at 230 warehouse venue. Conveniently, the same place at which their ceremony was held! However, the decor shifted to create a more romantic, dark and moody evening ambiance. Fuchsia floral arrangements by Bloom Works popped against velvet charcoal linens from CE Rental. We’d be remiss to not mention the most eye-catching element of Brian and Ann-Marie’s wedding – the floor to ceiling chalk mural of their dog Cara! The newlyweds and their guests enjoyed a delicious meal by Catering Works and sweetheart cake by Pastry Works.  

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At the end of the day, this happy couple can’t say enough positive things about their experience working with Heart of NC Wedding Vendors. Brian and Ann-Marie’s Raleigh wedding at The Stockroom at 230 is one for the books! 

“Our photos speak for themselves. Jillian Knight Photography is an artist and captured our love perfectly.”

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