Hayden and Noelle’s Love Story
Hayden and Noelle met at N.C. State University, when Noelle’s roommate was dating one of Hayden’s friends. Once they met, there was an immediate connection! From their first date on, they were practically inseparable.
They got engaged on a trip to Montreal, and Noelle says the proposal was not a surprise! “We had talked about it for a long time and always knew we would get married, but we waited until I graduated college since Hayden is two years older than me.” While they were planning the trip, Hayden was very firm on the plan to go to the Mount Royal Lookout. Being the planner, Noelle definitely knew it was going to happen! The proposal was very special and they got to have an incredible vacation as a newly engaged couple.
Getting Ready at The Glass Box
Noelle and her bridesmaids started the day in the dreamy space of The Glass Box. The floor to ceiling windows provide so much natural light, which is perfect for putting on your face!
This Raleigh wedding and event venue is a converted penthouse studio apartment. The modern art and lounge furniture make for a calm and inviting space to get ready to say “I do.” This airy and romantic space is also amazing for photos! Noelle and Hayden also chose to do their first look here before they tied the knot at The Stockroom at 230 in the same building!
Industrial Garden Wedding Theme by C and D Events
The bride and groom hired Caroline Placey of C and D Events to coordinate their industrial secret garden-themed celebration. Greenery and market lights hung low from the ceiling to give the space a cozy greenhouse ambiance. For the ceremony, Noelle and Hayden shared their vows in front of a geometric arch decorated with dark green and maroon florals.
“We cannot say enough amazing things about Caroline and C and D Events. She helped us plan the wedding of our dreams and made it absolutely stress free,” Noelle says. “We love her so much and still keep in touch to this day.”
After the ceremony, guests feasted at tables adorned with mossy wildflower table runners, earth tone linens and dinnerware from CE Rental.
Noelle called her wedding theme “industrial secret garden.” It was more than boho, and it was unique, just like them. She chose lots of earth tones like dark green, rusty rose, blueish grey and maroon. There was greenery hanging from the ceiling, wildflower table runners, and even a vase in the entrance hall pouring flowers onto the welcome table.
The Stockroom at 230 – Industrial Wedding Venue in Downtown Raleigh
Hayden and Noelle hardly spent any time choosing a venue once they found The Stockroom at 230. “The Stockroom was the very first venue we toured and we immediately fell in love,” Noelle says. “Neither of us wanted a huge wedding and the intimate industrial space was perfect.”
The exposed brick walls, wooden beamed ceilings and oversized windows attract so many couples to this warehouse venue. They an host both small weddings and large weddings, with up to 185 guests for a seated dinner or 275 guests for a standing reception. One of the highlights of the space is a chalk wall, which can be used as a focal point for a ceremony or the backdrop of a sweetheart table at the reception!
Noelle’s favorite wedding moment was at the end of the reception, when everyone on the dance floor was singing and dancing their hearts out to “Bohemian Rhapsody.” “It was such a fun and upbeat song that everyone knows so it was the perfect way to end the night on a high.”
Noelle wants our bride-to-be readers to know that your wedding day is all about you and your partner. “If you make decisions based on what other people want, it will take away some of the joy, and you deserve all the joy in the world on your wedding day.”
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