Palm Springs-Themed Party at Raleigh Union Station
More than a dozen North Carolina wedding vendors came together to create a Palm Springs masterpiece at Raleigh Union Station. This brunch photo shoot took place on Aug. 25, 2021 and highlights the beautiful event design settings that vendors can help you achieve for your own special occasion!
Located in the vibrant Warehouse District of downtown Raleigh Union Station is a unique venue that offers a multi-functional Grand Hall which can be personalized for your event. There is also a rooftop Civic Plaza with stunning city skyline views. The Civic Plaza can be decorated to your liking to create a memorable ceremony or cocktail hour. Keep scrolling to see more eye candy from this Palm Springs-inspired brunch at Raleigh Union Station.
From Industrial to Tropical, Raleigh Union Station
Transforming an industrial-chic train station into a Palm Springs vacation spot was achieved with luxury umbrella rentals and a fresh pop of greenery. Colorful linens, umbrellas and Emerson chairs were added to the space to create an old Hollywood ambiance. A retro font was featured on the entryway signage, menu and invitation cards. Each of these thoughtful details brought a bright touch of Palm Springs to Raleigh Union Station‘s blank canvas event space. Light and airy colors tied in 60’s vibes. Another addition to The Grand Hall were white retro-style metal chairs, placed around the low and high-top tables as well as on the outdoor Civic Plaza.
Guests also contributed to the theme by wearing Palm Springs attire. Colorful and floral outfits added to the warmth and joy of the day.
Some of North Carolina’s Best Wedding and Event Vendors
Fancy This Photography brought Raleigh Union Station to life with pictures for everyone to enjoy and share. C & D Collective planned the event down to the small details to make this brunch a Palm Springs party to remember. Florals and greenery designed by Bowerbird Flowers & Apothecary were full of life, color and adorable miniature pineapples .
ZimZoom Photo Booth brought their famous photo booth for guests to snap cute and silly pictures to remember this awesome brunch! With backdrops and customizable photos, this is a great entertainment option for parties or weddings!
This gorgeous bridal gown was from Vow’d Weddings, a new wedding dress shop located in North Hills; the dress added a glam old Hollywood touch to the Palm Springs theme. Catering for the brunch was provided by HL Catering and colorful confections were created by Sugar Euphoria.
“HL Catering was the icing on the cake. They provided the yummiest lunch and best service. All the vendors that made this day possible were true rockstars.” – Dana Kadwell, co-owner of C&D Collective
Wedding Boom Brunch
C&D Collective and Raleigh Union Station wanted this Palm Springs-inspired party to give wedding vendors a time to pause and connect during the wedding boom. An interactive cocktail station and shaved ice helped these wedding vendors sit back, relax and mentally prepare for the chaos of fall and winter event season.
“My favorite part of planning this styled shoot was collaborating with Karen at Raleigh Union Station – she was so fun to work with and we had great ideas between us. I really loved the small things too – the interactive cocktail station, SweetWater Ices, and all of the little details that made that day so special. As a planner, you rarely think of yourself. Your mind is always on the client. To plan this brunch event about giving planners a break and celebrating the fact that we made it through one of the hardest times of our career … It was so much fun and rewarding to do something for those that always give.” – Dana Kadwell, co-owner of C&D Collective
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