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Garden Inspired Wedding at Merrimon-Wynne

Spring Garden Wedding at The Merrimon-Wynne House Designed by Raleigh Planners C and D Events 

There is an awesome feeling of joy when you see that first April bloom. C and D Events captured the seasonal beauty for Francisco and Alexandra’s spring wedding at The Merrimon-Wynne House. Located in Raleigh, Merrimon-Wynne is home to a gorgeous landscaped lawn, which is perfect for an outdoor wedding ceremony or reception. C and D Events took the bride and groom’s love of the outdoors and created a garden party wedding full of vibrant greens and cool gray blue tones. Floral arrangements by the NC wedding planner’s in-house florist, Bushel & Peck, accentuated the already blooming wedding venue. Photographer A.J. Dunlap captured the beauty and bliss of the spring wedding day.

Blue Grey Bridal Party in Merrimon Wynne Spring Garden Wedding Bushel and Peck and Fresh White Bouquets

Raleigh Wedding Planners C and D Events have In-House Florals and Stationery

C and D Events thought of every detail for Francisco and Alexandra’s garden wedding. They coordinated the day and the entire design, including the gorgeous ceremony florals. Custom designed stationery and calligraphy by C and D Events included the garden color and theme of the wedding as well as a romantic illustration of Merrimon-Wynne.

Alexandra encourages all brides to have a planner for the big day, “Courtney [C and D Events] is a saint who kept me calm, organized, and on budget. I had absolutely no concerns about how the day would run knowing she was in charge.”

Romantic Spring Garden Blush Blue Green C and D Events Stationery and Calligraphy Wedding at Merrimon-Wynne House
Blush and Grey Personalized Wedding Suite Stationery C and D Events Merrimon-Wynne House Wedding Venue
Romantic Spring Engagement Ring Photo and Bands with Bushel and Peck Flower Blossoms

The Love Story: Raleigh Couple Finds Personal Connection with The Merrimon-Wynne House

It’s fitting that Francisco and Alexandra first met in engineering class at Enloe high school in Raleigh. Their story is the ultimate project of joy, faith and love. After years of Francisco reluctantly sharing his pop tarts with Alexandra, he decided he wanted to share the rest of his life with her. Alexandra says her husband now saves her “the last bite of everything.”

Although they now live in Virginia, when Francisco and Alexandra visited The Merrimon-Wynne House, they knew it was the place for their wedding. Alexandra lived in a 200 year old farm house as a younger child and the historic beauty of Merrimon-Wynne drew her in immediately. They loved the versatility of having the indoor Carriage House pavilion and other options for various parts of the wedding day. They also adored its location in downtown Raleigh, so they could share the city they love with their guests.

Historic Southern Merrimon Wynne Wedding Venue in Spring Whimsical Atmosphere
Modern Minimalist Architecture with Magical Curving Staircase at Merrimon Wynne House Venue
Beautiful Interior Design with Sun Mirror over Fireplace at Merrimon Wynne House Wedding Venue

Getting Ready in the Comfort of The Merrimon-Wynne House Bridal Suite with a Top Raleigh Wedding Hair and Makeup Team

One of Alexandra’s favorite elements of The Merrimon-Wynne House is its massive vintage windows that allow for natural light. As you can see from these photos, the bridal party got ready for the wedding in true Southern comfort. Wedding Hair by Liz gave the bride and her bridesmaids elegant updos for the spring outdoor wedding ceremony. Alexandra looked stunning in a white bridal gown covered in intricate lace details. The bridesmaids stepped out in fresh blue floor length dresses. The Bushel & Peck Floral team of C and D Events perfected the garden inspired bridal party look with wedding bouquets of white, green, and kisses of blush.  

Blush and White Wedding Bridal Party Popping Champagne at Merrimon-Wynne House Venue
White Lace Bridal Gown Hanging in Merrimon-Wynne House Venue Window with Blue Heels and Garden Bouquet
Bride holding Sparkly Rose Gold Dancing Shoes Keds x Kate Spade at Merrimon Wynne Wedding Venue
Bridesmaid helping Bride Get Dressed in Bridal Gown with Wedding Hair by Liz at Merrimon Wynne House
White Lace Bride and Blue Bridesmaids Dresses with Bushel and Peck Bouquets at Merrimon Wynne
Blue Bridesmaids Dresses and Fresh White Bouquets by Bushel and Peck for Spring Garden Wedding at.Merrimon Wynne
Groom with Custom Cufflinks and Brown Leather Watch Close Up
Groom in Black suit and Groomsman in Grey Suit Getting Ready on Merrimon Wynne House venue staircase
Groomsmen in Grey Suits and Groom in Black Suit on Spring Lawn of Merrimon Wynne House Wedding Venue
Grey Suit Groomsmen Playing Soccer on Merrimon Wynne House Wedding Venue Lawn Matching Red Black Socks
First Look Bride Tapping Groom on Front Porch of Merrimon Wynne House Wedding Venue
First Look Bride and Groom on Front Porch of Merrimon Wynne House Wedding Venue
Wedding Portrait Bride and Groom White Bouquet by Bushel and Peck on Merrimon Wynne Front Porch

Southern Wedding Tradition of Burying the Bourbon

The Merrimon-Wynne House let the couple bury the bourbon on site at their Raleigh venue. This Southern wedding tradition is said to bring great weather to the wedding day. In this case, it seemed to work!

“If you bury the bourbon, take a picture on your phone and mark the spot! We almost started digging in the wrong place before Abby from Merrimon-Wynne reminded us.” – Alexandra 

Burying Bourbon in Rose Garden a Southern Wedding Tradition at Merrimon Wynne House Venue
Digging up the bourbon bottle a Southern Wedding tradition at Merrimon Wynne House venue
Wedding Portrait on Lawn of Merrimon Wynne Spring Wedding lawn of Bride and Groom hand in hand
Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait on Spring Lawn of Merrimon Wynne House Venue
Wedding Portrait of Bride and Groom on Romantic Brick Pathway to Merrimon Wynne House Venue

Spring Garden Wedding Ceremony at The Merrimon Wynne House, Designed by Raleigh Wedding Planners C and D Events

Francisco and Alexandra said their vows in the gorgeous outdoor lawn area of The Merrimon-Wynne House. Vibrant spring greenery and blooms set the natural backdrop for the outdoor ceremony. Bushel & Peck, the floral team of C and D Events, lined the aisle with garlands of greenery. The show stopping centerpiece of the outdoor wedding ceremony had to be the arch. It was made out of beautiful wooden beams and covered in white, green, and blush flowers. No matter the season, The Merrimon Wynne House is a wedding venue with magical fairy tale atmosphere.   

Spring Garden Wedding Arch of Wooden Beams and Flowers by Bushel and Peck C and D Events Outdoor Ceremony
Wooden Welcome Sign and Calligraphy by C and D Events and Bushel and Peck for Outdoor Spring Wedding Ceremony
Lanterns for Outdoor Wedding Ceremony at Merrimon Wynne House Venue Designed by C and D Event
Father Daughter First Look Before Wedding Ceremony at Merrimon Wynne House Venue
Spring Green Garland Decor Outdoor Wedding Ceremony by Bushel and Peck C and D Events at Merrimon Wynne
Spring Outdoor Merrimon Wynne House Garden Wedding Ceremony Designed by C and D Events
Outdoor Garden Wedding Ceremony with Spring Wooden Arch at Merrimon Wynne House venue
Spring Outdoor Garden Wedding Ceremony with Traditions at Merrimon Wynne House venue

Minimalist Garden Themed Raleigh Wedding Reception  with Flair

C and D Events expertly decorated the heavenly white interior of the Merrimon-Wynne House wedding venue. Light touches of green and blush gave the wedding reception space a romantic minimalist vibe. The tables were covered in garlands of greenery and flowers. Blush and blue statement dishes from CE Rental greeted guests from dinner. The high ceilings, elegant archways, and charming chandeliers of The Merrimon-Wynne House gave this wedding reception a glamorous glow.   

The bride and groom wanted to incorporate their family culture into the special day. Hand-painted Spanish style tiles as table numbers were inspired by Francisco’s Colombian heritage. And if you look closely, a set of ceramic love-birds from an artist in Colombia rest atop of the wedding cake. The Cupcake Shoppe of Raleigh, NC baked the bride and groom a gorgeous three tiered white wedding cake with delicate floral placement.  

Bride and Groom enter Wedding Reception Designed with Spring Greenery and White linens at Merrimon Wynne House
Blush Whit and Green Escort Cards Designed by C and D Events with Flowers by Bushel and Peck at Wedding Reception
Beautiful Table Numbers of Hand Painted Spanish Tiles with Florals and C and D Events Designs Reception Merrimon Wynne
First Dance Under Chandeliers at Merrrimon Wynne House Wedding Reception

Wedding Planning Tip From the Raleigh NC Bride

“To all the brides out there: either break in your shoes ahead of time or bring a pair of flats to change into! I loved my beautiful blue heels but I couldn’t feel my feet after the ceremony and was SO happy to change into my sparkly Keds before the reception!” -Alexandra

Minimalist Spring wedding reception table under chandelier at Merrimon Wynne
Spanish Print Wedding Plate from CE Rental with Candle and Greenery at Merrimon Wynne Reception
White Three Tier Wedding Cake by The Cupcake Shoppe with blush blossoms by Bushel and Peck at wedding reception
Fantastic Sparkler Exit for Bride and Groom from Merrimon Wynne Wedding Reception

Bonus Pro Tip From the Bride

“I follow SB&G on Instagram and as a woman planning her wedding, it is honestly the best feeling when scrolling through the feed and spot a design element that fits what you want, and then see one of your vendors tagged as the person behind that thing you love! It is the ultimate SCORE! moment and you get even more excited for the big day.” -Alexandra

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