The Stockroom at 230 Wedding Planned by Magnolia Collective
Susan and Brittany’s wedding plans were seamless. Brittany knew NC wedding planner Meagan Culkin of Magnolia Collective from college. While meeting Meagan at a coffee shop, a guest from another table recommended a photographer! Brittany and Susan’s wedding vendors fell into place quickly through local recommendations. At first glance, the couple knew that they wanted to get married at The Stockroom at 230! Keep reading to see how this gorgeous NC wedding came together in photos by Rose Trail Images.
A Match Made in Heaven
Susan settled in North Carolina after moving around quite a bit. She connected with Brittany on a dating app went to Raleigh Brewing Company for their first date! This might have been a match made in heaven. Brittany and Susan both work in education and both of their lives changed forever that night at Raleigh Brewing Company.
Susan and Brittany ended up shutting down Raleigh Brewing Company. They talked about everything you’re not supposed to talk about on a first date – politics, faith, kids and more. There was even a brief FaceTime visit from Brittany’s mom! After that night, Susan and Brittany talked every single night until their second date, and the rest is history.
Industrial Chic Vibes at The Stockroom at 230
Brittany and Susan were interested in a venue that could provide a ceremony and reception in one location. When they walked into The Stockroom at 230, they both knew it was the perfect location. The industrial chic feel was exactly what they were looking for.
The Stockroom at 230 is one of the hottest wedding venues in Downtown Raleigh. This warehouse venue can host up to 175 for a seated dinner and 275 guests for a standing reception. There is also an on-site getting ready suite called The Glass Box that is the perfect spot for natural, bright and airy photos.
The Stockroom at 230 is also operated by Empire Eats Catering, which consists of several popular local restaurants. Couples can check two vendors off their list when booking with The Stockroom!
Stress-free Wedding Planning with Magnolia Collective
Brittany knew Meagan Culkin of Magnolia Collective from college, so the selecting a wedding planner was easy! Meagan helped Brittany and Susan choose a navy and Cabernet color palette, since they both love fall.
Meagan Culkin of Magnolia Collective loves taking the stress of planning a wedding away from couples. With over 400 weddings under her belt, Meagan can help any couple plan their wedding at any stage, from full-service to month-of coordination. Her team can even assist with elopement and intimate wedding packages. Contact Magnolia Collective today, and get ready to enjoy one of the best days of your life!
CE Rental – Quality Wedding Rentals
Susan and Brittany used CE Rental for their navy and Cabernet wedding rentals. “CE Rental is one of our favorites, as The Stockroom can be difficult for load-in and load-out, and they did a wonderful job. It was good to have a company that already knows the space.”
CE Rental has a wide variety of wedding rentals, such as specialty linens, fine china, flatware, tables, chairs, catering equipment and extensive tenting options. The Raleigh team has the highest standards of customer service to ensure every aspect of your wedding is top-notch.
Personal Wedding Touches at The Stockroom
Susan and Brittany chose specific people to participate in and make their wedding ceremony special. Their pastor and Brittany’s brother performed readings. In order to represent Brittany’s silly side, a good friend read “The Loveliest Dinosaur” for some humor and love. Susan’s mom made sure to make the couple’s favorite cake balls and decorated a delicious cutting cake for the dessert table. She also made dozens of decorated cookies to send home with all of the guests as a wedding favor. Brittany’s cousin helped the couple choreograph their first dance. Fun fact, Susan used to compete in ballroom dancing!
Other details from the reception included a tasty taco bar by Rocky Top Catering. Susan and Brittany could not resist! “They are one of the best teams that we have worked with and so helpful in any area.” With over 20 years of experience serving the Raleigh and Triangle-area, Rocky Top’s catering team believes that delicious, creative cuisine and exceptional service are essential ingredients in helping make a couple’s event one to remember.
Brittany’s favorite part of the wedding was that she “lost” in the cake smash that she initiated! Susan, on the other hand, cherished a quiet moment alone together on The Glass Box balcony in between the ceremony and reception. It was the perfect chance to revel in the moment.
The couple advises future couples to stay true to you and what you want. Also, don’t compare your wedding to others – even if you’re in two weddings two months before your own!
“Find the vendors and participants who will love you and support you on the day of the wedding, as well as throughout the process.”
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