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Sam & Martin’s Navy and White Southern Wedding

Navy and White Warehouse Reception at Traine Raleigh Wedding Venue by Arika Jordan Photography 

Did you know that the 2020 Pantone color of the year is Classic Blue? Sam and Martin were way ahead of the trend with their Traine Raleigh wedding! Their navy blue, white, green and gold wedding color palette created a style that was both elegant and timeless. This sweet NC bride knew she wanted a simple Southern wedding surrounded by friends and family. Sam and Martin exchanged vows at the White Memorial Presbyterian Church, then had a full-out bash at Traine Raleigh. Traine Raleigh is a romantic warehouse wedding venue tucked away in historic Seaboard Station. Bride Sam shares how she found the perfect venue for her Southern themed wedding,   

“I stumbled upon Traine Raleigh while shopping in Sea Board Station and knew right away it was the place for us!”

Keep scrolling to discover Sam & Martin’s NC love story and the local vendors who made their dream wedding come true!

Engagement Ring and Wedding Band Detail Photo on Pink Ribbon Traine Raleigh NC Wedding Venue Arika Jordan Photography
Handwritten Love Letter Bride and Groom Traine Raleigh NC Wedding Venue Arika Jordan Photography

Photos That Tell a Story, Traine Raleigh Wedding by Arika Jordan Photography 

Bride Sam gave rave reviews to her NC wedding vendor team, including Arika Jordan Photography. With a balance of film and digital photography, Arika captures images that are bright and joyful. Her talent lies in her ability to capture raw moments between NC couples and their loved ones. From bridesmaids seeing their best friend become a bride to father’s holding their daughters in an emotional embrace. Arika knows that the timeless photos taken before and on your wedding day extend beyond the ceremony and reception. Thanks to Arika’s bubbly personality, the entire wedding party was at ease in front of the camera! Sam says Arika was so fun and light hearted to work with,

“It’s important you find a wedding photographer you click with and we did just that!”

Bride and Bridesmaids in Dark Navy Blue Dresses Traine Raleigh NC Wedding Venue Arika Jordan Photography
Bride and Bridesmaids in Dark Navy Blue Dresses Green White Flower Bouquets Raleigh NC Wedding Arika Jordan Photography
Black and White photo of Groom Writing Love Letter to Bride Traine Raleigh NC Wedding Venue Arika Jordan Photography
Handsome Groom and Groomsmen Black Tuxedos Bow Tie Traine Raleigh NC Wedding Venue Arika Jordan Photography
Bridal Party outside Dark Navy Blue Bridesmaid Dresses Traine Raleigh NC Wedding Venue Arika Jordan Photography
Bride and Father Walking Down the Aisle Raleigh NC Wedding Ceremony Venue Arika Jordan Photography
Bride and Groom Share Vows Church Altar Raleigh NC Wedding Ceremony Venue Arika Jordan Photography

From ‘Can I Have Your Number?’ to ‘Will You Marry Me?’

Sam McLawhon and Martin Jernigan’s love story is living proof of the popular saying, “You meet someone when you aren’t looking.” Sam was out having dinner with a girl friend when they ran into Martin and his friends. There was zero hesitation when Martin met Sam and asked for her phone number. They’ve been inseparable ever since their first date! Martin got the best gift of all that time when Sam said “yes” to his proposal on his own birthday! We won’t go into detail over the homemade almond flavor cupcakes he spit out moments before… The two said ‘I do’ at Sam’s childhood church, White Memorial Presbyterian Church.

Bride and Groom Kiss Church Altar Raleigh NC Wedding Ceremony Venue Arika Jordan Photography
Sweet Little Flower Girl in White Dress Traine Raleigh NC Wedding Venue Arika Jordan Photography
Bride in Reception Wedding Dress First Look with Groom Traine Raleigh Wedding Venue Arika Jordan Photography
Happy First Look Bride and Groom Reception Wedding Dress Raleigh NC Traine Raleigh Wedding Venue Arika Jordan Photography

Navy and White Warehouse Reception at Traine Raleigh Wedding Venue 

Traine Raleigh wedding venue looked tailor made for Sam & Martin’s navy and white reception. Built in the early 1900’s as the original Railway Express in Raleigh, Traine has an authentic Southern story and ambiance. White drapery and bistro lights hanging from Traine’s wood timber beams gave the reception a romantic air. With a 4,400 square ft open floor plan, Traine Raleigh is a blank canvas warehouse venue for every style. 

Sam and Martin’s wedding style took center stage with classic navy and white linens from Party Reflections. Chargers covered in blue and white chinoiserie fulfilled bride Sam’s Southern girl dreams! She would tell all NC brides to go to Party Reflections,

“Isabell is who we worked with and she was so sweet! She helped me visualize the bigger picture and was always so patient. I think it is so important to work with folks and companies that are kind and make you feel as if your business is appreciated and they did just that!”

Warehouse Reception Seating Chart Design Green Wall Party Reflections Traine Raleigh Wedding Venue Arika Jordan Photography
Dark Navy Blue and White Stripe Linens Party Reflections Green White Flowers Traine Raleigh Wedding Venue Arika Jordan
FINE CHINA & LINENS Party Reflections
Dark Navy Blue and White Custom Drink Koozies Wedding Favor Traine Raleigh Wedding Venue Arika Jordan Photography
Classy Southern Table Setting Reception Dark Navy Blue and White Party Reflections Traine Raleigh Wedding Venue Arika Jordan
FINE CHINA & LINENS Party Reflections
Legacy Band with ECE EastCoast Entertainment Agency Live Band Wedding Music North Carolina Arika Jordan Photography
Groom Singing with Legacy Band ECE EastCoast Entertainment Live Band Reception Music Arika Jordan Photography

Sam and Martin’s Southern style wedding at Traine Raleigh had North Carolina details that made it feel like home. We love their koozie wedding favors that read ‘NC Born, NC Bred, and on Sept. 7th, 2019, they were NC Wed’. The newlyweds currently live in the North Hills area of Raleigh. Martin is a Partner at Dickie, McCamey& Chilcote, and they own Pure Barre North Raleigh. Thank you for sharing your NC love story with us! 

Looking for more classic, Southern wedding inspo? Check out Meredith and Endrit’s real wedding at The Bradford in Raleigh, NC.   

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