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Blair & Tim’s Coffee Lid Love Note Story and Real NC Wedding

Whitaker & Atlantic Warehouse and Saint Mary’s Chapel, The Perfect Wedding Combo of Modern and Traditional

NC bride Blair loved the idea of fusing traditional with out-of-the-box elements at her NC wedding. She achieved this by hosting the ceremony at Saint Mary’s Chapel and reception at Whitaker & Atlantic warehouse wedding venue. One of the newest warehouse venues in downtown Raleigh, Whitaker & Atlantic offers a modern event space, bridal suite and porch. McLean Events created a dreamy reception in mauve and earth tones at Whitaker & Atlantic for the bride and groom. It’s industrial vibe of was transformed into an eclectic indoor garden with luxurious arrangements of greenery and flowers, (and even the watercolor icing cake) suspended above tables. 

The bride was simply amazed by McLean Events wedding planning and design and attested, “We could not have done any of it without Erin and Carrington.”

Keep scrolling to witness this sweet NC couple’s love story and wedding journey! 

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Handsome Groom in Navy Suit and Pink Tie at Whitaker and Atlantic Warehouse Wedding Venue Downtown Raleigh NC KMJ
Groom and Groomsmen Navy Suits Pink Ties Whitaker Atlantic Warehouse Wedding Venue Downtown Raleigh KMJ

Springtime Wedding Ceremony at Saint Mary’s Chapel Raleigh, NC 

There’s an indescribable feeling of hope and tranquility that comes with the early weeks of Spring in NC. Blair and Tim planned their wedding for March, just in time for flower buds and the first sprigs of grass. Luckily, Saint Mary’s Chapel in Raleigh looks beautiful in every season! With it’s historic white steeple, Saint Mary’s is the chapel of old Southern love stories. Built in 1856, Saint Mary’s is an Episcopal chapel and campus for an all-girls boarding school. However, weddings of other denominations are welcome here! The on site Raleigh wedding chapel can host up to 230 guests. Our hearts melt at the sight of bride Blair walking down the aisle of Saint Mary’s Chapel with her father. Blush bridesmaids dresses paired with navy suits and matching blush ties look fresh and romantic underneath Carolina blue skies. 

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Emotional Groom Seeing his Bride for the First Time Wedding Ceremony Saint Mary's Chapel Venue Raleigh NC KMJ
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Bridal Party in Pink Bridesmaids Dresses and Navy Suits Saint Mary's Chapel Wedding Ceremony Venue Raleigh NC KMJ
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Walking Bride and Groom and Bridal Party Pink Dresses and Navy Suits Saint Mary's Chapel Venue Downtown Raleigh NC KMJ
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McLean Events Designs Incredible Reception at Whitaker & Atlantic 

When you see this Whitaker & Atlantic reception, you’ll understand the look of pure joy on Blair and Tim’s faces! Local wedding and events planners Carrington Buck and Erin McLean of McLean Events delivered this beautiful design. They married the natural wood, steel and textured concrete floors of W&A with a romantic garden style. Taking advantage of the high ceilings, McLean Events played with suspended greenery, lights and even a wedding cake swing! Plants seem to be magically growing from every corner, like the fabulous greenery wall from ThemeWorks framing the lounge area. Modern meets traditional in the lounge area in the shape of fantastic, vintage mirrors and a customized neon sign!

Other beautiful wedding design details by McLean Events include the Vivian Plum linens from CE Rental. These textured table linens look amazing on the Whitaker & Atlantic porch paired with colorful, bohemian rugs. Did you notice the chairs? It’s ok if you didn’t. That’s because they’re Ghost Chairs from CE Rental! These modern, acrylic chairs are the hottest wedding trend at the moment, and for good reason. Clear chairs allow for the natural beauty of the venue to remain visible for your guests. A plethora of candles adds a welcome warmth to this warehouse event space.  

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Modern Green Boho Reception Design by McLean Events at Whitaker and Atlantic Warehouse Wedding Venue Raleigh KMJ
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Greenery Candlelit Boho Linen Table Design by McLean Events at Whitaker and Atlantic Warehouse Wedding Venue Raleigh KMJ
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Romantic Head Table Candles Design by McLean Events Linens CE Rental Whitaker Atlantic Warehouse Wedding KMJ
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Rustic Wedding Cake on Wooden Swing McLean Events at Whitaker and Atlantic Warehouse Wedding Venue Raleigh NC KMJ

Old Fashioned Love Story in The Modern Age 

Most people throw away their to-go coffee cups without a care in the world – but Blair and Tim found a wonderful way to recycle them. They have a tradition of writing each other love notes and lyrics on the lids of their to-go coffee cups. It was their unique, romantic ritual that inspired Tim’s marriage proposal to Blair. A morning to-go coffee cup with the words “will you marry me?” written on the lid. 

We love that the ancient tradition of writing love letters or notes has been preserved in such a modern way. Leave it to McLean Events to find a cool way to showcase this sweet detail in the wedding reception design. Yep, look closer at the greenery wall decor in the lounge area. Blair and Tim’s coffee lid love notes made a special appearance. Framed within square glass, the lids serve as a beautiful and sentimental decor centerpiece.

Greenery Wall and Wedding Lounge Area Vintage Mirrors McLean Events Whitaker and Atlantic Warehouse Wedding Venue KMJ
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Coffee Cup Love Notes Wall display McLean Events Whitaker and Atlantic Warehouse Wedding Reception Venue Raleigh NC KMJ
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Groom Kissing Bride at Whitaker and Atlantic Warehouse Wedding Reception Venue Downtown Raleigh NC KMJ
Outdoor Reception Space Design by McLean Events CE Rental Whitaker and Atlantic Warehouse Wedding Venue Raleigh KMJ
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Boho Rug and Texture Linens Wedding Reception CE Rental Design by McLean Events Whitaker and Atlantic Raleigh NC KMJ
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Groom Gives Romantic Kiss to Bride at Whitaker and Atlantic Warehouse Wedding Reception Venue Downtown Raleigh NC KMJ
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Altogether, it was a spectacular night of celebration, including the bride and groom singing “American Girl” with the band on stage! Alas, every great wedding day has to come to an end. Blair slipped into a bridal getaway dress and grabbed her husband’s hand. The newlyweds exited Whitaker & Atlantic warehouse wedding venue through a tunnel of friends and family waving neon glow sticks. Cheers to another beautiful NC love story, we wish the newlyweds a lifetime of peace and joy. Last but not least, some final words of wisdom from bride Blair, 

“Hire McLean Events! They made the whole process incredibly stress-less.” 

Want to see more real warehouse weddings in NC? Click here for Jennine and Steve’s brick and blush wedding at The Cotton Room in Durham.

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