Raleigh Wedding Photographer | Merrimon Wynne House | Karen and Tom
Rays of Sunshine…
After this past weekend with Hurricane Florence coming in with a vengeance (and all of her tornado offsprings that are still happening in the area) I felt like we needed a ray of sunshine in our lives.
Ta-DAAAAA!!!! In comes Karen and Tom with their absolutely gorgeous wedding at the Merrimon-Wynne House in downtown Raleigh!
Karen, an opera singer (yes, you read that correctly) and her now-husband Tom reside in New York City, but Karen’s family lived here in the Raleigh area. When they got engaged (which, was on a balcony overlooking some beautiful gardens, gaaaah it looked gorgeous) they decided that Raleigh would be the place for the main event. And was it EVER gorgeous!! On Sunday, August 26th, surrounded by all their friends and family, they were joined together in the garden with the sun looking down on them and the blue skies full of glory. It was most definitely one for the books!
Fun Wedding facts…
The bride and groom were joined together in marriage by Karen’s Aunt.
Karen’s father played the harp in a special song performed during the ceremony.
One of the couple’s nephews, who was a ring bearer, also had a BIRTHDAY on the same day! And yes, being surrounded by opera singers, he had the most AMAZING rendition of Happy Birthday sung to him!
All of their friends are amazing souls and it led to the best reception photos ever. Like, ever.
There were pictures all over the venue from their engagement, as well as both of their parents’ weddings!
Their first dance came with a choreographed dip at the end that was pure class and elegance.
My friend Natalie came all the way from DENVER to come second shoot with me. That’s dedication!
Karen and Tom, thank you SO MUCH for entrusting us with your wedding day photos… it was an absolute dream of a day, and we were honored to be a part of it. Next time I’m in NYC, I’m looking you all up ;)
Click through to the bottom to see all the amazing vendors who were a contributor!
Main Photographer: Rose Trail Images
Second Photographer: Good Morrow Photography
Venue: Merrimon-Wynne House
Planner: C and D Events
Caterer: Beau Catering
Flowers: Teacup Florals
Rentals: Party Reflections
Musicians: Arioso Strings
Cake: Cakes by Chloe
Hair: The Makeup Culture
Trolley: Raleigh Trolley