Raleigh Wedding Photographer | Merrimon Wynne House | Karen and Tom

 The bride and groom kiss in front of the Merrimon Wynne house in Raleigh after their wedding ceremony, photo by Rose Trail Images.

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!

 The bride and groom getting ready before their wedding at the Merrimon Wynne in Raleigh, photos by Rose Trail Images.
 Wedding details at the Merrimon Wynne in Raleigh include pink and white roses, blue bridesmaids dresses, and watercolor invitations, photos by Rose Trail Images.
 The bride’s dress had a lace bodice and flowed at the bottom, and it went gorgeously with her white and pink flowers, photos taken at the Merrimon Wynne in Raleigh by Rose Trail Images.
 The bride getting ready before her wedding at the Merrimon Wynne in Raleigh, photos by Rose Trail Images.
 The groom and his groomsmen getting silly before their wedding at the Merrimon Wynne in Raleigh, photos by Rose Trail Images.
 The bride posing with her bridesmaids and her Mom before her wedding at the Merrimon Wynne in Raleigh, photos by Rose Trail Images.
 The groom and his groomsmen playing “Anchorman” before the wedding at the Merrimon Wynne in Raleigh, photos by Rose Trail Images.
 The bride sitting for portraits before her wedding ceremony at the Merrimon Wynne in Raleigh, photos by Rose Trail Images.
 The bride walking down the stairs right before her wedding ceremony at the Merrimon Wynne in Raleigh, photos by Rose Trail Images.
 The bride and groom get ready for their wedding ceremony to start at the Merrimon Wynne in Raleigh, photos by Rose Trail Images.
 The bride and groom exchange vows during their wedding ceremony at the Merrimon Wynne in Raleigh, photos by Rose Trail Images.
 The bride and groom exchange a first kiss during their wedding ceremony at the Merrimon Wynne in Raleigh, photos by Rose Trail Images.
 The bride and groom walk through the bubbles after their wedding ceremony at the Merrimon Wynne in Raleigh, photos by Rose Trail Images.
 The bride and groom, along with their guests, celebrate after their wedding ceremony at the Merrimon Wynne in Raleigh, photos by Rose Trail Images.
 The bride and groom pose for photos at the altar, after their wedding ceremony, with Rose Trail Images at the Merrimon Wynne House in Raleigh.
 The bridal party pose for photos for Rose Trail Images, after the wedding, with the Raleigh Trolley in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina.
 The bride and groom take pictures after the ceremony with the Raleigh Trolley in downtown Raleigh, NC, pictures by Rose Trail Images.
 The bride and groom pose for portraits with their bridal party after their wedding ceremony at the Merrimon Wynne in Raleigh, photos by Rose Trail Images.
 The bride and groom pose for silly pictures with their bridal party after their wedding ceremony at the Merrimon Wynne in Raleigh, photos by Rose Trail Images.
 The bride and groom pose for portraits after their wedding ceremony at the Merrimon Wynne in Raleigh, photos by Rose Trail Images.
 The bride and groom pose for portraits inside and outside of the Merrimon Wynne in Raleigh, photos by Rose Trail Images.
 The bride and groom get ready to party after their wedding ceremony at the Merrimon Wynne in Raleigh, as well as show off their gorgeous floral details, photos by Rose Trail Images.
 The bride and groom share a first dance during their wedding reception at the Merrimon Wynne in Raleigh, photos by Rose Trail Images.
 The bride and groom share laughs during the toasts at their wedding reception at the Merrimon Wynne in Raleigh, photos by Rose Trail Images.
 The bride and her dad share a dance during their wedding reception at the Merrimon Wynne in Raleigh, photos by Rose Trail Images.
 The bride and groom share a first dance with their parents during their wedding reception at the Merrimon Wynne in Raleigh, photos by Rose Trail Images.
 Guests enjoyed themselves during the wedding reception at the Merrimon Wynne in Raleigh, photos by Rose Trail Images.
 Guests enjoyed dancing during the wedding reception at the Merrimon Wynne in Raleigh, photos by Rose Trail Images.
 Guests enjoyed dancing while the bride and groom cut the cake during the wedding reception at the Merrimon Wynne in Raleigh, photos by Rose Trail Images.
 The groom got hoisted up on a chair during the wedding reception at the Merrimon Wynne in Raleigh, photos by Rose Trail Images.
 Guests enjoyed each other during the wedding reception at the Merrimon Wynne in Raleigh, photos by Rose Trail Images.

Vendors:

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