The Merrimon Wynne House in downtown Raleigh NC was the perfect setting for Suzanne and Kyle’s wedding ceremony and reception on a hot May 24thday.
The ceremony was held inside the carriage house due to the heat. Great decision! The room looked beautiful with floral arrangements by Wylde. After a short service the 150 guests were invited inside the house for cocktails by planner Catherine from La Fete and Abby from Merrimon Wynne. The staff from Rocky Top Catering flipped the carriage house for dinner and I set up on there.
After the room was ready and pics were taken by Photographer Elise Holsonback, the guests were invited back to the carriage house for dinner and dancing. I left music playing and went to line the wedding party up. I introduced them to “Bring Em Out” by T.I. and Suzanne and Kyle came in to loud applause. They had their first dance to “Love Me Now” by John Legend. Suzanne danced with her Father to “My Girl” and Kyle & his Mother to “Hey Mama” by Kanye and the wedding party shortly joined them. Her Father welcomed everyone and the food stations opened on the pergola. During dinner I had a mix of rock, country and classic soul playing.
After dinner we had the toasts that ended with Kyle’s Sister Grace singing a song she wrote for him and playing on her ukulele. It was so special and she has an amazing voice!! Great job Grace. We had the Raleigh French Bakery cake cutting next to “How Sweet It is”.
I opened the floor to everyone with some Beach, Motown and Top 40 that shortly filled it. Guests enjoyed dancing and playing lawn games outside. We paused for the bouquet toss to “Single Ladies” and then back to dancing to Hip-Hop for the last 45 minutes. I played lots of Drake, J. Cole, Kanye, Migos, Cardi B, Kendrick Lamar….
We ended the night with a private last dance for just Suzanne and Kyle to “Love” by Kendrick before a sparkler exit.
Thank you Suzanne, Kyle, Grace, Catherine and Abby!! I had the best time
Photos courtesy of Elise Holsonback Photography