Ania & Phil’s November Wedding at The Bradford | Raleigh, NC

bride and groomAnia and Phil couldn’t have asked for a more perfect November day to celebrate their wedding at The Bradford. An absolutely touching first look of the couple was captured before they shared their vows at an outdoor ceremony under the gorgeous floral arch led by the couple’s dear friend Steve Lawson. Another priceless and unforgettable moment was when their adorable niece drove down the aisle as their flower girl in a white decorated Power Wheels (which was controlled via remote control by her dad).

The couple paid attention to every detail from the florals to the menu cards to ensure that all aspects of their wedding day reflected who they are as individuals and as a couple. In tribute to their families’, traditions from Vietnam and Ethiopia were sprinkled throughout their special day.  A highlight of their reception was a traditional Ethiopian dance performed by the groom and his mother that turned into an energetic celebration that brought all of their guests to the dance floor.

Ania’s beautiful hair and makeup were done by WINK Hair and Makeup, complimenting her stunning gown. The groom sported a unique and handsome suit making for picture-perfect photographs captured throughout the day by the talented Stephanie Bailey Photography.

A special shoutout to all of Ania and Phil’s fabulous vendors for making this day unforgettable, including those listed above as well as catering by Rocky Top Catering, florals by Teacup Floral, cake by The Mad Hatter’s Cafe and Bakeshop, rentals by CE Rental, entertainment by DJ Harlem Entertainment, photobooth by ZimZoom Photobooth, and getaway car by EcoStyle Transport.

Ania and Phil, thank you so much for trusting Chestnut & Vine with helping you prepare for and celebrate your wedding day. Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness!


All photos courtesy of Stephanie Bailey Photography


Photographer: Stephanie Bailey Photography

Venue: The Bradford

Wedding Coordinator: Chestnut & Vine Wedding Logistics Coordinators

Officiant: Steve Lawson

Hair and Makeup: WINK Hair and Makeup

Catering: Rocky Top Catering

Florist: Teacup Floral

Cake Design: The Mad Hatter’s Cafe and Bakeshop

Rentals: CE Rental

DJ: DJ Harlem Entertainment

Photobooth: ZimZoom Photobooth

Getaway Car: EcoStyle Transport


All photos courtesy of Stephanie Bailey Photography