Empire Eats Catering
Nothing is more beautiful than a bride’s smile on her wedding day, and Carrie’s enthusiastic smile shined from her early morning makeup session with Be Pretty Charlotte to the celebratory sparkler exit as she enjoyed every moment of her and Grady’s magical day. Carrie & Grady’s love for one another was undeniable to everyone who gathered to celebrate with them, which is why so many of their friends and family didn’t hesitate to travel from far and wide to take part in their important day.
On a sunny afternoon in downtown Raleigh, The Glass Box provided the perfect backdrop for both the Father-Daughter and the Bride & Groom’s First Look Photos. While the wedding party took pre-ceremony photos with Michelle Elyse Photography among the rooftops, the talented Mother of the Groom completed the finishing touches for the ceremony florals and decor she designed three floors below in The Stockroom at 230.
Following their beautiful, intimate, sunlit ceremony, guests were treated to cocktail and dinner receptions expertly prepared and served by the Empire Eats Catering team. In a unique twist to the traditional wedding party reception introductions, each bridesmaid and groomsman was introduced individually with a personal bio cleverly written by the newlyweds. The smiles and laughter that the personalized intros brought to each wedding party member were not only priceless, but set the tone for the fun, energetic evening that was to follow.
Thank you, Carrie and Brady, for entrusting us with your wedding day, which was so full of love that by the end of the night the entire Chestnut & Vine team felt like we were members of your family, too! May your bright smiles and love for one another continue to radiate throughout your entire lives together.
All Photos Courtesy of Michelle Elyse Photography
Carrie & Grady’s All-Star Vendor Team
Photographer: Michelle Elyse Photography
Venue: The Stockroom at 230
Day-of Wedding Coordination: Chestnut & Vine Wedding Logistics Coordinators
Caterer: Empire Eats Catering
Officiant: Mike Bourla
DJ: Steve Duncan
Emcee: Joe Hagan
Florals & Decor: Karen O’Brien
Hair/Makeup: Be Pretty Charlotte
Bridal Suite: The Glass Box
Rentals: CE Rental