Erin & Mike’s Romantic Woodland Inspired Wedding | The Fairview | Raleigh, NC

First Dance in Black and White Joe Payne PhotographyAs soon as I met Erin and Mike, I knew they were a friendly, upbeat couple who were going to throw an unforgettably fun wedding, and they did not disappoint!  The fact that the couple first met on St. Patrick’s Day made me love them even more!

Erin and Mike were married before their family and friends at Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral in Raleigh, NC, whose stunning sanctuary rivals the best cathedrals in Europe. After taking post-ceremony photos around Raleigh with their wedding party and sweet dachshund, Snickerdoodles, the newlyweds joined their guests at The Fairview for a Woodland inspired cocktail and dinner reception designed entirely by the bride herself.

Erin got the idea for a Woodland themed wedding reception when she was captivated by a hedgehog planter at Pier 1 Imports.  She quickly figured out how many she would need, located stores across the country that still had them, and recruited her friends who lived near those stores to acquire them.  The end result were whimsical centerpieces beautifully accented with baby’s breath and floral arrangements designed by The English Garden.  The wooden stands and candle boxes that completed the look were built by the couple and an assembly line of family members.  Two of their most unique details were the “Guest Ribbon Tree”, which came from the Matron of Honor’s backyard, and the adorable bride/groom hedgehog cakes, skillfully designed by the talented Cakes by Chloe.

Guests were treated to an elegantly plated meal expertly prepared and served by Rocky Top Catering, and Stylus S.E. kept the dance floor packed throughout the night as the newlyweds celebrated with their marriage with their closest friends and family.

Congratulations, Erin and Mike!  Thank you for allowing Chestnut & Vine to be a part of your wedding day.  We had a blast!

Photographs Courtesy of Joe Payne Photography

Erin & Mike’s All-Star Wedding Team

Photographer: Joe Payne Photography

Ceremony Venue: Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral

Reception Venue: The Fairview

Wedding Coordinator: Chestnut & Vine Day-of Wedding Coordination

Caterer/Bar Service: Rocky Top Catering

Florals: The English Garden

DJ: Stylus S.E.

Hair/Makeup: Makeup by Ashley Mooney

Cake: Cakes by Chloe

Linen, Dinnerware and Decor Rentals: Themeworks

Transportation: North Hills Transportation