Meredith & Nick just make sense together, and their wedding day beautifully reflected that. She’s a data analyst for Durham County with an energetic, bubbly personality and type-a mindset, while he’s a teacher who all agree is loving and empathetic toward everyone. Together, she’ll make you feel invited, and he’ll make you feel welcomed. Nick says he fell in love with Mer for her compassion, she for his selflessness, and together their warmth is a blessing to all who play a part in their lives.
Venue: Market Hall – Park View
Wedding Coordinator: Beauty & the Budget Events
Photographer, Photobooth: Sean True Photography
Officiant: Hope Ledbetter-Bock
Rentals: CE Rental
Stylist: Perfectly Posh Hair & Makeup
Florist: Bloom Works
DJ: Perfect Event Entertainment
Transportation: Raleigh Rickshaw
After meeting at NC State University, these lovebirds were engaged in 2019 and planned for a fall 2020 wedding. With changing plans, they chose to be legally married on November 14, 2020 – followed by a honeymoon at Harry Potter World – and celebrated their wedding with a vow renewal on their one-year anniversary, surrounded by 100 of their friends and family. Because their vow renewal was on a Sunday, we rehearsed at 9 am the day before the venue opened for their Saturday wedding.
The next morning, we were back at Market Hall at 10 am, with the ladies getting ready. The venue served lunch and mimosas to the bridal suite, and later, when the groom and his gents arrived, Meredith & Nick took some time to read letters from each other. While they enjoyed their early afternoon, we were fast at work turning the neutral, industrial space into a fall backdrop featuring hunter green and wine red as the main colors.
Walking into the venue, guests were greeted by a welcome sign and table featuring framed photos of the couple’s engagement pictures, their original wedding day, and their parents’ wedding photos. A space was set for cards and gifts, the guest book was on the table, and LED candles filled in the space. The ceremony arbor was made of birch limbs decorated with fabric, faux flowers and greenery, and fairy lights. Along the aisle ran fall leaves, and programs were placed on each seat.
At 3:30 pm, guests took their seats and a hush fell over the room as we began. “Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop” by Landon Pigg started to play and Nick processed with Officiant Hope, followed by both sets of parents. Groomsmen, and then bridesmaids, entered one at a time, and when the Maid of Honor took her place, the song changed to “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Brooklyn Duo. Meredith slowly walked down the stairs, where she met her dad and proceeded down the aisle to meet her husband.
To end the ceremony, Meredith & Nick were re-introduced as Mr. and Mrs. Stull-Goble before they recessed to “You Are the Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne. They headed outside, along with their wedding party, to take photos around the park, while the guests enjoyed cocktail hour in the lobby with avocado toast + chicken and waffle cones as passed appetizers. The fall theme was carried throughout the venue with vases on the window sills filled with glitter pumpkins and a fall leaf garland on the bottom of the staircase. Cocktail tables were set apart with hunter-green linens, and the bar passed out customized cocktail napkins with their wedding details.
After the room flip, guests were welcomed back to the main room, where they found their seat assignments on a large poster seating chart before taking their place at 60″ round tables with white linens. Centerpieces were mason jars filled with fairy lights and faux sunflowers, set atop faux fall leaves. Red frames included printed table numbers that matched the wedding signs and menu. Because dinner was plated, we wanted the place settings to be beautiful and functional. Parchment-colored napkins were set at each place, with a sunflower-embellished menu and silver flatware set to the side. Iced water was pre-set, as well as a seasonal salad that added a beautiful pop of fall color to the tables. Guests were able to enter the reception and wait patiently as they enjoyed food and drink before the couple was introduced.
A head table was set up at the top of the room, with the couple seated in front of their ceremony backdrop. The bridesmaids and groomsmen sat beside the couple, all looking out at the guests. The table was draped in ivory linens, with faux fall leaves and fairy lights along the front edge. Specially carved wooden name cards marked the wedding party’s seats, and the bridesmaid bouquets were dispersed along the table in simple vases.
After dinner concluded, toasts were followed by the cake cutting, first dance, and formal dances. To open the dance floor, the DJ played the Anniversary Dance game, and then the party began! Near the bar, a dessert table was set with the cutting cake and coffee bar. The cake topper was a carved wood design saying “Mischief Managed.” A photo booth and prop table were set beside the welcome table after cocktail hour, with tape and sharpies available for folks to add their print-outs to the guest book. The dance floor was packed all evening, save for the bouquet and garter toss, and when the party ended at 9 pm with a sparkler sendoff, Meredith & Nick left on a trolley ride to enjoy downtown Raleigh at night.
“Highly Recommend Stephanie!
We loved working with Stephanie as our wedding coordinator! She is very detail-oriented and organized which made our wedding planning process very smooth. I loved how I didn’t have to worry about any of the details on the wedding day because she had everything under control. Stephanie was always professional and she did a great job keeping the wedding party and the vendors in line. We highly recommend Stephanie!”