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Real Wedding – Victoria & Rudy at Merrimon Wynne

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Victoria and Rudy’s January wedding at the historic Merrimon-Wynne house exuded romance and classic elegance. Their soft winter color palette and the venue’s lush manicured grounds came together in perfect harmony for the couple’s unforgettable day.

Located in the heart of downtown Raleigh, the carefully-restored home originally built in 1876 encompasses old southern charm in its grandeur. Victoria and Rudy’s ceremony took place in the exquisite Carriage House, which boasts intricate grande chandeliers, rich exposed beams, and gorgeous rolling glass doors. While there’s no doubt about the beauty of historic home, all eyes were on Victoria as she floated down the aisle in her ethereal gown, complete with cascading tulle flowers. She carried an arrangement of soft blush and peach blooms interspersed with fresh greenery, tied together with  powder blue ribbon. Her bridesmaids complemented her perfectly in pale blue gowns with elegant ivory scarves draped around their bodices. Rudy and his groomsmen looked handsome in classic charcoal suits with crushed velvet bowties. All eyes were on the soon-to-be Balduses as their recited their vows to one another in front of a minimalistic gold altar with billowing beige linens and an abundant floral arrangement reminiscent of Victoria’s beautiful bouquet.

After the ceremony, the venue was transformed to house the reception. Round tables covered in white linens were topped with metallic votives and floral arrangements that provided a nice pop of color. In addition, a long farm table covered in gray velvet was topped with a gorgeous swath of greenery, elegant tall candles, and small metallic votives. The glow of the candlelight and of the exquisite grand chandeliers overhead created the perfect ambience for celebration. After a delicious dinner, Victoria and Rudy cut into their stunning cake – a decadent three-tiered creation covered in a white crumb coat and decorated with soft blush roses. As the day faded to dusk and the celebrations came to a close, the couple bid their loved ones adieu and embarked upon their new life together as newlyweds. Cheers to the Balduses!

Florist – Bushel and Peck

Specialty – Greenhouse Picker Sisters

Participating Vendors:

Venue: Merrimon-Wynne

Planning: alexia_collective

Officiant: Dr. Steven Benko

Photo: @ajdunlap

DJ: @bunndjco

Ceremony Music: @ariosostrings

Catering: @donovansdish


HMU: Karey Foushee

Cake: @ashleycakesnc

Bridal Gown: Lana Addison

Film Scans: Photo Vision Prints

Paper: Minted

Grooms Tux: The Black Tux

Bow Tie: Mr. Bow Tie