Raleigh North Carolina Wedding Photographer: Alyssa and Nathan | Haywood Hall, Raleigh NC Wedding Photography

Alyssa and Nathan’s Haywood Hall Wedding in Raleigh, NC was beautiful event filled with love, joy, and a few weather challenges to overcome!

We went from warm and sunny, to dark and rainy, and back again all within a few hours. Thankfully due to our education and experience, we were prepared to capture their day no matter what Mother Nature threw at us!

Venue

The day started warm and sunny, with the last remnants of summer hanging on into October. This was our first time at Haywood Hall and we were so impressed. It is beautiful and I love all the rich history from this location. When we asked Alyssa how she new this was the perfect venue for her, she told us: “When we first toured Haywood Hall it was clear that this was the place! We looked at a bunch of venues and none had the right vibe…. I love the side garden area where the reception will take place.”

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Details

All of the perfectly subtle fall details were perfect for the venue! Each place setting had a custom shot glass and airplane bottle with a “drink me” tag (as in the Alice in Wonderland reference). Alyssa’s mother did all of the florals for for the day – they are all absolutely gorgeous!

 

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The Gown

Alyssa found her perfect gown at Carolina Bridal World. She told us that she just kept coming back to this beautiful gown by Allure and knew it was the one! She is such a beautiful bride!

For her bridesmaids and groomsman she went with shades of Raspberry.

I really wanted to incorporate purple as that is my favorite color. I also am a big wine lover and we originally looked at vineyards for our ceremony and reception. I started with picking “raspberry” for the bridesmaids dresses at Azazie.com, and we found purples at men’s warehouse to match. I used a color scheme generator from Adobe, that I know of from working in the design field, to find complimentary colors of natural greens and yellow. Think succulents and sunflowers.

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First Look

Alyssa and Nathan chose to do a first look before their ceremony to have some special time with just the two of them. I am so thankful we had this time! The clouds were slowly rolling in at this point, but we were able to capture this quiet time in front of the house. Nathan was so emotional! First looks are a great way to build in time to slow down and have an intimate moment together on your wedding day. We have a whole post about first looks and why we love them HERE.

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Ceremony

We were able to take a few more portraits outside before the storm blew through! The sky was so dark, it looked like night in the middle of the day. Thankfully we found a place in side to take family portraits before the ceremony. The sky cleared just as it was time to head back outside for the main event!

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During the ceremony, the clouds began to come back and for a few moments, the sky opened up and it rained again! The ceremony proceeded on Alyssa and Nate were married under the beautiful oak trees.

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Reception

The reception was filled with lots of laughter and amazing Italian food! Their first dance was even choreographed! Alyssa and Nathan’s wedding at Haywood Hall was wonderful and we are so grateful to have been there to capture it!

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Want to see their engagement session? Click HERE! 

Vendor Team

Photography: Him and Her Photography
Venue: Hawyood Hall
Dress: by Allure at Carolina Bridal World
Bridesmaids: by Azazie
Groom/Groomsmen: Men’s Warehouse
Make-Up: Aesthetically Adine
Day-of Coordination: Catrina Reese
Officiant: Rebecca Wiglama
Catering: Dante’s Italiano
Cake: Publix
Bartending: Mackey’s Pub
DJ/Entertainment:DJ KJB Entertainment

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