Briel and Lance’s Wedding at the Matthew’s House in Cary, NC

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A Beautiful Succulent-Filled Wedding at the Matthew’s House in Cary, NC was Briel and Lance’s Dream Come True!

Briel and Lance’s wedding at the Matthew’s House in Cary, NC was a beautiful celebration of love and stunning details. From the bride’s love of succulents to the carefully chosen vendors, Briel and Lance planned every detail to perfection.

The Wedding Venue – The Matthew’s House in Cary

Briel and Lance’s wedding took place at the Matthew’s House, a charming and historic wedding venue located in the heart of Cary, NC. The venue features a stunning outdoor space, complete with a courtyard and gardens, that provided the perfect setting for the couple’s ceremony.

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The indoor reception space is just as beautiful. It boasts high ceilings, elegant chandeliers, and a classic charm that creates a warm and inviting atmosphere. The space can accommodate up to 200 guests. It makes the perfect venue for couples looking for an intimate yet elegant wedding.

The Matthew’s House also offers a bridal suite. Here the bride and her bridal party can get ready and relax before the ceremony. The suite features comfortable seating, natural light, and plenty of space for hair and makeup to be done. The groom and his groomsmen can also use the venue’s groom’s room. This space provides a comfortable and private space for the men to get ready.

The Matthews House Cary Wedding
The Matthews House Cary Wedding

The Matthew’s House is also known for its exceptional service. A team of experienced and dedicated professionals go above and beyond to ensure that every detail of the wedding is executed to perfection. The Matthew’s House is committed to providing an unforgettable experience for every couple who chooses to celebrate their wedding at this stunning venue.

The Matthews House Cary Wedding

Choosing the Vendors

Briel and Lance had a specific vision for their wedding, and ensured every detail was executed to perfection. They chose Tammy Koenig Planning to help bring their vision to life. Tammy and her team helped coordinate all of the vendors. They ensured that everything ran smoothly on the day of the wedding.

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Flowers on Broad Street provided the stunning floral arrangements. The design including a mix of succulents and white blooms, which perfectly complemented the wedding’s color palette. Bourbon ‘N Sweets created a stunning wedding cake that was a true work of art. They also included intricate succulent designs in shades of green on each of the cupcakes.

The Matthews House Cary Wedding
The Matthews House Cary Wedding
The Matthews House Cary Wedding

For hair and makeup, the bride and her bridal party turned to PinUp Studio. The stylists created stunning looks that complemented the overall aesthetic of the wedding. Briel looked stunning in her gown from Simply Blush Bridal. Bella’s Bridesmaids provided dresses in different shades that looked stunning on all of the bridesmaids. The groom and his groomsmen looked sharp in their suits from Bernard’s Formalwear.

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The Matthews House Cary Wedding

To keep the party going all night long, the couple chose Nate’s DJing Service. Their team played a mix of classic hits and modern favorites that kept guests of all ages on the dance floor. Dow Oak Events provided a photobooth for the guests to create their own fun memories.

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A Love of Succulents

Briel has a love for succulents, and she wanted to incorporate them into the wedding as much as possible. The floral arrangements, wedding cake, and even the bride’s bouquet featured a mix of succulents and big, beautiful white blooms. The green and gray hues of the succulents perfectly complemented the wedding’s color palette of bright white, navy, and shades of bluish grays and greens.

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The Matthews House Cary Wedding

The Wedding Day

On the day of the wedding, Briel and her bridesmaids got ready upstairs at the Matthew’s House. The groom and his groomsmen got ready downstairs in the groom’s room. Briel shared a sweet moment with her father during a first look. Lance joined Briel upstairs for a first touch before the ceremony.

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The Matthews House Cary Wedding
Raleigh Durham Cary Chapel Hill Triangle Wedding Photographer
The Matthews House Cary Wedding
Raleigh Durham Cary Chapel Hill Triangle Wedding Photographer
Raleigh Durham Cary Chapel Hill Triangle Wedding Photographer
The Matthews House Cary Wedding
Raleigh Durham Cary Chapel Hill Triangle Wedding Photographer

The ceremony took place in the venue’s charming garden. The guests were treated to a little show with a flowerman! Briel and Lance exchanged vows under a beautiful floral arch. They just barely missed the huge downpour of rain that started minutes after finishing up the family portraits. 

The Matthews House Cary Wedding
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The Matthews House Cary Wedding
Raleigh Durham Cary Chapel Hill Triangle Wedding Photographer
The Matthews House Cary Wedding
Raleigh Durham Cary Chapel Hill Triangle Wedding Photographer
The Matthews House Cary Wedding
Raleigh Durham Cary Chapel Hill Triangle Wedding Photographer
The Matthews House Cary Wedding
Raleigh Durham Cary Chapel Hill Triangle Wedding Photographer

After the ceremony, guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the venue’s reception area . The reception space transformed into a beautiful celebration of the couple’s love. The tables adorned with white and green floral centerpieces and succulent accents.

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The Matthews House Cary Wedding
Raleigh Durham Cary Chapel Hill Triangle Wedding Photographer
The Matthews House Cary Wedding
Raleigh Durham Cary Chapel Hill Triangle Wedding Photographer

Nate’s DJing Service kept the party going all night long, and guests danced the night away. It was a day filled with love, joy, and stunning details. Briel and Lance will cherish the memories for a lifetime.

The Matthews House Cary Wedding
The Matthews House Cary Wedding
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Raleigh Durham Cary Chapel Hill Triangle Wedding Photographer
The Matthews House Cary Wedding
Raleigh Durham Cary Chapel Hill Triangle Wedding Photographer
The Matthews House Cary Wedding
Raleigh Durham Cary Chapel Hill Triangle Wedding Photographer
The Matthews House Cary Wedding
Raleigh Durham Cary Chapel Hill Triangle Wedding Photographer
The Matthews House Cary Wedding
The Matthews House Cary Wedding
Raleigh Durham Cary Chapel Hill Triangle Wedding Photographer

Briel and Lance’s wedding at the Matthew’s House in Cary, NC was a stunning celebration of love and attention to detail. From the choice of vendors to the love of succulents, every detail was carefully planned and executed to perfection. It was a day that the couple, their friends, and family will never forget.

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We have been friends since 2006, married since 2008, and capturing memories through photography since 2010. The years of experience in all three make us uniquely qualified to tell your budding love story. If the years have taught us anything, its that fulfilling, long-lasting marriages have a foundation of friendship, and are built with joy - and perhaps quite a few carbs! 

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In addition to being a lady-boss photographer, I am a wife, a mom, a teacher and a follower of Jesus. Those things are the center of everything about who I am, what I do, and how I do it. That means I believe in how important family is, whether you are just starting your own, or are celebrating all of those special milestones. Josh and I have been married for over 12 years and photographing weddings and families for over 10 of those years. Our style has evolved over time, but we love capturing images that are bright, colorful, and tell the most important story - yours!

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Having the opportunity to live in a town as beautiful as Kernersville, NC is great. Being able to be here with Alisha is even better. I've been married over twelve years to the love of my life and for most of that time we have worked closely as wedding photographers. Because of this, we have a unique outlook on the wedding experience. Having the opportunity to find the joy and love in that special day and share it with you and your family and friends is the best thing about what I do. That's why I never miss getting a photo of the groom's face when he sees his bride for the first time.

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