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All Saints Chapel is a beautiful historic venue in downtown Raleigh. To take it’s historic interior to modern times we decided to bring masculine chess pieces and geometric patterns, a classy bar cart area, and elegant rings and colors (including black and white, gold and purple) to the interior of this late 19th century space. The result was lush flowers, a petal-filled aisle, modern table setting and two smiling grooms. We are so excited this was featured on Love Inc Magazine!
The invitation’s gold writing stood out amongst its black paper background. The hand-lettering style of the envelopes were mimicked on glass discs at the grooms’ place-settings. The two-toned rings were complimentary, being careful to go with the style of our gay couple yet not be too matchy-matchy. The metallic tones were also picked up on the incredible cake. Two-tiers, perfect for an intimate wedding, were kept sharp and eye-catching with a gold top-tier, middle black fondant band, and bottom white tier adorned in sugar anemone flowers.
Another favorite detail was the polka dot bow-ties the grooms wore. They helped one another put the finishing touches on their outfits and top it all off with a beautiful purple Calla Lily and Dusty Miller boutonniere tied with a touch of metal wire to keep the modern theme going.
How cute are these two? One of the unique things about this wedding inspiration is the escort “cards.” In lieu of paper cards each guest’s name was written on a chess piece. Their table number was indicated on the bottom of it. They also chose to incorporate their golden retriever dogs who also wore matching bow ties, but opted for black and white plaid. 😉
I absolutely adore how “spring” their flowers are. From white and lilac hydrangea to purple tulips and greenery the looks and scent of the season surrounded them. Ghost chairs were provided at the tables and each setting had a gold dot edged charger and gold rimmed salad plate. Black flatware flanked the plates. (Which, if you ask me, is super sleek and perfect for a masculine gay wedding.)
Whoopie pies and color appropriate cocktails were served to end the celebration. Blackberry and grape juices are perfect for purple colored libations carefully created to match this specific palette. What a sweet way to end the day!
Venue: All Saints Chapel / Suits: Cape Fear Formalwear / Linens: Classic Party Rentals / Florist: Blossom Floral Artistry / Cake: Edible Art / Rentals: ThemeWorks / Hand-lettering and invitation: Calligraphy by Carrie / Bartending: On the Rocks Bartending / Rings: Diamonds Direct / Dog Bowtie: Carolina Pines