I'm not going to lie, I had no idea Allie & Tommy were getting married until two weeks before their big day, when their wedding coordinator, Emily Warrick Weddings + Events, reached out and asked me to assist her. I was happy to throw one final wedding onto my 2018 calendar, and I was more excited when I realized that the first wedding I ever worked was with Emily on Nov 11, 2017, and this final wedding of the year was again with Emily, on Nov 10, 2018! It was truly coming full circle for me, and I was ready to help as much as possible with Allie & Tommy's wedding.
This sweet and silly couple was married at Cedar Grove Acres, a beautiful farm venue that mixes elegant touches with refurbished buildings. The couple wanted to make their wedding really beautiful, and the decorative place settings, linens and chairs from CE Rental truly elevated the reception space. The florist was a family friend who went above and beyond to create bright and colorful arrangements (we loved the use of berries!), and the catering team created a perfect balance of southern cooking with gourmet execution - can you say hello to pimento cheese stuffed chicken?
Although the wedding was entirely outdoors, some heaters, a large fire pit, the drinks and the dance floor kept guests warm enough, and they partied until 9 pm despite the temp being 37 degrees. Dinner and toasts were followed by a cake pop smash, the longest conga line I've ever seen, and a group picture where everyone happily huddled for warmth. Tommy & Allie were so full of joy, dancing the night away and getting so wrapped up in each other that they seemed to be floating.
Venue: Cedar Grove Acres, Creedmoor, NC
Wedding Coordinator: Emily Warrick Weddings + Events
Assistant Coordinator: Beauty & the Budget Events
Caterer: Unforgettable Food Affairs
Desserts: Raleigh Cake Pops
Florist: The Purple Poppy
DJ: Ray Woods
Photographer: Nieto Photography
Bartender: Artful Libations
Hair: Jade Marion Hair
Makeup: Makeup by Tiffany Carnes
Bridal Shop: Traditions Bridal
"Stephanie has the amazing talent of looking at a problem and instantly coming up with three different solutions. Not only is she hardworking and efficient, but she also adds a creative touch to everything she does. You can rest assured that she will be making every aspect of your dream day come true!" - Emily Warrick, Emily Warrick Weddings + Events
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