January 20, 2016

Real Weddings: Brooke & Matthew

Happy January! It's an exciting year ahead for newly engaged couples coming to our site, but we're just as happy to hear from our previous brides and see how their dream weddings came together.

Brooke and Matthew had a December wedding at The Stockroom at 230 in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. They worked with close family friends and family members to get all the special details just right. Going with a Christmas-themed wedding, they incorporated their favorite cakes made by  family members, live greenery, and a candlelit ceremony.

A few years back, both Brooke and Matthew lost grandparents whom they considered their "best friends." The whole wedding planning process was emotional for Brooke because she wanted her grandmother there to help her pick out my dress, bake her cakes, and most importantly, watch her get married. As Brooke's father gave her away and she took Matthew's hand, it started to rain outside. She knew that their deceased grandparents were there in spirit to see them get married. Brooke gave Matthew his grandfather's pocket watch personalized with his grandparents' wedding day and theirs, and her aunt and uncle made her grandmother's special Red Velvet cake that was enjoyed by all of the guests.

Brooke's bridesmaids wore Alfred Sung dupioni dresses in the color Barcelona.

"The dresses were absolutely gorgeous, and we received the most compliments on them. I was very hesitant in the beginning because I did not know about the quality of dresses, colors, or fit. I consulted with Joielle, and they were very quick to respond. They shipped the Barcelona duponi swatch promptly and upon receiving, I knew that this was the color that I wanted. The consultants worked with each of my bridesmaids individually to help them with their sizing and ordering. The whole process was smooth. I would highly recommend this company to any bride."

Congrats Brooke and Matthew! We know that your loving grandparents are smiling down on you as you embark on a joyful life together. 

Photographer: Laura Harris Photography 
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