He was out with his friend enjoying a September evening at a local bar. She was also there with her friends. He had taken notice of her, and she of him, but didn’t talk that evening. Shortly after that night, Alison signed up to volunteer at a non-profit student mentoring program and just so happened that she was signed up for very the hour that Adam also mentored. Finally they met. A few weeks later they hung out with friends and stayed out talking until 4:30am. Adam finally asked Alison out alone and they talked the night away. Moving from a coffee shop to a bar, closing both down never having a moment of awkward silence. Things were amazing, something they hadn’t experienced before. The two found they shared common beliefs and experienced similar situations in life. They knew early on they were made for one another.
They both love and live in downtown Raleigh, and wanted a venue there. They wanted something unique that spoke to their respective styles, and loved the look of the exposed brick walls that showed the age and history of the building. It was urban and modern, while still having a warm ambience. The overall theme was modern geometric, hexagons as the main graphic element, with an organic twist. They wanted to combine their two styles; Alison’s modern, graphic/simple, Adam’s organic/complex.
They made all the decorations, the 3 designs for the tables at the reception:
“We just saw it!!!!!!!! It was better than anything Adam and I could have ever imagined!!!!!! I’ve had butterflies in my stomach since I read your email this morning, and I rushed home from work so that Adam and I could watch it together. I cried a lot of happy tears (pretty standard for me, and Adam’s best indicator of how happy I am with something) and we can’t believe how beautifully you guys wove all of the elements together. Our wedding was such a magical day, and I love that you captured the feeling of it all in a mere 7 minutes. It feels surreal to re-watch the events of preparing for our wedding and the actual wedding day. Some of the things we don’t remember happening because of our nervous wedding day hazes, so being able to see what actually happened is so special!!!! One of the best parts of this whole experience was getting to meet both of you – Adam and I think you guys are incredible people, and so awesome!!! I’ve used up my weekly allotment for exclamation points in emails, so I better end my rambling thank you note. Adam wants me to tell you that he thinks Vimeo is broken, because it only lets us “like” the video instead of “freaking love” it! I’m going off to watch it again 🙂 many, many happy thanks from the Smitley’s!! :D”…Alison + Adam
Venue | The Stockroom at 230
I find myself saying this often, but this week did flew by! Inspired by this week’s Old Hollywood Glam wedding and my obsession with all things Hollywood Regency, I created the inspiration board below. Nothing like a good dose of pink + gold.
We wanted to share this wedding video by one our Blue Label cinematographers, Films for Life. We love the documentary style telling the story not just of their wedding but their love story. Allison and Adam are both artists, so making all of the decor themselves was only natural. They wanted something unique that spoke to their respective styles, and loved the look of the exposed brick walls that showed the age and history of the building. It was urban and modern, while still having a warm ambiance. The overall theme was modern geometric, hexagons as the main graphic element, with an organic twist. They wanted to combine their two styles; Alison’s modern, graphic/simple, Adam’s organic/complex. Be sure to watch their video:
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