The Stockroom Wedding | Alison + Adam

♥ Urban/Artistic Love Story
 
The Story…
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.
 
The Details…
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:
Tall table: vase w/ painted twigs, cut twigs & top 4″ painted in colors
Medium table: colored glass in 3 different sized glass cylinders w/ floating candles
Short table: moss cut in hexagon shape, topped w/ three thin sliced logs, candles & moss covered rocks
They collected vintage picture frames & painted them in their colors, the frames were hung on the wall showcasing their favorite engagement photos, Large 3′ wide balloons were attached to the bannister entry of the Stockroom
 
Love Letters
“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
“Alison + Adam, first off we have to say that we couldn’t have picked a better wedding or couple to kick off our year! We instantly loved you both in our first meeting which turned into chatting with friends. Your joy and creativity totally sparked something exciting and creative in us which resulted in one awesome story! This was such a fun experience, but even more than that, it was so refreshing getting to know you both, your story, and seeing the love that you share. One of our favorite moments of the day was when Adam washed your feet, the significance and meaning of that was powerful. We loved every detail and Alison’s laugh makes anybody smile. Thank you for trusting us to step outside the box and hang out with you before the wedding and for allowing us to create an awesome story! We heart you both bunches!!”…Toni + Chris
 
Photographer | The Indie Image
Event Coordinator | Lindsey Moyer
Caterer & Cake Artist | Catering Works
DJ/Band | DJ Joe Bunn, Joe Bunn DJ Company
Hair/Make up | Amy Jespersen 
 
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Weekly Wrap Up + Winners!

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.

hollywood glam gold pink inspiration board

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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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