{Aaron and Kristen: June 26, 2010}

7 Jul

Kristen called Merrymaking Events for help coordinating her wedding just a few months before the big day. Like the majority of brides, as the day drew closer, the details mounted and she decided she needed help! With all of the wonderful details she had planned for her big day, we were excited to be able to join her team of wonderful wedding vendors to bring it all together!

Kristen and Aaron got married on a very, very hot June day in an outdoor ceremony at the Raleigh Little Theatre Rose Garden. To keep from melting in the 95+ degree heat, guests kept cool in the shade while sipping on cold water and eating gourmet Mojito, Cherry-Lime, & Pomegranate-Tangerine popsicles from LocoPops in Raleigh.

As we drove to the reception at The Cotton Room, owned and operated under Triangle Catering, the heavy thunderstorms were threatening disaster. By the time we arrived at the refurbished, industrial loft in Durham, the storms had cleared and the large, open space on the third floor was ready to go! The English Garden created beautiful peony centerpieces for the dining tables and modern wheatgrass centerpieces with family snapshots for the cocktail tables.

A 4-tier wedding cake from Sweet Memories was topped with precious “love birds” and stood as a focal point in the far corner of the loft!  After dinner, the party really got started, thanks to Ron Smith DJ. All of the wonderful details were caught on film by the very talented & photo genius, Stacy Borelli and her team from Swank Photo Studio.

The whimsy and fun details from this wedding were boundless, from the funky mustache and lip props for a retro Polaroid guest book to the pink, white and black paper airplane exit. This wedding certainly allowed Kristen and Aaron to let their unique style shine through and for that, it will be memorable to all in attendance.

Merrymaking Events was delighted to be a part of Kristen and Aaron’s special day. We wish them nothing but relaxation (and good wine) on their honeymoon in Napa Valley and best wishes for a lifetime of joy in their married life!


{Ceremony} Raleigh Little Theatre Rose Garden, Raleigh, NC
The Cotton Room, Durham, NC
{Wedding Planners}
Kristin Turner & Kat Kestler, Merrymaking Events
Stacy Borelli & team, Swank Photo Studios
{Wedding Cake}
Sweet Memories
Ron Smith DJ
The English Garden


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