Bride: Shereese Vick

Groom: Brandon Vick

Wedding Date: July 13th, 2013

VenueCardinal Club Raleigh, NC

PhotographyIn His Image Photography

HairAura Salon & Boutique

MUA: S. Davis Make Up Artist

The bride on her special day: 

Our venue, the Cardinal Club, fit our style and desired location. Our wedding theme was simple elegance. The Cardinal Club’s elegant spiral staircase and stunning views of downtown Raleigh was the perfect backdrop to fit with this theme. We wanted a downtown Raleigh wedding and liked the look and feel of the Cardinal Club space. We also wanted the ceremony and reception to be held under one roof, and the Cardinal Club was able to provide that seamless transition, as well as full-service amenities. The ceremony and the reception were both held under the same roof. The reception was held on the 29th floor (penthouse). The stunning view of the city from the huge floor-to-ceiling window, especially at night, complemented the glowing candles and impressive flower arrangements of our reception décor beautifully.

“The ceremony and reception areas were decorated beautifully with gorgeous tall and impressive floral arrangements, consisting of white hydrangeas and roses, designed by Lyn Graves of Fresh Affairs.

“The five-tier wedding cake by Cinda’s Creative Cakes looked absolutely stunning! It consisted of a crystal rhinestone band around the base of the cake and crystal jewels accented on the cascading flowers. This bling effect definitely added sparkle and provided a very elegant presentation. The cake not only looked amazing, but it was also very moist and tasted delicious! The layers were filled with chocolate and vanilla flavors with butter cream icing.

“For the wedding ceremony, we chose traditional classical music performed by harpist Winifred Garrett. We danced our first dance to John Legend’s ‘So High.’ Our reception songs can only be described as high-energy party songs and DJ Red October kept the dance floor rocking all night long! Our guests had a really great time.

“We distributed several wedding favors: chocolates, gelato, and photo booth strips. We sent each guest home with a small silk organza bag filled with Hershey’s Hugs and Kisses chocolates. The attached tag read, ‘Hugs and kisses from the Mr. and Mrs.’ It was a super cute idea and all of the guests really loved it! The Gelato Bar provided by Henry’s Gelato was also a huge hit as a favor for our guests! Everyone definitely enjoyed posing with the many props from the photo booth provided by Behind the Curtain. Those photo strip favors will definitely remind our guests of the great time they had at our wedding!”

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