Jessica & Dustin | Modern Urban Fall Wedding at Young Hearts Distilling

Wedding: 9 October 2021 | Posted: 26 October 2021

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Planning a wedding is hard enough; planning a wedding when you live across the country from the city in which you're planning it is a world of difficulty apart. But that's exactly what Jessica & Dustin did! These two live in California (by way of Texas, North Carolina, New York...), did most of their planning via video calls, and shipped most of their wedding décor and details across the country to helpful bridesmaid and friend Mackenzie.

Except, that is, for Jessica's dress. This custom-made, voluminous stunner, with its sparkly bodice and 3D flowers, got its own seat on the plane when Jessica & Dustin flew in for their wedding weekend.

Though the day was gray, drizzly, rainy, and kind of gross, Jessica's gorgeous red hair and all the fall colors they incorporated into their décor kept the warmth coming—helped along by his 'n' hers signature cocktails and a wicked dance party, of course. These two dear hearts exchanged vows and rings on the roof deck at Young Hearts Distilling in downtown Raleigh surrounded by loved ones from all over the country, and partied into the night to celebrate!

While Mike and I were sad to miss this epic party, we are super grateful to our friends Evan and Jess for stepping up to associate shoot it for us, and we were glad to be able to stop by before we left downtown for the night. Jessica and Dustin are delightful, vibrant people, and we wish them much joy in the long, happy years of their marriage to come! Enjoy a selection of our favorites from the day below, and send Jessica & Dustin warm vibes for a lifetime of love while you're scrolling!

Vendors

Photographers: Evan Daniels & Jessica Berkowitz for MKM Photography
Venue, Catering, and Bar: Young Hearts Distilling
Officiant: Matthew Peth (friend of the couple)
Flowers: North Raleigh Florist
Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes
Ceremony Music: Raleigh Jazz Orchestra
DJ: Fin the DJ
Hair & Makeup: Rodney Robledo, Robledo Studio
Stationery: Etsy
Dress: Sonthai Gi, Bridal Gown Studio
Accommodations: Residence Inn Raleigh
Caricature Artist: Lonnie Knabel, Carolina Caricatures

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Love the bold and fun downtown distillery feel of Jessica & Dustin's wedding photos? Want similarly colorful and energetic images of you and your love? Something completely else in mind? We'd love to hear what you're planning! Use the Contact Us link above or send Kate an email to start the conversation—we can't wait to hear from you!

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