Lauren & Graham | A Hyatt Place Wedding in Raleigh, NC

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If you imagine an ideal situation for the perfect wedding day, what do you picture? Blue skies, proud parents, a beautiful and smiling bride in a lacy dress? Groomsmen goofing off, bridesmaids in cowboy boots, never-ending North Carolina barbecue? How about a sweet and meaningful ceremony, a bride and groom who have tons of fun together both excited to be getting married, and a surrounding of energetic and involved friends and family members all committed to helping make the wedding day a day to remember?

Lauren and Graham’s late September wedding had all of these elements, and of course more. Lauren looked picture-perfect in a gorgeous lace dress, and Graham’s expression when he saw her—and adorably attempted to suppress an ear-splitting grin—was utterly priceless. The Hyatt Place provided the perfect blank slate for their burlap-and-lace, country chic wedding style, a theme that continued from the bridesmaids’ dresses, to the multi-layered pew bows, to the “Hitched” banner on Lauren and Graham’s sweetheart table, even to the lace pattern etched into the surface of their wedding cake.

Long love stories are among our favorites, and so it was wonderful to us to see Lauren and Graham’s—which began in high school—culminate in such a beautiful wedding day. Our heartfelt wishes for a lifetime of happiness! Enjoy the images below!

Katina of Visions of Elegance Events created a beautifully designed and well executed wedding. Rev. Mike Frese officiated at the historic and lovely Millbrook United Methodist Church, and the Hyatt Place Raleigh West hosted the fantastic reception. Michelle at Embellished Blooms created lush and perfect arrangements, while Sabrina of Sabrina’s Delights crafted a delicious lace-patterned cake. DJ Steve Max from Feel the Sound with Music in Motion spun some tunes to keep guests dancing. Lauren’s dress came from Victorian Rose Bridals in Raleigh.

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