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Romance in the Cobblestone Streets of Raleigh

Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral & Market Hall Wedding in downtown Raleigh

While away on a romantic vacation to Couto de Ervededo, Portugal, Adam popped the question – in Jessica’s Portuguese grandparents’ driveway! For this nostalgic couple, a ceremony at the gorgeous new Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral was perfection. This was followed by a Market Hall wedding reception, in downtown Raleigh. This warehouse wedding venue among the cobblestone streets of City Place provided a warm atmosphere, and allowed Adam and Jessica to decorate and create their own unique reception.

Artsy Wedding Portraits in City Market next to Cool Mural walls in Romantic Raleigh Streets Downtown Raleigh by f8 Photo Studios
WEDDING PLANNER Sally Oakley Weddings & Events | PHOTOGRAPHER f8 Photo Studios

Elegant Gowns & Glamour for this Southern Wedding Party

Bride Jessica looked simply beautiful in a strapless sweetheart neckline, floor-length A-line, NY Bride and Groom Bridal Gown. Her dark brown hair, styled in a classic updo by Perfection by Patricia, popped gorgeously with a white veil. Next to their bride-to-be, the bridesmaids walked down the aisle in magenta tea-length dresses from Azazie. Perfection by Patricia completed the entire bridal party wedding day look with lovely makeup artistry. The Southern belles looked naturally beautiful for the downtown Raleigh wedding day!

Mother of Bride fixing Daughter's Veil Hair and Makeup by Perfections by Patricia at Market Hall wedding venue Raleigh by f8 Photo Studios

Neutral Color Palette by Top Raleigh Florist

Watered Garden florist designed extravagant bouquets of soft white and pastel pink roses arranged with natural greenery. The groomsmen stood by handsomely in gray suits with matching white and pink boutonnieres. This neutral color palette worked well for both the Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral ceremony, and the Market Hall wedding reception.

Groomsmen in Gray Suits for downtown Romantic Raleigh Market Hall Wedding f8 Photo Studios

Heavenly Wedding Ceremony at The Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral in Raleigh

Magnificent ceilings and archways adorned the Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral in Raleigh, NC as Adam & Jessica promised their love to one another before God. Crystal-clear white walls and natural lighting made for an illuminous bridal entrance. Rings from Diamonds Direct symbolized the beautiful couple’s eternal love.

First look with Father of the Bride Hair and Makeup by Perfections by Patricia at Market Hall Wedding by f8 Photo Studios
Program for Raleigh wedding at Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral, Wedding Planner Sally Oakley Weddings and Events f8 Photo Studios
Ring Bearer and Flower Girl at Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral on NC State Campus in Raleigh NC by f8 Photo Studios
Bride escorted down aisle by mother and father at Raleigh Cathedral Holy Name of Jesus wedding bouquet by Watered Garden f8 Photo Studios
Bride and Groom at Catholic Raleigh wedding in Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral f8 Photo Studios
Bride and Groom at Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral by Raleigh wedding planner Sally Oakley flowers by Watered Garden and Hair Perfection by Patricia and f8 Photo Studios

Making My Way Downtown with f8 Photo Studios, to Market Hall Wedding Venue in Raleigh

Following a sentimental ceremony, guests made their way over to the Market Hall wedding reception in downtown Raleigh.

Along the way, the wedding party took portraits around downtown Raleigh. The made a stop at the NC State Capitol building, before making their way to City Market. The happy couple took their wedding portraits outside of their Market Hall wedding in the cobblestone streets, beneath trees and strings of lights. One of the best wedding photographers in Raleigh, f8 Photo Studios captured every angle and loving glance between Adam & Jessica.

“Cara from f8 Photo Studios took gorgeous photos of us. She was very fun to work with and easy to talk to. She was professional and knew exactly where to go to get the best pictures.”

Wedding Party in Azazie dresses planned by Sally Oakley Wedding Events at NC state capitol in Raleigh with American flags and flowers by Watered Garden f8 Photo studios
Historic Market Hall warehouse wedding venue in downtown romantic streets of Raleigh City Market, by f8 Photo Studios
WEDDING VENUE Market Hall
Market Hall wedding means beautiful City Market portraits with Sally Oakley Weddings and Events and hair by Perfection by Patricia f8 Photo Studios
Wedding Portraits in City Market by f8 Photo studios at downtown Raleigh event space Market Hall Sally Oakley as planner

Sally Oakley Creates The Perfect Raleigh Market Hall Wedding

Adam and Jessica knew that they wanted a sweet summertime wedding in downtown Raleigh wedding venue Market Hall, and not much else! Top-notch NC wedding planner Sally Oakley Wedding and Events came in handy. Sally Oakley listened to every single interest and request from the couple, and helped design the entire event to perfection.

Bride Jessica says Sally Oakley was there every step of the way, “All of her vendor suggestions were great and we know that we couldn’t have had such a great wedding without her.”  

Market Hall warehouse wedding venue in Downtown Raleigh City Market with CE Rental linens Sally Oakley Weddings and flowers by Watered Garden Florist f8 Photo Studios
WEDDING VENUE Market Hall | WEDDING PLANNER Sally Oakley Weddings & Events | RENTALS CE Rental
Custom Gobo for Market Hall warehouse wedding with NC shape and couples wedding date by f8 Photo Studios
DIY Sunflower Guest Book for Raleigh Market Hall Wedding f8 Photo Studios

Tablescapes & Dinner with a Classic Southern Touch by CE Rental

Market Hall wedding venue in downtown Raleigh gave off a vintage industrial vibe with farmhouse style lighting, exposed wood beams and brick, and warm candles. Tablescapes looked spectacular with dark gray linens from CE Rental and tall vases overflowing with white, pink, and green floral designs from Watered Garden Florist.

“CE Rental was so helpful, considering we had such a blank slate at Market Hall. She executed our family style dinner so perfectly, which can be difficult with limited space on the tables!”

Market Hall warehouse wedding venue in downtown Raleigh florist Watered Gardens planning by Sally Oakley Weddings and Events CE Rental Linens f8 Photo Studios
WEDDING VENUE Market Hall | WEDDING PLANNER Sally Oakley Weddings & Events | RENTALS CE Rental | FLORIST Watered Garden Florist
Simple Table Decor for Raleigh Wedding at Market Hall Flowers by Watered Garden CE Rental Linens f8 Photo Studios
WEDDING VENUE Market Hall | WEDDING PLANNER Sally Oakley Weddings & Events | RENTALS CE Rental
Romantic First Dance at Market Hall warehouse wedding venue in downtown Raleigh by f8 Photo Studios
WEDDING VENUE Market Hall

Rocky Top Catering Serves Southern Delicacies

Guests were served an absolutely delicious dinner, catered by Rocky Top Catering. Smooth buttery heaps of mashed potatoes and tender savory steak had guests begging Rocky Top Catering for their secret Southern recipes! Another memorable station was the “Build Your Own Biscuit Bar.” Market Hall allows outside caterers to visit their event space, and Rocky Top is one of their favorite choices.

For dessert, a vanilla naked wedding cake with soft icing and white and pink roses to match the floral designs by Watered Garden Florist.

Build Your Own Biscuit Bar by Rocky Top Catering for Romantic Raleigh Wedding at Market Hall warehouse venue f8 Photo Studios
CATERING Rocky Top
Naked Wedding Cake with White Icing and Pink Roses by Watered Garden florist at Raleigh Market Hall wedding by f8 Photo Studios
Cute Cookie Wedding Favors at Downtown Raleigh Market Hall wedding venue f8 Photo Studios
Bride and Groom dancing at Market Hall wedding reception in romantic downtown Raleigh f8 Photo Studios
First Dance Kiss at Market Hall downtown Raleigh and custom NC projection Sally Oakley Weddings f8 Photo Studios

The End is Just the Beginning

Adam & Jessica’s romantic Market Hall wedding in downtown Raleigh ended just the way the day began — with love and happiness. The newlyweds escaped off into the night in a bright red Raleigh Rickshaw with a “Just Married” banner and flowers hanging off the back love-seat. After guests hugged and kissed goodbye, they retired at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel for a night of sweet Southern wedding dreams.

Sparkler Exit at Downtown Raleigh Market Hall wedding by Sally Oakley Weddings and Events f8 Photo Studios
Just Married Rickshaw Ride in Downtown Romantic Raleigh Market Hall Wedding planned by Sally Oakley flowers Watered Garden f8 Photo Studios

Priceless Advice from bride Jessica:

“Trust the vendors! They know what they are doing!”

We at SB&G could not agree more… Of course, finding the right vendors is the part where we focus!

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