Gold sequined bridesmaid dresses, a burgundy suit on the groom, and the bride’s gorgeous A-line tulle gown are just a few of the seriously killer style choices at Irene and Chris’s Raleigh wedding! Blest Studios captured every sweet moment of Irene and Chris’s wedding, including the incredible feat of capturing couple portraits in the venue’s parking lot between rain downpours. This super heartfelt and quirky wedding at Bridge Club was full of fun surprises, amazing food, and tons of dancing!
Irene and Chris
Bridge Club, Raleigh, North Carolina
Our first look was definitely the most memorable moment. We were most excited to see each other first and spend time alone together before the circus of the day.
I just wanted to look and feel beautiful. I loved the color of my dress, I wanted Chris to love it, too. My makeup inspiration was to look as natural as possible. I didn’t care about anything else.
We love color and were really going for a modern vibe – so we went there. Our colors were blush, burgundy, rose gold, and grey. Chris and I LOVE color. We knew that we didn’t want to stick to traditional wedding tones. Once we started looking into things – we just let our imagination run and tried to have fun with it.
The rest of our party wore dresses from Rent the Runway and suits from The Black Tux – both rented their items, we wanted our parties to shine and look and feel good as well, we didn’t want them to break the bank to do so.
We LOVE Brett, our photographer. She was amazing. She is funny and easy to talk to. She wore so many hats for us that day. It was rainy. I was stressed. She calmed us and felt like family. Her pictures are amazing and she was just the best!
We had a close friend play an electric guitar over Phil Collins for the processional. Chris is a HUGE Phil Collins fan and our friends and family know that. This was a a surprise for them and it made Chris excited. It was weird and quirky. It was funny and set the tone for the night to come.
The photo taken in the parking lot directly after the wedding ceremony is an amazing shot – it basically poured during the entire thing and we had a break in weather and our photographer captured it perfectly.
We chose Bridge Club specifically for the food. We love to eat and wanted the food to be the star of the evening. We didn’t trust any other venue would be able to deliver the way Bridge Club did, we definitely made the right decision.
We also included a fat head of our dog, Lilly. It was a way to include her in our day, she’s a dog and obviously couldn’t be at the venue. But we love her and having our friends take pics with her throughout the night made it special for us.
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Congratulations to Irene and Chris, and a huge thanks to Blest Studios for submitting this wedding to Junebug! Want more Raleigh wedding inspiration? Then you’ve got to see this intimate downtown Raleigh wedding at The Stockroom at 230!