When Bryana told me that she envisioned her wedding having a farm-to-table / organic feel while not being too trendy – I knew this girl was after my own heart.
She and Nikolai live in Raleigh but were both raised here in NENC so having a down-home feel to their city wedding day was of utmost importance to them. They celebrated their wedding ceremony in the heart of Raleigh, NC at the Beautiful Mordecai House. The plantation style buildings and adorable chapel highlighted the look and feel of their wedding perfectly!
Their reception followed at Historic City Market just a few blocks away. The 101 year old building has been restored over the years and is now called Market Hall and is the most amazing venue for weddings!
This old farmers market was the perfect backdrop for their city + hometown reception :) When I first met Bryana and she told me of the theme and direction she envisioned for her wedding – I knew exactly who to send her to – Yeopim Flowers. my friend Sybil, of course did not disappoint. She never does!
Sybil designed her florals around mostly greenery with simple white blossoms here and there and she even incorporated the most beautiful cabbages with many of her arrangements! Fresh, local fruit was the favor for guests to bag and take home, all of which paid homage to the rural lifestyle that surrounded Bryana and Nikolai growing up here in Hertford and Edenton.
We loved every ounce of this wedding day. From Bryana’s BHLDN gown, to her organic style, to the locations (those locations though!!), to the beers Nikolai home brewed for their guests, all the way to the crazy fun party that her friends and family enjoyed with them.
THIS wedding, yall, was right up our alley. We are so thankful we were able to celebrate Mr. & Mrs. Simonsen’s wedding day alongside them!
Ceremony // Mordecai House
Reception // Market Hall
Videographers // Esef Productions
Floral Designer // Yeopim Flowers
Catering // Southern Harvest (Farmers Table Restaurant Group)
Cake Artist // Simply Cakes
DJ // Doug McCollough
Makeup and Hair Artist // Teighla Norris Hair & Makeup
Dress Shop // BHLDN
Dress Designer // Vatana Watters
Bridesmaids Dress Shop // Bella Bridesmaids
Men’s Attire // Belk
Invitations // Wedding Paper Divas
Programs // Anna Lou Avenue