These two middle school sweethearts have been together for 10 years! Daniella and Riley had the most magical summer wedding day at Carolina Grove in Hillsborough. Their wedding day has been a long time coming and I’m so excited to share a recap on the blog!
After about 9 years of being together and being long distance through college, Riley proposed one December. They went out to an Italian restaurant where they had their first anniversary date. They even took photos at the restaurant where he asked her to be his girlfriend! Then they went to McAdenville (aka Christmas town USA!) to see Christmas lights, and all their siblings were there holding up a sign that said marry me.
After witnessing their relationship with their siblings and how close they all are, it made knowing they were a part of the proposal even more special! On the wedding day, each of their siblings gave a toast and had everyone crying and laughing with their stories from over the years.
Carolina Grove is one of my favorite venues in the Raleigh area, and I have the pleasure of working here many times each year! The event staff is so amazing to work with and the space is just incredible! I love how bright and airy the venue is, and it feels so luxurious and secluded from the busy city. It was the perfect place for Daniella and Riley to celebrate their wedding day!
They had a beautiful outdoor ceremony with the trees and a beautiful broken floral arch as their backdrop. Once Gathered did an incredible job with the florals, I’m obsessed! One of my favorite pieces of the day was the florals hanging from the ceiling above the dance floor! It made all the first dance photos even more magical.
Congratulations again to Daniella and Riley! A true fairytale day for you both! Thank you so much for choosing me to be your wedding photographer and capture these moments for you! I adore you both and have so loved getting to meet all your friends and family! Enjoy reliving your day over and over again!
Scroll to see some highlights from their summer blue and white wedding day at Carolina Grove on the blog below!
Thank you to all of their amazing vendors!
Planner: Aya Cuence
Venue: Carolina Grove
Photographer: Sarah Hinckley Photography
Videographer: House of Eden Company
Catering: Cook Shack
Cake: Sugar Euphoria
Florist: Once Gathered
Hair & Makeup: Kaitlyn Elizabeth Styling
Dress: Ladies of Lineage
Designer: Martina Liana
Bride’s Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes
Bridesmaid Dresses: Birdy Grey
Stationary + Invitations: Minted
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