newlyweds kissing on a porch of Merrimon-Wynne House captured by Raleigh NC wedding photographer

Located in the heart of historic downtown Raleigh, NC The Merrimon-Wynne House is a perfect venue to host a wedding. This location is popular among locals as well as couples coming from different states. When it comes to charming southern weddings filled with elegance and beauty, there are few places as enchanting as the Merrimon-Wynne House. As a Raleigh wedding photographer I love capturing celebrations of love here! Let’s dive into the magical story of Jon and Tori’s spring wedding at this stunning historic venue.

Getting Ready at the Main House

Jon and Tori prepared for their special day in spacious suits rich with southern charm at the historic Main House. Gorgeous chandeliers illuminated the rooms, and the sweeping porches offered a glimpse of the lush surroundings, setting the perfect backdrop for the beginning of a beautiful celebration.

The stage was set for a day filled with pastel hues and blooming flowers that adorned every corner during this beautiful Spring wedding at Merrimon-Wynne House.

First Look and Private Vows

I felt the excitement from both the bride and groom-to-be when they headed into the first look. Right after Tori and Jon decided to share their vows privately on the back porch of the Main House. I was honored to witness and capture this special moment for them. I am a big fan of first looks and vows in private because it allows for natural reactions. Genuine heartfelt moments are my favorite to photograph because they tell the best stories.

The Wedding Ceremony at the Merimmon-Wynne House

The ceremony took place on The Lawn, under the shade of iconic southern pecan trees. Against this picturesque backdrop, Jon and Tori exchanged vows, creating a moment that would forever stay in their hearts. Throughout the day, Jon and Tori beamed with happiness, their love shining bright against the backdrop of this timeless venue. Surrounded by family and friends, they celebrated the start of their new chapter, creating memories that would last a lifetime.

Merrimon-Wynne ceremony setup

The wedding reception at the Merrimon-Wynne House

Following the heartfelt ceremony, the celebration moved to the carriage house for a night of dining and dancing. The grand chandeliers cast a warm glow over the festivities, while the exposed beams added charm to the elegant setting. Rolling glass doors opened to the pergola and lawn, inviting guests to mingle and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors. It was a perfect Spring wedding at Merrimon-Wynne House.

With a live band filling the air with music, Jon and Tori, together with their guests, danced the night away, their laughter and joy echoing through the historic halls of this beautiful venue in Raleigh. Lawn games added a playful touch to the evening, while signature drinks delighted the senses and kept the celebration in full swing. The wedding guests were at awe after they saw the gorgeous florals in the Carriage house.

Wedding guests enjoying spring wedding by raleigh wedding photographer.
Lush pastel florals at the Carriage House at Merrimon-Wynne wedding venue in Raleigh, NC. Spring wedding decor captured by raleigh wedding photographer.
the carriage house at Merrimon- Wynne House spring wedding. Merrimon-Wynne House wedding photographer.
bride and groom admiring their wedding reception design at the Merrimon-Wynne in Raleigh
floral arrangements at the Main House at Merrimon-Wynne House
Merrimon-Wynne House Raleigh wedding venue
Seating chart by Raleigh Wedding Photographer
Spring florals at the Merrimon-Wynne House
first dance at the merrimon-wynne house in Raleigh

In the heart of Raleigh, NC, the Merrimon-Wynne House stood not just as a venue, but as a keeper of stories, a witness to love, and a backdrop for the beginning of endless new tales. And in the midst of lush floral decor, pastel hues, and southern charm, Jon and Tori’s spring wedding painted a picture of love as timeless as the house itself—a true fairytale come to life. If you wish to see more weddings that I captured, click here.

I captured all these images during second shooting for Richard Barlow Photography.


Spring wedding at Merrimon-Wynne House

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