Tag: All Saint’s Chapel

Rochelle and Jerred at All Saints Chapel in Raleigh

Photo by Katherine Miles Jones Photography

“There are not enough words to describe how wonderful Katherine Edwards is, both as a person and an officiant. My husband and I aren’t particularly religious, so we were looking for someone who would work with us to create a meaningful, customized ceremony that reflected our love and relationship, while also being entertaining and engaging for our guests. Katherine provided all of that and more. The ceremony was exactly what we had envisioned and everyone in attendance said it was the most unique, moving, personalized wedding they had ever been to.

Katherine was a pleasure to work with from day one – we instantly clicked with her. She was incredibly kind, considerate, and absolutely determined to provide a sweet and personalized ceremony for us. Throughout the entire process, Katherine was responsive, encouraging, and attentive, offering feedback and guidance on factors like time and length, plus a few ideas that turned out to be perfect additions to the ceremony. We decided to write our own vows, and Katherine graciously (and patiently) read each draft to make sure they complemented each other.

On the day of the wedding, we felt comfortable, confident, and entirely at ease knowing that Katherine had everything under control. She delivered the ceremony beautifully, and managed to make what was already a perfect day even better. It can be hard to remember the more practical details of getting married when it’s the actual day, but with Katherine there we didn’t have to – she handled all of the logistics of the marriage license, including getting the witness signatures returning it to the Register of Deeds, and sending us a follow up email with important info.

We obviously couldn’t have tied the knot without Katherine, but we also wouldn’t have wanted to. She made the most important part of the wedding day the least stressful, and we are so grateful to have found her. You won’t find a warmer, sweeter, more positive or more capable officiant anywhere.”

All Saint’s Chapel Wedding { Maggie + Matt } Raleigh, NC

I am going to make a much more concerted effort to keep up with blogging this wedding season. And what better couple to start with than Maggie and Matt who were married at All Saint’s Chapel on March 5th!

All Saint’s Chapel is a truly beautiful venue in downtown Raleigh on East Street. They hold open houses regularly, so check out their website to find out when the next one is.

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I’m a new instagram user (@Ceremoniesbykatherine) so this was my first time actually using a couple’s hashtag on social media. I know, I know…. get with the times! It was fun searching by the hashtag a few days after the wedding to see guest’s pictures.

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Matt and Maggie had an unplugged ceremony, which I am always on board with! In addition to this sign (right by the programs, so no one could miss it!) I made a statement before the ceremony started asking guests to please put their phones and cameras away.

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How adorable is the bridal suite downstairs inside All Saint’s? I couldn’t help but snap this springy pic!

Flowers were done by Brides and Bouquets and they were stunning. The colors were mint, peach, and gold, which was a really lovely combination.

The altar was especially lovely with the floating candles in the hurricane vases. Matt and Maggie chose to include the wine box ceremony, so I made sure the letters, box, and wine were up front and ready to go for us.

Matt and Maggie chose the “Completely Custom” ceremony package, which includes telling their love story. Here is one of my favorite snippets describing when they first started to have feelings for each other:

Everything changed the summer following freshman year, when that same mutual friend who initially introduced them invited them to his beach house for the weekend. Both MAGGIE and MATT recognized a new connection between them on that trip. MAGGIE told me she truly can’t describe what happened or why her feelings changed so quickly, but the next thing she knew she was sitting on the beach holding MATT’s hand, wondering why she suddenly felt like she’d known him forever. MATT told me that for him it was a warm, comforting feeling that grew as he spent the day on the beach with her, and that feeling never went away.

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I always like to snap a picture of their witnesses signing the licenses and send it to the couple later. Many times the photographer is already busy with group shots and can’t get a picture of this moment. Matt and Maggie had their Maid of Honor and Best Man sign for them.

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I had to get a shot of the ladies following the ceremony to show off their beautiful color scheme. I hope I see more of this mint, peach, and gold combo this spring!

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I will leave you with this view of the chapel from the balcony at All Saint’s Chapel. Thanks for Orangerie Events for their coordination, Forage + Film for photography, and Anything Music for the music and mic!

And big thank you to Maggie & Matt for leaving a review on Wedding Wire!

Katherine was hands down one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. She was so sweet, fast to respond to emails, and answered all my questions along the way. She made our ceremony so personalized – you can tell she put a lot of time and effort into it – and everyone complimented us on how great it was. I would absolutely recommend her to others! You would be crazy to not to pick her. – Maggie & Matt