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October 13, 2021

Downtown Raleigh Wedding at Wye Hill

wedding reception overlooking downtown Raleigh at Wye Hill Kitchen

Wye Hill Restaurant wedding overlooking downtown Raleigh

It was a double header wedding weekend, so that means I’ve got two days in a row of fresh blog posts for ya! Today’s is a recap of Tisza & Kyle’s Sunday evening wedding overlooking downtown Raleigh at Wye Hill Kitchen & Brewing.

You may remember these two from their awesome nighttime engagement session just about a month ago. I got to make some magic with them again Sunday at Wye Hill, which is an awesome restaurant that has a patio overlooking the Raleigh skyline from the top of Boylan Bridge. Tisza & Kyle had the patio to themselves (and their friends & family) the whole evening and the views to go with it.

Their awesome Wye Hill wedding team:
Dog of Distinction: Falcor
Venue & catering: Wye Hill Kitchen & Brewing
Hair & makeup: The Bardot and White Roses & Lashes
Tisza’s dress: Maggie Sottero by Rebecca Ingram, purchased from New York Bride & Groom of Raleigh
Officiant: friend of the couple
Music: Tisza’s amazing playlist, featuring a song that I had forgotten existed, but I still managed to sing along with entirely

And now, some photos!

Wye Hill wedding in downtown Raleigh

Tisza & Kyle arrived dressed and carrying their senior pup Falcor. Falcor got dressed too. Didn’t he look dapper?

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Before the ceremony, which we were timing around sunset lighting, we made some time for portraits of the almost-weds. Isn’t that feather bouquet STUNNING?!?!

purple wedding details, plus size bridal inspiration downtown raleigh wedding at Wye Hill

It was a bit overcast, but we can always make clouds look awesome!

downtown raleigh wedding at Wye Hill

More purple & feathers decorating the tables at the Wye Hill patio.

Their guests enjoyed the view and the cityscape made an awesome backdrop for some of their ceremony photos!

downtown raleigh wedding at Wye Hill Sunset during the wedding ceremony at Wye Hill in Raleigh, NC

The sunset bouncing off the building windows was golden perfection, but honestly, Tisza’s golden princess vibes were even better.

Sunset during the wedding ceremony at Wye Hill in Raleigh, NC Sunset during the wedding ceremony at Wye Hill in Raleigh, NC

Um…. Helloooo magazine worthy couple.

Wear a tiara on your wedding day!!! Downtown Raleigh wedding photos at Wye Hill

Not terribly long after the end of their ceremony, the moon appeared…

… so I obviously made them dance in the moonlight.

Downtown Raleigh wedding photos at Wye Hill

And here’s a bit of the reception fun: growlers full of water to stave off any dehydration from the Wye Hill cocktail menu, glowy rings for everyone, and a DIY polaroid photobooth.

brewery wedding details

brewery wedding details a photobooth is a great addition to your wedding

Kyle & Tisza’s moms kicked off the dancing and both of them were on the floor for a lot of the night (well done ladies!!!)

wedding reception overlooking downtown Raleigh at Wye Hill Kitchen

This is almost all of Kyle’s band. We’ll have to photoshop in the missing (in a really bad photoshop job though, maybe have them sitting in Kyle’s hands?)

wedding reception overlooking downtown Raleigh at Wye Hill Kitchen

Falcor made it onto the dance floor!!!

dog on the dance floor at a wedding

Awesome view for a dance floor right?!

wedding reception overlooking downtown Raleigh at Wye Hill Kitchen wedding reception overlooking downtown Raleigh at Wye Hill Kitchen

Always save the last dance for your new spouse!!

wedding reception overlooking downtown Raleigh at Wye Hill Kitchen wedding reception overlooking downtown Raleigh at Wye Hill Kitchen

And make sure you make it a super fun last dance: turn around bright eyes, EVERY NOW AND THEN I FALL APART. And these two spun each other on every “turn around”. Quite frankly, I’m impressed they managed to make it to the end without getting too dizzy to stay upright.

wedding reception overlooking downtown Raleigh at Wye Hill Kitchen

And that’s a wrap on this fun wedding!!

I love our downtown Raleigh weddings. And not just because it’s a VERY, VERY short commute for me, but that’s definitely a perk.


We believe that love is fun and colorful, and your wedding photographs should be too.

Kivus & Camera are Raleigh Wedding photographers who create bold, colorful, magical memories of your wedding day with beautiful, artistic portraits AND enthusiastic, genuine moments. Your unique love story deserves to be told through unforgettable, breath-taking photographs that stand out from the crowd. Kivus & Camera love creating that magic. After all, as past bride Courtney says, we are photography sorcerers.

And though we call ourselves Raleigh wedding photographers, we definitely photograph Durham weddings, Chapel Hill weddings, Cary weddings, etc. We’re all over the Triangle area, and we’re happy to head to the beach or mountains and even to places outside of North Carolina! Just let us know where your love story is headed.

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