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January 3, 2020

New Year’s Eve Wedding at the Stockroom

Bride and groom kiss at midnight during their New Year's Eve wedding at the Stockroom in Raleigh, North Carolina. The bride is in a white and gold dress, and the groom is in a suit but has taken his jacket off. | kivusandcamera.com

Jessica & Eric’s New Year’s Eve Wedding at the Stockroom

We rang in the new decade with Eric & Jessica and their amazing friends and family, celebrating their wedding in downtown Raleigh at the Stockroom. Everyone had a great time, and *almost* everyone made it to midnight! I particularly like New Year’s Eve weddings because it’s the only way I make it to midnight (years that I don’t have a wedding booked I usually end up asleep by 9:30), and this one was super awesome for so many reasons: adorable wedding party kids, ice cream(!), and a trip to the Artsplosure “Astro Botanicals Garden of Light.”

We also got to party into 2020 with some awesome friendors:

Stockroom New Year’s Eve Wedding Vendors

Venue: The Stockroom at 230
Planner: Kelsy with C&D Events
Hair & Makeup: Parlor Blow Dry Bar
Jessica’s dress: Gilded Bridal
Florals: Fresh Affairs
Ceremony & cocktail hour music: Arioso Strings
Chalk Art: Filled & Flooded
Officiant: William Weikert
Caterer: Rocky Top Catering
DJ & Photobooth: Darion (DJ) and Erica (rocking the photobooth) from Bunn DJ Company
ICE CREAM!!!: Two Roosters
And then us here at Kivus & Camera were obviously taking a bunch of pictures!

And now some Stockroom New Year’s Eve Wedding Photos!!

I loved all the gold details incorporated into the wedding – even Jessica’s dress had gold!

Collage of photos showing details from a New Year's wedding at the Stockroom in Raleigh, NC. Details include purple and gold bouquets, the bride's white and gold dress, a black and gold invitation, and the couple's wedding rings | kivusandcamera.com Collage of a bride getting ready for her wedding at the Stockroom in Raleigh: putting on jewelry, having her makeup done, her sisters in merlot bridesmaids dresses are helping her into her wedding dress | kivusandcamera.com

Look Jessica, Eric *did* have his letter written out beforehand! He just had to transcribe it into the card 😀 

Collage of photos for a groom getting ready for his wedding at the Stockroom in Raleigh, NC: he writes a letter to his bride, his groomsmen help him put on his suspenders, and he buttons up his vest | kivusandcamera.com

I love when couples exchange notes on the wedding day! It can be hard to express all your feelings in the moment, and taking some time to write down your thoughts means your partner will have a love-filled keepsake from the wedding day. 

Collage of wedding day images at The Stockroom in Raleigh: In one, the groom reads a letter from the bride. In the others, the bride reads a letter from the groom | kivusandcamera.com

After reading their letters for one another, Eric got to see his almost-wife for the first time up on the deck outside the Glass Box.

A bride and groom share their First look on their wedding day on the terrace of The Glass Box overlooking downtown Raleigh | kivusandcamera.com Posed formal portraits of a bride and groom with their parents and their wedding party at The Stockroom in Raleigh, NC | kivusandcamera.com

Following group portraits, Eric & Jessica headed out to the Capitol grounds with us for some portraits of just the two of them. 

Collage of portraits of a couple on their wedding day. The location is downtown Raleigh. The bride is wearing a white and gold dress and her bouquet has purple, white and gold flowers. The groom is in a navy suit with a wine-colored tie. | kivusandcamera.com Collage of portraits of a couple on their wedding day. The location is downtown Raleigh. The bride is wearing a white and gold dress and her bouquet has purple, white and gold flowers. The groom is in a navy suit with a wine-colored tie. | kivusandcamera.com Collage of portraits of a couple on their wedding day. The location is downtown Raleigh. The bride is wearing a white and gold dress and her bouquet has purple, white and gold flowers. The groom is in a navy suit with a wine-colored tie. | kivusandcamera.com

After the sun was down it was time for the main event. The niblings (that means nieces & nephews – great word right?) did their thing tossing flower petals, Jessica & Eric were full of smiles, and there was even a marching band celebrating outside!

Collage of photos from a wedding ceremony, including a photo of the groom entering, a ring bearer dropping flower petals, and several flower girls carrying baskets. Wedding venue is the Stockroom in Raleigh, NC | kivusandcamera.com Collage of photos from a wedding at The Stockroom in downtown Raleigh. Photos include the bride and her father walking down the aisle, the groom's reaction, and the couple exchanging wedding vows. | kivusandcamera.com Photos from a wedding ceremony at the Stockroom in downtown Raleigh. Bride and groom laugh while exchanging vows, kiss, and recess down the aisle | kivusandcamera.com

Here’s the promised Artsplosure exhibit. How cool are these inflatable sculptures? 

Collage of photos of bride and groom posing in front of inflatable, color-changing art installation resembling a giant lotus blossom. The installation, from Artsplsoure, is in Moore Square in downtown Raleigh | kivusandcamera.com Collage of photos of bride and groom posing in front of inflatable, color-changing art installation resembling a giant lotus blossom. The installation, from Artsplsoure, is in Moore Square in downtown Raleigh | kivusandcamera.com

We also grabbed a portrait with the Ferris Wheel because when there’s a Ferris Wheel right outside your wedding venue, that’s what you do. 

A bride and groom smile in front of a lit up ferris wheel in downtown Raleigh on New Year's Eve | kivusandcamera.com

Back inside the vendor team had done an incredible job turning the Stockroom from ceremony space to New Year’s Eve party venue. Every table had hats and noise makers AND a clock. And then, in front of the chalkboard wall was a champagne tower. 

Collage of wedding reception details from a New Year's Eve wedding at The Stockroom in Raleigh. Decorations include a champagne tower, party hats, noisemakers, antique clocks, and strands of pearls | kivusandcamera.com Collage of photos of a bride and groom during their first dance at The Stockroom in downtown Raleigh | kivusandcamera.com

The first dance and father of the bride’s welcome speech was followed by dinner and some noisemaking shenanigans…

Collage of photos from a New Year's Eve wedding at The Stockroom in downtown Raleigh. Father of the groom gives a toast; bride, groom, and best man raise their glasses; flower girl and ring bearer wear party hats and use noisemakers | kivusandcamera.com

… which were in turn followed by toasts and more shenanigans. 

Photos from toasts at a New Year's Eve Wedding by Raleigh Wedding Photographers Wedding reception dancing at the Stockroom at 230 from Raleigh wedding photographers Wedding reception dancing at the Stockroom at 230 from Raleigh wedding photographers

Darion had all ages on the dance floor!

Wedding reception dancing at the Stockroom at 230 from Raleigh wedding photographers

I can never resist some nighttime double exposures, so we stole the newlyweds from the dance floor for a minute to make these. 

Creative, colorful portraits of bride and groom after dark by Raleigh Wedding Photographers

About 10 minutes before midnight it was time get the champagne ready.

Groom pops champagne on the dance floor by Raleigh wedding photographers Bride and Groom pour champagne into a tower of glasses at The Stockroom, by Raleigh wedding photographers

And then the countdown began… the kiss below spans two decades y’all!

Midnight kiss between bride and groom at New Year's Eve Wedding from Raleigh wedding photographers New Year's Eve wedding celebrations at the Stockroom in Raleigh, by Raleigh wedding photographers

Jessica & Eric ended the reception with a dance in a circle of their friends and family but that didn’t end the party. Most of these crazy kids were planning to go on to the after-party at Raleigh Times!! (I went to sleep)

That’s all for now! Happy New Year everyone, and thanks so much Eric & Jessica for having us be part of your big day!

 


 

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