Real NC Wedding : Colorful Downtown Raleigh Wedding by Savoir Faire Signature Events
If we had one word to describe this lively Downtown Raleigh wedding by the outrageously Triangle wedding planner Elana of Savoir Faire Signature Events, it would be “colorful.” Drawing from their Brazilian roots, Joy + Caique had an incredibly jubilant and festive wedding, intertwined with beautiful music and rich cultural heritage. There is so much life and joy in this wedding, originally featured in our 2014 issue! From the stunning florals to the gleeful portraits of the wedding party, we are just smitten by this carnivalesque fete. Be sure to continue reading for the heartwarmingly romantic love story from the happy couple, then enjoy the colorful images from Creative Silence Photo! Congratulations Joy + Caique!
Colorful Wedding by Savoir Faire Signature Events
“It was in song and dance that their love was found, and it was in song and dance that they celebrated. Caique won Joy over with his music, and when they tied the knot, he sang two beautiful ballads to her as they started their new life together. Joy says that when she visited Brazil, she went to see the renowned Black Ballet, or Bale Folclorico. She noticed Caique in line for tickets and again at the show. They didn’t speak until they were leaving and Joy heard the words of “You are So Beautiful” being sung by Caique behind her.
“You are So Beautiful” was playing when Caique proposed in Duke Gardens, but he chose to serenade Joy with two original numbers at the reception of their wedding at the Contemporary Art Museum. A Brazilian dancer performed for the bride and groom, and a mix of Brazilian and American music entertained the guests throughout the night.
The bride wore a mermaid-style white gown with a lace overlay, beaded accents and dramatic back cutout. The bride’s brother escorted her down the aisle, while her father, Pastor Lenwood V. Long Sr. officiated the wedding and her mother, Mrs. Barbara Long, preformed the Charge to the Couple. Since the groom’s parents could not fly out from Brazil to attend the wedding, it was streamed live for them to watch online.
Colorful flowers in shades of yellow, blue, orange and pink adorned the tables and decorated the reception space. Guests received Bem Casados with Brazilian wish bracelets tied around them.
Bem casados means “happily married,” and they are two small sponge cakes filled with dulce de leche, egg curd or jam, that are individually wrapped in crepe paper and tied with a bow. It is traditional to give these as favors at weddings in Brazil, and they represent the couple together in their new sweet life. Wish Bracelets are made of Bahia ribbons, which are a symbol of faith and good luck – these are the wishes and memories that the happy couple will take with them and cherish for a lifetime.” – WM 2014
Downtown Raleigh Wedding
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