Real Wedding: Jamie & Evan – The Glenwood
Evan was a single guy looking for the right girl when he asked a friend, Kathryn, if she had any single girlfriends he might like. She mentioned her friend, Jamie, and on New Year’s Eve, Evan and Jamie officially met and started getting to know each other. (Though there was an auspicious serenade before the first, official meetup!) Nine months later, they were officially a couple. Six years later, they got engaged on Christmas Eve. They were married the following spring and began the next chapter of their lives together.
Jamie and Evan may have been born in different states, but when it was time to figure out where they wanted to get married, they could think of no better place than North Carolina, which they both called home for more than 20 years. North Carolina is the home of so many friends, family, and memories, so it was the ideal place to celebration the culmination of their love story.
Their vintage-inspired wedding was held at The Glenwood in Raleigh. Jamie said she fell in love with the garden feel of the space, which was surrounded by trees. Since the couple was set to be married on Earth Day, the space would also provide a beautiful, natural setting with lush flowers and greenery.
The wedding ceremony and reception were decorated with soft, neutral undertone and hints of gold throughout. Natural greenery was added to complement the soft blooms. Jamie and Evan were joined by six bridesmaids and groomsmen. The friend who introduced them, Kathryn, was given a special role as Jamie’s maid of honor and Evan’s brother, Aaron, was best man.
The reception featured floral centerpieces with the neutral undertones inside mercury glass vases. Vintage brass candle holders were also on the tables, as well as other gold elements. The look was a mix of classic and modern aesthetics that blended perfectly together. The bride created much of the décor herself, with the assistance of a florist for the centerpieces.
After the guests enjoyed a delicious meal and a selection of cake or cupcakes, they were up on their feet dancing the night away. The bride explained that music is a big part of the couple’s lives, and so they wanted to make music a key focus for their reception. They worked with the DJ to get just the right sound. Not only did the DJ get Jamie and Evan’s musical taste just right, but he also picked the right songs to get the whole crowd dancing. The couple said that no one stayed in their seat for practically the whole night. In addition to the music, there were glow sticks, fog machines, and uplighting to give the dance floor a little pizazz! The wedding may have been a semi-formal event, but that didn’t stop the guests from loosening their collars and dancing the night away.
At the end of the night, Jamie and Evan wanted to pay homage to something even more important in their lives: Their friends and family. Instead something traditional like a sparkler send-off or confetti toss, Jamie and Evan asked their friends and family to join hands to form an arch for them to pass through on their way out of the reception. Like any modern couple, they called for an Uber to get to their next destination. They left in a silver Mercedes to make their getaway. Jamie and Evan had a wonderful day celebrating with their closest friends and family, and they were ecstatic to begin their lives together as a married couple.
Venue: The Glenwood
Catering: Irregardless Cafe and Catering
Florals: Knots ‘N Such
Hair: Natalie Isreal with Atomic Salon
Make Up: Michelle Clarke
Stationary: Ten Acre Paper Co.
Photographer: J Parker Photography
DJ: PC Productions
Rentals: CE Rentals
Cake and cupcakes: Cinda’s Creative Cakes
Decor: provided by bride (Jamie Bockover)
Day of Coordinator: Miranda Day