NC Wedding Photographers | Grand Marquise Ballroom | Wedding Video

NC wedding photographers Sue Rakes and Leslie Mills created lovely pictures selected for this compelling video from our Grand Marquise Ballroom and Jones Chapel ceremony and reception!

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NC wedding photographers Sue Rakes and Leslie Mills created lovely wedding pictures at the Jones Chapel and the Grand Marquise Ballroom!

Aisha and Arlie had the most loving and supportive family and friends surrounding them all day. We felt like a new part of their family and you would have loved them too! Elana Walker, of Savoir-Faire, Event Planning and Management made wedding preparations for the The Jones Chapel wedding on the always scenic Meredith Campus in Raleigh. And Leslie Mills, a dear friend of mine, helped photograph Aisha’s wedding photography with its many lovely details. We always love to photograph Raleigh weddings, especially together!

After Aisha and Arlie jumped the broom and became husband and wife they left for the Grand Marquise Ballroom in their vintage car as the wind almost swept us all away.

I have to say that the Grand Marquise Ballroom is one of the finest reception venues we have been delighted to photograph a wedding in. The second a guest walks in to this elegant ballroom I know they think, “whoa, this is one grand affair”. And it was the exact color of Aisha’s wedding-Purple!

The stately and elegant presence of marble columns, ornate trim and decorated ceilings complimented the warm glitter of the crystal chandeliers in the ballroom. The food, flora and centerpieces created by Catering Works were exemplary as always. Cinda’s Creative Cakes designed an absolutely fabulous wedding cake fit for a queen adorned with the broach the 10 fashionable bridesmaids wore.

Elana and Aisha planned everything perfectly. It could not have been a more lovely wedding reception as you will see! Aisha found her most elegant gown at Poffie Girls, a boutique near Charlotte recognized by The National Bridal Service as one of America’s most beautiful bridal salons. It was obvious that Aisha felt like a Princess in her gorgeous gown!

Aisha and Arlie took a sneak peek, and sampled a little intimate dance in their ballroom before guests entered and were seated for the couple to make their grand entrance down the dramatic stairway. Dancing, orchestrated by DJ MassAppeal, Brian Massie was some of the best, as Brian had this crowd bringing their best boogie!

Aisha had the kind of wedding all girls dream about, but most of all, she got to share her day with Arlie and all of her friends and family who so obviously adore her. What great fun to be a part of this most blessed day! Good love to you all!