Couple: Marques and Chantell Anderson

Wedding Date: November 12, 2016

Location: Tucker House and Caffe Luna, Raleigh, NC

The Wedding Dress: Stella York, style 6220

Photography: Charo + Mike

More Details: Our ceremony was at the Tucker House and our reception was at Caffe Luna in downtown Raleigh. The Tucker House was a lovely spot and Betsy Apple with the City of Raleigh was great to deal with. Caffe Luna was amazing. Darcey Tinga, who coordinates their special events was a true joy to work with. The venue was so pretty and the food was awesome!

We had the most wonderful vendors from start to finish. Everyone loved our DJ, Willis J Entertainment. Our photographers, Charo + Mike, worked so hard to capture all our special moments. We got our cake from Cakes by Frances and it was exactly as we described. A special shoutout also goes to 18 Seaboard restaurant (particularly Priya Smith, who made sure everything went smoothly).

With all that being said, one of the best experiences I had throughout the entire planning process was working with New York Bride & Groom. Each person I dealt with was friendly, patient and helpful. Katie, Erin and Shawnice were amazing every single time I have interacted with them (which was a lot). I got my dress, the bridesmaid dresses, and groom’s attendants suits there. From the first shopping trip (there were a few) to the alterations, everything was lovely. I am so grateful to these ladies for taking what was one of my least favorite tasks and making it really pleasant.