Rand-Bryan House Wedding Photographer | Garner, NC | Rachel + Jeremy’s Handmade Wedding

Rachel + Jeremy’s Rand-Bryan House Wedding in Garner, NC.

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Every now and then we photograph a wedding where everything falls perfectly into place. The weather is beautiful, everything runs on time, and all of the couple’s loved ones are just as excited to celebrate with them as they are to be married. Rachel and Jeremy’s wedding was one these perfect weddings.

This was the first wedding we’ve photographed at the Rand-Bryan House…and it instantly became one of our favorite Raleigh-area venues. The Rand-Bryan House is a cozy, historic home located in Garner (~15 minutes outside of Raleigh.) With a gorgeous little meadow on one side and a Christmas tree farm on the other, it’s a photographer’s dream! It was also the perfect setting for Rachel + Jeremy’s art-inspired love day.
I asked Ashley for a description of the wedding day while writing this post, and she instantly responded with: ‘ boho-chic wedding.’ It took some googling, but I think she was right on. From the 1,000 origami cranes to watercolor table decor, their art-inspired decor fit right in.

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Rachel made this bridal headpiece from her grandmother’s old jewelry. The antique brooch pinned to her dress was another family heirloom.boho chic wedding bridal headpiecefather walking bride down aislegrooms reaction to bride first timeGardner Wedding Ceremonygroom smiling during vowscanvas painting unity ceremony

I really enjoyed their take on the unity tradition by combining their favorite colors into a painting. A unity canvas is a pretty awesome keepsake.

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Jeremy built their wedding arbor, while Rachel filled it with handmade dreamcatchers crafted from bits of lace and shells.
A gift from Jeremy, so that Rachel “always has something to hang her dreams on.”

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R + J also spent the months leading up to their wedding day, folding 1,000 paper cranes for their reception decor.
This is called sembazuru, a Japanese tradition that symbolizes the patience and trust necessary to sustain a happy marriage. Cranes are not only a symbol for luck, but for longevity as it is believed that the crane lives 1,000 years.


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And if you missed it, don’t forget to check out Rachel + Jeremy’s Downtown Raleigh Engagement Session!

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NC Wedding Vendor Love:
The Rand-Bryan House | Garner, NC
Music: The Shell Tones
Videographer: Kathryn Mullaney
Caterer: The Irregardless Cafe & Catering
Wedding Cake: JessiCake
Decor: From the ceremony arbor to the paper cranes and dreamcatchers, Rachel + Jeremy crafted most of the decor themselves.
Rings: Catbird
Wedding Dress:  Jasmine, by Wtoo /Watters
Shoes: Fergalicious
Bridesmaid dresses: Ruche + misc.
Groom: Bonobos











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