A Glitzy Art Deco-Inspired Wedding at Capital Club 16 in Raleigh, North Carolina

Sally Collins (29 and a therapist) and Clayton Collins (31 and an engineer) met as neighbors in New Orleans when Clayton began to fall for her. They spent some time getting to know each other, talking from their porches, and quickly realized how much they had in common (both were displaced North Carolinians). The pair threw a glamorous art deco-inspired wedding in the grand ballroom of a 1930s building in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. Metallic colors like golds and champagnes glittered elegantly against the wedding party's muted navy and gray tones. Sally commissioned a close friend to craft the boldly colored bouquets, boutonnieres and floral centerpieces to juxtapose their subtle color palette. Keeping their ceremony intimate, the duo concluded with a ring blessing, allowing each guest to say a prayer while the rings were being passed around the room. The dramatic tall ceilings and enormous windows overlooking the city made Capital Club 16 the perfect venue for Sally and Clayton, whose main focus for their big day was fun. “The fact that our wedding was a really great party is what reflects us as a couple," Sally says. "We met in New Orleans, where we had so much fun together, and we love to eat and drink and have fun with the people we love.” Glitzy touches like gold foil invitations, shimmering table linens and Sally’s sparkly heels helped to create a lively vintage feel. —Juliette Cheatham