An Urban-Meets-Great Gatsby New Year's Eve Wedding at Cobblestone Hall in Raleigh, North Carolina

Mallory Brame (27 and a test engineer) met Elliotte Douglas-Middleton (30 and product analyst) at Virginia Tech and quickly began dating long distance

Mallory Brame (27 and a test engineer) met Elliotte Douglas-Middleton (30 and product analyst) at Virginia Tech and quickly began dating long distance throughout college. "A year after graduating and with the help of a few good friends, the question was unleashed—popped doesn't do it justice—at Nash Square in Raleigh, North Carolina, right outside of the first apartment we shared," Mallory says. "I said 'yes!' and he said 'thank God!' and two dogs, ten venues and several seasons of 'Chopped' and 'Law & Order SVU' later, we were ready to tie the knot!" Mallory and Elliotte exchanged vows during a contemporary-meets-Great Gatsby New Year's Eve celebration at 214 Martin and Cobblestone Hall in Raleigh, North Carolina. Gold and glitter accents filled the downtown venue with a historic blend of classic and urban architecture. The first detail the couple decided on was matching gold Badgley Mischka bridesmaid dress from Rent the Runway. "You know that part in 'Austin Powers' where Goldmember says 'I love gold?' well that was said a time or 12 during the planning process," Mallory says. "The more gold and glitter, the better!" After their receiving line, Mallory and Elliot hosted a night-long cocktail party to celebrate the new year. Arrangements of simple white peonies, hydrangeas and feathers sat atop gold sequin linens and oversize balloons with black and white tassels created a modern feel. Instead of traditional favors, Mallory and Elliotte handed out New Year's Eve goodies for everyone to wear at midnight. "Our fun, nontraditional decorations and food reflected our tastes perfectly," says Mallory. "Nothing screams 'Mallory!' more than mac and cheese and donuts—and nothing says 'Elliotte!' quite like shrimp and grits and cookies."

"You know that part in Austin Powers where Goldmember says 'I love gold?' well that was said a time or 12 during the planning process," Mallory says. "The more gold and glitter, the better!"
The guys wore a slim flit charcoal tuxedo from Jos. A. Bank with contrasting black satin peak lapels and gold lapel flowers.
Lush White Peony Wedding Bouquet
Princess-Cut Halo Engagement Ring
A 'Great Gatsby' theme added extra pizazz to Mallory and Elliott's New Year's Eve wedding.
Mallory decided on her long gold Badgley Mischka dress from Rent the Runway before she picked out any of her other wedding details.
For extra glitter, Mallory changed into Kate Spade glitter keds for the reception and also rocked the matching Kate Spade multi glitter clutch and earrings.
"We chose to get married at 214 Martin and Cobblestone Hall because the building is a historic blend of classic and urban architecture," Mallory says. "214 and Cobblestone actually are two separate venues in the same building, that are divided by a wall and has a huge, wooden sliding door that you can open to join the two spaces."
Contemporary New Year's Eve Ceremony
Mallory and Elliotte's First Kiss
Mallory and Elliotte's New Year's Eve Wedding
Mallory and Elliotte's North Carolina Celebration
After their receiving line, Mallory and Elliot hosted a night-long cocktail party to celebrate the new year.
Celebratory Reception Bar Decor
"Flowers were almost an afterthought for me; I was more excited for the sequin tablecloths, custom confetti, feather-filled vases and giant balloons centerpieces," Mallory says.
"Elliotte and I really wanted the evening to be a big celebration, and choosing not to do a sit-down dinner was one of our best decisions," says Mallory.
Arrangements of simple white peonies, hydrangeas and feathers sat atop gold sequins linens.
Cookie and Donut Dessert Display
Gold Mr. and Mrs. Cake Toppers
Instead of traditional favors, Mallory and Elliotte handed out New Year's Eve goodies for everyone to wear at midnight. "Our fun, nontraditional decorations and food reflected our tastes perfectly," says Mallory. "Nothing screams 'Mallory!' more than mac and cheese and donuts—and nothing says 'Elliotte!' quite like shrimp and grits and cookies."
Mallory and Elliotte's Grand Exit