Summertime Garden Wedding

Cary, North Carolina



Photography | Lacy Matusek Photography | @lacymatusekphotography

Venue | The Matthews House | @thematthewshouse

Event Designer | The Gathering Co | @thegathering_co

Floral Designer | Mood Fleuriste | @moodfleuriste

Gown Designer | Lea-Ann Belter Bridal | @leaannbelterbridal

Makeup Artist | Face Forward @faceforwardnc

Cake Designer | Beauty and the Batter

Calligraphy | Design by Laney | @designbylaney

Photo Booth | Triple T Entertainment | @tripletphotobooth

Officiant | Randy Taylor Weddings | @randysweddings

Other | Lassiter Distilling Co | @lassiterdistilling

Model | Jenna Patton

Model | Cody Patton

Model | Alexander David

Model | Lacey Nicole

This was a styled shoot put together by Lacy Matusek Photography and a wonderful team of vendors based out of Raleigh, North Carolina. The cocktails were made by Lassiter Distilling Co. and were named “Mint To Be Mojito” and “Mai Guy.” The day of the styled shoot, weather called for a huge rainstorm. Thankfully, we figured out a rain plan just in time for the storm to pass by so we could set up photographs as planned.

Tell us about your wedding! What was the inspiration behind your day? Did you have a specific theme, style or color palette?

After seeing so many muted and monochromatic weddings full of blush and white accents, I wanted to do something different and based the styled shoot off of bright and vibrant colors. The main colors werenpink and orange, with hints of greens and blues. We also incorporated some modern geometric elements, specifically in the tables.


Let’s talk wedding decor. How did you decorate your space for the ceremony and the reception?

We handpicked all of our decorations to fit the fun, vibrant, and laid back style we had in mind. We tried to keep it simple and elegant with an upscale garden theme.


What were the florals like in your wedding? Did you use flowers in any of your design elements like the bridal bouquets, centerpieces or ceremony backdrop? Did they play an important part in the overall style of your wedding?

We tried to keep the florals bright, fun, and modern. We were able to reuse flowers from the ceremony arch for the hanging piece over the table. They were a huge part of the overall style of the wedding and we are in love with how they turned out.


Did you personalize the day in any way (food trucks, guest entertainment etc.)? What were some of your favorite parts of your wedding?

One of our favorite things at the wedding was the custom cocktails from Lassiter Distilling Co. I worked with Gentry & Rebecca (the owners) to come up with some delicious and romantic cocktails with their rum. We came up with the “Mint to Be Mojito” and “Mai Guy.”


Let’s talk fashion. How did you both choose your wedding day look? Describe the looks in detail.

I fell in love with the Maxine dress by Lea-Ann Belter Bridal when I saw it on Instagram. They were amazing and the dress was one of the first things I based the entire shoot around. The gorgeous lace bodice matched with the blush skirt matched the upscale garden theme I was envisioning. We tried to keep the bridesmaid and groomsmen understated and classy and picked a blush bridesmaids dress so the focus could be on the bouquets.


What was the most anticipated or special moment of your wedding day?

Seeing everything come together was amazing. I loved seeing a group of vendors come together to help the day go as smoothly as possible.


Do you have any wedding planning or marriage advice that you’d like to share with other couples planning their day?

We had to change our plan a couple times due to an impending storm. Thankfully, the storm passed and we were able to hold the ceremony on the lawn. However, changing plans repeatedly took more time than we anticipated. I would highly recommend brides have a rain plan in place that they love just as much as their original plan. Also, if you think you might have to implement said plan, stick to it. Don’t go back and forth.