Film and Digital images from the Maxwell Raleigh

Raleigh, NC

For couples considering tying the knot in Raleigh, North Carolina, the capital city offers a vibrant and diverse backdrop for unforgettable celebrations. However, before saying "I do" there are several important factors to consider. Let's explore some essential considerations to ensure your wedding day in Raleigh, NC.

Brides walking away from the light during her wedding at the Maxwell Raleigh
By Juan Rodriguez 

Juan and Emily are wedding  photographers in Asheville documenting moments between you and the people you love most. Learn more

Raleigh boasts a plethora of wedding venues, from historic estates and elegant ballrooms to scenic gardens and rustic barns. Consider your preferred style, budget, and guest count when selecting the perfect venue. I (Juan) really enjoyed photographing at The Bradford, The Maxwell, The Matthews House, and a few other venues located in downtown Raleigh. Click here to see a blog with sample photos from a styled shoot I did at The Bradford a few months ago.

The venue you choose is big part of how your wedding day is going to be, from the ambiance on the day to the photos you will take with you forever. I highly encourage you to visit wedding venues; you can only picture what type of environment your wedding will have from photos and website descriptions. After selecting a wedding venue, choosing the right wedding vendors to bring your vision to life is crucial. From photographers and florists to caterers and DJs, Raleigh is home to a diverse array of talented professionals ready to make your wedding day unforgettable. Research vendors, read reviews, and schedule consultations to ensure they align with your style and budget. Thankfully, I have been able to work with incredible vendors; I will list a few I have worked with and highly recommend at the end of the Blog .

Bride and groom kissing in front of a window at the Maxwell Raleigh

Analog Wedding Photographer

Having a destination wedding in Raleigh?

There is plenty for you and your guests to do in the city. Take advantage of Raleigh's vibrant culture and attractions to enhance your wedding experience. From exploring the North Carolina Museum of Art and indulging in culinary delights at local restaurants to enjoying outdoor adventures in nearby parks and greenways, Raleigh offers something for everyone to enjoy before and after the wedding festivities.

Groom kissing the brides hand during the ceremony at the Maxwell Raleigh
Bride standing in front of a white wall next to a window looking at her flowers at the Maxwell Raleigh

Weddings can be costly affairs, so it's essential to establish a realistic budget and stick to it. I always tell my couples to consider all expenses as a live investment, not a one-day investment. Weddings can seem costly at the moment, but it's how you will remember your day for the rest of your life. Consider all expenses, including venue rental, catering, attire, decorations, and entertainment, and give yourself time when making all these financial decisions. Making a decision without being rushed and knowing where all of your money is going will avoid financial stress down the road, making your wedding planning more enjoyable.



Bride and groom drinking champaign standing next to their wedding cake.
Bride and groom looking over outside the Maxwell Raleigh Venue.
Bride and groom dancing inside the Maxwell Wedding venue during their wedding day.
Bride walking with the groom inside the Maxwell wedding venue during their wedding day.
Groom kissing the Bride standing outside the wedding venue at the Maxwell Raleigh.

In all, getting married in Raleigh,  offers couples plenty of opportunities to create cherished memories that will last a lifetime. By considering these factors before the big day, couples can ensure a smooth and unforgettable wedding experience in the heart of one of North Carolina's most vibrant cities

If you have any other questions about getting married in North Carolina reach out to us! Here.

Thanks for reading! Enjoy this mini gallery from this styled shoot at the Maxwell in Raleigh, NC.

groom looking over the distance standing outside the wedding venue with the sun flaring behind him.

Vendors from a styled shoot at the Maxwell in Raleigh

Photography: Juan and Emily Photography @juanandemilyphotography

Florist: Dazel by David Zelaya / @dazel2019

Desserts: Captivate Cake Studio / @captivatecake

Video: @colbychasecollective

Stationary & Design: @meriwetherdesigns

Planner: @lp.planninganddesign

Hair & Makeup: @_Brushes_and_brows

Dress: @simplyblushbridal

Candles: @lumbrecandlerentals

Venue @themaxwellraleigh

Analog Photography from the Maxwell Raleigh

Bride walking outside the Maxwell Wedding venue during her wedding day.
Bride and groom standing in front of a window inside the Maxwell Raleigh wedding Venue.
Bride smiling at the camera holding flowers at the Maxwell Raleigh.
Bride looking at the camera staring in front of a white wall next to a window.

Digital Photography

Juan and Emily photography are wedding photographers in Asheville that specialize in film photography. They document the moments between you and the people you love most.