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Do you know someone who’d rather plan their wedding sipping something in the sunshine instead of sitting behind a computer screen? And no, this isn’t a trick question! Our bi-annual Wedding Showcases are quite literally a one-stop wedding planning + shop experience.


In August, 30+ locally loved vendors showcased their talents throughout the property, letting brides + grooms and their parties experience the natural beauty of The Meadows with catering and bar samples, live DJ’s, styled tables & ceremony sites, floral and makeup demonstrations, lawn games, and more! Basically, it’s like attending a Meadow’s wedding sans the stress of wedding-guest-getup.

Jordan Maunder Photography x Greenhouse Picker Sisters x Brewmasters Mobile

Jordan Maunder Photography x Greenhouse Picker Sisters x Brewmasters Mobile

By Colette Photo | Speciality Furniture + Styling by The Meadows

By Colette Photo | Speciality Furniture + Styling by The Meadows

Whether your wedding mood is DIY or you don’t plan on touching the design yourself, there was inspo and vendors for every type of love story. Spray painted babies breath stole the show in a bright geometric design & Australian-inspired floral ceremony towers took the altar design cake. If you’re looking for something unique and sustainable, our bridal suite was decked in locally grown and preserved dried floral arrangements - they are a totally fresh take on how to approach your wedding flowers! 

By Colette Photo | Florals: Bowerbird Flowers | Rentals: Greenhouse Picker Sisters

By Colette Photo | Florals: Bowerbird Flowers | Rentals: Greenhouse Picker Sisters

Jordan Maunder Photography | Ceremony Benches by Petal & Oak | Altar Florals by Mood Fleuriste

Jordan Maunder Photography | Ceremony Benches by Petal & Oak | Altar Florals by Mood Fleuriste

Jordan Maunder Photography x Hana Lee Florals

Jordan Maunder Photography x Hana Lee Florals

Jordan Maunder Photography Hana Lee NC, local + sustainable wedding flowers Wedded Kiss | hair + makeup design

Jordan Maunder Photography
Hana Lee NC, local + sustainable wedding flowers
Wedded Kiss | hair + makeup design

Jordan Maunder Photography Speciality Furniture by The Meadows Custom Watercolor signage by CKCreation Designs

Jordan Maunder Photography
Speciality Furniture by The Meadows
Custom Watercolor signage by CKCreation Designs

By Colette Photo The Crepe Cakerie

By Colette Photo
The Crepe Cakerie

By Colette Photo Bofemme Jewelry Mosshound Designs

By Colette Photo
Bofemme Jewelry
Mosshound Designs

By Colette Photo x Wedded Kiss

By Colette Photo x Wedded Kiss

By Colette Photo x Hana Lee NC

By Colette Photo x Hana Lee NC

Jordan Maunder Photography Funky Fresh Catering

Jordan Maunder Photography
Funky Fresh Catering

We source our vendors thoughtfully and carefully, for qualities we know our clients can benefit from: creative, proactive, resourceful, sustainable, and collaborative are key components. We’re full of gratitude to everyone who brought their talent to our space, and to all of our attendees for constantly bringing their joy and individual inspiration to our space.

By Colette Photo x Petal + Oak Speciality Rentals and Floral Design

By Colette Photo x Petal + Oak Speciality Rentals and Floral Design

By Colette Photo x Petal + Oak Speciality Rentals and Floral Design

By Colette Photo x Petal + Oak Speciality Rentals and Floral Design

Jordan Maunder Photography x Slice Pie Co.

Jordan Maunder Photography x Slice Pie Co.

By Colette Photo POUR Bar Services | Slice Pie co. | CKCreation Designs

By Colette Photo
POUR Bar Services | Slice Pie co. | CKCreation Designs

By Colette Photo x Paint NC

By Colette Photo x Paint NC

We hosted many of our return preferred vendors like Wedded Kiss, Greenhouse Picker Sisters, Warlick Media, HL Catering, Funky Fresh, Brewmasters, Pour, CKCreation Designs, and so many more! And while fostering relationships with wedding professionals around the triangle area is something we take to heart, we also love supporting the breadth of wedding design talent that exists here; these year we had incredible additions like Paint NC; 10 talented artists set up for a day of Plein Air painting, and demonstrated how incredible capturing your wedding with live painting can be. Callie, with The Foraged South, created our first hanging floral design from 100% foraged goods.

Jordan Maunder Photography The Foraged South | Wedding Floral Design

Jordan Maunder Photography
The Foraged South | Wedding Floral Design

Jordan Maunder Photography Florals + Specialty Items by The Meadows

Jordan Maunder Photography
Florals + Specialty Items by The Meadows

By Colette Photo Florals + Speciality Rentals by The Meadows

By Colette Photo
Florals + Speciality Rentals by The Meadows

All attendees receive $500 off of a future wedding package and are automatically entered into a raffle for some prizes that made me wish I was eligible to win. From custom art prints by CKCreations Design to handmade macrame keychains, blowout gift cards and local craft beer, the winnings may have been reason enough to attend.

By Colette Photo | CKCreation Designs | Mosshound Designs

By Colette Photo | CKCreation Designs | Mosshound Designs

Jordan Maunder Photography x HL Catering

Jordan Maunder Photography x HL Catering

And in case you wanted cherries on top of your Two Roosters scoop, ticket proceeds benefit Triangle Land Conservancy -  a local non-profit dedicated to preserving the spaces we all love! So, sip and support a good cause… is there a better way to spend a Saturday?

By Colette Photo x Two Roosters

By Colette Photo x Two Roosters

By Colette Photo x Paint NC

By Colette Photo x Paint NC

By Colette Photo x Triangle Land Conservancy

By Colette Photo x Triangle Land Conservancy

Featured Vendors

Catering & Beverages
+ Funky Fresh | @funkyfreshdrc
+ HL Catering | @hlcateringco
+ Happy Cardinal | @happycardinalcatering

+ Brewmasters Mobile | @brewmastersmobile
+ Pour | @pourbarservices

Photo + Media
+ Jordan Maunder Photography | @jordanmaunder
+ By Colette Photo | @by.colette.photo
+ Aurelia Baca Photography | @aureliabaca_photo
+ Glass Eye Photo Booth | @glasseyephotobooth
+ Jon Warlick Media | @jonwarlickmedia

Florals + Speciality Rentals
+ The Foraged South | @theforagedsouth
+ Petal & Oak | @petalandoakofficial
+ Bowerbird Flowers | @bowerbirdflowers
+ Mood Fleuriste | @moodfleuriste
+ Hana Lee NC | @leeattbirdsandbees
+ Greenhouse Picker Sisters | @greenhousepickersisters

 Dessert 
+ Two Roosters Icecream | @tworoosters
+ Slice Pie Co. | @slicepiecompany
+ Crepe Cakerie | @thecrepecakerie

 Entertainment
+ Oak City Entertainment | @oakcityentertainment

 Artistry + Speciality Services
+ CK Creations |@ck.creations
+ Mosshound Designs | @mosshound_designs
+ Bofemme Jewelry | @shopbofemme
+ Paint NC
+ Personal Weddings | @personalweddingsNC

 Hair + Makeup
+ Wedded Kiss Beauty | @weddedkiss
+ The Drybar | @thedrybar

 After “I Do”
+ First Federal Mortgage | @firstfederalmtg
+ Heartland Financial Advisors | facebook.com/heartlandfa

 The Preserve 
+ Triangle Land Conservancy | @trianglelandconservancy
+ The Meadows at Firefly Farm Preserve | @themeadowsraleigh

By Colette Photo | Speciality Furniture + Styling by The Meadows

By Colette Photo | Speciality Furniture + Styling by The Meadows

Jordan Maunder Photography

Jordan Maunder Photography

By Colette Photo x Glasseye Photo Booth

By Colette Photo x Glasseye Photo Booth

Jordan Maunder Photography

Jordan Maunder Photography

Jordan Maunder Photography x Petal and Oak

Jordan Maunder Photography x Petal and Oak

By Colette Photo

By Colette Photo

The Meadows at Firefly Farm Preserve