The Oaks at Salem | Apex North Carolina Wedding | Shea + Jeff



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It’s Thursday! You know what that means! That’s right! We are so excited to share with you, Shea and Jeff’s AMAZING wedding day!! You may remember this sporty and adventurous couple from their gorgeous engagement session at the Historic Oak View Park last fall! Well, they made it official last weekend with an intimate ceremony at St. Mary’s School Chapel and a beautiful reception at The Oaks at Salem in Apex, NC. Their wedding was the quintessential Southern wedding that we live for! Carolina blue bridesmaid dresses with matching bow ties for the groom and his men gave this wedding lots of sweet southern charm! As you can see from the pictures, this couple was made for each other!! We had an incredible day with them!

We asked Shea and Jeff to tell us a little about their wedding, and this is what they told us!

“We will be having a lot of greenery at our wedding. I would say rustic, but not too rustic at all. We really wanted a simple way to admire the outdoors since we love being outside so much. The flowers will all be blues and whites. The bridesmaids will be wearing the color ‘Carolina blue’ and the groomsmen will be wearing Navy suits. The bow ties of the groomsmen match closely to the bridesmaid’s dresses.”

Tell us about your dress. Did you get it from a bridal boutique? Who designed it?

Shea said she found her dress in Vows Bridal Outlet in Watertown, MA! It is a Badgley Mischka Blake.

Tell us about the Groom’s outfit. Is there anything unique about his attire?

Jeff is wearing an airborne bow tie to reference his time in the military and as a paratrooper. He is also wearing socks that have parachutes on them. The bow tie and socks are from Grant & Patton.

We know you are super excited about getting married! What other special moments are you looking forward to?

Shea told us, “Seeing each other for the first time in the church. The special moments of getting ready with our parents and having our first dances with them. Our first dance together being able to really cherish the moment as husband and wife. To start this next chapter together with all of our family and friends there to support us and celebrate with us. The first time we met we danced under a white tent so we are excited to do so again as our first dance.” Such amazing moments!

Will you be going on a honeymoon?

She told us, “We will be going to Greece for our honeymoon! We will be heading to Athens, Santorini, Mykonos, and Tinos for 2 weeks in June!” Take us with you! lol

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Shea and Jeff, we LOVE you! We hope you have an amazing honeymoon in Greece!

// The Dream Team //

Ceremony // St. Mary’s School Chapel
Reception Location // The Oaks at Salem
Wedding Planner // Becky, The Oaks at Salem
Catering // Cook Shack Catering
Wedding Cake // Once in a Blue Moon Bakery & Cafe
Florist // Twig and Tendril
DJ // Damien Maass
Bridal Hair + Makeup // Bespoke Beauty
Bride’s Dress Designer // Badgley Mishka
Wedding Rings // Bailey’s & Reem Jewelers
Party Rentals // CE Rental
Transportation // EcoStyle Transportation
Videographer // Sarah and Brandon Films
Photography //  Bow Tie Collaborative

Want to see more of Shea and Jeff? Check out their beautiful engagement session!
Shea + Jeff at The Historic Oak View Park

Want to see more of our recent weddings? Check them out below!
 Alyson + Russell at The Barn of Chapel Hill  //  Erin + Ryan at The Bradford  //  Sara + Wes at The Umstead // Greer + Molotov at Highgrove Estate

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  1. “I had the most incredible and unforgettable wedding experience at The Oaks at Salem. The venue is absolutely stunning, and the staff went above and beyond to make sure every aspect of our day was perfect. From the beautiful surroundings to the delicious food and drinks and the impeccable service, everything was top-notch. I would highly recommend The Oaks at Salem to anyone looking for a memorable and elegant wedding venue. It truly exceeded all of our expectations, and we couldn’t be happier with the way everything turned out!”

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