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Martindale-Oakes Wedding
How do a diehard Blue Devil and Tar Heel end up together ? It must be true love .
After becoming engaged in New Orleans during the Final Four weekend , Meredith Martindale and Michael Oakes were married at the Angus Barn Pavilion in Raleigh on July 1 , 2022 .
Meredith and Michael were delighted to gather family and friends to witness their vows and celebrate their marriage . In between the ceremony and reception , guests enjoyed cocktails on the grounds of the Pavilion with beautiful lakeside views . Abundant , seasonal flowers provided by The English Garden created a vibrant color palette that tied everything together .
The mother of the bride sewed lace from her wedding gown into the bride ’ s Ines Di Santo gown from Alexia ’ s Boutique . The bride and groom created a new family tradition by using silver champagne goblets first used by the bride ’ s parents at their wedding 46 years ago .
The group I Love This Band kept the party going all night long . Guests were surprised with late night Happy Meals — Angus Barn cheeseburger sliders and fries — after the bride and groom ’ s sparkler exit .
First looks
Meredith Martindale Michael Oakes