JC Raulston Arboretum

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This Arboretum has one of the largest and most diverse collections of plants, making it ideal for couples looking for a flower-filled backdrop to their pictures. Rhododendrons, irises, and wisteria in April, and showy cannas, daylilies, hydrangea, and dahlias in June make this place the perfect spot for your wedding day photoshoot. In winter, you can enjoy the camellias in Asian Valley and the Southall Memorial Garden. In February, take advantage of the Chinese redbuds, pink and white magnolias, squills, and snowdrops for romantic, colorful photos.

Style: Arboretum

Address: 4415 Beryl Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606

Contact : JC Raulston Arboretum Team

Historic Oak View County Park

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The Historic Oak View Country Park is a historic farmstead built in 1885. This park features the Farm History Center, the Cotton Gin House, and the Plank Kitchen. The gardens and orchards are the perfect places for your wedding day photoshoot. A wonderful theme always adds a romantic beauty to your photos. If you plan a fall wedding, visit here to add some unique hues to your photographs. Enjoy the trails during photo shooting. The place is filled with orchards, apricots, and peach trees, giving your pictures a natural look.

Style: Farmstead

Address: 4028 Carya Dr, Raleigh, NC 27610

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Contact : Historic Oak View County Park Team

Wrightsville Beach

Wrightsville Beach is North Carolina’s most user-friendly beach and is famous for water sports, and several magnificent resorts for a perfect wedding photoshoot. The crystal blue waters and the spacious beach will make an excellent location for your wedding day and help the photographer catch the beauty with quick shots. You can choose various other places for your pictures, like a water bird sanctuary, historic squares, shopping squares, and more.

Style: Beach

Address: CVB 505 Nutt Street, Unit A, Wilmington, NC 28401

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Contact : Wrightsville Beach

Pullen Park

This public park is known for terrific recreational opportunities. An operating carousel built in 1911, a miniature train, pedal boats to cruise around Lake Howell with an aquatic-themed photoshoot, an arts center, and an innovative performing arts venue for providing an artistic flavor to your pictures. This park covers 66.4 acres of land with a soulful lake, gazebo, paved roads, birds, play areas, and more. If you choose a water theme, you can pick the lakeside with boating as a backdrop for your photographs. For a greater variety of pictures, try the lush green playgrounds, boats, and trains.

Style: Park

Address: 408 Ashe Ave, Raleigh, NC 27606-2149 

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Contact : Pullen Park

Neuse River Greenway Trail

Neuse River Greenway Trail offers scenic views of the Neuse River, winding boardwalk areas through wetlands, historical sights, interpretive signs, and agricultural fields.  It comprises a broad range of objects that provide young couples with minimalistic backdrops with a signature effect. This Mountains-to-Sea Trail will give you some perfect scenes that will let you click some signature pictures. Canoeing, kayaking and fishing opportunities are there and can be used for your photoshoot.

Style: Park, Nature, Hiking Trails

Address: Raleigh, NC

Contact : Neuse River Greenway Trail

North Carolina Museum of Art

Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607

Contact : North Carolina Museum of Art Team

The Raleigh Rose Garden

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Address: 301 Pogue St, Raleigh, NC 27607

Contact : The Raleigh Rose Garden Team

WRAL Azalea Gardens

Address: 2619 Western Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27606

Contact : WRAL Azalea Gardens Team

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