Traditional Southern Wedding Charm in North Carolina

What better way than to start of your week with a wedding that oozes tradition. Maya and and Jarrette, were featured on out site in 2015 for their adorable southern engagement session and we are honored to showcase their beautiful North Carolina wedding today. These college sweethearts are what everything Black Southern Belle love is all about. From the sweet church ceremony, jumping the broom and the sorority/fraternity serenades, this couple embodies what we love to showcase on our site. Learn more about their love story and see all the beautiful wedding images to get some inspiration for the week.


Bride Name:

Maya Mitchell

Groom Name:

Jarrette Pittman

Wedding Location:

Raleigh, NC

Wedding Date:


Alma Mater of Bride:

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Alma Mater of Groom:

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Current City where you live:



Bride: Raleigh, NC Groom: Scotland Neck, NC

How did you meet?

Spoken word group at UNC

How long did you date?

8 years

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What was your first thought the day after your engagement?

Just thinking about how blessed I was, and how excited I was to be arriving in Maui with my HUSBAND!

What was your favorite part about the ceremony?

Walking down the aisle with my Dad. The moment you often dream about had finally arrived.


What was your favorite part about the wedding?

The vows and the reception. Being able to make a promise to God and my husband in front of my closest family and friends, and partying hard afterwards was the best.

Did you do any DIY?

 I found poems to act as our table names, and had each poem printed and framed on the tables. We also had a very close family friend make the broom we jumped.


What were your wedding colors?

Blush Pink and Champagne Gold

What was your wedding theme?

Classic Southern Romance

What is your favorite part about being married to each other?

We thoroughly enjoy one another’s company! Every day is that much more fun and exciting to know you have someone forever in your corner. Despite being together 9 years, we continue to learn new things about one another, and grow together as husband and wife.


What did you learn about each other through the wedding planning process?

It’s OK if both of you aren’t into every aspect of the wedding planning.  At a certain point we learned what to let go of and allow the other person to be the lead on, and trusting what we know about one another to make the best decisions possible.  I realized my husband wasn’t going to have much to say about whether our plates were gold trimmed or not, and that was just fine.


Invites: Twin Dog Designs

Flowers: Fresh Affairs

Catering: Unforgettable Food Affairs

DJ/Entertainment: DJ Paradime and Cool Receptions

Dress: Bridal Boutique of NC in Cary, NC

Rentals: Classic Rentals in Raleigh, NC

Wedding Planner: Elana Walker of Elana Walker Events

Photographer: Lauren Cowart Photography

Videographer: Three Lance Media


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Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

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