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Dec
02
Tyler + Jonathan: Outdoor Rustic Camp Wedding in North Carolina by Whitmeyer Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

stitchPhotos: Whitmeyer Photography; Venue: Camp HighlanderFlowers: Sophisticated Florals by StephanieGown: Nicole Miller; Groom’s Attire: Hugo BossHair: Sarah Jane Whatley; Makeup: Jen Hill; Planner: Melissa Fitzgerald; Officiant: Ronesa Rosewood; Ceremony Musician: Matt Rumley

Tyler and Jonathan were married at Camp Highlander in Mills River, N.C. on August 16. Tyler looked radiant in a silk chiffon gown with three-quarter length illusion lace sleeves and a blusher veil. She carried a bright bouquet of sunflowers, orange zinnias, purple snapdragons, dusty miller, and greenery. The groom looked dapper in a light blue pinstripe suit with a navy blue polka dot tie and a rustic boutonniere featuring coneflower, chinese lantern, and hypericum berries. Tyler and Jonathan recreated summer camp for their wedding guests, everyone stayed stayed in cabins on-site and participated in water activities as well as archery. “We were dedicated to making it a relaxed, vacation experience for ourselves and our guests,” Tyler said. “We were very drawn to having one big sleepover, and lodging accommodations on site.” The pair tied the knot in front of 150 guests under a rustic arch made of wooden branches with a stunning view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The ceremony boasted an acoustic guitar player and three very adorable flower girls in white A-line dresses. A reception followed in the wooden open-air gymnasium and guests grabbed drinks from a red re-purposed canoe. For dinner, guests chose from three different buffet stations, as well as a pickle bar. Guests did karaoke and dressed up in costumes provided by the camp theater. A two-tier cake and various cupcakes filled the dessert table for family and friends to enjoy. Tyler has four great pieces of advice for couples on their wedding day. “Relax. Slow down. Be genuine. Stay in the present,” she said. See the full board here.

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Oct
09
Courtney + Brendon: A DIY Downton Abbey-Inspired Fall North Carolina Barn Wedding By Vesic Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photo: Hooman Bharani of Vesic PhotographyVenue: The Pavilions at the Angus BarnEvent Planners: Ginger Richardson of Simply Haute Affairsand Kelly Joslin of The Pavilions at the Angus BarnDress Designer: Modern Trousseau from Tre Bella BridalShoes: Alice + OliviaGroom’s Attire: ASOSHair Stylist: OnLoKtionMakeup Artist: Pamela Hung of OnLoKtionJewelry: Forever 21Floral Designer: Marsha Snyder of MEWS DesignsCaterer: The Angus Barn; CakeCakes by Faith

Courtney and Brendon were married at The Pavilions at the Angus Barn in Raleigh, N.C. on September 7. “I grew up riding horses so it was no surprise when I found myself drawn to the idea of a barn wedding,” Courtney said. “However, I really wanted to soften the aesthetic and distance myself from the more common ‘rustic’ wedding look.” The bride wore a lace off-the-shoulder a-line wedding gown, accessorized with a floor-length veil, while the groom wore a gray tweet suit, accessorized with a bow tie. Bridesmaids wore mix ‘n’ matched short dresses with various necklines and carried bouquets of hydrangeas and baby’s breath. “My bouquet had a hidden secret thanks to my florist Marsha,” she said. “My dog Pubby had passed away a few months before the wedding unexpectedly. I quite sad about not having him around for my big day. She tucked his collar inside the stems of my bouquet and accented the wrap with the Helen Ficalora charms I wear to remember him.” The outdoor ceremony, overlooking the pond, took place at sunset per the request of Courtney’s father. “He wanted to walk me down the aisle right when the sun set,” Courtney said. “He even looked it up down to the minute, which I thought was really sweet.” After the vows were sealed with a kiss, it was time for dinner and dancing underneath the pavilion. Tables were decorated with vintage vases and vessels centerpieces, pillar candles atop candelabras, and wood slices. “There is this one scene from Downton Abbey that I have always loved – they were outdoors having a garden party in late spring/early summer,” she said. “That visual reimagined as more of an early fall soiree allowed my quirky and slightly more whimsical personal style to complement the venue perfectly.” In addition to a three-tiered cake, late-night snacks also served double-duty as favors, including push-pops, peanuts, sliders, and Coca Cola. Yum! See the full board here.

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May
15
JoAnn + Jay: A Vibrant Fall North Carolina Loft Wedding By Taken By Sarah Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Taken by Sarah PhotographyVenue: The Balcony on Dock StreetEvent Planner: Orchid Island EventsFloral Designer: Fiore Fine Flowers

JoAnn and Jay were married at The Balcony on Dock Street in Wilmington, N.C. last fall. The bride wore a sweetheart satin fit ‘n’ flare wedding gown, accessorized with a jeweled sash and fingertip-length veil, while the groom wore a black suit, accessorized with a matching white vest and tie. Don’t you love the bouquet? It features ranunculuses, dahlias, ferns, succulents, and thistle. Bridesmaids wore purple v-neck satin dresses, and the flower girls carried moss baskets. The ceremony and reception space served double-duty, including the decor. Windowsills and tables were decorated with lanterns atop tree stumps, apothocary jars filled with fruit and acorns, and grapevine balls. In lieu of a guest book, guests were asked to leave their fingerprints as “leaves” on a painting of a tree for the newlyweds to display at home. After a long night of dinner and dancing, a SURPRISE fireworks display lit up the sky.  See the full board here.

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Aug
09
Kasey + Nick: A Rustic Purple Barn North Carolina Wedding By Keepsake Memories Photography
Posted by Sarah Zlotnick. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Keepsake Memories Photography

These college sweethearts of over seven years were married at Equine Country USA, a horse boarding and training facility, in Jacksonville, N.C. Kasey and Nick’s rustic theme revolved around a purple and green color scheme. The ceremony was held outdoors underneath the barn’s doorway, with the guests sitting on hay bales. Kasey walked down the aisle carrying a bouquet of roses and hydrangeas and tears filled in her eyes seeing so many of her closest family and friends “choosing a seat not a side.” The cocktail hour followed with guests playing lawn games and using their personalized koozies on drinks. The tablescapes featured mismatched vintage china, mason jars, and burlap chair decor. What’s a Southern wedding without barbecue and macaroni and cheese? Their fare included both! And after their reception ended, they flew off to Disney World for their honeymoon. See the full board here.

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