You could say that this wedding owes its Southern charm to an anonymous little kid selling lemonade on her front lawn -- one day last year Jennifer and Craig (neither of whom are born and bred Southerners) were walking in their Greensboro, North Carolina, neighborhood and came across a little girl calling out in a thick drawl, “Lemo-nayyyyde, come getcha some lemo-nayde!” Something about that moment cemented for both of them that they wanted to settle in the South for good -- and, of course, host their upcoming wedding there.
Jen and Craig's starting vision for their wedding style came from their recently purchased 1930s bungalow -- it represents their shared love and appreciation for family, history, and is itself a perfect balance of new and old. Their home is a very eclectic mix of vintage family treasures and modern design, so they worked closely with a planner to bring these ideas to the wedding day. Every detail of their day was every bit as stylish, thoughtful and eco-friendly as the couple themselves.
Some of the Green Details...
* The whole event was hosted at The Proximity Hotel, the nation’s most cutting-edge LEED-certified “green” hotel.
* Their invitations were tree-free, and they used chalkboards instead of escort cards to conserve resources.
* The table cards (each with a different favorite Southern-ism) were made with recycled paper, and the locally-grown flowers were displayed on the tables in a mix of apothecary bottles and glassware rented from the florist.
* The keys that were hand-tied each key with raffia onto dried lavender for the aisle flowers were rented from a local antiques store, as was the antique birdcage on the gift table.
Venue and Catering: Proximity Hotel / Event Planning and Design: Leigh Pearce Weddings / Dress: Amsale / Flowers: The Farmer's Wife / Photography: Abigail Seymour Photography / Skeleton keys and bird cage rentals: Mary's Antiques / Cake: Delicious Bakery / Scarves on the tables: Design Archives / Table name cards: pertyfultings / Favors: DIY by the mother of the bride / Bride's hair piece: Made by the bride / Bridesmaids' Dresses: J. Crew