Wonderful things happen when you say “I Do” in Roaring Gap, North Carolina. Just ask these two adorable sweeties. They tied the knot in a classic (+ perfectly preppy) affair literally overflowing with drop-dead gorgeous details crafted by Rebecca Rose Events and some of the most heartwarming touches we have ever seen. (Read: The bride wore her mother’s gown.) Meredith Perdue was on hand to capture every perfect moment and the gallery is what we call beyond pretty. Click here for more and then stay tuned for an amazing film from Inkspot Crow Films below.
From the Bride… The inspiration behind our wedding was what we called classic casual, with touches of southern tradition and east coast prep thrown in. “Classic” can mean something different for everyone, but to us it translated into a palate of fresh neutrals in green and ivory that we mixed with bursts of my favorite color coral. We also incorporated details that ranged from traditional family heirloom items to relaxed fun favors to get the party going.
I always knew that I wanted to be married at Roaring Gap; it was where I spent every summer growing up and eventually where PJ became a part of the family at our annual summer gatherings. It also happened to be where my parents were married 32 years earlier. PJ and I were fortunate to be able to incorporate a number of beautiful vintage details into our day, many of which were loaned to us by our families. This included antique silver baskets and revere bowls for our ceremony programs and floral arrangements, as well as my family’s collection of over 120 silver julep cup trophies from the club’s annual tennis tournament. One of our favorite details was Roaring Gap’s restored antique fire truck, in which PJ and I made our getaway from the church and subsequent cocktail hour arrival, sirens and all. I was also lucky enough to wear a number of special family items at the wedding, including a necklace and bracelet that had belonged to my grandmother, and a vintage diamond ring that belonged to PJ’s grandmother, which his mother also wore on her wedding day. In addition, after trying on countless dresses in bridal shops, my mother’s alençon lace gown turned out to be my favorite of all. We worked with a seamstress to convert it from long sleeved to strapless and were thrilled with the outcome.
To counterbalance the traditional and vintage touches, PJ and I chose to lighten the mood by serving green and white wayfarer sunglasses on trays, and encourage lively dancing to the amazing band with baskets of orange flip flops (a nod to our alma mater Princeton, where we met). We found cute green and coral striped paper straws to add a fun touch to the julep cup cocktails and late-night mini milkshakes.Our planning experience was made as easy and enjoyable as possible by our wonderful vendors. After our first meeting with Becca and Amy in their shared studio, we cancelled our other appointments and immediately began laying out all of the plans that they brought to life on our wedding day. I discovered our photographer Meredith Perdue here on SMP when I fell in love with her beautiful photos from this lovely Wrightsville Beach wedding. I couldn’t believe my luck when I learned that she worked primarily in New England (where PJ and I live) and North Carolina (where we were getting married). It was through Meredith’s blog that I discovered MacKenzie and Phillip (Meredith’s sister and brother-in-law) of Inkspot Crow who made our stunning wedding film – I loved how our wedding turned out to be a family affair for them as well!
Wedding Photography: Meredith Perdue / Wedding Venue + Catering: Roaring Gap Club in Roaring Gap, North Carolina / Wedding Planning + Design: Rebecca Rose Events / Floral Design: Amy Lynne Originals / Wedding Cinematography: Inkspot Crow Films / Wedding Cake: Ketchie Creek Bakery / Wedding Stationery: Crane & Co. (invitations) + Snooze (envelope liners) / Lighting: K2 Productions / Music: A-Town A-List / Bride’s Dress: Mother of the Bride’s dress altered via L’Elite / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Jenny Yoo / Hair + Makeup: Bella UpStyles Co. / Flower Girls’ Dresses: Janie and Jack