When it comes to wedding venues, those infused with the beauty of the outdoors always make it to the top of our favorite’s list. Because really, you can’t go wrong with a wedding day surrounded by nature. This Claxton Farm affair is proof. Paired with pretty, understated details, flowers by Aria Floral that simply add to the natural surroundings and images by Caroline Ghetes worthy of a good, long perusal, this is the perfect poster child for Team Farm Wedding. Soak it all in right here.
From the Bride…Jason and I love the outdoors – the beauty of being surrounded by nature and the excitement of exploration as a couple. This was certainly the case when we ventured to the Northwest in 2011 for a long vacation. Within the first few days of our excursion, we had embarked on a strenuous 15-mile backpacking trip up, over and down a mountain in Olympic National Park. The views were breathtaking. The isolation from “everyday noise” was refreshing. The comfort of each other’s company was reassuring. And when we reached the base of the mountain, Jason popped a very special question and I said YES to many more equally-exciting journeys. Staying true to form, our October 2012 wedding was set in the rolling hills of the western North Carolina mountains. With family and friends gathered on a gorgeous Fall day, we allowed the farm property and natural backdrop to shine in their own right. Minimal touches of organic décor and warm lighting plus DIY accents, such as wrapped mason jars and vintage-inspired signage, rounded out our interpretation of rustic romance and down-home coziness.
Photographer: Caroline Ghetes | Venue: Claxton Farm | Event Coordinator + Caterer: M7 Event Solutions & Catering | Floral Design: Aria Floral | Cakes+ Pies: City Bakery | Hair: Benjamin Thigpen | Officiant: Howard Hanger | Ceremony Musicians: Bella Corda | Reception DJ: Sound Extreme Entertainment | Wedding Dress: Jim Hjelm Blush via Hayden Olivia Bridal | Veil/Hair Accessory: Hayden Olivia Bridal | Belt/Sash: White by Vera Wang via David’s Bridal | Shoes: Elie Tahari | Bridesmaid Dresses: Costa Blanca via Belk | Groom + Groomsmen Suits: J.Crew + Banana Republic