A Southern Wedding Inspired by Jane Austen
April 7, 2017
Mid Atlantic
Classic WeddingsEstate WeddingsFall Weddings
When the bride's loves include lace, pearls, and Jane Austen, there's a pretty good chance a classic wedding will follow. And thanks to her planner, Erin McLean Events, the bride was able to bring that sense of English charm to North Carolina...even amidst the chaos of Hurricane Matthew. In the gallery by Callie of Nancy Ray Photography you'll find handwritten love notes alongside a dreamy floral wall. And the clip by Heart Stone Films below? Believe me when I say, you'll want to grab a tissue.
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From Erin McLean Events... Alexandria was a classic beauty who was inspired by her travels to England and her love of classic pearls and lace. One of her favorite memory of her travels was visiting Jane Austen's home and her hidden love quotes throughout the home. We used all of these elements as inspiration for the couple's classic design.

Alexandria and Michael had been planning their wedding for 18 months when news came in that Hurricane Matthew would be making landfall on October 8th, the day of their wedding. The couple wasn't phased by having to move the ceremony indoors. We ordered a custom aisle runner, added pearls and lighting to soften the space. Allie + Michael's photographer, Callie, wanted them to have all the photos they dreamed of. She came back the next morning to shoot all their couple photos under the post-hurricane sunshine.

We wanted to create a magical moment down the long entrance to the Fearrington Barn. The floral team created a whole floral wall, hand written love quotes, and a tunnel of twinkle lights. Guests entered the reception space while a big band played. The bride and groom danced their first dance on a seamless duogrammed dance floor.

After dinner a DJ took over and kept the dance floor packed until the couple exited through a sea of sparklers.
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