There is just something about a train station that is so romantic. Maybe it’s the thought that it’s like a crossing point in your life. You can jump on a train and end up anywhere, starting a whole new chapter. It definitely evokes the most perfect image for a wedding – so when I heard this wedding, captured by Katy Cook Photography, took place at the Salisbury Train Depot, I couldn’t contain my excitement. And when I saw the fantastic vintage elements A Southern Soiree helped our bride and groom incorporate, I knew this would be a perfect soiree. You’ll see what I mean when you visit the gallery!

Ben and I met at the hospital where we both work and started dating shortly after.  After a wonderful two years together Ben proposed and we decided to have our wedding in my hometown of Salisbury, North Carolina.

Our ceremony was held at First United Methodist Church and it could not have been more perfect.  The wedding service was traditional with absolutely beautiful music and solos.  During the service rain fell outside, only to stop and result in a beautiful rainbow shortly after the ceremony was over.  This solidified something I already knew, my father, who has passed away, was definitely there in spirit.

The reception was held at the Historic Train Depot, also in Salisbury. I dreamed of a vintage, southern reception, inspired by my mother’s back porch where she keeps potted plants in abundance.  I love the look of the overflowing pots and decided I needed to have them everywhere, and that is just what we did.  The color palette was neutral with ivories, creams, and lace overlays, with a pop of color added with wildflowers.  My mother and I collected vintage vases, votives and other “knick knacks” throughout the engagement to complete the look.

Kailey with A Southern Soirée did an amazing job filling the overwhelming large venue, paying special attention to all of the details I envisioned.  Two of my favorites were the guest book, which was a vintage file box filled with cards for guests to leave us a sweet note, and the small white wire tables that served as children’s tables with arts and crafts!

A Krispy Kreme doughnut bar was set up to serve as the favors.  This was unique to Ben and I since he is from the home of Krispy Kreme, Winston Salem, North Carolina. Also, Krispy Kreme recently started making cheerwine filled doughnuts, and since the Cheerwine company was founded in Salisbury, this made the perfect tribute to both of our hometowns.

Also, I am very blessed to have a genus artist/illustrator as a new sister in law!  She did an amazing job designing the save the dates that tied into the menu card design.  I loved this personal touch on our wedding day. The band Rubberband kept the energy at the reception going well into the night.  They kept the guests entertained and the dance floor full!  A bride’s dream! The day was truly amazing and one I hope not just myself but others will remember for a lifetime!

Photographer: Katy Cook Photography / Event Design: A Southern Soiree / Event Planning: A Southern Soiree / Ceremony Location: First Methodist Church / Reception Location: Salisbury Train Depot / Band: Rubberband / Caterer: Holly Tate Fine Catering / Rentals: Happy Rentz / Cake: Wow Factor Cakes / Dress: Hayden Olivia / Doughnuts: Krispy Kreme

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