I can’t help but blush a little when I see the way these two look at each other. It’s a captivating, full-of-joy kind of love. And that love? It’s woven throughout this entire gorgeous day from VUE Photography and Sixpence Productions. Top that off with elegance in every corner and you’ll find yourself perusing one of the prettiest galleries around.
From the beautiful Bride… Adam and I met our sophomore year at Miami University of Ohio through a mutual friend. His humor, positivity and absolute love of life captured my heart in just a few short months. After four and a half years of moves, long distance, and new jobs, Adam proposed while we were on vacation in St. Lucia with my family celebrating my graduation from graduate school.
As soon as we got engaged, I knew the ideal venue for our June 7th wedding date. I grew up for the majority of my life overseas in London, England. My parents had recently relocated back to the States, to a lake in South Carolina. For the past few years, we had been going up to The Old Edwards Inn and Spa in Highlands, North Carolina and I fell completely in love with it. Adam is a huge outdoorsman and loves camping and hiking, so the idea of getting married in the mountains really appealed to him. Nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the location was the perfect combination of European charm and the great outdoors. It just seemed to click with both Adam and I.
We wanted the wedding to be timeless, classic and elegant, with English and Southern touches, as well as bringing in Adam’s background with glimpses of Midwest ease and charm. Our 145 guests came from across the United States, as well as the United Kingdom and Switzerland, so we wanted to make sure we made the places we have traveled to and hold so near and dear to our hearts, focal points of the wedding design.
Our color palate included champagne tones, muted gold and pops of coral, also drawing on the lush greenery of the venue. Peonies, garden roses, packed hydrangeas and baby’s breath were the flowers of choice, accented by hundreds of candles. Bridesmaids wore champagne J. Crew silk chiffon dresses with muted gold shoes, while the groomsmen wore champagne ties.
We included many British touches throughout the reception, including mini fish and chips at cocktail hour in the orchard and a signature classic ‘Pimm’s Cup’ cocktail- my favorite refreshing summer British drink. The farm to table menu included everything from a Southern seafood ‘action’ station, to tandoori chicken, to fried buffalo chicken biscuits, to truffle mac and cheese- a nice reflection of us. The groom’s cake was a classic ‘Ohio Buckeye’ cake of chocolate and peanut butter and decorated with all of Adam’s favorite sports teams and activities.
Thanks to the amazing vendors and the absolutely incredible Lindsay Pitt at TOAST Events, the wedding was the best night of our lives. I honestly don’t think I have ever smiled or danced that much in my life! It was the ideal celebration to start our married life together.
Photography: VUE Photography | Videography: Sixpence Productions | Event Planning: Toast Events | Floral Design: Jackson | Durham | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Cake: Lush Cakery | Invitations: Paper Daisies | Ceremony Venue: Old Edwards Inn And Spa | Reception Venue: Old Edwards Inn And Spa | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J. Crew | Calligraphy: MM Ink | Band: The Atlanta Allstars | Groom's Attire: Jos. A. Bank | Groomsmen's Attire: Jos. A. Bank | Bride Jewelry: Givenchy | Bridesmaid Jewelry: Kendra Scott | Bridesmaid Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar