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Romantic North Carolina Botanical Gardens Wedding

We’re mesmerized by all the pretty in this romantic North Carolina Botanical Gardens wedding, awash in the soft hues of blush, gold and ivory! Inspired by the outdoor setting, Nouveau Events worked its magic with succulent favors, a birch wood chuppah and an eclectic mix of flowers, all beautifully captured by Anna Routh Photography. There’s much more to see in the full gallery right here!

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From Nouveau EventsJennifer and Kevin have been together since they were juniors in high school (just over 10 years). They were long distance in high school and even throughout college (she was at The University of Texas at Austin and he was at Tulane). They moved to North Carolina in 2010 to attend graduate school and start building their life together. Kevin proposed in April 2014, on a picnic in a garden among the spring flowers.

When Jennifer was asked to describe her wedding style, three words summed it up: ethereal, romantic, and authentic. The inspiration for this wedding was based on their desire for a soft, romantic color palette with eclectic flower arrangements. For this reason, a color palette of blush, gold and ivory was selected. Jennifer and Kevin really wanted an outdoor ceremony that had a garden theme which seemed only fitting considering that the venue itself was a botanical garden. The North Carolina Botanical Gardens is an award winning Green space and keeping with the style of the venue, succulent wedding favors, a birch wood chuppah, and a ketubah with a tree design were incorporated. In addition, Beau Catering used seasonal and local grown food for the menu which is an encouraged green practice.

The details found in Jennifer and Kevin’s wedding were sentimental and unique to the couple. The ketubah was personalized for the couple by an artist named Jerise Fogel in New York City. Their dog, Abbie, also played a special role in their wedding day as her dog tag was Jennifer’s “something borrowed” and the ketubah also included her depiction.

Photography: Anna Routh Photography | Event Design: Nouveau Events | Event Planning: Nouveau Events | Floral Design: Tre Bella | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Wedding Cake: Cake Couture Boutique | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Mod Cloth | Catering: Beau Catering | Makeup: Joanne Maye Makeup Artistry | DJ: Vox DJ Company | Officiant: Rabbi Laura Leiber | Wedding Venue: North Carolina Botanical Gardens | Ketubah : Jerise Fogel | Lighting and Draping: Peelman Productions | Rentals: Party Reflections

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Contemporary Multi-Cultural Wedding at The Carolina Inn

A sense of calm came over me as I admired these stunning photos from Perry Vaile; she captured the breathtaking beauty of combining both Pakistani and Tibetan cultures into one simple and intimate ceremony, leaving me speechless. I’m thinking every Monday morning should start on this sort of note; see every peacefully pretty moment right this way!

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From Perry Vaile… This stunning couple chose to celebrate their wedding in a beautifully unique way – not only did they incorporate their own family traditions by wearing traditional clothing (the Groom in a tailor-made Sherwani, and the Bride in a Tibetan red gown), but they also choose to have a very simple and intimate ceremony with only a handful of those closest to them, followed by a large reception (where they switched to a tux and short white dress) in a beautiful ballroom. The couple used beautiful cherry blossoms throughout their day and gave guests Ilam tea as a favor and Krispy Kreme donuts for the dessert!

Photography: Perry Vaile | Bride's Shoes: BHLDN | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J.Crew | Makeup: Courtney Hughes | Hair: Enrique Weffer | Band: GrooveTown | Wedding Venue: Carolina Inn | Bride's Shoes (Flats): Ivanka Trump | Wedding Dress - Red: Designed By Bride, Made In Nepal. | Wedding Dress - White: Jill Stuart

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Colorful Spring North Carolina Farm Wedding

If you’re planning a spring wedding filled with pretty pops of color, I suggest you pause and start pinning. Because not only is this next colorful affair the perfect blend of vibrancy and love, it also happens to be a new favorite straight from the lens of Anna Routh Photography. See it all here!

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From Anna Routh PhotographyEmily and Josh are two of the most wonderful people I know – full of so much joy and love for each other and for their friends and family. Their spring wedding, on the most beautiful day, was such a joy to be a part of. Emily’s mom is a very talented event planner and florist, and the evening she put together was just perfect. The pops of color, the amazing details, the delicious food – it all screamed of Emily and Josh’s colorful personalities and it came together just perfectly.

Photography: Anna Routh Photography | Coordination: La Fete | Floral Design: Purple Puddle | Cake: Art Of Cake | Bride's Shoes: Michael Kors | Catering: Fig And Honey | Make Up: Skye Marra | Hair: DB Sutton | Lighting: Get Lit | DJ: DJ Spin | Transportation: Harrison Global | Bridal Gown: JCrew | Bridesmaids Necklaces: Stella And Dot | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Rock Quarry Farm | Cocktail Hour Music: Mipso | Custom Invitation Artwork: Yellow House Calligraphy | Event Design & Planning: Kathy Buck, Purple Puddle | Film Scanning: Photo Vision | Hand Painted Bar And Road Signs: Sweet Pease | Invitiations: Purple Puddle | Rentals: American Party Rentals

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Classic North Carolina Wedding at The Carolina Inn

Wonderfully elegant yet with the lofty-goodness of The Carolina Inn, this stunning North Carolina soiree will stick with you today. Because as you carefully peel away all the layers of gorgeous sitting pretty in this gallery, you’ll quickly realize this wedding has it all. It’s modern yet classic, elegant yet fun, and all captured to perfection by Graham Terhune Photography – making every image a must see.

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From Graham Terhune PhotographyJulianne and Taylor are New York City residents who decided to celebrate their wedding in a place very dear to both of their hearts, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. When deciding on a location, Julianne and Taylor wanted their wedding to feel authentically “them.” Thus, they chose to get ready in one of their favorite spots, The Carolina Inn and they held their ceremony and reception at the Cotton Room in Durham. Both places were perfect for the couple. The Carolina Inn provided the classic, Chapel Hill feel and allowed both Julianne and Taylor to get ready with their friends, and then hold their first look and portraits in such a beautiful space. Julianne and Taylor chose the Cotton Room for their ceremony and reception because it felt lofty and like their cozy apartment in NYC. Julianne and Taylor’s wedding day was full of joy, laughter, friendship and compassion. We were blown away by the calm nature of both the bride and the groom – they were completely about soaking in the day and the special commitment between one another. We think that both Julianne and Taylor were radiant on their wedding day. 

Photography: Graham Terhune Photography | Florist: Purple Puddle | Cake: The Cupcake Shoppe | Shoes: Kate Spade | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J Crew | Wedding Venue: The Cotton Room | Accomodations: The Carolina Inn | Bride's Dress: Nicole Miller | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab | Make Up And Hair: Onloktion

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Romantic Fearrington Village Barn Wedding

A lakeside dock proposal on Christmas Eve? Yes, please! That sweet, sweet moment (that I’m totally swooning over) led to this cozy-as-ever Southern soiree at The Barn At Fearrington Village. The merriment that ensued included a bluegrass band, treasured family heirlooms passed down as gifts, a quiet moment alone, a perfectly glowing party and so much more captured at the talented hands of Perry Vaile. See it all here!

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From the beautiful Bride…At midnight, just as Christmas Eve turned into Christmas Day, Jeff asked me to marry him in the woods behind my parents’ house in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, standing on a lakeside dock that he helped my Dad and my brother build a few years ago. Just as we were surrounded by family at our engagement, we wanted our wedding day to be personal, intimate, heartfelt, and full of meaningful ways to incorporate our family and friends into our celebration.

The day started off with my sister, my soon-to-be sister-in-law, and me and my family getting ready at my parents’ house. We took bridal portraits in the woods where Jeff had proposed to me, using a vintage 1800s chair and trunk that belonged to my great-great-grandparents. Our ceremony took place at the hometown church where Jeff and I both grew up, and our reception was at the gardens and barn at Fearrington Village.

Before the wedding, my family gave me some incredibly special gifts with deep family connections, which I will treasure forever. My mom made me a custom handkerchief with a swatch of lace from her own wedding gown sewn into it. My family gave me two sixpence for luck, one from 1820, which is the year the Black-Cole House was built, where my grandmother and her six siblings grew up, representing the Cole side of my family. The other coin was from 1920, which is the year that my grandmother “Mama Gee” was born, representing the Didow side of my family. Another special gift was the loan of a blue butterfly pin (for my “something blue”) that was worn by my cousin at her wedding.

Right before the wedding, Jeff and I took a moment back to back (so he couldn’t see my gown) to read each other letters that we had written about getting married. It was an incredibly special moment, just for the two of us. I also gave Jeff custom cufflinks, engraved with the longitude and latitude of the location where we would shortly become husband and wife.

At the service, our siblings were our attendants, and cousins and an uncle were greeters and readers. We had a whole group of flower children, including cousins and a niece and nephew. Other friends played violin and sang. Our dads (both Marines) jointly read the Blessing of the Hands, to which they added their own impromptu last line, “Semper Fi! Oorah!” Jeff and I exchanged custom wedding rings engraved with imprints of each others’ fingerprints on the inside of each band.

Jeff and I love the outdoors, the South, and bluegrass music, so we had a bluegrass band – including a mandolin and fiddle – play at our cocktail hour, which was outside in the gardens. At the reception, guests found their seats in the barn using table assignments posted on a fun vintage door that my Dad found at an antique store. We named each table after our favorite spots in North Carolina (our home, where we both grew up) and in Washington, DC (where we currently live). Most of these spots were favorite hiking and camping destinations, including Max Patch Mountain, a bald (mountain top pasture) with 360-degree views at the North Carolina and Tennessee border, where our amazing photographer Perry Vaile took our engagement pictures. Other tables were named after our favorite spots to get biscuits and chips con queso when we’re in North Carolina!

The recipe for our wedding cake was based on an old family recipe. My very dear cousin Susan used to make me strawberry cake for my birthdays, and legend has it that one year, she went through five “practice cakes” before making one that met her standards! It brought back special memories of her to taste her recipe at our wedding.

One of my favorite parts of preparing for the reception was combing through old family pictures. At the reception, we displayed framed pictures of our parents and grandparents on their wedding days, as well as a picture of my maternal grandmother in her Navy nurse uniform. We handmade our favors, which gave guests a choice of chocolate (Jeff’s favorite), lemon drops (my Dad’s favorite), or honey from our neighbor’s farm. In light of our love for the mountains, I surprised Jeff with a groom’s cake modeled on one of our favorite weekend hiking spots, the Shenandoah Mountains, and one of my wonderful friends painted a mountain scene that served as our guestbook.

We are so excited to share these pictures by Perry Vaile Photography – after a long search, we had just about given up on a finding a photographer that felt just right, and the second we found Perry’s work, we just knew! We’re simply thrilled to have these images and these memories of our wedding day.

Photography: Perry Vaile | Invitations: South | Ceremony Venue: University United Methodist Church | Reception Venue: The Barn At Fearrington Village | Shoes: Paris Xox | Engagement Ring: Charleston Alexander | Wedding Bands: Brent & Jess | Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Hair And Makeup: Bella Trio | Calligraphy: Calligraphy By Carrie | DJ: DJ Bunn Company | Bluegrass Band: The Guilty Pleasures | Bow Ties And Suspenders: Dapper Gent | Bride's Dress: Judd Waddell | Clutch: Hoganfe | Cufflinks: Tracy Tayan Designs | Earrings: Erin Cole | Florist (ceremony): Tre Bella | Florist (reception): Fearrington Village | Flower Girl Dresses: David's Bridal | Food And Cake: Fearrington Village | Programs: Ply | Tuxedos: Allure

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