After a wonderfully relaxing long weekend, being greeted by the serenity of this shoot from Caroline Lima and Sweet SaraBell Weddings is the perfect way to ease on into the week ahead, if you ask me. From the rolling hills of North Carolina to the twirl-worthy Lazaro dresses from Victorian Rose Bridal to the paper pretties from Amanda Day Rose, it’s a marrying of farmland love and sweet style that will have you grabbing that second cup of coffee to peruse the gallery just a bit longer.
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From Sweet SaraBell Weddings…This shoot was inspired by the beautifully serene farmland, fields and forests of North Carolina. One of the things I love most about North Carolina is how you can be in the downtown city, and in a matter of minutes you can drive into the rolling hills filled with cattle, horses and wildflowers. We wanted to celebrate the beauty found in nature, and enhance it with soft tones, natural elements, delicate flowers, and unique decorations. All of the creative minds involved in this shoot are people that not only have amazing talent, they are people that have amazing hearts. It was truly a pleasure to come together with these wonderful people to share our inspiration and passion for naturally beautiful events.
Photography: Caroline Lima Photography | Wedding Dress: Lazaro From Victorian Rose Bridal | Cake: Ashley Cakes | Catering: Unforgettable Food Affairs | Bridal Shoes With Gold: Kate Spade | Car: Through Het Landhuis | Props And Decorations: Linda's Table Of Contents | Rentals: CE Rental | Stationery And Paper Goods: Amanda Day Rose | Styled Shoot: Het Landhuis | Styling, Creative Direction And Florals: Sweet SaraBell Weddings | Wedding Dress Tule: Etsy
With the crisp, cool air of autumn right around the corner, I’m craving rustic barns, twinkling lights and dusky gray skies like you wouldn’t believe. And thanks to Krystal Kast, I’m getting my fall fix today with this cozy affair held at Fearrington Village. Complete with a couple adorable white belly-striped cows, a candlelit aisle and a wildly beautiful bouquet from Mary Stevens, it’s easy to get comfy in this gallery.
From Krystal Kast Photography… Erica and Matt met while working at the National Basketball Association. Their friendship grew into a relationship and after almost three years, Matt surprised Erica by proposing on the same spot they first met at the NBA offices. No wonder this couple sprinted to their “I do’s” and were one of the happiest couples to be married this year!
From the beautiful Bride…We got married on an absolutely gorgeous November evening in North Carolina. Our ceremony was outdoors in the peaceful gardens of the Fearrington, the ideal venue for our romantic and intimate wedding. During our ceremony, the sun set behind the fall foliage and a full moon rose high in the clear sky, allowing the candles to shine bright and cast a warm glow on our friends and family. The reception was in the charming Fearrington barn, which was elegantly styled in all white decor with pops of color from the stunning floral centerpieces arranged by Mary Stevens. Our friends and family danced the night away to Sol Fusion, a phenomenal eleven-piece band that impressed us with their powerful singing and entertaining mash ups. We enjoyed delicious food and cake, the latter designed beautifully with cascading roses in shades of fuchsia, ombre-styled. The guests bid us farewell with dazzling sparklers and then indulged in the locally-made Chapel Hill Toffee, their parting favor, on the way home. Most special day of our lives.
Photography: Krystal Kast | Floral Design: Mary Stevens | Wedding Dress: L'Fay Bridal NYC | Invitations: Smock Paper | Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Sung | Grooms Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Ceremony Music: Arioso Strings | Bridal Jewelry: Kate Spade | Bride And Bridal Shoes: Nina Shoes | Ceremony And Reception Venue: Fearrington Village | Coorindation: Gilda McDaniels And Cheryl-Anne Kast | Groomsmen Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Makeup And Hair: Makeup For Your Day | Reception Music: Sol Fusion | Save The Dates: Printable Press Via Etsy | Transporations: Carolina Livery
The Fearrington House might be my new favorite place in the world to say I do. And when I say it “might,” I mean that it totally is. Dairy farm meets classic beauty, it’s the perfect place to celebrate romantic nuptials just like this one: a day filled to the brim with lace, rustic meets gorgeous details and one breathtaking moment after another captured by Krystal Kast. Get your pretty on right here.
From Krystal Kast Photography… Meg and Nick met in Washington DC and, after dating for two years, they moved to North Carolina for graduate school at UNC Chapel Hill. The weekend before they started school, they we went to dinner at Fearrington. After dinner, they passed a wedding reception at the Fearrington Barn and sneaked a peek inside. Meg whispered to her mom, “I am going to get married here!” The next summer, Nick proposed to her on top of a mountain while they were vacationing in western North Carolina. They knew right away that they would be saying their vows in the Fearrington gardens.
From The Bride… Nick and I wanted our wedding day to be simple and relaxing (as relaxing as your wedding day can be…) with a small group of our closest family and friends. We looked for ways we could add small personal touches throughout. We designed and printed our save the dates, invites, and thank you cards. They reflected the simplicity and rustic feel we wanted for our day. My sister designed our monogram for the invites, which we also printed on labels for our welcome bags. We designed and printed our own wedding weekend crossword puzzle and newsletter with directions, restaurant and shopping recommendations, and travel info to include for our guests. We opted not to have attendants, and instead found ways to include our parents and siblings into other aspects of our ceremony. We asked our 65 guests to pass our rings to bless them during the ceremony so everyone could be included. For cocktail hour, we pulled dozens of old childhood pictures from albums, reprinted them and strung them between two vintage ladders with clothespins along with our seating arrangements. It created a really fun centerpiece to complement the surrounding gardens and pastures. Instead of a more formal plated dinner, we worked with Fearrington to create an amazing reception menu (including our favorite, Carolina pork bbq) that allowed us to mingle with all of our guests before we started the dance party. We were so happy to have created such a comfortable, relaxing atmosphere where we could really enjoy every moment of our wedding!
Photography: Krystal Kast | Wedding Dress: Lea Ann Belter | Shoes: Kate Spade | Engagement Ring: Ageless Heirlooms On Etsy | Jewelry: Traditions By Anna | DJ: Joe Bunn | Groom's Attire: Burberry | Cufflinks: The Rusted Key On Etsy | Guest Book: Delovely Arts On Etsy | Handkerchiefs: Couture Wedding Hankie On Etsy | Makeup And Hair: Carla White | Ring Bowl: Paloma's Nest On Esty | Venue: The Fearrington House | Wedding Rings: Blue Nile