Rustic weddings are awesome, but a rustic wedding tucked away in the mountains of North Carolina at Majors Estate? Well, that’s an entirely new level of amazing. Think acres upon acres of breathtaking scenery, five traditional American log cabins and the beautiful Pigeon River providing a gorgeous backdrop for walking + hiking. In other words? Saying “I do” at Majors Estate is a total MUST.
Located between Asheville and Waynesville in North Carolina, Majors Estate is the sort of rustic meets romantic locale perfect for hosting your Big Day… and beyond. From their awe-inspiring ceremony and reception sites (hello, traditional white chapel and fab barn) to their lineup of crazy cool outdoor activities to their talented staff that knows all there is to know about hosting your dream event, Majors Estate will make everything you’ve ever imagined (and more) happen. We can promise you that.
Whether you’re planning an intimate set of “I do’s” for a small group of friends and family or have a much grander affair in mind, Majors Estate will completely pamper you AND wow all of your guests. Contact them now to start planning that dream day, and don’t forget to keep Majors Estate in mind when it comes to those family vacas, corporate retreats and social gatherings, because, well… you’ll want to celebrate there time and time again.
I think we can all agree that a pastel spring wedding will never go out of style. Set in beautiful Charleston, Gabby and Pedro tied the knot with a celebration that truly embraced the season, including details like the prettiest hanging lanterns and a tablescape worth adding to your pin board. More from the lens of Dana Cubbage right this way.
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Gabby and Pedro traveled from Germany, where they are currently living, to celebrate their wedding day here in Charleston earlier this spring. The day started bright and early at Lowndes Grove Plantation on the Ashley River in Charleston, where Gabby and her bridesmaids got ready with her mom and future mother-in-law. It was such a fun group of ladies and I just loved their coordinating pajamas + robes! The guys arrived later in the morning for photos before everyone headed to the church on James Island for their mid-afternoon ceremony.
The priest at Church of the Nativity gave the most beautiful homily I’ve ever heard as Gabby + Pedro said “I do!” in front of all of their friends + family. After the ceremony, we headed back to Lowndes Grove for more photos and to await the arrival of Gabby + Pedro’s guests for cocktail hour.
The reception space was absolutely stunning with long family-style tables topped with beautiful blush florals, candles, and lanterns. As usual, the ladies of Pure Luxe Bride and Branch Design Studio made everything look AMAZING!! Gabby’s mom even hand-made the LOVE sign displayed under the oak – so fun! It was seriously the perfect evening to celebrate Gabby and Pedro as the sunset on the Ashley River.
Photography: Dana Cubbage Weddings | Event Planning: Pure Luxe Bride | Floral Design: Branch Design Studio | Wedding Dress: Modern Trousseau Charleston | Cake: Patrick Properties Hospitality Group | Reception: Lowndes Grove Plantation | Bride's Shoes: Nine West | Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale | Catering: Patrick Properties Hospitality Group | Hair + Makeup: Paper Dolls Wedding Hair & Makeup | Lighting: Innovative Event Services | Band: Simply Tayo Band | Rentals: Eventworks | Rentals: Snyder Event Rentals
Bring on the cable knit sweaters and hot cider, because this inspiration from Heather Waraksa has got us ready for fall. From its seasonal fare to fantastic frocks courtesy of Gabriella New York, this is one styled shoot that’s blooming with Gathering Events berries, Ceci New York invites, and of course a bit of romance. See every thoughtful detail from Bellafare in The Vault!
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From Bellafare…Inspired by the European Elegance that RiverOaks Charleston exudes, this creative collaboration was an exercise in understated beauty and restraint. The design encompassed organic materials and rustic yet refined elements that highlighted the lush Lowcountry landscape. The soft light served as an ethereal backdrop for the rich tones of gray and various textures used throughout the tablescape. Though the table design was a defining thread throughout the aesthetic, the romance between the couple set the tone for the intimate and food-focused event.
Photography: Heather Waraksa | Event Design + Styling: Bellafare | Floral Design: Gathering Floral + Event Design | Cake: DeClare Cakes | Invitations: Ceci New York | Bride's Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Hair + Makeup: Wedding Hair By Charlotte | Calligraphy: Ink Meets Paper | Groom's Attire: Lanvin | Venue: RiverOaks Charleston | Additional Serving Pieces: The Commons | China, Flutes, Serving Pieces + Napkins: Open Door Shop | Food Styling: Feast Charleston | Groom's Shoes: Ralph Lauren | Models: Lucky Penny Blog | Rentals: Snyder Event Rentals | Table Runner + Ribbon: Silk & Willow | Wedding Dress + Hair Accessories: Gabriella New York Bridal Salon