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
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As summer slowly gives way to fall, this beautiful mountain wedding couldn’t have come at a better time. It’s a celebration of all things autumn with an intimate 30-guest approach, and as for the killer styling and blooms by Philosophy Flowers? Well, that doesn’t hurt one bit either. Get started in the gallery from Boonetown Story and prepare to be smitten.
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From the Bride… Breathtaking = one word to describe every part of our wedding day. From the scenery, to the flowers, to the man I was about to marry- every little detail was breathtaking.
Marcus and I lived on Heavenly Mountain in Boone, NC during his senior year of college. The beauty and serenity was incomparable & it’s the place we fell in love. It only felt natural to get married in the place we love most, the NC Mountains.
Twickenham house was a fairy tale from the moment you turned into the 2 mile long driveway. The same way you know you’ve found “the one” is the way we knew Twickenham was the place we would get married. The wrought iron gates at the entrance, the ivy growing up the brick, the breathtaking 180 degree views, all nestled in seclusion on the side of a mountain. It was perfect for our intimate wedding weekend with 30 of our closest friends and family.
The morning of our wedding, I was very calm; no nerves or anxiety. My wedding planner, Melissa, said “you’re the calmest bride I’ve ever seen!” Apparently my groom wasn’t nervous either; I heard he went on a morning jog then sat in the sauna for a while. When the moment came to take our “first look” pictures, that’s when everything hit me. All these emotions flooded my head and my heart; excitement, nerves (I didn’t want to fall), happiness, love, etc… This was the moment I had been waiting for all my life. To marry my soul mate. It was the most emotional moment of my life.
Everything about our wedding day was perfect. It was so much more than we dreamed. The only thing we would change would be the ability to add more hours to the day.
Photography: Boonetown Story | Styling: Kelly Perry - Philosophy Flowers | Event Planning: Day Of Your Dreams Events | Floral Design: Philosophy Flowers | Catering: Reid's Catering | Venue: Twickenham House
This Carolina Inn wedding from Events by La Fete is classic right down to it’s very core. The stunning Bride donning a fluffy sweetheart dress from Alexia’s Bridal Boutique, heavenly bouquets of white blooms and one crazy cute flower girl… every inch is traditional beauty done so right. Have a look at the gallery from Walters and Walters for so much more!
From the beautiful Bride… When envisioning the look and feel of our wedding, both Ray and I knew from the beginning that we wanted our day to be romantic, timeless and elegant. On such a special day, we really wanted to appeal to everyone’s senses: from the textured linens and overall decor, to the aroma of our florals and tasty foods, to the sounds of our favorite songs being spun by the DJ, a complete all around-experience was a must. The first and most important decision in creating our vision was choosing the perfect venue. The Carolina Inn absolutely captivated us with its beautiful courtyards and historic feel, and truly met all of the criterion we desired for our special day: beauty, elegance, romance, and it was certainly a plus that both Ray and I met and graduated from UNC. We absolutely fell in love with The Old Well room and its signature black and white tiled floors, and it was the perfect reception space to compliment our decor. Our color scheme consisted of victorian lilac, blush, ivory and golds that were very soft and romantic, which we incorporated in our wedding party’s look as well as floral arrangements. Speaking of flowers, I knew this would be the one detail that would truly take our vision to the next level. Our ceremony included a beautifully patterned aisle runner designed for me to make my grand entrance upon, and we declared our vows to one another in front of two glamorous columns with stunning floral arrangements sitting atop of both. Our reception tables consisted of high and low floral centerpieces that stunned guests with their sweet aromas, and candles that provided soft lighting to create a truly romantic atmosphere. All while the sounds of Sinatra serenaded our guests as they fellowshipped over lunch. Finally, and I’m sure every girl would agree, was the ever so important decision of choosing my wedding dress. Believe it or not, I bought the first dress I saw and tried on! The Kenneth Pool design was flowy, romantic, and was the perfect fit to accentuate my petite frame. It had just enough flare on its own that it didn’t require much accessorizing, so I chose to keep it simple with earrings and a very dainty bracelet. My goal was to be the most beautiful bride Ray had ever seen, and this was absolutely brought to fruition in large part due to this most beautiful dress.
With the ever-changing fads of today’s weddings, it was important that we made choices that would create a vision we could share with our children and loved ones years from now and still be as equally pleased with the decisions made. We wouldn’t change one thing about our day (not even the rain) and would absolutely re-live this most perfect day over and over again!
Photography: Walters And Walters | Event Planning: Events By La Fete, Katie Dunn | Floral Design: Fresh Affairs | Wedding Dress: Alexia's Bridal Boutique | Cake: Simply Cakes | Invitations: Hello Tenfold | Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff | Catering: The Carolina Inn | Make Up: Ashley Mooney | Lighting: Total Production Services | DJ: Randy Bennett | Rentals: CE Rental | Venue: The Carolina Inn
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