When you’ve got a 51 acre family farm (once owned by a King, no less) in the beautifully sprawling South, it’s kind of no brainer to say your I do’s on that land full of rich history. That’s exactly what Katherine and Nathan did, along with their happily tremendous 350 guests and a team of incredible vendors who put the pretty into this day. Leigh Pearce Weddings, Amy Lynne Originals and Paisley and Jade to be exact, and you can see every inch of it in Whitebox Photography‘s imagery here in The Vault!
From Leigh Pearce Weddings…When your family farm has so much rich history and personal significance, it is a no brainer where to tie the knot. Katherine and Nathan were married in October on Nathan’s family’s 51 acre farm in Salisbury, North Carolina. The land the farm sits on today came from a grant handed down from King George II in 1755 and once served as a refuge for troops during the Battle of Alamance and the Battle of Guildford Courthouse. The beloved farm now serves as a haven and weekend getaway spot for family members.. and of course, the perfect wedding location for Katherine and Nathan, their bridal party (11 bridesmaids, 11 groomsmen, 13 ushers, 2 ring bearers, and 2 flower girls!!!) and their 350 guests.
Their ceremony took place nestled in a field of milo in, what we lovingly named, our outdoor church. A custom set of doors led into an open air tent filled with hundreds of white rose petals, wooden church pews, and a beautiful custom cathedral window pane piece adorned with a floral and greenery covered cross.
After their I dos, Katherine and Nathan’s guests made their way up a path lined with pine trees and Edison lights to cocktail hour. Upon entering the cocktail hour tent, guests were greeted with prosecco and fried green tomato and pimento cheese sliders.
As an ode to K+N’s careers in the beverage industry, we created their very own bar establishment underneath a nearby barn. We dubbed this area The Sparrows’ Nest (their new last name) and even created a custom logo for cocktail napkins and bar signs. Guests enjoyed a signature barrel aged bourbon cocktail and relaxed in the lounges made of eclectic vintage furniture.
As the sun went down over the rolling hills of the farm, guests made their way to the main tents for dinner and dancing. Two clear top tents placed in a cove of stately pines were the perfect backdrop for their reception. Katherine always dreamed of an evening under the stars so, the clear top tents reflecting hundreds of soft twinkling lights created the perfect starry ambiance. A Southern feast was served including traditional NC BBQ, macaroni and cheese, collard greens, deviled eggs, pickled vegetables, and a trio of wedding cakes before everyone danced the night away to a fabulous local band. As the night drew to a close, the new Mr. and Mrs. Sparrow were showered with bird seed by their friends and family before stealing away in a vintage Rolls Royce. The perfect ending to a picture perfect day!!
Photography: Whitebox Photography | Floral Design: Amy Lynne Originals | Cake: Maxie B's | Invitations: Union Press & Paper | Catering: 1618 Concepts | Hair And Makeup: Carla White | Lighting: Sound Illusions | Band: Radio Narks | Venue: Family Farm | Planning + Design: Leigh Pearce Weddings | Tents + Rentals: Party Reflections | Vintage Car: Sterling Carriage | Vintage Rentals: Paisley And Jade | Wedding Day Paper + Graphic Design: Confetti Grey | Welcome Boxes: NC Made