If you’re going to have a Southern wedding, The Vineyard at 37 High Holly is pretty much where it’s at. The beautiful setting played perfect backdrop to this ultra rustic day with a country chic vibe – flower girl cowgirl boots, included. Go see all the images from Sunshower Photography in The Vault.
From The Bride… Our unique country-chic wedding took place at The Vineyard at in Scaly Mountain, North Carolina, right near Highlands. The outdoor ceremony area is located within the vineyard and apple orchard, and the picturesque ceremony area is every bride’s dream. It poured rain on our wedding day and therefore the ceremony area was no longer an option for us, but they were able to completely and beautifully transform the pavilion to fit our ceremony inside there.
We had an awesome “Welcome Party” barbecue thrown by good family friends the night before our wedding so that everyone that came from all different locations was able to meet and mingle before the big day. The pavilion was adorned with beautiful sunflowers, dahlias, apples, candles, red-check tablecloths, and hay bales for a superb barbecue setting. Guests wore jeans, boots, and cowboy hats and enjoyed a live bluegrass band and catered barbecue food.
The Vineyard owners, Jim and Deedee Vance did things above and beyond- building and creating all sorts of exclusive things for the wedding the next day. My mom handmade the intricate paper magnolias on our arbor we got married under, hand-cut all of the Mackenzie Childs paper pieces to fit on each centerpiece box on the tables, designed wood-grain wedding programs, and so much more.
One of my favorite special touches of this wedding was when my 3 cousins (2 were groomsmen) rehearsed for months and sang and played the guitar to me and Quint’s favorite song, “Hey Pretty Girl” by Kip Moore as I walked down the aisle. The best part was that this was kept a complete surprise to the groom and guests until it happened, which made him very emotional. Followed by the first dance, father/bride dance, and the mother/groom dance, there was a special dance for the bride and groom accompanied by all couples married over 50 years on the dance floor. This was exceptional because both the bride and groom’s grandparents were married the same year and over 50 years.
There was a lavish dinner by Avalon Catering along with a dessert bar and everyone danced the night away in cowboy boots. There was a bouquet toss and garter toss and the garter was wrapped around a football for the groom to throw to the guys. The bride and groom were sent out with a sparkler exit by all of the guests and headed to the honeymoon to Nashville.
Photography: Sunshower Photography | Event Planning: I Do Events | Floral Design: Flowers by Aldo | Wedding Dress: Bellissima Bridal | Cake: Patty Cake Bakery | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bellissima Bridal | Catering: Avalon Catering | Catering: On The Side Barbecue | DJ: Ken Markovitz | Band: Curtis Blackwell & The Dixie Boys | Groom's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Groomsmen Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Venue: The Vineyard at 37 High Holly | Decor: The Vineyard at 37 High Holly | Decor: Ann Kohlmeyer + Kelly Williams + Deedee and Jim Vance | Party Rentals: Professional Party Rentals