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Elegant Traditional North Carolina Barn Wedding

Bursting with the sweetness and sophisticated elegance only a Southern Wedding can exude so effortlessly, this beautiful blush-filled affair from SMP-fave Nancy Ray Photography is sure to take your breath away in an instant. And the best part? The whole day was filled with DIY hand lettering — from the Bridesmaids dress hangers to the reception escort cards — done by the beautiful Bride herself. Take a peek at all the pretty the full gallery here!

 

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From Nancy Ray PhotographyCaroline and Patrick had captured my heart since the time I took their engagement photos, and I knew their wedding was going to be special. They are young, but they are such old souls in love! They are so grounded, and I love that about them.

I was so impacted by the time and attention that Caroline put into every detail of her wedding. My favorite thing about the details? Her heart was selfless in creating every one. The hand-lettering and watercolor that Caroline created for her wedding were for always focused on others: for her guests on their name tags, for her bridesmaids on their custom hangers, for her family that attended the rehearsal dinner, for her husband-to-be on his hand written note. Patrick was smitten by her, and rightfully so! She looked stunning. It was a beautiful celebration!

Photography: Nancy Ray Photography | Coordination: Angus Barn | Floral Design: Mews Designs | Wedding Dress: Paloma Blanca | Cake: Cinda's Creative Cakes | Invitations: Reaves Engraving | Ceremony Venue: Sacred Heart Cathedral | Reception Venue: Angus Barn Pavilion | Catering: Angus Barn | Hair And Makeup: Make Up For Your Day | Band: Groovetown | Film Processing: Indie Film Lab

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Elegant Southern Wedding with a Playful Twist

A pretty pastel rose and peony bouquet, a ceremony at the church the Bride grew up attending, and a gorgeous couple—this North Carolina affair has all the makings of a perfect Southern wedding. And when you add the Bride’s sparkly pink shoes, trolley transportation and colorful ribbon wand exit, it’s the loveliest mix of traditional and fun. See it all from Robyn Van Dyke Photography in the gallery.

 

 

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From Robyn Van Dyke PhotographyChris & David met when they were just 16 years old at summer camp and they’ve been together ever since! They planned a very classic, southern, and meaningful wedding and said “I do” at the very same church that Chris grew up in. The most beautiful garland adorned the church doors and there were garlands and candles in each of the big church windows. The bride wore a pearl-studded gown and ribbon sash while the bridesmaids wore a soft shade of full-length pink dresses, and all the men wore classic tuxes with suspenders and bow ties! Gorgeous southern blooms in shades of white and blush were used, and pops of gold at the reception tied everything together beautifully! We also loved the unexpected fun details the bride incorporated to bring out their personality from her sparkly confetti Kate Spade heels to the rainbow ribbon wands for their exit! They also made sure to leave time for some special moments with their family & friends that day, and the bride gave a handwritten note to her father to thank him for being such a godly, loving example of what a husband should be like before exchanging letters with the groom during their first look! What a perfectly sweet, classic southern wedding!

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Photography: Robyn Van Dyke Photography | Cinematography: Good Earth Films | Event Planning: Erica Stawick Of Ashley Baber Weddings | Floral Design: The Bloom Room | Wedding Dress: Robert Bullock | Cake: For Goodness Cakes | Stationery: The Buttercup | Ceremony Venue: Christ Church Charlotte | Reception Venue: Mint Museum Uptown | Bride's Shoes: Kate Spade NY | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Joanna August | Catering: Something Classic | Hair: Mirror Bomb Studio | Band: Total Package | Groom's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Photo Booth: Robyn Van Dyke Photography | Trolley: Sunway Charters

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Rustic + Elegant North Carolina Barn Wedding

This North Carolina barn wedding is the epitome of rustic elegance. With a focus on family and enhancing the natural beauty of Claxton Farm, this sweet duo pulled off the wedding of their dreams starting with pretty stationery from Gourmet Invitations and ending with a dreamy tented receptionCarrie Coleman and Two Cents Photography captured it all for you here.

 

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From The Bride…Zach and I both grew up moving around a lot, so neither one of us really had a place that felt like “we have to get married here.” So we decided to have a destination wedding, and we wanted to pick a place that wasn’t too difficult for our guests to travel to. Being North Carolinians, and Zach being a Tar Heel, we knew we wanted to get married in North Carolina. It came down to either beach or mountain wedding. When we visited Asheville for the first time, we knew. This would be the place where we would get married, the place that we would come back to for years to come, the place that is “ours”. After much research, we found Claxton Farm and we knew it was perfect. And with the help of Shay Brown of Shay Brown Events, it was. With months and months of praying for good weather, we got exactly that. The sky was a beautiful Carolina blue, contrasted against the lush greens all around us. It was perfect. Shay helped bring my rustic elegant vision to life.

Zach and I wanted the whole wedding to be centered around family. Our daughter Emma Grace was the flower girl, my uncle was our officiant, my brother played the ceremony music, and we had flowers honoring and celebrating the presence of Zach’s older sister Emma, who passed away when Zach was in high school. We wanted the entire feel of the wedding to be centered around love. One of my favorite details of the wedding was the two doors we had with old family photos hanging.

We wanted to enhance the natural beauty of the venue, without taking away from it. Claxton Farm was a blank canvas for Shay to really get creative, and boy did she! We used lush greenery, mixed with soft neutral florals. It complimented the natural beauty of Claxton Farm and the mountains of North Carolina perfectly. The entire wedding was visually stunning. It was like a fairytale!

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Photography: Carrie Coleman | Cinematography: Two Cents Photography | Event Design, Planning & Floral Design: Shay Brown Events | Invitations & Paper Goods: Gourmet Invitations | Floral Design: Bobby Marks | Cake: Artista Cakes | Makeup: Pop Of Color | Hair: Cody’s Wedding Creations | Band: Groove Collection | Favors: Dot And Army | Transportation: Young Transportation | Venue: Claxton Farm | Cocktail Hour Band: Jon Corbin | Linen Rentals And Chargers: BBJ Linen | Popcorn: Poppy | Rentals: Upstyled Setting | Rentals: Classic Event Rental

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Sweet + Rustic North Carolina Wedding

When it comes to choosing your wedding venue, I’m a firm believer that decision should be wholeheartedly inspired by your journey. And for this mountain-loving duo, the peaceful forest served as a reprieve from their long distance relationship. The beauty of Blowing Rock Country Club set the stage for each sweet scene captured by Marcie Meredith Photography. See it all here in The Vault!

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From The Bride…Ben and I met our freshman year of high school and began dating our sophomore year when we found ourselves in Chemistry class together (ironic?) and I asked him to our Sadie Hawkins dance. While we are both from Raleigh, we entered into a long distance relationship during college with Ben attending Appalachian State University located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina and me attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While Ben has always been a true mountaineer from a young age, I quickly jumped on board with my many weekend trips to visit him during college and post-college with Ben then moving to Atlanta for a job opportunity and us meeting half-way at his family’s mountain home. The mountains became “our place” – a special place of peace where life is simple, sweet, beautiful, and very dear to our hearts. There was no question that this is where we would one day say our vows to one another.

We spent 8 months planning our wedding at Blowing Rock Country Club in which we held the ceremony in the open-air lake house on the property and shuttled guests to the reception at the clubhouse. While adding detail to the day was personally my favorite part, together Ben and I enjoyed the planning of the ceremony the most. The ceremony was extremely important to us, we wanted it to reflect our relationship and honor Christ who first loved us and graced us with life. My favorite detail of the ceremony was the cross that Ben and his dad made that stood before us at the alter adorned in a romantic flower arrangement. The best part of the day was walking to Ben – I couldn’t get to him quick enough to embark on life together as one and profess my loving commitment and solemn vows before God and our most treasured family and friends.

And finally, our reception. Swoon. Our main focus for the reception was to create a relaxed, warm and inviting, intimate ambiance for guests to feel comfortable and enjoy themselves. The cozy mountain country club with wooden walls, a large stone fireplace, high ceilings, rustic light fixtures in combination with the dainty details we incorporated – light airy flowers, king’s table covered in lace and champagne, warm candle light, and gold accents – made for the most dreamy evening and exactly what we had imagined.

If I had to summarize our wedding in one word, it would be “sweet” – and that is just what we wanted as a reflection of the day. Thank you to everyone who helped make this day a perfect success. We are so very blessed for this sweet beginning and excited for what life has in store for us.

Photography: Marcie Meredith Photography | Cinematography: Sara Mathis Productions | Event Planning: The Whole Shebang | Wedding Dress: Anna Maier | Cake: Blowing Rock Country Club | Invitations: Reaves Engraving | Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Catering: Blowing Rock Country Club | Makeup: Kim Beebe | Hair: Felicity Turner | DJ: DJ Bunn | Groom's Attire: J Crew | Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Venue: Blowing Rock Country Club | Bridal Boutique: Nitsa's Charlotte | Floral Design And Styling: Philosophy Flowers | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linens

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Rustic Mint + Gold North Carolina Wedding

There’s something about ceremonies with church pews outside that make my wedding blogger brain burst with joy; I love it oh so much. The juxtaposition of a contemporary take on something so traditional makes me giddy and this special sight might be one of the best. With Marcie Meredith’s pics, we’re swept away to the lovely North Carolina lakeside, where this whole fairytale got it’s start – let’s go!

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From the Bride… Ryan and I met at a house party. I was just a small town Southern girl, who had just ran her car over a stump, scared to death to tell her daddy that she had ripped her car’s undercarriage… at a house party. Ryan was the most handsome of men, with his dark hair slicked back and his mysterious eyes conveying adventure. He was walking down the hall and our eyes met, and in that moment, with those beautiful mysterious eyes, he winked at me. It was all over from there. Sounds like a modern Cinderella story huh? Only one small problem… I was dating someone.

Somehow, and fast, he stole me away from the past and within a month he became my new future. Our beginning relationship survived on late night phone calls and emails and within a month, Ryan had packed up his things in New Jersey and headed back home to live. We have spent everyday together since.

We spent our summers together on Badin Lake with my family. It was our safe haven and the place where our love ran free. So naturally Ryan proposed at Badin Lake on November 1, 2014.

We wanted our wedding to reflect our relationship: simple, pure, captivating and completely engulfed in God’s love. We created our venue on top of a hill that overlooked all of Badin Lake. Besides the fact that this location was the best kept secret of New London – it was right in the middle of where Ryan first told me that he loved me and where he proposed. It was absolutely perfect.

We wanted our ceremony to be personal. We celebrated and honored the lives of my grandfathers, who recently passed away two years ago. Their presence was strong as I glanced at the chairs we had for them, adorned with their hats and marking their love. We wrote our own vows, confessing our love once again, and they are now framed by our bed. We also took communion – just us two. It was an overwhelming, yet intimate experience as we started our lives together.

As for our reception, it was meant to be nothing but a good time! Ryan and I took the dance floor together as husband and wife to “If I Ain’t Got You” covered by Maroon 5. As we held each other and sang the song, everyone disappeared. My father then took my hand and we danced to “My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw. As the song began to play, I noticed that it wasn’t Tim McGraw who was singing… it was my daddy. As I looked into his tear-filled eyes, I knew I had been the luckiest girl in the world. We cried together and those were the only tears shed that wonderful day.

Our reception continued and everyone joined the dance floor. There was laughter, there was singing and there were many, many dance parties. Shoes were off and bodies were moving. Our wedding day was simply a glimpse into what our future holds – love, laugher, and one great adventure.

Ryan and I are now the owners of this property and a soon-to-be new wedding venue, Cutting’s View!

Photography: Marcie Meredith Photography | Floral Design: Just Priceless | Cake: Ketchie Creek | Shoes: Shoes of Prey | Catering: OooWee BBQ | Hair and Makeup: Beauty Asylum | Groom's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Wedding Venue: Cutting's View | Bridal Boutique: Diva's Boutique And Bridal | Hangers: BHLDN | Rentals: Party Makers Event Rentals | Rentals: Old South Vintage Rentals | Trolley: Sunway Charters