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Whimsical Botanical Garden Wedding

The most memorable weddings, in my opinion, are equal parts fabulous and fun. LBB members A Swanky Affair and Bunn DJ Company are the perfect team for just that, giving a summer fair feel to this Carolina couple’s big day. Pin wheels, streamers, and bicycles are only the start of the playful details. Rebecca Ames Photography captured all the whimsy here!

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From Amanda… I was so honored to be a part of Kate and Jeff’s colorful summer wedding at the North Carolina Botanical Gardens in Chapel Hill. Kate and Jeff were blessed with a gorgeous summer day. It started off with the girls having mani-pedis at Mina’s Studio. Then, everyone gathered at the gardens for an afternoon of photos followed by a sweet and intimate ceremony. During the cocktail hour guests were entertained with bluegrass music from The Happy Valley Pals and enjoyed delicious hors d’oeuvres from The Catering Company of Chapel Hill. There were so many fun details incorporated throughout the evening! There were bicycles (they met at a bike shop), pinwheel escort cards, a DIY photo booth, and ribbon wands for a fun and colorful send off.

From Rebecca Ames Photography… Kate and Jeff’s wedding was spectacular and just screamed out whimsical summer. It almost reminded me of a Bohemian Summer Fair with the pinwheels and the colorful photo booth. I loved how they incorporated bicycles into the programs, invitations and thank you gifts. They also made sure to make the wedding eco-friendly by using recycled papers and natural products. ! They even had a ring warming ceremony that was very heart warming. I also really loved how they had a farm table at the reception. What a nice touch Finally, they had a grand exit with homemade colorful ribbon streamers.

Photography: Rebecca Ames Photography | Event Planning: A Swanky Affair | Floral Design: Fernrock Farms | Wedding Dress: Tre Bella Bridal | Cake: Guglhupf | Catering: The Catering Company Of Chapel Hill | Lighting: Get Lit | DJ: Joe Bunn DJ Company | Officiant: Robin Renteria | Hair And Make-up: Mina's Studio | Music: The Happy Valley Pals | Rentals: American Party Rentals | Transportation: The Bridge Bus | Wedding Venue: North Carolina Botanical Garden

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Classic Carolina Inn Wedding

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!

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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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Spring Barn Wedding in Chapel Hill

Sweet tea and Southern weddings go together like PB & J. And while this Fearrington House soiree had the tea situation fully covered, that’s only the beginning. From the pint-sized succulent favors to the Bride’s gorgeous lace gown, the whole day was a nod to Southern grace from beginning to end. Get ready for photo goodness a la Anna Routh in the gallery right here.

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From Anna Routh… Kristine and John were married on one of the first warm, spring days in Chapel Hill. Blue skies and beautiful spring blossoms watched over this sweet couple as they exchanged vows at the always stunning Fearrington Village. Kristine’s lace dress was the picture of elegance, and the succulent- heavy, colorful florals were the perfect accompaniment to her bridesmaid’s lovely navy lace dresses.

Guests enjoyed sweet tea and bluegrass in the orchard at The Fearrington before the ceremony – such a treat! The reception in the dreamy Fearrington barn was full of stunning spring florals, southern fare and lots of dancing. One of my favorite details of Kristine and John’s wedding was their succulent favors and the adorable chalk sign displayed with them. Kristine LOVES succulents, so these were the perfect gift for she and John’s friends and families. I am so excited to have been a part of this lovely day!

Photography: Anna Routh Photography | Wedding Dress: Lian Carlo | Ceremony Venue: The Fearrington | Reception Venue: The Fearrington Barn | Bride's Shoes: Aldo | Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew | Groomsmen's Suits: Jos. A Bank | Groomsmen's Ties: Collared Greens | Ceremony Music: Big Fat Gap | Bride's Earrings: J.Crew | Bride's Hair: Mark Christopher Salon | Custom Matches: The Knot Shop | Floral Design, Cake + Catering: The Fearrington | Makeup: Synergy Spa | Programs: Paper And Lace Austin | Veil: Vera Wang

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