Real Wedding: Beth & Mike, IV
September 29, 2008

Lucky for us, I still have quite a bit more to share with you from Beth and Mike's DIY inspired wedding!

North Carolina Country Wedding

photographs were taken by the oh-so-talented Lindsay Brooke Emeigh

From the bride, Beth...

In terms of decor, we bought the paper lanterns from Target and hung them up ourselves using lightbulbs and wire. Turns out we didn't need as much light as we originally thought (even though the farm gets incredibly dark at night).  We had a "red light" section, too, where the bar was, which we made by hanging up red lanterns and tiny lights on an old oak tree.

The flowers were from Corum's, in Pleasant Garden, North Carolina (very close to my family's farm).  I have an Aunt who works for a funeral home and recommended them highly.  They grow their own flowers there.  I had always envisioned a wildflower wedding, and they did an amazing jobs.  Wildflowers wouldn't necessarily work in an enclosed in environment, but outside they really popped.

The cakes were from Maxie B'sin Greensboro.  I had initially planned to do cupcakes but as the country theme of the wedding began to really take shape, I decided that I really wanted to have a bunch of different cakes on unique cake stands, to give it a country fair feel.  I scoured the Internet to find deals on the cake stands.  I think it turned out really well.  We had very southern type cakes--hummingbird, 7-up cake, strawberry buttercream, lemon poundcake, and devil's food cake.  It was a big hit.

Even more to come!!