North Carolina Barn Wedding by Smitten Photography
December 28, 2010
DIY InspiredModernRustic Weddings

I dare you to not get a goofy grin as you look through the next wedding from Smitten Photography!  This is not your typical barn wedding, folks.  A killer color combo, awesome modern centerpieces, a surprise flashmob (check out the hilarious video) and stylish party-goers turn the rustic, DIY wedding on its head!  All planned by the beaming bride and groom in 10 little weeks!  Amazing!  See more in the full gallery!

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Mark and I met and were married within one year! We met through friends and then went to a Charlotte Checkers hockey game for our first date together. He made me laugh and I made him nervous. Even though it took him twelve days to call me for a second date, it was worth it. After just a few months, we were in love. For both of us, that was our first time using those words so we knew we were headed toward marriage! A short while longer, we began talking about the idea of marriage and we soon were engaged.

From day one of being engaged, we wanted to focus on building a strong marriage, not just planning a beautiful wedding. Our engagement was only 10 weeks long but we managed to pull off a DIY wedding that was perfect for us! From gathering branches for centerpieces out of the backyard to cutting tree stumps for a cake stand, the wedding was a perfect blend of vintage, organic charm. My florist made a great suggestion for some of our centerpieces as well - we filled Ikea lanterns with real artichokes, cut out the center and placed a candle inside.

Our wedding reception even made it's way onto youtube - 3 of my best friends planned a flashmob without Mark or I knowing. This was a dream come true for me, I have dreamed about something like this ever since I was a little girl, I love to dance even if I am the only one on the dance floor. What made it even better was my friend who fell at the beginning of the dance, hilarious!

Wedding Photography: Smitten Photography / Wedding Dress: David's Bridal - Mikado Gown / Bride's Shoes: Steve Madden & Liz Claiborne / Wedding Venue: Beaver Dam Park / Flowers: Harris Teeter / Caterer: Armin's Catering / Cake: Mystical Cakes