Family Heirlooms Were the Perfect Accessories for This Southern Bride
It’s easy to see that the joyous merging of family traditions was on this couple's minds from day one. Amanda and Zac intermingled meaningful moments from both their faiths with important family treasures, keeping lighthearted fun and important family touches at the forefront the entire day.
From handkerchiefs passed down generations to a sisterly borrowed “something blue,” the bride brought two families together in one outfit alone. To top it off, Zac’s father handmade the wooden chuppah they said their vows beneath. Add in a dose of fall décor and beautiful wedding design, and we’re sure you wont be able to get enough of this beautiful North Carolina wedding, captured by Nancy Ray Photography.
The Bride and The Groom
Amanda and Zac wanted to design a wedding day that seamlessly brought together their families, incorporating each of their family’s backgrounds into their Big Day in a way that felt connected.
Lively and Light Invitation Suite
Delicate, light leaves dotted Amanda and Zac’s invitation suite and paper details.
A Special “Something Old” and Hidden “Something Blue”
The bride used a delicate white handkerchief handmade by the groom’s great grandmother. She also browed a little something blue from her eldest sister, a blue patch sewn and hidden inside her garter.
Airy White Elegance
Amanda’s fairy tale dress was full of soft, lush layers and fit perfectly with her vision for a lighthearted, joyous day.
Fresh Fall Garden Bouquet
A garden bouquet of eucalyptus, dahlias, roses, scabiosa, hydrangeas, and astilbe blended rich fall tones with light bridal blooms for a perfect fall focal point.
Amanda’s supporting ladies looked marvelous in their seasonal mauve gowns.
Handsome Fall Frill
Deep purples and light greenery on the groomsmen's lapels perfectly complemented the ladies’ looks.
Gentlemen in Gray
The boys looked dapper in light gray suits that offered the perfect backdrop to their dark fall boutonnieres.
Whimsical and Wood-Inspired
Zac’s father crafted the couple’s chuppah himself, incorporating natural wood as a nod to Zac’s love of woodworking.
The couple signed a stunning papercut ketubah , a traditional Jewish marriage contract, which they will display in their home.
A Merging of Family Traditions
The couple designed a ceremony that effortlessly intertwined the most important traditions from both their families, with meaningful moments from both of their faiths.
Outdoors in Early Fall
The two said “I do” at The Oaks at Salem in Raleigh, North Carolina and celebrated al fresco in a wonderfully crisp, early fall setting.
White Blooms and Deep Hues
The couple’s fall palette came to life in their floral arrangements which featured a pinch of purple, deep reds, berries, and greenery all surrounded by wonderful white blooms.
Romantic Head Table
The head table was draped in greenery and romantic buds.
Metallics, Wood, and Fall Color
A nod to her soon-to-be husband’s love of woodworking, Amanda choose wooden table numbers surrounded by metallic votives and pretty, petite vases as the focal point for her guests’ tables.
The couple’s elegant white wedding cake featured a delicate texture and a touch of florals.
A Sparkling Send Off
The newlyweds walked away from a picture perfect evening surrounded by sparklers and smiles.
Cheers to the vendor team that brought this day to life:
Planning + Design - McLean Events
Florals - The English Garden
Rentals - Party Reflections + CE Rental
Venue - Oaks at Salem
Cake - Ashley Cakes
Beauty - The Makeup Culture
Catering - The Garden on Milbrook
Gown - Hayley Paige
DJ - All Events DJ
Strings - Arioso Strings