A Vintage-Inspired North Carolina Barn Wedding
The Southern Weddings office is located in North Carolina, and one of our favorite local gems is Fearrington Village, where Aimee and David were married. The gardens were lush and lovely for their late June wedding, and Fearrington's barn venue was the perfect backdrop for their rustic, vintage-inspired decor. While I love the oh-so-Southern pearls Aimee and David incorporated into their celebration, my favorite part of their day is the personal vows they said, ending with the promise to love each other unconditionally through all of life's adventures. What a sweet way to begin their newlywed life!
Thank you so much to Tara Liebeck for sharing Aimee and David's wedding with us!
Did you have something borrowed, blue, old, and new? If so, do tell! Yes, I used my great grandmother's princess ring as my something old and my mom's wedding band as my something borrowed and blue. My earrings and bracelet were my something new.
My mom found Fearrington Village online, and after looking at their website, we decided we wanted to go see it in person. We fell in love with the charming venue! We chose the pecan grove for our ceremony site. It was very romantic, and the chandeliers hanging from the trees were beautiful. We had our reception in the barn, which added the perfect vintage feel. Both the ceremony and reception sites were gorgeous and helped pull everything together beautifully.
Did you write your own vows? If so, what was your favorite phrase, verse or line? Yes, we wrote our own vows. We took turns saying each line to each other, and said the very last line together at the same time. That was my favorite! We said, "I promise I will forever be there to laugh with you, to lift your spirits when they are down, and to love you unconditionally through all of our adventures together."
Our flowers turned out beautifully. My bouquet consisted of gorgeous white peonies, roses, and hydrangeas, along with cascading greenery. The bridesmaid bouquets and other flowers in the wedding were a combination of white and pink shades of the same flowers.
What Southern details or traditions did you include in your celebration? What was Southern about your wedding? We served our guests sweet tea and lemonade while waiting for the ceremony to begin. Pearls were scattered throughout the flower arrangements and tables, and we used them on the flower girl dress and our vintage-inspired wedding cake.
How did y'all meet? Tell us your love story. We met at a bar in Virginia Beach. I had just been hired for a job in North Carolina and was out with some friends before leaving on my new adventure. David was there with buddies from work. We talked, and by the end of the night, we were exchanging numbers. Tell us all about the proposal! We went to the Williamsburg Winery and had lunch. After lunch, we were walking around the vineyard when David got down on one knee and asked me to be his one true love for the rest of his life. While all this was going on, David had one of my best friends secretly snapping photographs! When did y'all get married? June 27, 2014 How many friends, family members, and loved ones attended your wedding? 107 What advice do you have for folks currently planning a wedding? Don't forget to enjoy the process! The day goes by quickly! What's next for you as a couple? What are you most looking forward to about married life? David and I are in the process of buying our first home!
Photographer: Tara Liebeck / Venue, Catering, Cake, and Flowers: Fearrington / Rentals: Simply Put Vintage / Lighting: Themeworks / DJ: DJ Gino / Paper Products: RSVP Stationery / Bride’s Gown: "500" by Martina Liana / Bridal Salon and Bride's Accessories: Pure English Couture Bridal / Hair Stylist: Kim Lee / Makeup Artist: Pamela Hung and Brittany Rutledge / Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: "5405" by Jim Hjelm / Menswear: Men's Wearhouse / Favors: Krispy Kreme / Unity Candle: Southern Bell Weddings / Flower Girl Dress: Giselle Boutique / Ring Bearer Pillow Box: The Paper Walrus / Flower Girl Basket: A Stylish Design / Heart Sign: Romantic Planet / Letter R Sign: Family Attic