When your family farm has so much rich history and personal significance, it is a no brainer where to tie the knot. Katherine and Nathan were married in October on Nathan’s family’s 51 acre farm in Siler City, North Carolina. The land the farm sits on today came from a grant handed down from King George II in 1755 and once served as a refuge for troops during the Battle of Alamance and the Battle of Guildford Courthouse. The beloved farm now serves as a haven and weekend getaway spot for family members.. and of course, the perfect wedding location for Katherine and Nathan, their bridal party (11 bridesmaids, 11 groomsmen, 13 ushers, 2 ring bearers, and 2 flower girls!!!) and their 350 guests.
Thanks Style Me Pretty for featuring their big day!! See it here.
These welcome boxes seriously stole the show! NC Made created the perfect mix of North Carolina delicacies including my personal favorite, glass bottles of Cheerwine. We also includeda welcome program inside each box noting all the various wedding weekend events. The back of the welcome program included the history of the farm as well as a sketch of one of the barns we utilized for the party!
I say this every time, but Amy Lynne Originals always knocks my socks off. The bridal party florals were perfection!
Katherine and Nathan’s ceremony took place nestled in a field of milo in, what we lovingly named, our outdoor church. A custom set of doors led into an open air tent filled with hundreds of white rose petals, wooden church pews, and a beautiful custom cathedral window pane adorned with a floral and greenery covered cross.
After their I dos, Katherine and Nathan’s guests made their way up a path lined with pine trees and Edison lights to cocktail hour. Upon entering the cocktail hour tent, guests were greeted with prosecco and delicious fried green tomato and pimento cheese sliders. As an ode to K+N’s careers in the beverage industry, I created their very own bar establishment underneath a nearby barn. We dubbed this area The Sparrows’ Nest (their new last name) and even created a custom logo for cocktail napkins and bar signs. Guests enjoyed a signature barrel aged bourbon cocktail and relaxed in the lounges made up of eclectic vintage furniture.
I had a vision of taking the custom monogram we created and putting it on the barn wall above the bar. Amy Lynne Originals took my idea to a whole new level! It was definitely my favorite detail of the day.
As the sun went down over the rolling hills of the farm, guests made their way to the main tents for dinner and dancing. Two clear top tents placed in a cove of stately pines were the perfect backdrop for their reception. Katherine always dreamed of an evening under the stars so, the clear top tents reflecting hundreds of soft twinkling lights created the perfect starry ambiance.
A Southern feast from 1618 Concepts was served including traditional NC BBQ, macaroni and cheese, collard greens, deviled eggs, pickled vegetables, and a trio of delectable Maxie Bs wedding cakes before everyone danced the night away to a fabulous local band.
As the night drew to a close, the new Mr. and Mrs. Sparrow were showered with bird seed by their friends and family before stealing away in a vintage Rolls Royce. The perfect ending to a picture perfect day!!
Planning + Design: Leigh Pearce Weddings | Photography: Whitebox Photography | Floral Design: Amy Lynne Originals | Tents + Rentals: Party Reflections | Catering: 1618 Concepts | Hair And Makeup: Carla White | Cake: Maxie B’s | Invitations: Union Press & Paper | Lighting + Power:Sound Illusions | Band: Radio Narks | Vintage Car: Sterling Carriage | Vintage Rentals: Paisley And Jade | Wedding Day Paper + Graphic Design: Confetti Grey | Welcome Boxes: NC Made