Winmock at Kinderton Archive

Tanglewood + Winmock at Kinderton Wedding {Brooke + Jordan} | Winston-Salem NC Wedding Planner

Couples like Brooke and Jordan are why we do what we do. These two are the kindest and most genuine people you could ever meet and I’m so grateful to now call them friends! I simply can’t say enough great things about our planning experience and their amazing wedding day. February weddings in North Carolina can be a little nerve wracking – hello ice storms – and we were blessed with the most beautiful, sunny day in Winston-Salem at Tanglewood and Winmock at Kinderton!  I’ve shared some of my favorite details from their wedding day .. you’re going to LOVE our floral (or should I say greenery?) design from Green Bee Floral Designs. And of course, I’ve shared some of my favorite portraits from sweet Megan Travis!

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Brooke and I chatted a lot about her color palette to find the perfect balance to compliment our relaxed yet elegant design. We settled on the most lovely combination of creamy white, wood touches, ample amounts of greenery, and tiny pops of burgundy, wine, and deep red.

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Brooke and I worked with Marianne at Chic Paper Chick to create this stunner of an invitation. The touches of greenery and pops of red tied in beautiful with our floral designs and the kraft paper envelopes nodded to the abundance of wood in our design and venues.  One thing you may notice.. this invitation is actually for the reception! Brooke and Jordan opted for a small ceremony with only close family and friends. I loved how relaxed and easy this made the earlier part of the day for them. It was truly stress free! If you are interested in doing this for your own wedding: on the invitation side of things, I simply added an enclosure card for the ceremony guests. Easy peasy!

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Brooke, Jordan and their families started the day at Winmock for some relation and primping. I love the sweet details captured by Megan Travis. Jordan’s boutonniere by my dear friend, Jen with Green Bee, is one of my all time favorites!

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Brooke’s bouquet is the only place we utilized flowers. Yup, you read that right. No flowers! Brooke loves greenery and a natural look when it comes to floral design. We decided that adding a few pops of blooms to her bouquet would make it extra special.. and the result was stunning! Brooke and Jordan opted not to have an official wedding party with bridesmaid and groomsmen. Instead, Brooke asked her closest girlfriends to wear the black dress of their choice and we had nosegays of greenery made for them to include in portraits.

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Mount Pleasant Church at Tanglewood Park in Winston-Salem is one of my all time favorite ceremony spots. It is quaint, full of natural light, and the perfect blank slate for design. Green Bee Designs took my vision and design and created the most beautiful ceremony space full of mixed greenery, pops of cotton (a nod to Jordan’s family farm), and twinkling candlelight. It was like a dream! I love flowers more than anyone but this design was SO refreshing and still had the abundance and depth that flowers give. Green Bee knocked it out of the park per usual.

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Hands down, my favorite photo from the entire day. I just love these two.

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Want in on the hottest wedding trend of 2017? Puppies. All the puppies. One of Brooke’s friends brought the best surprises of the day.. Brooke and Jordan’s sweet pup, Oakley!

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Winmock at Kinderton provided the perfect blank slate for the reception. We created the perfect party atmosphere with a comfortable, elegant design, killer tunes, and delicious food stations. My favorite elements were the cozy lounge from Old South Vintage Rentals, the stately wooden bar from Winmock, and the dripping greenery on the chandeliers.

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Holly Tate created the most fun menu! It was important to Brooke and Jordan that their stations were tasty and laid back and Holly delivered per usual! At cocktail hour, we tray passed grilled bruschetta, spicy nacho bites, and spice rubbed shrimp cocktail skewers. Guests also warmed up with hot cinnamon spiced apple cider! Once dinner kicked off guests had their pick of a Mexican station (complete with make your own tacos, Southwestern Caeser salad, and grilled Mexican corn), a mac and cheese bar, and a slider station with a choice of beef, chicken, or crab cake sliders. Oh, and don’t forget the french fries! Lastly, because no wedding is complete without something to satisfy your sweet tooth, we offered guests a variety of doughnuts from Krispy Kreme! Maxie B’s created the sweetest *almost* naked cake that was just as delicious as it was beautiful.

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A week or so before the wedding, Brooke texted me and said “I have no idea why I haven’t told you this yet.” I held my breath for a minute because who knows what was coming my way. But Brooke laid the best surprise on me! She had purchased a second dress to change into and it was the most beautiful BLACK floral dress. It was SO Brooke and the perfect dress for dancing and heading downtown post-wedding! I absolutely loved it!

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Brooke and Jordan, thank you again for allowing my team and I to guide you through your wedding experience. We love you!!

 

 

Planning + Design: Leigh Pearce Events | Photography: Megan Travis Photography | Floral Design: Green Bee Floral Design | Ceremony Venue: Mount Pleasant Church at Tanglewood | Reception Venue: Winmock at Kinderton | Catering: Holly Tate Fine Catering | Cake: Maxie B’s | Rentals: Southern Event Rental | Lounge: Old South Vintage Rentals | Invitations + Day of Paper: Chic Paper Chick | Videography: One Love Productions | Hair + Makeup: Boha Salon | Ceremony Music + DJ: Kenneth Eller

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Leigh Pearce is the owner and creative director of Leigh Pearce Events, a boutique wedding planning and design company specializing in luxury weddings and highly personalized events. LPE is based in Greensboro, NC, and serves Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Durham, Asheville, Wilmington, and the rest of North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and destinations beyond with impeccable and exclusive wedding experiences. Connect with Leigh today at 336-552-5645 or leigh@leighpearceevents.com about your special event. 

Winmock at Kinderton Wedding {Anna + Jack} | Winston-Salem Wedding Planner

Almost a year ago, Anna and Jack tied the knot on a perfect summer day in Winston-Salem. I adore these two and planning with them and Anna’s mom, Mary, was so much fun. Their wedding was the perfect blend of classic elegance while keeping their florals and accents loose and natural to fit in with their upscale barn venue. And just WAIT until you see Anna’s wedding dress. It is hands down my favorite LPW bridal gown ever!

Thanks so much to Every Last Detail for featuring their big day this week! You can see it here {{link}} if you missed it.

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Per usual, Amy Lynne Originals created the most perfect floral designs for Anna and her maids. The textured hand tied bouquets were a mix of peonies, garden roses, tuberroses, veronica, salal, and Italian ruskus.

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I love the JOY between Anna and Jack during their first look in front of the church.

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This is such a sweet moment between Anna and her maids. And, as always, expertly captured by Alexa.

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Remember me saying how Anna’s dress is my favorite of all time? This photo is perfectly sums up why — the off the shoulder scalloped necklace, the lace bolero, the delicate buttons, and the piece de resistance: a wide sash tied into a perfect bow.

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Now this is my kind of barn venue — elegant, true to its history, clean lines, and just the right amount of rustic. Winmock at Kinderton was the ideal backdrop for Anna and Jack’s reception!

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Upon arrival guests enjoyed signature sips (a French 75 for her and a Whiskey Sour for him) and passed hors doeuvres on the terrace at Winmock. Guests sampled small bites of sweet potato biscuits with black forest ham and maple butter; gourmet nacho bites with grilled strip steak, black beans, and jalepenos; and, my personal favorite, Holly’s signature pimento cheese deviled eggs that are to die for.

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After cocktails, guests found their way upstairs to their assigned tables for a family style feast. The dinner started a light salad of baby spinach, fresh strawberries, goat cheese, candied pecans, and a strawberry vinaigrette followed by a summer menu of grilled Tuscan chicken served with lemon buerre blanc, mushrooms, and fresh herbs; jumbo lump crab cakes with roasted red pepper rouille; three cheese baked macaroni and cheese that will change your life; heirloom tomatoes and fresh basil drizzled with olive oil and balsamic; and, of course, a platter filled to the brim with beautiful grilled summer vegetables. For my reception design, I kept with the feel of the venue and incorporated mahogany chairs and natural, organic floral designs (expertly designed by Amy!). Those elements paired beautiful with the elegant patterned satin linens, mercury glass votives, and silver rimmed china for a classic yet fresh look.

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One of my favorite moments of any wedding day is the moment I get to share my reception design with my clients. We do not always have the opportunity because of photo schedules, but when I can squeeze it in, it is totally worth it. After months and months of planning, it is such a joy to see my clients enjoy their reception that was planned and designed especially for them. They get to admire the florals, touch their linens, smell their dinner wafting from the kitchen .. all the things that they may miss in the excitement of greeting their guests, eating dinner, and dancing to their amazing band. Seeing the expression on Jack and Anna’s faces when they walked in the doors truly made my day.

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A beautifully designed cake and cake table is always high on my priority list. I feel that the photo of the bride and groom cutting their cake is so iconic and should be respected. My goal is to always create a display that perfectly sums up the wedding in one sweet (literally and figuratively) snap.
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What is more classic than a bird seed toss exit? We tray passed tiny Love Birds envelopes filled with bird seed for guests to shower the newlyweds with. The perfect end to the perfect day for a truly wonderful couple!

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Planning + Design: Leigh Pearce Weddings | Photography: Alexa’s Photography | Ceremony Venue: Highland Presbyterian Church | Reception Venue: Winmock at Kinderton | Floral Design: Amy Lynne Originals | Catering: Holly Tate Fine Catering | Calligraphy: Calligraphy by Carole | Rentals: Party Reflections | Bridal Gown Designer: WattersWtoo | Bridal Bolero Designer: San Patrick  | Bridesmaid dresses: Jenny Yoo | Band: The Company Band | Bakery: Cakes by Manfred | Hair + Makeup: Carla White