Emily + Miller |
It started in middle school for Emily and Miller who met in the sixth grade but didn’t start dating until their senior year of high school. After seven years of dating, Miller took the opportunity to incorporate one of Emily’s family’s Christmas traditions into a sweet proposal – her family always played the Pickle Ornament game, which involves hiding a pickle ornament in the Christmas tree and whoever found it first got to open the first present. On that special Christmas, the couple played the game with their family, only this time finding the pickle would be extra special. Their family played along, and Emily finally found the pickle after trying for quite a few minutes only to see that it had “Will you marry me?” written on it!
Emily and Miller are both very laid-back people and they had a blast planning their June wedding. They went for a light color palette of pastel pink, champagne and sage. Emily loves anything vintage and antique, so they chose The Vineyard at 37 for their venue and the soft color scheme and theme was perfect set against the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains. Miller’s family has a lot of history in the Highlands area of North Carolina so it just felt right that they get married in a place that is so special to their family name.
Their outdoor wedding ceremony was absolutely gorgeous and the happy couple exchanged their vows under a beautiful arbor surrounded by loved ones. Emily recalls, “The most anticipated moment was getting to see Miller at the altar. We didn't have a first look moment. He sobbed in front of all our guests and I loved it!!”
Their open-air reception was filled with antique décor while soft colors and florals added to the romantic feel of the sprawling grounds of the vineyard. Emily’s gorgeous gown was handmade by her mom who spent hours hand stitching the amazing beaded lace applique details. Miller’s gray suit was the perfect complement to Emily’s gown and his champagne bowtie with patterned detailing completely tied his look together. Their day was absolutely perfect and everything came together with help from their friends and family. So much of their wedding was DIY so one of the best memories of their day was all the help and support they received from loved ones!
Emily’s advice for having the best day ever? “In the end nothing else matters, not the details, not the flowers that didn't all completely bloom, not the vendor who canceled a month before the wedding or the ones who didn't do something as discussed, nothing. All that matters is that you get to marry your best friend!”
Congratulations, Emily and Miller!
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