Sarah + Nick | Jul 13, 2019
Wine, blush and gold elegant wedding with rustic and traditional touches at Summerfield Farms in Summerfield, North Carolina
Sarah and Nick met online. Not only did Nick reschedule their first date, but he showed up an hour late when they finally did meet. Luckily for him, that only made Sarah more curious about him. After the couple’s first date, they met a few of Sarah’s friends out and after her friends fell in love with him, so did she.
A year after dating, the couple was on a trip to Nick’s home state of Oregon. Sarah knew he was going to propose because she had actually seen the ring box in his bag during their trip. When the last day rolled around and there was still no proposal, she decided to ask him, but he pretended like he didn’t know what she was talking about.
During their last activity climbing a tower to see the sweeping views of the ocean and Washington, Nick got down on one knee with the ring in his hand.
The couple took their time to plan an intimate, elegant, traditional wedding with a rustic touch. Since they had been waiting a while for this moment, they wanted everyone to feel that same romantic vibe.
“The inspiration behind our special day was to be as intimate as possible,” said the bride. “Nick and I had been engaged for over a year and we wanted the guests and every part of the wedding to give the ‘I have been waiting for this moment’ vibe.”
That morning, Sarah secured her bun in place with one final bobby pin as she looked at herself in the mirror. A true princess bride stared back at her. She wore a traditional style strapless gown with a tulle bottom and embellished bodice. The hairpiece and pearl accents around her bun complemented the embellishments on her dress.
Nick stood outside on the property grounds nestled in between a cluster of trees. He wore a classic navy blue suit and added a pop of color with his wine colored tie. Sarah walked up behind him and put her arms around him.
The couple shared an intimate first look moment and, thanks to Adornment Photo, they have the most amazing pictures to help them remember it forever.
After the first look, the couple went their separate ways, only to meet back up again at the altar.
Guests began to fill the seats at the ceremony site. Wooden folding chairs were set on a grassy field beneath an oversized oak tree. Right by the base of the tree was a wooden arbor draped with white fabric for a romantic and traditional feel. The lantern aisle markers and wine barrel accents at the entrance added the rustic touch to the natural and romantic feeling space.
“For the ceremony, I wanted to keep everything simple since the tree was beautiful itself,” explained Sarah. “We had an arbor for the center decor and used drapery for the highlight look. Lanterns and wine barrels were used for fillers to give a fuller look.”
Nick and his groomsmen in mismatching suits took their spots at the front of the arbor. While they each wore a different suit, they all had some sort of pop of wine color that matched the color of the bridesmaids. The girls all walked down the aisle in matching wine-colored dresses holding a bouquet of sunflowers.
With the veil over her face and a bouquet of traditional and elegant roses, Sarah walked arm in arm down the aisle with her dad. When she reached Nick, her dad handed her off and placed her hand in Nick’s hand.
The ceremony incorporated a few religious traditions, such as unity sand ceremony and a washing of the feet. After they sealed the deal with a kiss, the couple each put on a pair of shades and took a very memorable walk back down the aisle as husband and wife.
“The most anticipated moment of our wedding day was just us walking down the aisle after exchanging our vows,” Sarah said. “We all whipped out our sunglasses and walked down the aisle.”
After the ceremony, guests entered the first reception space, a tented patio area. The white tent was lined with market lights to create a soft and romantic feeling throughout the space. The soft blush color used for the linens and gold in the lantern centerpieces, plates and silverware brought the elegant and chic feel the couple was trying to create. There was a focal hanging piece of exposed wood wrapped with greenery and wooden crossback chairs that added rustic touches to the soft space.
Nick and Sarah entered the tent and shared their first dance as husband and wife together. They sat down to enjoy a meal with their guests before moving the party inside to the barn.
The all wood barn was lit by more market lights to keep that romantic feeling flowing through every space. Before opening up the barn for dancing, the couple cut their cake and opened the dessert table. There was a single tiered cake topped with a gold drip icing design and a gold Mr. and Mrs. topper. Surrounding the cake were several platters of different flavored mini cupcakes.
After snagging a cupcake – or two – guests headed out onto the dance floor to dance the night away. When it came time to send the bride and groom off, their family and friends surrounded them with sparklers to light the way out of the barn.
Congratulations to the happy couple!
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