This next little piece of vintage chic gorgeousness is lovely as you can possibly get. With handmade DIY details infused into every corner, a warm and rustic fall color palette, and the most beautiful flowers to make your heart melt you would hardly believe it was all achieved on a budget. That’s why we know this North Carolina wedding, photographed by J & A Photography is one you’ll want to ponder over again and again.
From the bride & groom: Our wedding day was simply perfect and I could not have asked for a better day! When I began planning for our special day, I knew that I wanted it to have a vintage feel with an elegant touch. Immediately, my first stop was my Aunt Janice, our decorating extraordinaire. I gave her my vision, my colors, my random ideas that didn’t make a lot of sense, and told her to run with it… I trusted her 1,000% to make it perfect!
We had a little over a year to prepare, so we began collecting family heirlooms and portraits to add the special touches to our day. We had old pictures, family bibles, and other special pieces that we wanted incorporated. Aunt Janice turned my random thoughts and MANY Pinterest snapshots into something wonderful and unforgettable. There were many nights spent making flower arrangements and decorations. In fact, every flower (including my bouquet, bridesmaids’ bouquets, and all boutonnieres) were handmade by my Aunt Janice and Aunt Sharon!!! They are some AWESOME ladies! My family and I bagged all of the favors and birdseed and the delicious deserts as well.
The aim was to create my dream wedding on a budget… and we DEFINITELY accomplished that! We truly had a great team on our side that kept things running as smoothly as possible! Of course there were challenges, but we were determined to not let anything stand in our way. The most memorable part of the day was the First Look! (seeing each other before the wedding) I will forever and always be grateful to J+A for suggesting it to me… despite my wishes to be super traditional!! Experiencing that moment… just the two of us… was priceless! THANKFULLY, I have the pictures to help me remember that moment (and our entire day) for the rest of our lives!
Photography: J+A Photography / Ceremony Venue: Sandy Plain Church– Pink Hill, NC / Reception Venue: Duplin Commons (Kenansville Agricultural Center) – Kenansville, NC / Dress: MoriLee from Carolina Bridal World, Smithfield, NC / Tuxes: Busy Bee – Beaulaville, NC /Hair Artist: Hair Exchange – Beaulaville, NC / DJ: Weekend Dance Party / Linens: Cornerstone Florist and Gifts – Beaulaville, NC / Dance Floor/ Rentals: Grand Rental Station – Clinton, NC / Florals/centerpieces: Family + Friends