I have always thought that being friends first is the best way to meet your soul mate. You have time to get to know one another ahead of time before jumping into something serious. Patrick and April first met while they were in middle school and dated briefly. I find it incredibly adorable that after all those years they rekindled on Facebook and got married with us on July 15, 2017. Fate has a funny way of bringing people together that belong together! None of their past relationships had worked out and they were both blessed with beautiful children through previous relations, which makes for one amazingly blended family. We were super excited when we got the phone call that they had chosen our venue for their wedding.
Lets go backwards a little to the proposal. They were at Grandfather Mountain and of course of all weekends, it would be during Hurricane Matthew! They were hiking when it decided to blow through. Luckily nothing bad happened…all good things…all good things! Despite downpours, flooding, and just plain old yucky weather, there’s always light at the end of rain storms and hurricanes! Like shiny engagement rings and getting to spend the rest of your life with your best friend.
Flash forward and its July 15, 2017. April is getting her hair and makeup done in her bridal suite with all of her girls. The sun is shining and its an absolutely gorgeous day for a wedding. There are constant smiles, laughter and chatter about the events to come. Glasses filled with Harvest Gold clink, selfies are taken, and unforgettable memories are made. While April is being pampered family is working non stop to make sure that her day goes as smoothly as possible. The centerpieces are being assembled and placed on the tables. She chose a country rustic theme with wooden slabs on each table adorned with mason jars wrapped in burlap and lace filled with babies breath and white and pink roses; votive candles, and frames with biblical quotes about love and marriage on each table. Her gorgeous cake by Daphne’s Bakery also sat on a large wooden slab. It had white and pink roses and babies breath on each layer to tie in with the rest of her decorations, bouquet, and boutonnieres. Not to mention it was absolutely DELICIOUS! You will never be disappointed about anything that comes from Daphne’s.
The ceremony took place at 4 o’clock in the evening at the Barn location. All her guests were seated in the shade and she was accompanied by her mother down the isle. The look of love and happiness on her face was undeniable in that exact moment. The way they look at one another through-out the ceremony is just further proof that they were made for each other. The backdrop was gorgeous and super simple! She rented 2 of our barrels to have for more ferns and lanterns to pull in the romantic feel. The antique chandelier and drapes add a pop of elegance to the barn while maintaining the country/rustic feel she always dreamed of.