While we love a no holds barred wedding day with an elaborate reception, Danna and Gib’s wedding makes it clear that all you really need are two people madly in love (and maybe some cake). Emily March Photography celebrated the couple’s garden wedding ceremony — decorated beautifully by TreBella Florist — which was followed up with some tasty eats and tequila shots. What better way to celebrate saying yes to forever?

Jewish wedding ceremony chuppah - photo by Emily March Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-wedding-ceremony

Intimate Garden Wedding Ceremony - photo by Emily March Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-wedding-ceremony

From the photographer, Emily March: Danna and Gib had the definition of a whirlwind engagement. Gib proposed this past February, only a few months before getting deployed overseas with the Army. Too excited to wait to get married, the pair opted for an intimate civil ceremony barely a month after Gib popped the question!

spring wedding bouquet - photo by Emily March Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-wedding-ceremony

engagement ring - photo by Emily March Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-wedding-ceremony

rustic inspired boutonniere - photo by Emily March Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-wedding-ceremony

pink and peach bouquet - photo by Emily March Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-wedding-ceremony
With garden roses, ranunculus, eucalyptus, spray roses, and so much more, this bouquet is certain to become an all-time favorite.

simple floral crown - photo by Emily March Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-wedding-ceremony

rustic inspired boutonniere - photo by Emily March Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-wedding-ceremony

chuppah floral decor - photo by Emily March Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-wedding-ceremony
TreBella Florist decorated the chuppah with a mix of both floral blooms and greenery, keeping the overall look true to a garden celebration. Draping fabric over the birch wood structure also adds an extra touch of romanticism.

signing the ketubah - photo by Emily March Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-wedding-ceremony

Honoring Danna’s Jewish upbringing, their traditionally Jewish ceremony included a flower-adorned chuppah and a Ketubah that each family member signed after giving a word of marriage advice and blessing. The beauty of this family gathering was matched only by the sunny setting in UNC’s Arboretum. After the ceremony, they celebrated in the best way – a tasty cake by Sugar Euphoria and round of tequila shots!

Intimate Garden Wedding Ceremony - photo by Emily March Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-wedding-ceremony

breaking the glass - photo by Emily March Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-wedding-ceremony

cake table - photo by Emily March Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-wedding-ceremony

wedding cake with pink flowers - photo by Emily March Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-wedding-ceremony

cake cutting - photo by Emily March Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-wedding-ceremony

tequila tasting - photo by Emily March Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-wedding-ceremony

Intimate Garden Wedding Ceremony - photo by Emily March Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-wedding-ceremony

Intimate Garden Wedding Ceremony - photo by Emily March Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-wedding-ceremony

Intimate Garden Wedding Ceremony - photo by Emily March Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-wedding-ceremony

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Emily March Photography

Floral Design

TreBella Florist

Venue

Coker Arboretum on the University of North Carolina Campus

Wedding Dress

BHLDN

Wedding Shoes

LeatherStrata

Hair and Makeup

LULA Hair & Makeup

Groom's Suit

DKNY

Wedding Cake

Sugar Euphoria

2 comments
  • NST Pictures

    Definitely inspirational. Thanks so much for sharing!
    Love,
    NST Pictures – Cinematic Weddings
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  • Skylar Caitlin

    The tequila shots!! That made me grin ear to ear. What a simple way to infuse some personality and have fun with your civil ceremony.