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Lady Luck Farms Asheville Wedding

Vintage Weddings

Photos by:

Brett and Jessica

If you asked me to pick a favorite part of this wedding, I just couldn’t do it. Kelly and Rodney wanted a relaxed, handmade, and retro feel for their big day, all of which they were able to achieve thanks to their backgrounds in design. Brett & Jessica not only photographed Kelly + Rodney’s wedding, but also provided some touching insight into the wedding day – don’t miss it at the end!

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From the bride, Kelly: I wanted our wedding to reflect our heritage and our families but also us – fun and creative, but not too formal. I kept referring to our theme as “Grandma Chic” – vintage heirloom details with a soft palette and lots of handmade accents. I didn’t want our wedding to feel, for lack of a better word, stuffy. It’s just not us. We share a love for history, art and all things vintage (I worked in a vintage clothing store for some time after college), so it was important for us for our wedding to reflect those things.

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At first I didn’t want to confine myself to any specific colors – I wanted the theme more than a color scheme BUT I eventually gave in so that everything would look more cohesive. The colors ended up being, mint, coral, blush, pink, ivory and a little touch of gold. Almost everything was DIY. Rodney and I both come from art backgrounds (he’s a graphic designer, I’m a fashion designer) so it just made sense for us to put our creativity to use. My co-workers helped me cut all the table overlays and fold and tie all the napkins (we design children’s clothing – Peaches ‘n Cream Children’s Wear, so we are all used to cutting fabric and tying bows). I sewed and embroidered our “Bride” and “Groom” buntings for the backs of our chairs, a doily garland for the reception, a “H” monogram art piece, liners for the flower girl baskets, the ring bearer’s bow tie, all of the table numbers and I embroidered the “H” onto Rodney’s great grandmother’s handkerchief that I carried with my bouquet.

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? It’s really easy to get overwhelmed, especially if you have a lot of other commitments in your life, so ASK FOR HELP and if your budget allows, get a day of coordinator! I found myself feeling like I should do everything myself so as not to bother my friends or family but everyone really did want to help and they were happy to do so! Our day of coordinator, Lisa, was AMAZING and really took a ton of stress off the two of us (and our parents). It was great to just have her there, checking in vendors and making sure everything was going according to plan. The other piece of advice I would say is, do what you and your fiance want. This is your day. If you hate flowers, don’t have them. If you would rather have donuts than a wedding cake – do it. There are no right or wrong answers. Making your wedding what you want it to be is part of the fun and what makes the day memorable. Oh, and don’t forget to breathe – it goes by fast.

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From the photographers, Brett & Jessica: Kelly and Rodney love happiness, color, fun times, cats and their wedding! They were married right outside of Asheville, NC on a farm called Yesterday Spaces. Much of the decor and design was done by Kelly herself or with the help of friends. For what they did not do themselves, they made sure to source it locally. Both Kelly and Rodney broke some of the traditional wedding traditions and each of them had bridal people rather than strictly groomsmen and bridesmaids. Kelly, a children’s fashion designer, loves kids! So, they had bubble children during the ceremony, as well as flowers girls and a ringer bearer. Although, because of the unpredictable summer thunderstorms on the east coast, the ceremony was moved inside the barn (see panoramic). They also made cute little story/coloring books for the kids which were adorable. Being the thoughtful and caring people they are, Kelly got her dress from to honor her grandmother who passed away from cancer before Kelly was born.

Wedding Music:
Processional: “Attaboy,” The Goat Rodeo Sessions
Bridal March: “I Want to Know Your Plans,” Say Anything
Recessional: “Close to Me,” The Get Up Kids
Reception Entrance: “When We First Met,” Hello Goodbye
First Dance: “Last Love,” Matrimony
Father/Daughter Dance: “Have I Told You Lately,” Van Morrison
Mother/Son Dance: “What a Wonderful World,” Louis Armstrong

Wedding Location: Leicester, NC / Photographer: Brett & Jessica / Floral Design: Lady Luck Farms / Event Planner: Lisa McMillan of Exquisite Events and Consulting / Venue: Yesterday Spaces / Wedding Dress: Christos via Brides Against Breast Cancer / Wedding Veil: BHLDN / Bridal Belt: Rent the Runway / Wedding Shoes: Zara / Reception Dress: Betsey Johnson / Hair: Kyle Britt of Instinct Salon / Makeup: Kimber Lynn / Bridesmaid Dresses: ModCloth / Flower Girls’ Dresses: Isobella & Chloe via Chasing Fireflies / Bubble Girls’ Dresses: Peaches ‘n Cream / Groom’s Shirt and Bow Tie: Express for Men / Groom’s Pants: J. Crew / Groom’s Hat: Goorin Bros. / Groom’s Shoes: Converse / Wedding Caterer: Luella’s BBQ / Wedding Cake: Cakes by Jane, LLC / Linens and Coverings: Classic Event Rental / Officiant: Darr Conradson of Mountain Vows / Wedding Invitations: Kimber Lynn of Short And Sweetheart / Videographer: WedFlik

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North Carolina Mountain Wedding

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Photos by:

Brett and Jessica

What could be cuter than a wedding in the mountains at a venue called Robin Hood Barn? Brett & Jessica took to the task of photographing Mary Beth and Nate’s intimate and woodsy wedding day, complete with incredible floral arrangements from Urban Farm Girl Flowers.

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From the bride, Mary Beth: Nate and I absolutely loved the idea of having a relaxed wedding weekend for family and friends to gather in the mountains and celebrate. When we began planning the wedding, we chose venues that were meaningful to us. We decided to have our wedding ceremony at an outdoor chapel that I have been visiting since I was a child that overlooked the Appalachian Mountains. Our reception took place at a barn in my grandpa’s neighborhood, Sherwood Forest. The style of our wedding evolved into a woodsy vintage feel that reflected our love of the mountains, our interest in thrift shops, items borrowed from my grandpa’s home, and our shared passion for sustainability.

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We had a simple, hand crafted wedding with warm, springtime colors. Nate and I love creating and crafting and had a great time working on projects for the wedding. With the help of our talented family and friends we made many things for the wedding ourselves. Handmade details included cross stitched woodland creatures for table decor, fabric napkins, a paper flower garland for the ceremony, log slices cut from fallen trees in Sherwood Forest, fabric flower boutonnières, and chandeliers made from thrifted lampshades and hand painted paper petals. My dad even made signs and banners for the reception that were a surprise to us. Our wedding was a testament to the love of our friends and family. Their contributions were invaluable. Our friends made our marriage official, my mother made apple butter for the favors, my uncle home brewed beer for the reception, and we had delicious ice pops for dessert which were custom made by our friends.

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Our advice is to keep it simple and personal. Try not to get too caught up in what other people and magazines say your wedding should be or have. We opted for a food truck, compostable plates and utensils, and picnic tables rather than formal catering, rented china, and fancy chairs. We made our wedding personal by involving family and friends and choosing reception decor that reflected our creativity and interests. Nate and I also each wrote a personal note for every guest to serve as place cards and show our appreciation for their love and support.

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Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “Here Comes the Sun,” The Beatles
Bride’s Processional: “Flightless Bird,” Iron and Wine
Recessional: “Oh Yoko,” John Lennon
All of the songs were played on acoustic guitar by two of Nate’s friends who also served as groomsmen. Three of our friends who are in a band played songs during our reception. They actually wrote a song just for us and played it for our first dance. It was such a sweet and personal gift. We absolutely loved it!

Wedding Location: Brevard, NC / Photographer: Brett & Jessica / Floral Design: Urban Farm Girl Flowers / Ceremony Venue: Fred W. Symmes Chapel / Reception Venue: Robin Hood Barn / Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal / Wedding Shoes: Anthropologie / Handmade Flower Accessories for Bride and Bridesmaids: Ashley Norton / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Modcloth, J. Crew, and Belk / Groom’s Suit: Express / Groom’s Shoes: Adidas / Ties: Chipmunk Point / Boutonnieres for Groom and Groomsmen: Handmade by the bride / Wedding Music: The Riverbreaks / DJ: Dub C DJs / Caterer and Wedding Cake: Laurey’s / Food Truck: The Lowdown Food Truck / Ice Pops: Pleasant Pops / Coffee: Izzy’s Coffee Den / Wedding Invitations: Lady B Paperie

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Modern Ballroom Wedding by Inkspot Crow Films

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Now that Brett & Jessica narrated this gorgeous Durham wedding through their images flawlessly, let’s transport ourselves through Inkspot Crow Films‘ lenses and relive this wedding once more. This video is just so good, you will feel like you were there all along.

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Wedding Location: Durham, NC / Wedding Photographer and Photobooth: Brett & Jessica / Wedding Venue: The Cotton Room / First Look Location: The Washington Duke Inn / Wedding Coordinator: Katie Dunn of La Fête / Wedding Flowers: Tre Bella / Hair and Makeup: Posh the Salon / Wedding Cake: Cinda’s Creative Cakes / Out of Town Box Treats: Carolina Popcorn Shoppe / Ceremony Musician: Laura Anzaldi and Chris Mike / DJ: DJ Frank Meldau of Joe Bunn Co. / Invitations, Paper Goods, Escort Magnets, and Calligraphy: the bride, Anniemade / Cinematographer: Inkspot Crow Films / Officiants: Father Michael Martin and Rabbi Andrew Ettin

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Prepare yourselves, because this is one heck of a wedding. Newlyweds Annie and Gus both work in Los Angeles — Gus as a writer, and Annie works for Disney. As you could probably guess, their creative and fun spirits worked their way into their wedding day, which was brilliantly captured by Brett & Jessica. Keep your eyes peeled for some words from the most well-known Muppets and the amazing film from Inkspot Crow Films coming up in just a bit!

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From the bride, Annie: Both my husband and I work in the entertainment industry in LA and so we really felt this need for storytelling in our own wedding. The journey of planning our wedding wasn’t guided by a color palette or a desire to impress but rather a celebration that “Love is Awesome”- the way my husband Gus and I felt about each other and truly about the amazing community of people around us.

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From that standpoint, we hand-crafted our wedding with the utmost care and concern for our guests. It was important that they felt included, welcomed, loved, as much as we loved each other as we were taking an important step in our lives. We rethought every wedding decision because we didn’t want to do each tradition for the sake of doing them or because it’s what you do at weddings. Our wedding invitation was actually a handmade booklet that told the quirky story of how we met. We asked for creative replies our RSVP’s and surprised all of our guests by having all of their messages secretly printed on the fabric pinned beneath our chuppah. We even scoured Facebook for everyone’s photographs to create individual Polaroid magnets that doubled as escort cards.

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Our wedding was without a doubt very us (we had Muppet wedding cakes, we entered the reception to Indiana Jones’ music complete with matching fedoras, etc.) but it was more-so a celebration of what makes us “us”- all of the amazing love and support that brought us to the moment of our marriage and that we know will keep us strong and happy in our lifetime together.

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Wedding Location: Durham, NC / Wedding Photographer and Photobooth: Brett & Jessica / Wedding Venue: The Cotton Room / First Look Location: The Washington Duke Inn / Wedding Coordinator: Katie Dunn of La Fête / Wedding Flowers: Tre Bella / Hair and Makeup: Posh the Salon / Wedding Cake: Cinda’s Creative Cakes / Out of Town Box Treats: Carolina Popcorn Shoppe / Ceremony Musician: Laura Anzaldi and Chris Mike / DJ: DJ Frank Meldau of Joe Bunn Co. / Invitations, Paper Goods, Escort Magnets, and Calligraphy: the bride, Anniemade / Cinematographer: Inkspot Crow Films / Officiants: Father Michael Martin and Rabbi Andrew Ettin

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