This Colonial inspired North Carolina wedding has all the right ingredients for a sweet Southern wedding. The result is playful and marvelous, including the real vintage shots from Richard Israel. From the bride: Our wedding styles morphed from Jesse James/old west to Colonial, to 1920’s-1940’s Clean-Country to Antique. As the bride, I think my problem was that I had too many ideas. Overall themes were as much as possible homemade, Old Time-Folk, and antique.

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From the bride: Our wedding styles morphed from Jesse James/old west to Colonial, to 20’s-40’s Clean-Country to Antique. As the bride, I think my problem was that I had too many ideas. Overall themes were as much as possible homemade, Old Time-Folk, and antique.

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As far as feel, we wanted to combine the simplicity of how incredible love is and make any and everyone a part of our big day that wanted to be there. We wanted our friends and family to see us as we were and keep things as personal as possible and make it the best hoe-down they’d ever been to!

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I called our wedding “clean country”, with cream and brown linens, bales of hay, folk music, open air dancing, bbq family meal, lots of greenery and trees.

A theme was antique, with our guys in suspenders with their hair combed tight and everyone in leather shoes. Six of the girls wore peach cotton skirts that the bridesmaids and I made, and two wore matching dresses. Our color scheme was peach, cream, and browns.

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Advice from the bride: Have a short engagement (more than 6 months would have been too long to wait for me -when you know who you want to marry!), and don’ t waste time on DIY projects because the hardest part for us was having our best friends working hard with us the week of the wedding on finishing things up. We had hoped to have some great down time and just enjoy all of the people that were supporting us, then the week before, for example, the girls were all cooped up helping me sew through the night.

Wedding Vendors (North Carolina):

Florist: Amanda Bradley/Cherilyn Christie, flowers from The Fresh Market / Photographer: Richard Israel / Wedding Dress and makeup: My friend Casey McCuller made my dress with me, Casey McCuller also did my hair and makeup. / Shoes: Dillards / Wedding invitations: self-designed, letterpressed by Blue Barnhouse

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