Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Real Southern Wedding: Emily and Stephen

I have been so excited about posting Emily and Stephen's May wedding in Greensboro, NC for some time now!! Of course with life being busy as usual, it has taken me a bit to get organized to post this fabulous wedding. I asked Emily about the inspiration behind the design for her big day and she said she wanted her wedding to be simple and elegant, and she achieved just that! Natalie Hyde from Aesthetic Images beautifully captured this special day.

The bride and her groom look fabulous! I love this special moment between them just moments after the ceremony. Stephen's big grin is enough to make your heart melt!

I am obsessed with lanterns, so of course when I saw this image from the reception, I knew it would be part of my post! This wedding is all about special touches that come together in such a fabulously elegant way. Emily had the help of wedding planners Lucy Hamilton and Lisa Johnson from Hamilton Johnson Inc., to make sure her day went off without a hitch. If you are planning a wedding in North Carolina, you should definitely contact them -- 336.272.4618 or hamiltonjohnson@triad.rr.com!!

Not only do I love the floral arragements, but I love that they were created by her childhood friend's mother! Denny's floral company Bloemenbinder (which means "the flower maker") is all about incorporating elements from nature, which I LOVE! They specifically focus on creating unique, elegant arrangements, which was the perfect fit for Emily's vision.

So, you may remember me talking about the koozie/hugger debate a few weeks ago? Well, I love that Emily went a different route and had matchbooks printed with their names and wedding date.

I don't know what else to say other than, what a FABULOUS cake!! Sweet Memories out of Apex, NC created this beautiful cake to echo the design of Emily's wedding dress. Once again...how FABULOUS!!

I'm a big fan of bringing out french fries for a late night treat at receptions! I think all the dancing must have worked up an appetite in the guests. Although I have yet to hear the band, The Celebration Group, after viewing photos from the reception, I know they must have been a blast!

There is nothing that gets a party started like a band who can get the groom and his groomsmen out on the dance floor!

I love nothing better than a unique exit and I think this one by Emily and Stephen takes the cake! Stephen loves fixing up his own motorcycle, so this exit on a motorcycle and side car was arranged by him. How perfect!?
Thanks Emily and Stephen for sharing your fabulously elegant wedding with us!! I think I used the words love and fabulous way too much, but how could I not??!! Every detail was thoughtfully executed and better than that, your personality was able to shine through as well!
Photos via Aesthetic Images


  1. I love it! The tiny details they added are fabulous. thanks for posting!

  2. Thank you Sidney - I am honored that you wanted to include our wedding on your FABULOUS blog!!

  3. What a memorable wedding this was. I just hope they got a video of all the excitement to remember it by. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.
    RC Patton - ReflectiveVideo.com

  4. Yes, we got a video - it is one of my most treasured mementos from the wedding. We used Missy McLamb out of Raleigh and she did an outstanding job.

  5. it was a gorgeous wedding to compliment a GORGEOUS BRIDE!!!