Luckily for Mary + Greg, the stunning surrounds at Claxton Farm
didn’t need much sprucing up to be wedding-ready, but we do love the DIY details they included. I’m particularly a fan of the faded red and blue bunting, and I can’t get over the clever seating chart or the fact that they topped the evening off with s’mores — yum! M7 Event Solutions
took care of the catering, with Aria Floral
putting together the arrangements and Oh, Darling! Photography
behind the camera. Lastly, Mary’s LulaKate
dress needs a little shout-out of its own. Be sure to read below and check out Mary’s Weddingbee archives
for more DIY details!
Describe your wedding flowers: Jessica at Aria Floral was simply amazing. Her floral design brought me to actual tears. Everything was exquisite. Our florals were all local to North Carolina, and included jack in the pulpit, green blueberries, scabiosa pods, oats, hosta lilies, loosestrife, flowering dill, wild grasses, roses, poppy pods, obedient plants, fern fronds, Queen Anne’s lace, peonies, pink yarrow, and lots of moss. Jessica and her team went above and beyond anything we could have imagined. The flowers were incredible.
Describe your wedding cake: Two words: cake buffet! When we visited Short Street Cakes, an amazing cake shop in Asheville that uses only locally-sourced ingredients for their Southern-style cakes, we knew we wouldn’t be satisfied with only one flavor. We had a two-tier “Strawberry Shortstreet” (a strawberry sour cream poundcake with fresh strawberry cream cheese frosting) for cutting, and six more delicious cakes for our guests to sample: triple chocolate ganache, banana pudding, coconut, blueberry lemon cream, white chocolate raspberry and Mexican chocolate. Several of the cakes completely disappeared before the Claxton Farm staff could even box up a small piece for us to taste!
What was the most memorable moment about your wedding day? The ceremony. Even though we worked diligently on our wedding details for months, the ceremony – hands down – was the most memorable part of the day. Being surrounded by love and support from so many people from all facets of our lives was simply indescribable. Everything else was icing!
Did you write your own vows? If so, what was your favorite phrase, verse or line? We opted for very traditional vows. For us, there was something incredibly powerful in the ritual of repeating the words that so many couples have said before us.
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you looking forward to in the future? I’m hoping to finish my PhD in the next year-and-a-half, and Greg looks forward to settling back into his work as the lead designer at Inside Wisconsin Sports magazine. And we hope to move back South at some point!
Thanks for sharing, Mary + Greg! We hope you move back to the South, too!