Google+ North Carolina Farm Wedding by Cyn Kain Photography, Part II - Southern Weddings

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Our beloved mason jars served their original purpose as vessels for homemade preservatives. Nowadays, we see them used for various purposes, especially in weddings. My favorite twist on the mason jar? The way Meghan + Chris used them as table assignments and drinking glasses! How adorable are they lined up with striped straws and twine? I’m also a huge fan of the couple’s cake, made by the bride’s aunt. The strawberry shortcake looks delicious on the burnt wood pedestal — another handmade product from the bride’s family. The comfy details make me feel right at home in this wedding!

See all the photos from Meghan + Chris’s wedding in their Real Wedding Gallery!

Describe your wedding cake: My wedding cake was super special! I am no fan of wedding cake, so my Aunt Lisa made me a spectacular strawberry shortcake! It was tiered, made from my grandpa Ralph’s pound cake recipe and Lisa’s own special cream icing! The cake was set on a chunk of wood that was rescued during a tornado cleanup in my hometown and our names and wedding date were burned into the wood by my Aunt Cindy.
Our favorite detail of the wedding was: That’s a very hard question since my mama made every detail so special for us. But one very cool thing was that the farm where we married has been in my family for about 100 years.
What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome while planning your wedding? Because this farm is a true working farm, much work was needed to prepare it for a wedding. My Mama and Daddy worked for nine months fixing the barn, erecting new fence, building the arbor, even pouring and painting a concrete dance floor complete with our monogram.
What range did your wedding budget fall into? 25,000-50,000
What is the one thing you are most happy you splurged on? The videographer. It was a “if there is room” part of our budget. The video is priceless to us! We’re also happy we splurged on the photographer. The day is such a blur to the bride and groom (and their families) so the video and photos are always there to remind you of every minute of your special day.
What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? The most memorable part was the ceremony. It was so sweet and totally personalized. My wedding party looked so stunning as I came down over the hill, my family was sitting right in the front and Chris was smiling so big. I will never forget that image! It was a cloudy day with the possibility of storms so we were afraid that any moment it would pour down rain, but just as my pianist started playing “Here Comes the Sun” by the Beatles, the sun burst through the clouds.
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you looking forward to in the future? I am looking forward to graduating and starting my career. And, then one day in the future we want to start our own family (and add more water oaks to the farm to signify our new babies!). But until then – we are looking forward to celebrating all our friends’ weddings!

Photographer: CynKain Photography // Videographer:Cline Video Productions // Planner: bride’s mother // Venue: The Kelly Farm // Florist: Floral Designs by Eddie // Wedding Cake Baker: bride’s aunt // Caterer: Chef Gregg Hamm // Hair Stylist: Brittany Smith // Make Artist: Stef Sevilla // Paper Products: By Invitation Only // Band: In the Pocket // Bride’s Dress: Rosa Clara // Bride’s Hair Accessories/Veil: Gardenia by Details by JLynn, veil by Victorian Rose Boutique // Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka // Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Bill Levkoff

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
  1. avatar Adger Rothwell reply

    >>> i. want. that. cake. Beautiful!!!

  2. avatar Meghan reply

    I would LOVE a big piece of that cake right now!

  3. avatar Natalia reply

    I want to have that cake and eat it too! And the blue birds on top? I can’t even take it. Love!!

  4. avatar Melanie Underwood reply

    Pictures are beautiful. Bridesmaids dresses are gorgeous and really show up in the pics.

    • avatar cyn reply

      They had such a large bridal party, and everyone one of those ladies was GORGEOUS in that color dress…the cut was also very flattering :)

    • avatar cyn reply

      I think the hubby and I might be eating strawberry shortcake tonight! haha ;)

  5. avatar Judith of Felicity Crew reply

    What a dream…

  6. avatar Chris Brown reply

    Awesome job Cyn – We had a blast with you and Nick and couldn’t be more happy with pics!

  7. avatar Jennie @ Jenn Lane Design reply

    I love the way they used the mason jars for so many pieces, but they all looked different! Fantastic photography! :)

  8. avatar Cindy Loftus reply

    Cyn – incredible photos! Nicole – great article! You both did a great job of painting a picture of a fairy tale wedding.

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    Southern Weddings, is there anyway you could find out the sizes of each tier on this wedding cake? Could we ask the bride if she would share the recipe?


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      Hi Anne! We’ll try to get in touch with the bride, and hopefully she’ll have an answer for you!

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