Google+ DIY North Carolina Wedding from Jade and Matthew Take Pictures, Part I - Southern Weddings

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The South is all about hospitality, and Melissa + Matthew know how to make a wedding chock full of it! Guests were greeted with a helpful schedule of events and fun pennants to articulate their happiness for the couple. The bright yellow additions look adorable popping up from the crowd! I love Melissa + Matthew’s inclusion of family in the celebration, too. Matthew’s mother made Melissa’s gorgeous dress and the couple’s son joined them for the recessional. Even sweeter? Matthew wrote his vows on the back of a photo of their son and recited them to Melissa in front a quilted backdrop. Aww! Big hugs to Jade and Matthew Take Pictures for sharing this wedding!

Three adjectives that describe the day are: Fun, beautiful, memorable.
Our favorite detail of the wedding was: Everyone kept coming up to us saying, “This is SO you guys.” Every detail was very much us, but we didn’t really even realize it until it all came together. The burger truck was also a huge highlight. Only Burger makes a delicious burger!
What Southern details or traditions did you include in your celebration? What was Southern about your wedding? I think the most “Southern” thing about our wedding was that we really wanted everyone to have a good time and enjoy themselves. Hospitality is very Southern, after all. We kept a lot of the “classic” parts of a traditional wedding, but gave them all our own little touch (a receiving line with pie, a first dance- but only just the two of us and no spectators, cake toppers that included our son, etc.)
Tell us about finding your wedding dress: Matt’s mother Debbie made my dress. We had gone to a bridal store not long after getting engaged and I tried on a few things to get an idea of what I wanted. Then we sourced patterns and material and she whipped it together over the summer. All in all, I got the perfect wedding dress for about $130. Plus, I got to make some really fun memories with my mother-in-law.
Describe your wedding flowers: I woke up at 6 in the morning on the day of the wedding to go to the local farmer’s market and buy flowers. It was really easy, since the flowers were all local and bright and beautiful. We slapped the bouquets together in about 20 minutes. It was nice to have such naturally beautiful flowers so that I didn’t have to spend a lot of time fussing over them. I don’t think I would have been afforded that luxury with roses.

Photographer: Jade and Matthew Take Pictures // Venue: Rock Quarry Farm, Chapel Hill, NC // Florist: Flowers from McAdams Farm, arranged by the bride and friends // Pie bakers: guests and family // Caterer: Only Burger and the Carolina Brewery // Paper Products: DIY by the bride // Bride’s Dress: mother of the groom, Debbie Englund // Bride’s Hair Accessories/Veil: DIY by the bride // Bride’s Shoes: Payless Shoes // Accessories: locket from bride’s grandmother, earrings from Anthropologie, sweater from Target

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
  1. avatar Shannon {Shannon Reeves Events} reply

    I love this wedding! The rich colors are beautiful, and the signs are so fun! They look like such a happy group that doesn’t take themselves too seriously. Love that. :)

  2. avatar Jordan reply

    Where in heavens name did the benches for the ceremony come from?? I’ve been searching high and low for the same thing for my wedding! Jade if you check this can you let me know? Any info would be great!

    • avatar Melissa E. reply

      Jordan: The benches belong to the farm the wedding was held at. We were so lucky that they had them, cause I have no clue where we would have gotten them otherwise!

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