What did I tell you: amazing, right? The newlyweds’ celebrated with an open-air reception at the Biltmore Estate where the highlight (at least according to the bride!) was the detailed wedding cake from the Estate’s talented pastry team. We tend to agree: it’s hard to imagine a cake more perfect for an authentic Carolina wedding. Thanks to the darling duo at Joey + Jessica for getting our last week of September (wow!) off to a great start.
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What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? Walking down the aisle and seeing my family and friends, many of whom had traveled so far to join us for our big day. It was such a surreal experience to have those closest to us gathered in one place.
Did you write your own vows? If so, what was your favorite phrase, verse or line? We did not write our own vows, but one of my favorite moments during our ceremony is when Braidstream, a local string ensemble, played Simple Gifts, my favorite hymn. It’s a Shaker Hymn from the mid-nineteenth century. Here is one of my favorite verses:
‘Tis the gift to be simple, ’tis the gift to be free,
‘Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be,
And when we find ourselves in the place just right,
‘Twill be in the valley of love and delight.