FEATURE: A Foodie Loving Couple's North Carolina Wedding on Brides!

It’s only fitting that LAuren and Dylan’s one year anniversary is just a few weeks away and we loved reminiscing on their wedding day when they were featured on brides! their garden style ceremony took place on the lawn, surrounded by their family and friends. The aisle was marked by live oak trees with large candle lit lanterns. The guests then moved into the main house for cocktail hour where a full bar and and asian styled hor d'oeuvres welcomed the guest to the beginning of their celebration. Mingling through the first floor, there were cocktail tables dressed in blue silk floral linens and a beautiful lounge created with Merrimon Wynne’s furniture.

Lauren and dylan did a “first look” to their reception space finished. The feature described their design perfectly - “Inside the carriage house, long tables in the center of the room were decorated with blue printed runners, tall arrangements of lush greenery and white and blush flowers, and place settings that paired gold-rimmed chargers, white fluted dinner plates, and blue and white floral printed salad plates. Brushed gold utensils and modern glassware added a sophisticated feel to the elegant setting. Around the edges of the room, guests were seated at banquette-style tables sectioned off with soft draping to evoke the spirit of private dining.”

We loved the advice Lauren and Dylan had for those planning their own special day - "have a Friday wedding! It gave us the ability to spend more time with our family and friends before we left for our honeymoon on Sunday,” Lauren went on to say “We got to celebrate for an extra day, as well as catch up with everyone who’d come to be a part of it!”

Wedding Planner: Gather Together Events | Venue: Merrimon-Wynne House | Officiant: The Reverend Tambria Lee | Bride's Dress: Hayley Paige | Bride's Veil: Coastal Knot Bridal | Bride's Shoes: Sergio Rossi | Bride's Jewelry: David Yurman | Hair & Makeup: Ceremony Salon | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Hayley Paige Occasions | Groom's Attire: HUGO Hugo Boss | Groomsmen's Attire: The Black Tux | Flower Girl Attire: US Angels | Engagement Ring: Finks Jewelers | Wedding Bands: Finks Jewelers | Floral Design: Meristem Floral | Paper Products: One + Only Paper | Catering: Snap Pea Creative Dining and Catering | Cake: Hayes Barton Café | Coffee Bar: Event Espresso | Ceremony Music: Jake Zuckerman | Reception Music: Affirmative Groove | Linen & Draping: Party Tables | Rentals: ThemeworksCottage LuxePetal & OakAmerican Party Rentals | Transportation: Carolina Livery | Photography: MorningWild Photography