Sarah and PJ

Wednesday, August 21, 2013














































"Classic casual" was Sarah and PJ's guiding principal as they planned a Roaring Gap, NC celebration–and boy was it a beauty! 

The bride spent every summer growing up at Roaring Gap, and always planned to marry in the same mountain chapel where her parents had tied the knot. Sarah worked with Rebecca Rose Events to plan a wedding in shades of ivory, green and the bride's favorite, coral, that made each and every guest feel welcome–from the green Crane & Co invitations to the orange flip flops (a nod to the newlyweds' alma mater) and late-night milkshakes at the reception!

After trying on countless gowns, Sarah's mother’s alençon lace gown turned out to be the family favorite, and with the help of a seamstress, it was converted from long-sleeved to strapless. Along with the gown, the bride wore her grandmother's bracelet and necklace, and the groom's grandmother's diamond ring, which his mother also wore on her own wedding day. Simple bow-topped flats from Something Bleu and a lace-trimmed veil complimented the look, and Sarah's lush bouquet by Amy Lynne Originals incorporated the vibrant pink of her bridesmaids' Jenny Yoo dresses. The groom wore a navy suit, while his groomsmen looked handsome in blue blazers and chinos, and flowers girls were dressed sweetly in ivory Janie and Jack dresses.

Heirloom silver baskets and revere bowls held ceremony programs and flowers, and after the couple exchanged their vows, they made their getaway from the church in Roaring Gap's antique fire truck. Sarah and PJ arrived at their cocktail hour on the lawn of the Roaring Gap Club with celebratory sirens wailing, and toasted with mint juleps in antique silver cups. Rebecca Rose Events and floral designer Amy Lynne Originals kept the bride's favorite coral shade alive in the club's dining room with colorful napkins and petite peony arrangements in heirloom silver vessels. After dinner, Sarah and PJ enjoyed a slice of Ketchie Creek Bakery wedding cake before hitting the dance floor, and the bride made a quick change into an ivory lace shift to wish their guests goodnight! 


A big thank you to the talented Meredith Perdue for sharing her timeless images; this is the sort of wedding I go back to over and over again for inspiration. Tell me, do you have a favorite wedding style?

16 comments:

  1. So pretty. The color on the bridesmaids dresses is gorgeous and the bride's dress is so delicate and pretty!

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  2. this looks like such a fun wedding! And those shoes! I am a flats kind of girl, and love those!

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  3. I'm a fool for a classic, southern wedding. everything about this is just so good.

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  4. This wedding is like a dream... everything is just perfect!!!

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  5. Oh those sweet little flats!! I'm all over the place with wedding styles I love, but I think I tend to lean to the rustic side. :) There's nothing like a classic, though.

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  6. Gasp- a wedding getaway in an antique firetruck! I'm in love. I can appreciate any wedding style but my real favorite is sweet & simple.

    always, koru kate

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  7. that cake is stunning! another beautiful wedding, lena :)

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  8. Gorgeous! Love all the details, especially the milk and cookies.

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  9. Awwww I love that her diamond ring was passed down through the family!

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  10. She's a natural beauty and this whole wedding exemplifies that. So beautiful.

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  11. So fun to see Sarah & PJ's photos on one of my favorite wedding blogs - thanks for sharing, Lena!

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  12. I love your Wednesday features. I get so many ideas (TOO many, really) for things I'd love for my own wedding.

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  13. *sigh*

    Love just about everything about this wedding! The dress, the flats, the coral bridesmaid dresses, the short "after dress", the peonies - just everything :)

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