Andrea & Rachael Edgar Allan Poe Halloween Vow Renewal
I’d like to take you to a magical time and place for a moment if you’ll let me.
It’s Halloween at twilight, and a deep blue fills the sky. You walk up a sloping path at the Museum of Life + Science, past a table with a guest book guarded by a skeleton dressed as Edgar Allan Poe. A soft light emanates from the butterfly house, filled with lush greenery and providing the backdrop for a round ceremony arch. Chairs are set in an arc facing the butterfly house, with two aisles lined with lanterns, and a gentle peace fills the air. One year to the day after they were legally wed, Andrea & Rachael walked together from the side of the small field to stand beside their fathers. At the same time, they walked down the aisles to again meet, join hands, and promise to continue loving each other for the rest of their lives.
All the Vendors You Need (and Want)
The first few months after a proposal feel like a whirlwind, quickly moving from a tearful “Yes, I’ll marry you!” to sharing your excitement with every family member, friend and stranger you can find, to daydreaming about walking down the aisle in a beautiful white dress. But then the music fades and you realize you have to find all the vendors to make your Pinterest board come to life. And while we wish that every couple would decide to get a full service wedding planner to help navigate all the vendor options, the reality is that some couples choose to dive into planning on their own. To make sure no vendor is forgotten, we’ve included a list of all the vendors you could need or want to make your day everything you could have hoped for.
Alyssa & Zach’s Summer Farm Vow Renewal
Alyssa & Zach’s wedding was just like them: simple, vintage, and effortlessly romantic. With lots of greenery, vintage cake stands, and gold picture frames of their engagement photos, this gorgeous day in May 2021 was the perfect celebration of their love story and first year of marriage.
Allison & Ryan’s Southern Springtime Wedding
From the moment Allison & Ryan started dreaming up their southern springtime wedding plans, Allison was sure she wanted to say their vows beside the beautiful pond on her parents’ property, where they had recently finished building a house. The large fields on either side of the driveway were perfect for the large tent and parking lot, and guests walked through a nearly hidden pathway through the woods to a sloping field leading down to the water. It was here, under a large tree draped in white, that the couple joined their lives forever.
Atlantic Beach Elopement
Being a part of someone’s wedding is always an honor, but when we have the opportunity to help a couple elope, we’re over the moon. An elopement is an intimate exchange of vows, and when J&D let us know they wanted get married in either Durham or the Outer Banks with just 8 guests, we were thrilled.