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Emily and Mike’s big day in October was truly one of a kind. This Chapel Hill wedding took place in a gorgeous secluded garden behind the home of the bride’s father. Between the large cedars and pines and the babbling streams this venue felt like a setting out of a fairy tale.
Makeup Art by Jenny did the bride’s makeup.
The bride and groom took some time to connect and snap a few photos, thanks to Jeremy Lange, before the ceremony took place.
The couple had a sitar player perform background music while the guests were seated.
This statuesque tree was the perfect backdrop for the bride and groom to exchange vows.

Natural elements were even incorporated into the favors. The bride did these DIY centerpieces of potted impatiens which the guests took home as favors at the end of the evening.

Mercury Band from New York set the mood for the reception with their music. A cocktail hour in the garden followed the ceremony before guests moved under the tend provided by Party Reflections for dinner.

Catering Company of Chapel Hill served a delicious Asian inspired menu.

The cake was an angel cake made by one of the bride’s friends.

How creative is this origami cake topper?

This bohemian inspired photo booth was a surprise from the bride’s brother.

After dinner, the wedding party and guests moved back out into the garden for an evening of dancing.

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It was such a great pleasure working with this gorgeous bride Rebecca and her mother to plan Rebecca’s English Garden themed wedding.
At our first meeting we spoke about all the ideas Rebecca had for her wedding. She loved “A Midsummers Night Dream. I love everything about the design elements of that and it is one of my all time favs! I knew we were going to have a great time planning! I knew Rebecca would love Crenshaw Hall in Wake Forest.

Thank you Melissa Kay Photography for these awesome images!
Ginger Mullins made all of the girls look beautiful!
Great vendors make all the difference! Greg Warren Flowers was able to tie in the natural elements of the moss and black rocks to make the tent feel like a garden, while at the same time creating stunning and elegant table centerpieces.

The food was provided by Rocky Top Catering. They are so fantastic to work with. Their staff is phenomenal!! I highly recommend them!
Ashley Cakes did a phenomenal job with Rebecca’s cake!

The bride’s mother is from Brazil, and so were a lot of the guests, so they had a Brazilian minister give part of the ceremony in Portuguese. It was a great way to allow the guests to feel like they are part of the ceremony.

The bride’s sister and Maid of Honor read from her diary she wrote in when she was younger. I seriously don’t think there was a dry eye in the place!
Later in the night I switched the lighting to green to kick off the party! (Obviously not one of Melissa’s photo, just my iPhone!)
Best Wishes to such a great couple, who is so genuine and sweet!

xo, Erin

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