Happy Valentine’s Day, friends! I couldn’t let a day that’s specifically devoted to celebrating love pass me by without sharing a new real southern wedding with all of you. And, today’s classic wedding is so special to me for so many reasons.
One of the greatest joys as a stationery designer is being able to design paper goods for friends I’ve known forever. I grew up with Emily, and some of my favorite memories are from when we played tennis together in high school. These two are so sweet together, and I was honored when she and Adam asked me to design their pink and gold foil monogram wedding invitation.
E+A celebrated their wedding day on April 22, 2018 at Weymouth Center for the Arts in Southern Pines, NC. Because the venue was once home to novelist James Boyd and his wife, Katherine, it has become a hub for arts, literature, music, and incredible gardens. Emily and Adam could not have chosen a more beautiful space for their garden inspired celebration.
Photographer Caroline Lima took some of the most beautiful photos of the stationery suite I designed for Emily and Adam, and she also captured the couple’s day perfectly. Caroline noted on her blog how much care Emily took to include Caroline in many of her wedding day choices. I wasn’t surprised when I read that because that’s exactly who Emily is at her core!
Emily and Adam recited their vows in one of the gardens on Weymouth Center for the Arts’ property, and I think the brick backdrop paired with florals designed by Amanda Day Rose looked particularly striking. E+A were joined at the altar by their wedding party as well as a friend who served as both a groomsman and an officiant. They looked so in love and so thrilled to be getting married!
After their ceremony, guests mingled together for cocktail hour where an escort cards were pinned to a gilded gold frame with wax seals. Though I did not design this detail, it looked so beautiful and I have to mention it! Emily, Adam, and their friends and family all dined and danced outside, and I’m certain none of them wanted this lovely, elegant soiree to come to a close.
Emily and Adam, I adore you. Caroline, these are some of my favorite wedding photos I have ever shared. Thank you so much for capturing these two so fabulously! xo
Credits: Photographer: Caroline Lima Photography | Make-up: Sunshine Artistry | Hair: J.Co Salon | Wedding Dress: Alexia’s Bridal | Bridesmaids Dress: Blush Bridal | Coordinator & Catering: Elliott’s on Linden | Design, Styling and Florist: Amanda Day Rose | Stationery: April Lynn Designs | Desserts: Elliott’s on Linden and The Cupcake Shoppe Raleigh | Ceremony Music: Save the Date Music | Reception Music: DJ Gino