Meredyth & Adam got married on a beautiful late summer day. The sun was shining, there was a light breeze and it was a very comfortable temperature - all things that I know brides obsess about in the weeks leading up to the wedding! The bride's family had rented THE RETREAT AT COOL SPRING for the weekend which offered them the ultimate getting ready house - not only for it's beauty but for the fact that it had two separate wings meaning they could all get ready in the one place. "The Retreat was built in 1799 and we fell in love with it the minute we saw it. We absolutely loved the history and how grand and magnificent it felt. My maids and I all stayed the night there after the rehearsal dinner and had one last girls sleepover together, and the next morning the boys arrived and we all got ready there before heading to the ceremony and reception at SHADOW CREEK. Adam's father is a minister and he officiated our ceremony. It was really special to have him join us together as we become our own family."
With a neutral palette, the overall feel of the wedding was simple and modern. Wooden farm tables featured geometric copper and glass lanterns in various shapes and sizes, and were set with matte black plates, copper metal rope flatware, stone table numbers and striped napkins - giving them an organic textural look that was finished off with a greenery garland.
"Adam and I had decided to opt out of a "first look", so the first time we saw each other was as I was walking down the aisle. We wanted that moment to be special and have the real emotion of seeing each other while it is all happening. We didn't want a first look to take away from the most important moment of the day. I know we definitely made the right decision, because seeing him at the end of that aisle is something I will never forget.
Thanks to NIKKI SANTERRE for these beautiful images.