If I were to do it all again, I might just recreate every perfect detail from Avery and Miles’ wedding. The couple were married at Avery’s family farm, outside of Durham, NC, and Nicholas Sparks couldn’t have penned it better if he tried! Avery’s maid of honor and wedding planner,Â Sheila Camp Motley, not only pulled double duty, but also created a gorgeous affair that was the perfect combination of relaxed and classic. After a ceremony on the front porch, guests made their way through a walkway marked by balloons to the backyard, where a reception tent full of fluffy blooms fromÂ Pat’s Floral DesignsÂ and a gorgeous tiered cake fromÂ Sugarland BakeryÂ awaited. Avery is the epitome of Southern elegance in a customÂ Badgley Mischka gown, while Miles is dapper in classic black tie. Their wedding is the perfect juxtaposition of sophisticated and charm, and we adore each beautiful image fromÂ Jen Fariello!
Very quickly our email exchanges blossomed into marathon, all night telephone conversations and I knew that a rare, special someone had appeared on the horizon. We saw each other every weekend alternating between New York and Palm Beach. Later that August he asked me to marry him in the wake of a holiday we had taken in Turkey choosing instead to get down on one knee on top of a cupola overlooking Charleston, SC.
We would be married over a year later on my parents farm outside of Durham, NC. However, my mother had been visualizing if not planning the day since my family moved there from Chapel Hill over twenty years ago. She would often joke that she was planting in anticipation of the big day when in reality, I was merely 12 and far more interested in horses than boys. People often talk about their wedding as being one of the happiest and most beautiful days of their life. And thanks to my mother, and my above mentioned best friend who pulled double duty as maid of honor and wedding planner, ours truly was.
The weather was perfect, which I attribute to the bottle of Makers Mark that we buried beneath the altar.
Photography – Jen Fariello | Venue – Private Home | Wedding Planning – Sheila Camp Motley | Floral – Pat’s Floral Designs | Catering – BoxCarr Farms | Tents – Skyline Tent Co | Lighting – The AV Company | Gown – Badgley Mischka | Rentals – Beehive Events | Ceremony Music – Arioso Strings | Reception Music – Adrian Duke | Cake – Sugarland Bakery | Hair Stylist – Mark Honeycutt | Makeup Artist – Pam Hung | Transportation – Carolina Livery Service