Elegant Wedding on Family Farm

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, 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 from Pat’s Floral Designs and a gorgeous tiered cake from Sugarland Bakery awaited. Avery is the epitome of Southern elegance in a custom 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 from Jen Fariello!

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Fluffy White BouquetBride with Shoulder Length Veil

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Elegant Backyard Tent Wedding

Ivory and Green Centerpiece with Roses

Tiered Wedding Cake with FlowersElegant Tent Wedding

Bridal UpdoBlush and Green Centerpiece

Tent Wedding on Farm

From the bride: I had been alerted by a women with whom that I had become friends with that she felt compelled to pass my email address along to her son and now feared that perhaps she had over stepped her bounds and done a bad thing. Thankfully out of embarrassment or boredom, my friend’s son had taken the time and initiative to reach out. He explained that he was fiercely independent and that his mother had never before inserted herself or meddled in his life and as such he could not help but be intrigued. From there we began trading slightly flirty emails about life, dogs, and other matters. Did I mention that I lived in Palm Beach and he lived in New York?

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