A “May bride stuck in a December bride’s body”, Carol Anne originally wanted pink peonies and sunshine, but schedules didn’t allow for that Spring wedding she had always envisioned. So she called on the amazing Leigh Pearce Weddings to help create a fabulous winter wedding. Using a purple and silver color palette, Leigh incorporated pearls, baby’s breath, and even ornaments into the decor. What resulted was a wedding that had the warmth and joy of the holidays and an elegant, chic style, and Pasha Belman Photography captured it all beautifully!
Iron Kite Films was there to capture the happiness of the day on film, and it’s absolutely amazing. Carol Anne and Brad are SO adorable y’all:
One of Carol Anne’s favorite sayings during our planning time was that she was a May bride stuck in a December bride’s body. She wanted pink, peonies, and sunshine but unfortunately schedules wouldn’t allow for that Spring wedding she’s always planned in her head. So, we turned course and planned for a fabulous winter wedding. We highlighted some of Carol Anne’s other favorite touches like pearls and the holidays. She was adamant about not having a red and white traditional Christmas themed wedding but wanted to have touches of the holidays throughout since, well, it was the beginning of the holidays!
Carol Anne and Brad were married on December 8th, 2012 under a glowing white Moravian star in Carol’s family church. The beautiful sanctuary was stunning on its own so we accented with mixed winter greenery and silver trumpet vases. The party begin a hop, skip and a jump down the road at Kyle Petty’s Adaumont Farm in Trinity, NC. The evening was a feast for the senses. Twinkle lights were placed on anything that stood still, food was passed for guests all evening, and music filled every inch of the former riding barn. Tables were accented with white raw silk linens, silver sprayed baby’s breath, purple holiday ornaments and baubles, and bundles of silver branches. Carol Anne and Brad met because of a lamp (since dubbed “Operation Love Lamp” by their mothers who have been friends since college) so lighting and lamps played a huge role in design. Including family and traditions was also very important to both Carol Anne and Brad. We shared family photos dating back almost 75 years, displayed Carol Anne’s mother’s wedding dress, served Moravian chicken pies, and rented a vintage Rolls Royce similar to what Carol Anne’s grandparents rode away in after their wedding ceremony. It was definitely a night to remember!
I really love how there is a perfect subtle touch of the holidays. Because let’s face it- if you’re getting married in December, there is bound to be holiday-themed goodness around, so you might as well embrace it, right? Leigh Pearce Weddings did an amazing job in creating something that wasn’t full-out Christmas themed though, and I love that!
So what do you think of this purple and silver winter wedding? Will any of you be having your wedding take place around a holiday time?
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