There is an unmistakable sense of elegance about the way that weddings are hosted in the South. This North Carolina wedding played up some Southern traditions (including a bluegrass band!) with a classic design that leaves us wanting nothing. Beautiful gowns, lush white and green florals, and a stunning reception in the mountains were the ingredients to this amazing.

Read on for more about the wedding from the bride:
“Sean and I love Highlands, NC as it reminds us of Canmore, Alberta where we first met. After Sean proposed, we knew we wanted to get married there and share this treasure of a town with our family and friends. We are both originally from Canada, and we had a lot of guests travelling from the “Great White North.” We wanted to ensure that they had the best time in the North Carolina mountains experiencing food, drinks, and music that were traditional to the South. The bluegrass band, Nitrograss, played mountain music throughout the cocktail hour and dinner, then a DJ played our favorite songs as we danced the night away. Sean and I hardly left the dance floor. Every detail of the day was personal and thoughtfully planned. The table numbers were marked by album covers of bands we had seen live printed on pieces of wood. The brass candlesticks that lined the head table and the crates used for escort cards were all from my late grandmother’s collection. We made hockey player photo props for the photobooth, as that is Sean’s favorite pastime. For a final touch, I changed into my mother’s wedding dress to make our grand exit. While we wanted the day to be about us, we also wanted it to be about our guests who all had travelled to be there for our special day. The rustic elegance of The Farm at Old Edwards Inn, joined with the sublime music, the exquisite food, and the amazing company provided for a magical night we will never forget, and we hope our guests won’t either.”

Venue: Old Edwards Inn | Photography: Natalie Watson | Second Shooter: Nick Breedlove Photo | Photolab: Richard Photo Lab | Florals: Floressence Flowers | Bride’s dress: Claire Pettibone via Kelly’s Closet | Hairpiece: White Orchid Bridal | Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade | Groom attire: Hugo Boss | Bridesmaids: Amsale | Invitations: A&P Design Company | Cake topper: Etsy, PS Weddings and Events | Calligraphy: Mary Lee

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Eatherley Schultz | Reply

Thank you for sharing Once Wed! We loved everything about this beautiful wedding and couple~!

Callie Manion | Reply

Absolutely beautiful! There is just something special about Southern weddings :)

Roger Rosentreter | Reply

I love this, the florals are stunning and who doesn’t like the dog at the wedding? Beautifully captured!

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