Real Wedding: Tracy & Matt

Posted July 29, 2015
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Today we have the pleasure of looking back to a beautiful wedding last September, held at a charming little place nestled in the foothills near Asheville, North Carolina called The Farm. The Farm couldn’t have been a more perfectly fitting venue for this down to earth, genuine couple. This charming venue offered several stunning views amidst the  barest-hint-of-fall weather with several gorgeous outdoorsy features that played seamlessly into their whimsical yet tasteful rustic wedding theme, like the branch and tree trunk supported, wood-shingled gazebo altar with a twisted natural wood chandelier. Tracy enhanced the natural beauty of the outdoor ceremony setting by working in some impressive handiwork. She created a statement making vintage double wooden door “entrance” for guests to walk through  into the ceremony. Draped with breezy white linens, it was a gorgeous compliment to the lanterns and rose petals nestled on the sides of the aisle to the altar.

The lofted barn-style reception space was intimate and warm, with thick exposed wood beams lit with string lights. The space also had a large open-air porch, which provided a perfect spot for the natural wood bars where signature drinks were served. The thick stacked stone fireplace swerved as a gorgeous focal point of the reception: huge, lighted wooden letters spelling out “LOVE”, which sat below a mounted antique white windowpane frame, filled with snapshots of the couple. Glowing candles and stunning florals by Modfete completed the cozy centerpiece vignette. Pink, mint and navy blue with touches of metallic gold with a foundation of organic and textural wood made for an unusual and absolutely stunning color palette.

The early fall weather was still more than warm enough for the knee length, floaty light pink bridesmaids dresses. Tracy’s fitted lace dress was just like her wedding day: elegant, sophisticated, simple and beautiful with a slightly vintage feel. We loved the slender gold belt that added just the right touch of subtle bling. We also loved her getaway outfit: a knee length, antique white dress with vintage lace embellishments with sheer lace quarter sleeves!

Folksy music during the cocktail hour floated through the air as guests enjoyed drinks and coffee, with food served on patterned vintage china. Holmes Catering provided a meal that not only tasted phenomenal, but looked almost too good to eat displayed in rough wooden crates and hammered copper serving stations. Holmes Catering makes a fabulous presentation at each wedding we have the pleasure of working with them on; for another example of a gorgeous fall wedding catered by Holmes, check out Kristen & Hastings on the blog! When it was time to make their grand escape, the couple ran through a tunnel of glow sticks to a trolley waiting to take them downtown Asheville for more fun (after party!) before they called it a night. Be sure to soak in each of beautiful images below taken by Chris Isham to see firsthand all the details of this gorgeous, relaxed and elegant wedding day!

VENDORS
Ceremony + Reception Venue: The Farm  :|:  Officiant: Corey Pelton
Ceremony Band: The Deadfields  :|: DJ: Jumping Jukebox LLC
Transportation: Emma Bus Lines  :|: Hair + Makeup: Isabelle Schreier
Photographer: Chris Isham Photography  :|: Videographer: Risen Valley
Florist: Modfete  :|: Cake: Sweet Promises  :|: Bartending: Liquid Catering
Catering: Holmes Catering :|: Stationary: The Olive Shoe :|: I Do Crew: Elise | Grace