Jen + Michael 10.8.11

I am sooooooo excited to post this blog!!  I have been waiting paitently for these pictures to come and they’re finally here!!  Jen was the most DIY/crafty/artistic bride we’ve seen in a long time.  She put so much thought into every detail imaginable.  The end result = a beautifly crafted rustic chic wedding in Chapel Hill, NC. 
First, let me thank our wonderful vendors — without each and every one of you, this event would not have been as flawless as it was.  Major cudos to you.  =) 
Our venue was the mysterious Barn at Valhalla.  If you’ve ever been to the Barn, you’ll know why I say ‘mysterious’ — it’s always a gamble if you’re guests are going to find it!  Tre Bella of Durham did an amazing job on all the flowers.  Our caterer was Durham Catering Co., which thanks to them, I was able to try my very first pickled okra (Yum!).  And of course, our photographer, Cole Gorman of Blest Photography — without you this event would not have been perfectly captured. 
How amazing is this?!
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How cool are those ulehe fern fronds (a.k.a. fiddleheads)!? 
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Jen made this bunting banner herself!  Told you she was crafty!
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Dinner was served under the most amazing tent ever!
How cool are these bunting banners??
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Each table centerpiece was a little different than the next.  I loved the mis-matched eclectic vibe and of course the fresh herbs!
Who doesn’t love milk glass?!
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Who doesn’t love fresh Basil?!
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Who doesn’t love rustic-looking lanterns?!
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I LOVED her china!  The coolest plates. ever.
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Jen designed & made all her stationary herself!  Ah-mazing!
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After guests had to sing for their food (a totally outrageous in-prompt-to a cappella break out), they were ushered into the barn for dancing and sweets.
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Since Jen & Michael already had a killer “guest book”, they set out an antique typewritter for guests to peck away well wishes and notes
Yes, that typewriter really worked.
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no traditional wedding cake here!  Lots of cookies, brownies, mini cupcakes, bundt cakes, and coconut cake!
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How adorable is this cake topper?!  You have to check out their engagement session to really get it 
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Sorry Cole, I couldn’t help myself! 
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There were soooo many awesome shots that I had the hardest time picking which would make the blog.  Please check out the Premier’s Facebook page to see the full album.
One last shot for the road…
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