Stephanie + Justin 10.9.11

When I met Stephanie for the first time, I was so excited for her wedding day!  The thought of all her homemade goodies, the BBQ, the home-brewed beer, the dancing, and all the other details…(I really could go on and on), I just couldn’t wait.
Stephanie and Justin’s nuptuals were held at the beautiful Rock Quarry Farm in Chapel Hill.  The main home is over 120 years old!  The current owners have put some major TLC into updating and renovating it (any bride would enjoy indoor plumbing!), yet still maintaining the charm and nostalgia of home’s history.  I cannot wait to do another wedding there (call me Camille!!).
The BBQ that Stephanie couldn’t stop raving about was courtsey of Allen & Son’s in Chapel Hill (sorry guys, no link, the restaurant doesn’t have a website!).  Those guys pulled up with some authentic southern cookin!  Best banana pudding I’ve had in a loooong time.  The rest of the days goodies came straight from the bride’s kitchen.  Stephanie actually sells her homemade goods online at The Bumpkin Gourmet (the pumpkin caramel sauce & jalapeno-peach jam is beyond delish!). 
as guests arrived, they were welcomed by some of the wedding party and this adorable sign
while the guests waited for the ceremony, a vicious game of cornhole took place
‘I Do’ Ale
Stephanie found vintage soda bottles with some very cool flavors (ever had boysenberry soda?)
the beautiful bride patiently waiting
the bride used haybales draped with pieces quilted fabric for seating
they’re married!!!
the wedding party.  Those sunflowers were gorgeous!
the bride and her maids.  They each got to pick their own dress

the bride continued to incorporate the burlap and sunflowers into the reception decor
the bluegrass band.  They were awesome!  yes, that house is real.  =)
guests were treated to Stephanie’s homemade red velvet, pumpkin and vanilla cupcakes (with plain and chocolate milk!)
Yum!
as the evening winded down, guests were encouraged to take some of Stephanie’s pumpkin caramel sauce AND apple pie jam!
Stephanie, your wedding was absolutly beautiful!  I’m still daydreaming of your jalapeno-peach jam and the pumpkin caramel sauce….