Real NC Wedding : A Plantations Celebration By Bridal By The Sea
This exquisite ceremony was held on the grounds of the historic Whitford Plantation just outside of New Bern.
The festivities were held on a beautiful September day under spreading Magnolia trees and with a breathtaking view of the Trent River. All of the newly weds closest family members and friends were in attendance as the bride walked down the aisle in a flowing white gown with a wide shoulder and fitted bodice.
The bride carried a mixed bouquet consisting primarily of fragrant white Gardenias. Bridesmaids wore cocktail length navy blue dresses and each carried a bright yellow flower – a striking contrast in colors. The groom and all of his men sported khaki suits with white shirts and navy blue ties. After the ceremony the bride and groom exited to a shower of rose-petals. The happy couple exited from the front of the plantation and left the scene in the groom’s classic car.
Guests arrived to a reception filled with live music and fantastic food that consisted of mouth watering pot roast, mashed potatoes and numerous other classic Southern dishes. Instead of just one cake, the couple chose to have six different cakes all prepared by a talented family member. The cakes included many of the couple’s favorite flavors such as German chocolate, carrot and double chocolate. The flowers and centerpieces incorporated a number of different styles and colors all selected by the bride. Her tasteful touches provided a perfect blend of the bright colors that she envisioned for the wedding and the style that represented the tastes of both her and her lucky groom.
Modern centerpieces consisting of bright cobalt vases and yellow flowers adorned the reception tables. Brushed silver lanterns and river rocks topped with an orchid floral accent were placed throughout the reception area, creating a soft romantic atmosphere. After hours of dancing and dining, the bride’s sorority sisters serenaded the happy couple as they left the reception on the nostalgic New Bern Trolley.
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Coordination and Design: Bridal by the Sea
Photographer: Diane McKinney Photography