Real NC Wedding : Southern Wedding In Clayton Nc For Ashley & Jordan
They met on a hot summer night, and fell in love drifting down the Neuse River and whiling the days away with friends. They were engaged three years later, and they quickly got busy planning an elaborate wedding at the Doctor Watson Inn in Clayton, which has a strong Southern heritage and special significance to the couple, since Jordan
helped to restore it.
The goal for the wedding was to capture the Southern charm that set the stage for the couple’s romance and combine it with a sophisticated and elegant style. Billowing white hydrangea and magnolia leaves covered railings and columns in front of the Doctor Watson Inn, where the ceremony took place.
Ashley arrived with her father by horse and carriage, and then strolled through the large trees over the lawn and down the aisle.
Guests were also treated to a grand entrance. A white trolley took them to the inn, where they were able to enjoy spa water and traditional sweet tea in mason jars, while keeping cool with monogrammed program fans. At the ceremony, guests enjoyed signature drinks like the “Steel Magnolia” and mint juleps, and listened to local band Old Habits.
The menu featured Southern favorites with modern twists, such as barbecue shrimp, grits napoleon, crab cakes, and bourbon pecan chicken, Aunt Georgia’s sweet potato casserole, and collard greens. The seven-tiered wedding cake was covered with white sugar magnolias.
Guests danced the night away before a New Orleans style horn band played out Ashley and Jordan for their grand exit.
Southern hospitality and charm helped Ashley and Jordan fall in love, and it carried them through to their wedding day.
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