Real Wedding: Catherine & Eden – Rose Hill Plantation
Though the air was cool and crisp, it was a sunny November day when Catherine and Eden married at Rose Hill in Nashville, NC, and the grounds were full of flowers and lush greenery. It looked like a spring day, even if the weather was moving swiftly toward winter.
Catherine wore a beautiful white gown with an A-line skirt and a sweetheart bodice with a lace cover. The lace cover was adorned with embroidered embellishments and has short sleeves edged with embroidery. The lace cover plunged in the back in a “V” shape until it met the satin bodice beneath it. Catherine wore her chestnut hair in soft waves and pulled back at the top. She wore a veil with embroidered embellishments, and carried a bouquet of white and cream blooms, including roses and lilies. The occasional blush bloom added a pop of color.
The bridesmaids wore full-length black gowns with sheer sashes that could either be draped over one shoulder or split to create a “V” at the neck. They carried bouquets similar to the bride’s, with the same kinds of blooms and shades. Eden wore a classic black tux and bowtie with a white shirt with black buttons. He wore a boutonniere of a small cream rose surrounded by greenery. His groomsmen wore the same ensemble. The ceremony was held in front of a great fireplace draped in lush greenery. Two ornate floral displays sat in front of the fireplace and next to a table draped in satin linens. Intricate, iron chandeliers with hanging glass beads hung from the ceiling.
After the special wedding ceremony, the space was turned for the reception. Tables were draped with champagne linens and adorned with spectacular floral displays created by florist Hal Peck. The lush blooms poured out of tall, glass vases, and greenery filled the table below. Other tables were decorated with smaller arrangements and floating candles that enhanced the romantic ambience.
Guests enjoyed a delicious meal with some Southern favorites, followed by toasting and wedding cake. The cake featured six tiers that were piped to perfection with scrollwork and other elaborate designs. Blush roses and pops of greenery were inserted all around the cake on each layer and on the top.
Men of Distinction played the music that got guests up and dancing the night away, and Brandon Humes of Southern Love Studios was there to capture all the special moments on film. Videographer James Ryan Films also recorded the special evening.
By the end of the night, the stars were shining bright in the sky and the moon peeked just over the tree tops while guests enjoyed cocktails on the veranda. Catherina and Eden took their leave under an archway of sparklers held by their friends and family. Gina Johnston from A Southern Soiree oversaw the details from start to finish, and it was a magical evening for a lovely couple.
Venue: Rose Hill Plantation
Coordinator: Gina Johnston (A Southern Soiree)
Florist: Hal Peck
Photographer: Brandon Humes (Southern Love Studios)
Caterer: Rose Hill Plantation
Videographer: James Ryan Films
Band: Men of Distinction