The sun shone down on Danielle and Scott’s outdoor wedding. Surrounded by their closest loved ones, the two pledged their love for each in an intimate ceremony at The Gardens at Fearrington Village in North Carolina.
The celebration continued at the white-columned Fearrington House Restaurant, a charming Victorian-style country dining room.
If you and your partner love the idea of lush greenery as a backdrop to your special day, then this is one beautiful celebration you don’t want to miss.
Where did you get married?
The Gardens at Fearrington Village in North Carolina
Why did you choose to get married at The Gardens at Fearrington Village?
A sentimental place with picturesque gardens and a farmstead. Having been to the restaurants there, we knew the food and drinks (which were provided in-house) would be excellent. Also, we no longer lived in the area so having F&B, cake, and the venue all together with an amazing coordinator made it the perfect place for us.
What was the most memorable part of your wedding day?
The most memorable part was walking down the aisle and the wedding ceremony. The walk was through the inn and gardens and finished at steps leading up to the garden fountain underneath a white arbor adorned with greenery. The fall leaves in the background make the ceremony even more picturesque.
Danielle, paint us a picture. What was the theme, style, colors, and overall vibe of your wedding day?
We focused on creating an elegant garden theme. Colors with deep purple, burgundy, lavender, and ivory to complement the fall atmosphere. Guests experienced an inviting ceremony/reception focused on food, wine, and signature drinks. Having less than 100 guests led to a more intimate vibe for all guests allowing friends and family to make meaningful connections.
What was your favorite part of planning your wedding?
Planning it with my future husband and working as a team to organize what ended up being the most incredible wedding we could have asked for.
What was the best investment you made for your wedding?
Having food, beverage, cake, flowers, and a coordinator all included in our dream venue made sure all aspects of our wedding vision came together. Having to only worry about a few other vendors allowed us to focus on other areas and enjoy the festivities of the day. We would highly recommend couples look at venues that include as much as possible. Using WedSites for our website was also an extremely helpful tool to keep us organized and provide our guests with a helpful source of information.
Is there anything you would have done differently?
I forgot to wear my garter… Other than that, there’s nothing we would change.
What was your favorite part of using WedSites for your wedding?
The interface was easy to use and the website was way more customizable than other options. Because of that, it helped us create a site that was engaging for our guests as well as easy to use, especially with features like the RSVP form.
Wedding planning is notoriously stressful. Now that you’ve gone through the process, do you have any advice or words of wisdom for couples who are currently in the midst of planning theirs?
Start early and focus on booking vendors first before they book up. Also, collaborate with your future spouse. Having the bride and groom both involved in planning led us to make better decisions and reduce stress – it doesn’t need to be just the bride doing the planning. It’s also great practice for working together as husband and wife.
The amazing team of vendors involved with this wedding
Venue | Wedding Planner | Cake Baker | Florist: Fearrington Village
Photographer: Timmester Photography
Entertainment: McSound Productions
Hair Stylist: The Makeup Team
Makeup Artist: Hiba
Wedding Dress | Bridesmaid Dresses: Carolina Bridal World
Attire: Josh’s Tailoring & Design
Jeweler: Sausalito Jeweler’s
Rentals: The Black Tux
Wedding Website: WedSites