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Quirky, Cute Southern Wedding

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Liz and Jamie had a rustic, summer farm wedding in Asheville, North Carolina with a mix of Jewish and Christian traditions. Their wedding was about family, fun music, delicious food, and dancing, and overall making sure everyone had a good time.

The florals were playful and colorful and matched the laid back setting. They infused this wedding with their personalities and made it fun for everyone. See more of the quirky cute southern wedding details, including an R2-D2 grooms cake, in the full gallery here, captured by Fete Photography.

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pink and coral bridesmaids with sunflowers

yellow and purple bouquet

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There was a Rabbi and a Priest for the service and prior to the ceremony the bride and groom signed the Ketubah (a Jewish marriage certificate) with their family. Liz and Jamie also got married under a Chuppah held by 4 family members.

twisted branch aisle arch

ceremony traditions

Guests enjoyed dinner on an assortment of vintage plates and could also visit the candy bar or lemonade stand. The groom is a huge Star Wars fan and there was an R2-D2 grooms cake. The bride obliged and even had a lightsaber battle with him (it was only 10 seconds long). Moments like Jamie singing a song to Liz and both of them wearing checkered aprons for the cake cutting made this wedding adorable and sweet.

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white wedding cake decorated with flowers

hands free cake eating

r2-d2 grooms cake

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Photography: Fete Photography
Venue: The Farm

Coordinator: Two Sweet Sparrows
Flowers: Your House of Flowers
Cake: City Bakery
Caterer: Laurey's Yum
Makeup: Adorn
Dj: Spintastic Sounds
Band: Sirius B
Groom’s Attire: Agara

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: blue, pink, red, yellow
Styles: rustic

Courtney Stockton Photography

Courtney Stockton Photography

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Courtney‘s work can be described as charismatic, playful and vibrant. It is about capturing those magical moments in a real and honest way. Her wedding and portrait photography is more editorial, or photo journalistic. Her style is natural, organic and free. She loves vibrant color and photos with personality and authenticity. She specializes in intimate weddings for the elegant and fun couples. View all of her playful work here and don’t forget to take a peek at their Wedding Chicks vendor page.

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South Africa Destination Wedding

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Taking a leap of faith, Paraguayan Jazmine, and her South African fiancé, Mike, decided to host their destination wedding in Cape Town, South Africa! Little did they know that many family and friends from all over South America would use their celebration as the perfect reason to make the journey to South Africa for the first time.

The color palette for the wedding was honey and wheat with a hint of lavender. Blush pinks, cream, and shades of green were used as secondary colors to bring the chic together. The overall look was elegant, romantic, feminine with eclectic features throughout. Delight in more of the fun from this South Africa destination wedding in the full gallery here, coordinated without a hitch by Wedding Concepts and captured by Gavin Casey.

beaded badgley mischka wedding shoes

long pink bridesmaid dresses

classy black groomsmen

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Jazmine is a rare gem. She is one of those quintessential brides that has been planning her wedding since she was a little girl, and in doing so could already envision what her wedding would look like – in intricate detail. For the ceremony, bohemian Kelim rugs adorned the altar floor, whilst a rich, dark wood table laden with florals and candles acted as the altar. For the reception space, soft dreamy cream and white draping was suspended low and loosely from the ceiling beams. This not only created a warm and inviting space, but once it was filled with wedding guests, a captivating ambiance!

cozy indoor wedding ceremony

floral and candle ceremony backdrop

kissing the bride

lighting the candle

With the décor done, this gorgeous young couple wanted to ensure their guests were entertained from the very beginning. Starting off in true African style with marimba bands during pre-drinks to dancing the night away to sounds of South American Latin music played by one of Cape Town’s best Dj’s. This was preceded by a salsa demonstration to ensure the South Africans were not left wanting more on the dance floor! Once the dance floor was filled, hilarious props, wigs, hats, dress up, and lumo-party paraphernalia were handed out to guests to wear to really get into the Latin Carnival spirit. When a few raindrops fell in the early hours of the morning, although outdoors and covered with street-party draping, this did nothing to dampen the fiery fiesta that was taking place on the dance floor.

cocktail hour setup

cocktail hour florals on barrels

sparkly wedding guests

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Luxurious blush pink tablecloths were covered with vintage lace overlays to add delicate texture. Floral vases and containers involved an assortment of embellished silver, copper goblets and trophies, antique wooden candlesticks, and pastel-colored ceramic urns. The final touches of color were antique China plates placed at each setting. The inspired lighting concepts above each table were striking extensions of the overall decor concept. Vintage birdcages that contained a small posy of flowers, silver lanterns with candles and crystal chandeliers ornamented with cascading ferns, orchids, and tulips. The bridal table was the striking focal feature in the center of the room that had only chandeliers suspended above it. The finishing touches on each table were the hand painted watercolor paintings of cities around the world that Jasmine and Mike had visited together that acted as the table names.

chandelier and lantern lit reception

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vintage key placecard holders

shimmering vintage wedding cake

Words from The bride

Include bits and bops that add a personalized touch and either tell your story or connect to your roots, our table names were cities we’d visited in our 5 years of dating because we love traveling and a friend painted a personalized watercolor of each place with highlights of places/things we saw or did; we also had “cootie catchers” with trivia about us. People enjoyed playing with and learning about us on the tables; our souvenirs were in little cardboard boxes with Paraguayan ñandutí crochet on the lids; our candy table had watercolor flags I made of the countries where each of our guests are from – it added loads of color, fun, and people felt recognized; our welcome kits had goodies from Paraguay and Costa Rica representing my heritage and South Africa and England representing Mike’s, with explanations for people to understand…and everyone enjoyed every tasty bit!

custom map wedding tote

wedding sweets table

hangover kit

Coordination: Wedding Concepts
Photography: Gavin Casey
Cinematography: Swee
Venue: Vrede en Lust
Stationery: Lara's Designs
Flowers: Fleur Le Cordeur
Cake: Kanya Hunt
Caterer: Lust Bistro and Bakery
Hair: Yolande Du Toit
Lighting: Something Different
Entertainment: amaAmbush

Read on for advice from the bride on how to plan an unforgettable destination wedding week of fun for the guests, some of the stress causers, and how you can work around them, so helpful!

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Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: green, pink, purple, white, yellow
Styles: classic, vintage