Kristin and Patrick went with a patriotic color palette of red, white and blue for their wedding in North Carolina. Their wedding was held at the rustic and charming wedding venue, Lonesome Valley, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Cashiers, NC. You and your love can exchange your vows against the backdrop of the largest box canyon east of the Mississippi.
Afterward, you and your guests can dine in the rustic, yet elegant barn with yummy food prepared by James Beard nominated Chef John Fleer. Sounds dreamy … right? We know you want to view more of this Southern wedding all photographed by Buffy Dekmar. Check out the full gallery here.
From Buffy Dekmar:
Kristin and Patrick’s fall wedding took place in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina. The incredible landscape and the rustic lodge at Lonesome Valley didn’t require much decoration, so the couple chose subtle floral accents, a quintessential southern menu, blue grass music, and a patriotic color scheme to complete the feel of their relaxed and playful wedding day.
Some of the thoughtful details included a prayer stone placed in each seat at the ceremony, an illustration of the couple used for decoration at the entrance to the reception, and a festive cocktail hour complete with cigars, his and hers signature cocktails, and lamb pops. I personally loved the little flower girl and ring bearer, who behaved like dolls and lightened the mood with their cuteness throughout the day!
From the Bride:
Honestly, I thought our wedding weekend was absolutely perfect in every way so it’s hard to say that I would do anything differently! However, I will say that the bustle on my dress broke about an hour into the reception. Several of my bridesmaids came to the rescue and luckily my Mom had safety pins that we used to pin the dress up for the remainder of the night.
In talking to friends after the wedding, they said that apparently this is very common because your dancing and stepping on the back of the dress and the ties for a French bustle aren’t always very sturdy. I would recommended that any bride that is planning to bustle their dress, make sure that it will hold up and that you have a backup plan (safety pins or a sewing kit) handy just in case!
Kristin and Patrick each chose a signature drink for their guests to enjoy. Patrick select The True Texas Gentleman (check out the recipe below!) while Kristin opted for the Sweet Southern Lady which includes Prosecco and Hibiscus Essence. Sounds pretty and tasty!
The True Texas Gentleman Recipe:4 Kirby Cucumbers
2 cups Gin
1/2 cup Tonic Concentrate
2 cups Chilled Club Soda
Cut 3 Kirby cucumbers into 1/2-inch-thick slices and 2 limes into 6 wedges; muddle in a bowl to release flavors. Stir in gin and tonic concentrate; let stand 30 minutes. Press through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a large container, using back of a spoon. Discard solids. Cover and chill 1 to 2 hours. Cut 1 Kirby cucumber and 1 lime into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Fill a large pitcher with ice cubes; add cucumber and lime slices. Stir in gin mixture and chilled club soda.
Take a look at the fabulous wedding film created by Two Hearts Cinema below to get a closer peek at this wedding with southern charm!
Bridesmaids Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar
Photographer: Buffy Dekmar
Venue & Caterer: Lonesome Valley
Hair & Makeup: Teased by Beverly
Cake: Blue Ridge Bakery
Cinematography: Two Hearts Cinema
Coordinator: I Do Events
Dress Designer: Ellis Bridals
Flowers: The Blossom Jar
Groom's Attire: J.Hilburn
Shoe Designer: Badgley Mischka
Stationery: Crane & Co.
Prop or Furniture Rentals: Professional Party Rentals
Programs & Menus: Lama Works
Bridesmaids Dresses: LulaKate
Dress Shop: Mecklenburg Bridal
Ceremony Music: Charles Wood
Koozies: Haymarket Designs
Bride & Groom Illustration: Waverly and 8th
Jewelry: Vintage | Officiant: Ron Nelson | Reception Music: Ascension