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This romantic Southern wedding will dazzle you with its charm!


This romantic and classic wedding at Old Edwards Inn was something out of a fairytale! From the charming Southern venue, elegant bridal fashion, and dazzling twinkle-lit reception - Alex and Van's wedding is the perfect inspiration. Hamilton Events brought this sweet couple's wedding dreams to life!

Keep reading to see all the details from this heartwarming and beautiful day. All photography by Michaela Hill Photography.

Elegant and refined invitation suite

Elegant & refined getting ready

Delicate yet down to earth was the guiding theme of Alex's bridal details. Her elegant gown from Sakred Bridal and accessories brought together the overall timeless design of the wedding day. With pampering from The Vow Hair + Makeup, Alex was a vision of a Southern bride!

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Bridesmaids in black matching pajamas

Southern mother of the bride helping her get dressed

Timeless and elegant Southern bride fashion

Southern bride adjusting earrings

White and green bridal bouquet

This bridal look is giving us all the princess vibes! We love the unique, regal bustled train with timeless lace sleeves. 

Gorgeous princess inspired bridal fashion

A first look & first touch

Alex brought all the waterworks with not only a first look with her dad and bridesmaids, but also an excitement-inducing first touch with groom Van. We love the idea of getting to say "hi" to your sweetheart without taking away from the first sight at the aisle!

Bridesmaids reacting to first look with bride

First look with dad at Southern wedding

Emotional first look with dad at wedding

First touch at North Carolina wedding

Van was in tears seeing his bride walk the aisle after their first touch!

Emotional first touch at Southern wedding

Timeless monochrome bridal party

Van and Alex's bridal party stunned in all black attire. We've seen a trend lately of choosing a monochrome bridal party - this is an excellent way to keep your wedding style and photos timeless!

All black bridesmaids dresses

Monochrome groomsmen suits

Black and white bridal party attire

We couldn't forget about one of the most important members of the bridal party: ring bearer Murphy!

Adorable puppy ring bearer

Dog ring bearer suit

Southern garden romantic portraits 

After their heartfelt ceremony, Michaela Hill Photography captured romantic portraits of the bride and groom in the gorgeous gardens of Old Edwards Inn. Magnolia leaves and white roses highlighted the natural beauty of the Orchard House in the Highlands, NC mountains.

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Warm and playful wedding photography

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From event planner Hamilton Events:

"Amongst all the details of their wedding, this couple opted to highlight that their love for one another is simple. The best inspiration for your wedding comes from you - your story, your quirks, and your love as a couple!"



Ambient reception under twinkle light stars

The Farm at Old Edwards Inn stuns couples and guests alike with their twinkle light "stars" above the reception area. Alex and Van's reception was equal parts romantic and fun, with features such as a live painter (Ronald Bayens) and an epic dance party with music by The Company Band.

Twinkle light ambient reception lighting

Hamilton Events brought touches of the outdoors with lush greenery and florals from Casablanca Designs and rentals from Berbank Events.

Live painter for wedding reception

Twinkle light wedding dinner

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Starlit first dance at Old Edwards Inn

Congratulations Alex and Van! Be sure to check out the full gallery to see all the details from this gorgeous wedding day. 

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