Rustic North Carolina Wedding: Roya + Isaiah

bride and groom

Roya + Isaiah’s wedding day was a beautiful reflection of their unique style, heritage + personalities, mixed with the perfect amount of quirkiness inspired by Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom! Their love for all things rustic + beautiful led them on a hunt for an outdoor venue where they could truly enjoy the warm North Carolina summer weather. Heritage Hill in Greensboro fit the bill with its expansive lawns, wrap around porches + cozy log cabin, which was perfect for an intimate reception. Alongside helpful family members and friends, Roya + Isaiah were able to handcraft design elements that were meaningful to them and helped tell their story in a playful, vintage-inspired setting! Here’s some advice about DIY projects from Roya:

My mother is very crafty and I definitely took advantage of her skills! Sometimes little details are easier to put together than you think and can save a lot of money. Things that seem time consuming can be done quickly with a few helping hands. Also, it’s the perfect opportunity to make life long memories with the ones you love.

Thanks so much to Chelsea Morgan Photography for sharing Roya + Isaiah’s day with us and big congrats to the newlyweds!


heart shaped ring box


I’m super crazy about Roya’s fun vintage frock from Kitsch Bitsch

roya vintage dress


And love the whimsical ceremony space they created!

bunting backdrop


outdoor ceremony

outdoor ceremony

outdoor ceremony

outdoor ceremony

outdoor ceremony

outdoor ceremony

outdoor ceremony

outdoor ceremony

outdoor ceremony

bride and groom

bride and groom

The bridesmaids wore colorful dresses from Mod Cloth + the guys looked dapper in stylish, mismatched vintage pieces.

wedding party


red bouotnniere

vintage bridesmaids

mustard pants

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

Such pretty portraits of Roya + Isaiah in the warm, hazy summer light!

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

red wreath

Paper heart garlands + papel picado were strung from the cabin’s ceilings to give the environment a sweet + festive feel. And found bottles filled with baby’s breath topped different vintage design elements (like books + wooden crates) to decorate the reception tables.

vintage glasses



vintage bottles


cake topper

One of my favorite memories of the day was our first dance. After our ceremony and dinner, Isaiah and I slipped outside for a brief moment to take pictures in the setting sun. While doing so one of his groomsmen joined us and began serenading us with a song "Stay With You," by John Legend. The funny thing was I never heard the song before but the words and his voice just melted my heart. I asked him if he would be willing to sing it for us and he said yes. Having him be apart of that moment with us was truly memorable and almost magical to me. I couldn't have planned it better if I tried.

first dance


moon backdrop

roya isaiah sparkler exit

Choose great vendors. Vendors are a big part of your wedding day. When you have vendors who understand your ideas and can bring them to life, it relieves a lot of stress.

photography: Chelsea Morgan Photography // design, styling + vintage furniture rentals: Simply Put Vintage Rentals // venue: Heritage Hill Greensboro, North Carolina // florals: Three Little Birds // wedding dress: Kitsch Bitsch // bridesmaid’s dress: Mod Cloth // groom: Tie was Vintage, Suit Jacket from JC Penney, Pants from J.Crew, Shoes by Call It Spring // bride’s shoes: Free People // day of coordination: Southern Celebrations // catering: The Iron Hen // cake: Maxie B’s // music: K2Productions // programs + invitations: Behold Designz

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  1. To adore! Absolutely love the vibrancy of color and love!


  2. Wow! Love everything about this wedding!! So many gorgeous details! Amazing pictures!

  3. so many details to love about this wedding but what really stands out is how happy the couple look! beautiful. and her dress is fab!

  4. These pictures are beyond gorgeous! Chelsea, I am continuously amazed at your talent and hard work! You are fantastic at what you do!

  5. The first dance serenade is one of the sweetest things I have ever heard! This wedding was totally amazing. I love how easy, breezy, and bohemian it all was!

  6. I LOVE wedding blogs…I read them everyday, and I just adore the inspiration I get. Some mornings I even cry if it’s a good story. :) With that said, I was starting to feel like I had seen every rustic/vintage wedding, as they were all starting to look alike. Until today…this is absolutely stunning and different. I also loved the couple and the obvious spiritual connection between them…and washing her feet as part of the ceremony? Pure sweetness. Thank you for sharing GWS!

  7. Omg. This couple embraced outdoor weddings the best way anyone could, I love the creativity and the colour mixes, such an inspiration for outdoor deco.

  8. Love the dress and exquisite detail in this wedding

  9. What a gorgeous couple! I love Roya’s dress…it reminds me of those Valentino cutout dresses. Stunning!

  10. Absolutely beautiful! So many amazing elements :)

  11. Wow! Everything is so beautiful!

  12. I am so in love with this couple’s love. I feel like I have seen every rustic NC wedding under the son and this one is different. That foot washing ceremony?! I cry. What a beautiful couple and a beautiful ceremony.

  13. Seriously, most beautiful couple ever. Cried reading all of the incredible details. SO much love in these photos.


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