Southern Charm Wedding: Christina + Jonathan

bride and groom giant balloon

Christina + Jonathan wanted their wedding to represent their love for the south with lots of personal + handmade touches. They found the perfect venue at the Vesuvius Vineyards in Iron Station, North Carolina. To bring in their own personal touches, Jon and his dad built the farm tables for dinner and the DJ table. Ginger from Hey Love Events and Christina made the linen runners for the tables as well as the tassels that were strung behind the DJ table, photo-booth, and balloon seen above – and if you love those, we have a DIY to make the tassels here :). Christina’s grandmother made pecan treats as favors for everyone too! Truly a family affair. Thanks so much to Alively Photography for sending this wedding my way and congrats to Christina + Jonathan!

floral wedding invitation

wooden wedding sign

bride and groom

bride and groom

pink and mint bouquet

bride and giant white balloon

crew dusty shale bridesmaid dresses

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

Our wedding day was so memorable and special for Jonathan and me. We chose the venue because it had southern charm and truly felt like home! We planned to have an outdoor ceremony and a covered reception, but when the weekend came with forecasted storms and blistery weather, we had to make some adjustments. In the end, it was more fun and magical than I could have ever expected - even with all of the rain!

groom bow tie

floral wedding programs

groomsmen

outdoor ceremony

outdoor ceremony

outdoor ceremony

outdoor ceremony

outdoor ceremony

Our Musical Choices

Processional: Blue Skies by Noah and the Whale

Recessional: Let's Just Dance by Jonathan Hussey (the groom) Played by the band

First Dance: No One's Gonna Love You More Than I Do by Cee Lo Green

cheers wedding banner

mind and pink tablescape

mind and pink tablescape

mind and pink tablescape

photo booth lion mask

wedding cakes

wedding cakes

first dance

photo booth

sparkler exit

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

My advice to brides who are busy planning: stay true to your heart & throw a rockin' party! We loved incorporating things that were important to us in our wedding. Our recessional song was a song that Jonathan and I wrote together when we first started dating, and the favors were made by my Grandmother. Get all of your planning done ahead of time, hand over the reigns day-of, and enjoy your wedding for what it is: a celebration!

photography: Alively Photography // venue: Vesuvius Vineyards Iron Station, North Carolina // event design + planner + florist: Hey Love Events // invites + bunting: Lauren Calnin // caterer: Michael Crimi of Starlight Catering // dress: Galina // shoes: Aldo // bridesmaid dresses: J.Crew // flower girl dress: Olive & Fern // dj: Brandon Willet // cake: Honey Pie Catering

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