Two Distinct Styles Meet in the Middle for This North Carolina Wedding

North Carolina Meets California Wedding

Relationships require compromise, no matter what. But there are a few relationships that require a little extra compromise. When Chelsea and Aaron met in California, the two had an instant connection. Not long after meeting, Aaron moved back to his home state of North Carolina to further his career as a baseball coach. After some time, Chelsea, a wedding planner, decided to take the plunge and expand her business to North Carolina to be with the love of her life! 

The two decided to get married at North Carolina’s Providence Cotton Mill. This spacious, rustic space was the perfect place to bring their vision of a boho-California wedding to fruition. Photographer By Colette’s style brought life and love into each and every picture. Let’s check out this bicoastal-inspired wedding!

North Carolina Meets California

North Carolina Meets California Wedding Invitations

The color palette for the day was largely inspired by the Southwest. Think terracottas, ochre, and the like. These colors were used in every detail, including their beautiful invitations.

round diamond engagement ring
getting ready wedding tshirts

Chelsea had her bridal babes by her side from beginning to end! And we just adore these cute babe shirts

North Carolina Meets California Wedding

The bride wore a lace dress out of a boho dream! The dress was adorned with beads, lace, and the most romantic sleeves.

pink boho rose wedding bouquet
bride first look with dad

Before the first look with her future husband, the bride shared an emotional moment with her father. The sweetest father-daughter moment!

pink and red bridesmaid dresses
shades of pink bridesmaid dresses
brown groomsmen suits

Aaron and his groomsmen were dressed in chic shades of brown.

North Carolina wedding first look
North Carolina Meets California Wedding

Let’s go get married!

Saying ‘I Do’

North Carolina Meets California Wedding

The aisle was elegantly lined with pampas grass arrangements by Color Fields Farm. We love how the open windows give a sneak peek into the reception space!

North Carolina Meets California Wedding
North Carolina Meets California Wedding
North Carolina Meets California Wedding

Sharing a few laughs helped ease the nerves before officially becoming husband and wife!

North Carolina Meets California Wedding

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

From a wedding planner turned bride, hire professionals who are damn good at their jobs because it makes your day so much more fun. Focus on making memories and bring on the party!

North Carolina Meets California Wedding

A Celebration of Love

boho wedding lounge

Who doesn’t love a good wedding lounge?! This chic boho lounge drew inspiration from both California and North Carolina styles. Mid-century modern furniture mixed with velvet touches and modern details made for the best of both worlds. 

wedding champagne mobile cart

Mobile bar carts are what dreams are made of! Vita Miele came prepared with delicious cocktails served under the cutest awning.

custom cocktail napkins
leather cocktail wedding menu

Like many brides, Chelsea had to make an unexpected pivot just one week before the wedding. The previous signage vendor canceled last minute! Luckily, this wedding expert and college art major was able to jump in and create this amazing signage herself. Go, Chelsea!

rose gold coin themed seating chart

As if this wedding wasn’t beautiful enough, things got even BETTER the moment we saw this escort wall! It was titled ‘Head Carolina, Tails California’ as a nod to Jo Dee Messina’s song about a couple traveling the US in an attempt to find their home base. The coins themselves were illustrations of the couple and their dog, Sunny. Chelsea and Aaron represented guests from North Carolina while Sunny represented those from California!

rose gold coin themed seating chart
North Carolina Meets California Wedding

Light beautifully poured into the reception space just moments before guests would enter.

North Carolina Meets California Wedding

The couple and their wedding party sat together at a family-style table. This is just one of the many emerging wedding trends we’ve seen this year!

North Carolina Meets California Wedding

The tables were delicately decorated with blush and neutral-toned floral arrangements, crystal glassware, and white runners.

rose gold wedding table numbers
North Carolina Meets California Wedding
disco ball wedding signage

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

The PARTY! Kevin Miso, who flew in from California, serenaded guests through dinner and brought the mash-up tunes to the dance floor all night long. All of our friends danced the night away and ended it with Aaron spinning disco balls like basketballs. We were even surprised with a Mariachi band to shock the southerners and bring on the Southern California fun!

pampas grass and disco ball dj booth

It’s not a wedding without a killer DJ booth! An array of disco balls and pampas grass were displayed in front of the booth so guests knew it was time to party.

modern painted wedding cake
North Carolina Meets California Wedding

Wanna experience all the feels? Check out Chelsea and Aaron’s wedding video below! Congratulations to the happy couple!

photography: By Colette Photo // venue name: The Providence Cotton Mill, Maiden, North Carolina, USA // event design: Lucky Day Events Co. // planning: Lucky Day Events Co. // florals: Color Fields Farm // wedding dress: Pollardi Diane // wedding dress boutique: Dutchess Bridal Boutique // hairpiece: OH BRIDAL // bride's shoes: Amazon // bride's ring: Cass Jewelers // bridesmaid dresses: Azazie, BHLDN, Revelry and ASOS // getting ready robes: Etsy (tshirts) // hair stylist: The Beauty Tribe // makeup artist: The Beauty Tribe // groom attire: Alton Lane Charlotte // groom's ring: Cass Jewelers // videography: Vines Studios // paper goods: Designed by the bride, printed by The Flywheel Letterpress Studio // catering: Table 301 Catering & Kitchen // cake: Table 301 Catering & Kitchen // desserts: Table 301 Catering & Kitchen // tabletop rentals: Cooke Rentals // furniture rentals: A Bushel & A Peck Vintage Rentals // linen rentals: Cooke Rentals // specialty rentals: Pomp Posh Event Rentals // music: Kevin Miso // officiant: Chris Shelton // cocktails: Vita Mielie // cocktail napkins: Sip Hip Hooray // favors: Party Patch // day of planner: The Gathering Co.