“Antiquity with a Modern Touch” for This Chic + Dreamy Earth Tone Wedding in North Carolina

EverBe Creatives, the North Carolina-based event designers and planners behind this dreamlike wedding shoot, set out to explore the intersection of all things old + new and created some serious magic along the way.

A major inspiration for the look of this editorial? They wanted to see what would happen if they added some depth to their color scheme with colors that are “vastly underused in the wedding world:” rich browns and creams.

“We combined those colors with classic black and white for a gorgeous neutral color palette,” says EverBe, “that felt like a mix of vintage and modern day.” And that fusion of past + present was underscored by the ornate + stately venue, Oxbow Estate.

We love the grounded-yet-ethereal feel that this talented team of North Carolina vendors created with all of these earth tones and rich textures. And photographer Rae Marshall captured it all so beautifully!

These lovely rough-edge wedding invitations with swirling script and wax seal details from Jones & Lou Paper Co. felt so historic + romantic.

This asymmetrical off the shoulder structured bodice Saint Bridal Couture wedding gown from A & Bé Bridal has us absolutely speechless. So many old-world components done in such a modern way!

Wild Flora Flowers was behind the shoot’s ethereal, earthy floral design. This beige + white bridal bouquet is just one example of how the super creative ways they leaned into neutral colors.

 “We went with a white bouquet with a more whimsical shape and a fuller look to add an understated luxurious touch,” says EverBe.

We’re loving the sepia-tone luxury that this brown velvet wedding suit added to the look of the day.

Check out the Harford Velvet Brown Suit from Indochino for a similar look!

The Ceremony

The leafy greenery! The white + caramel roses! The hydrangeas! Wild Flora Flowers achieved something so uniquely fresh + antique with these ceremony floral towers.

Also, SO into pairing this brown velvet groom look with a chic pair of black Chelsea boots.

Reign Beauty completely nailed the elegant simplicity of the day’s understated luxury feel with this sleek low bun and rich neutral makeup look.

Explore our collections of elegant wedding dresses and unique wedding dresses to find a bridal look like this one that that feels fresh-yet-timeless.

Love the way the floral design incorporated the colors of the space!

Thinking of rocking a strapless or off the shoulder silhouette like this one? Definitely check out our list of our favorite wedding updos to find an unswept hairstyle that shows it off.

These shimmery gold pearl drop wedding earrings added the perfect amount of sparkle.

The Reception

“The reception table setup went with simple white linens and plates, but the twist was that it has been lit heavily with candlelight,” EverBe says of this glowy tablescape. “It gave an homage to lighting before electricity, and created a gorgeous ambiance for dinner for the guests enjoying the evening.”

“The simple black ribbon brought the design into 2024 with our lovely bow trend without overdoing it,” says EverBe. “Sometimes classic designs with unexpected twists can be the most effective of all.”

Snag a bunch of extra tall taper candles and white pillar candles to recreate the glow ✨

SO into the way the sculptural elements of this white wedding cake from LB’s Cakes emulate the asymmetry of the wedding dress’s skirt!

Don’t miss out on this gorgeous video from Lucky Penny Films for even more immaculate earthy vibes ⬇️

We can’t get enough of the radiance + romance that this earthy, elegant shoot created. Congrats to the entire team! So excited to see the dreamy, antique-meets-contemporary weddings it inspires!

Post Divider Line

photography: Rae Marshall Photography // venue name: The Oxbow Estate, Clayton, North Carolina, United States // event design: Ever Be Creatives // planning: Ever Be Creatives // florals: Wild Flora Flowers // wedding dress: Saint Bridal // wedding dress boutique: A & Be Bridal // hair stylist: Reign Beauty // makeup artist: Reign Beauty // videography: Lucky Penny Films // paper goods: Jones and Lou Paper // cake: Lbs Cakes // tabletop rentals: Party Reflections // models: Tara Nichole and Sam Posey