North Carolina Wedding Weekend

I'm still feeling the glow from the beautiful wedding we attended near Chapel Hill, North Carolina over the weekend. The wedding took place outside on the sprawling, green grounds of Fearrington Village and the reception was held inside the gorgeous barn, all aglow with little while lights. As a designer I am always looking for inspiration in the wedding "day of" embellishments—from flowers and place cards to napkin rings and favors. Each table location card was tied to a lovely little bouquet of lavender and all of the place cards had a colored ribbon that corresponded with the meal of choice. I love the color combinations with different purples and green and white accents. The groom's mom, Betsy, made sure every piece was tied together perfectly - literally! She lovingly hand-tied all of these little pieces herself. I took a close-up picture of one of the tricks she used to secure the ribbon to the place cards. Note how she made two slits to loop the ribbon through the back of the card. I'm going to remember that idea. Everything about the weekend was perfect - right down to the Carolina blue sky.