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Rustic Romance Wedding at Portofino

It’s Wedding Feature Wednesday at Southern Bride & Groom! Today, we’re thrilled to share Sara and Matthew’s beautiful Rustic Romance Wedding at Portofino, shot by Story Photographers!

Matthew proposed to Sara in front of their church family on their one year anniversary – Sara said it was the best surprise of her life!

The couple said “I do” in a ceremony officiated by Matthew’s father, the owner and pastor of their church, Faith Community Church, in Clayton, NC. Afterwards, the newlyweds celebrated with their family and friends at the Portofino’s gorgeous clubhouse, Piazza.

Matthew and Sara wanted a theme that complemented the venue – a black and white color palette with pops of pink and natural elements that they called “rustic with a splash of romance!” The bridesmaids wore chic black dresses, carried gorgeous bouquets of pinks and greens, and the reception space was decorated with natural elements (like the moss monograms), lush centerpieces, and fun black and white striped napkins.

The couple used several members of the SB&G Family to make their big day absolutely perfect, including: Portofino, The English Garden, and Makeup for your Day. The bride was especially complimentary of all, saying they all helped bring her vision to life, and that the staff at Portofino was so wonderful that she barely even noticed the pouring down rain!

Bride and Groom Before Ceremony

First Look

Black White and Pink Bridal Party

Monogrammed Wedding Programs

Church Wedding Ceremony

Piazza at Portofino

Custom Water Bottles

Piazza at Portofino Reception

Rustic Romance Head Table

Rustic Romance Wedding Decor

Rustic Pink Centerpiece

Portofino Gazebo

Horse and Bride

Bride and Groom in Barn

Three Generations of Rings

Bride and Groom with Food Truck

Vintage Car Wedding Exit

Ceremony Location: Faith Community Church
Reception Location: Piazza at Portofino
Wedding Consultant: Lacey Hardee
Caterer: Venero’s
Photographer: Story Photographers
Bridal Gown: Traditions by Anna
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: David’s Bridal
Men’s Formalwear: Men’s Wearhouse
Florist: The English Garden
Cake: Cinda’s Creative Cakes
Invitations: Blackley’s Printing
Makeup: Makeup for your Day

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