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!
Ceremony Location: Faith Community Church
Reception Location: Piazza at Portofino
Wedding Consultant: Lacey Hardee
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