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Southern Summer Wedding with a Feminine Touch at The Sutherland Estate

It’s Wedding Feature Wednesday at Southern Bride & Groom! Today we’re excited to share Ashley and Steven’s dream wedding at The Sutherland in Wake Forest, NC.

In 2014, Steven surprised Ashley with a romantic trip to Puerto Rico – all part of his elaborate plan to propose to her on the beaches at night during their stay.

Ashley knew she wanted to get married outside in the summer on a plantation, and The Sutherland Estate and Gardens presented the perfect backdrop for her dream wedding. The theme and colors of navy, pink and gold reflected her “girly” personality. She also made sure there was plenty of monograms, flowers and sparkles! Almost all the vendors she used were through referrals, making the entire experience fun and as low-stress as possible.

Ashley had been dreaming of her wedding day since she was a little girl and loved seeing her vision come together in the end. Photographer Sarah Morrel captures all the beautiful details that went into the day in the images below.

The brides’ advice to brides-to-be is “don’t sweat all the details – when something doesn’t work out, don’t stress! Once you start planning a wedding, you will find out quickly that some of the little things won’t work out, and that’s okay becasue everything turns out exactly how it should in the end.”
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