It’s Wedding Feature Wednesday at Southern Bride & Groom! Today we’re excited to share Colleen and Fletcher’s vintage Southern backyard wedding in Cary, NC, shot by Nancy Ray Photography.
Colleen and Fletcher attended the same high school, but didn’t end up meeting until mutual friends introduced them the summer after their freshman year of college. The couple dated for several years, and after graduation, Colleen began preparing to go to Spain for her master’s degree. A few weeks before she left, she and Fletcher went out to watch a meteor shower. He popped the question while they were lying in the back of his truck bed looking at the sky!
The couple wanted their wedding to take place somewhere that really meant something to the two of them. They decided on a group of three houses in Cary, all right next to one another and all family owned! They’d already had many wonderful memories there, and thought it would be neat to add another big one – their wedding day – to the list.
The couple selected a color palette of green, blush, ivory and gold – inspired by the bride’s love of green – which perfectly complemented the backyards and their vintage Southern garden theme. The theme was carried throughout the mismatched bridesmaids’ dresses, the stunning hanging floral arrangements by Expressions of Love, and the rustic reception decor.
To make their wedding day all the more special, the couple involved friends and family members as much as possible. The groom’s father performed the ceremony, Colleen’s brother played the bagpipes (in a traditional Scottish kilt!), and their good friend DJ’d the reception. The couple also included subtle touches – like signs in Spanish to honor Colleen’s time spent in Spain – to make their wedding incredibly personal and charming.
Thanks to Nancy Ray Photography for sharing these beautiful images, and congratulations to Colleen and Fletcher!
Wedding Location: Private Home in Cary, NC
Officiant: Carey O’Cain (Father of the Groom)
Wedding Planner: Chad Biggs with Your First Impression
Bridal Gown: Kitty Chen
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Weddington Way
Men’s Formalwear: Men’s Wearhouse
Hair and Makeup: Images by Denise
Photographer: Nancy Ray Photography
Florist: Expressions of Love Florist
Cake: Simple Cakes
Invitations: Paper Melody’s
Ceremony Musicians: Laura Byrne (Harpist)
Reception Music: DJ Eric Tschudi; Kyle Ryan (Bagpipes)
Party Rentals: CE Rental