Noel and Tom were married earlier this year in Greensboro, NC at Sedgefield Country Club on a picture perfect day! This wedding is truly out of a scene from an enchanted garden. In fact, Noel and I were actually inspired by a famous Monet garden painting that drove a lot of our design and tied in perfectly with our color palette of navy, hydrangea, cream, blush, and peony.
Noel kept her bridal party small – just her number one gal and daughter, Madison. They each had coordinating bouquets of garden roses, peonies, ranunculus, and jasmine vine.
One of the things that sets Sedgefield Country Club apart is the stunning lawn in front of the club. It’s the first thing you see when you drive up and is the go to spot for ceremonies. We added a clear top tent with antique white chandeliers and soft draping to create an intimate feel while also keeping the beautiful view. Our focal point and WOW factor of the whole ceremony was the unbelievable floral archway created by Just Priceless. We added a few small personalized touches like an Arnold Palmer station (to keep guests cool and as a nod to Tom’s love of golf) and custom aisle markers with a favorite scripture.
Live music greeted guests as they entered the ceremony tent featuring a mix of classic and modern music. Tom is an avid golfer and has a great sense of humor so before the ceremony started, a family friend had a “call to tee” to kick of the processional.
Noel and Madison were escorted to the ceremony site in a vintage 1965 Rolls Royce. Our something blue!
What a heartfelt ceremony! A family friend officiated on behalf of Noel and Tom before they each read their own vows. It was very important to both Noel and Tom that Madison was included in the ceremony. A sand ceremony was the perfect fit for them!
After the ceremony, guests entered the club for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Servers tray passed asiago stuffed potatoes, bacon wrapped shrimp with clover honey, miniature crab cakes with remoulade sauce, and caprese skewers. My favorite cocktail hour detail were these custom napkins. Tom is a HUGE Bruce Springsteen fan so we *had* to find a way to include The Boss in the wedding.
Jamie Lynn Photography did a beautiful job with Noel and Tom’s portraits. It was HOT y’all and you’d never know looking at these.
The paper for this wedding is easily one of my favorites of all time. Amanda Day Rose created a delicate floral pattern inspired by our design that we incorporated throughout. It was very important to Noel to include scripture in the tablescape in some way. I worked with Amanda to create 5×7 menu cards that listed the menu on the front with a beautiful scripture print on the back. Guests took them home as a favor! Speaking of the menu, guests enjoyed a plated dinner starting with a fresh Summer berry salad of baby spinach, candied pecans, fresh strawberries and blueberries, and local goat cheese drizzled with a champagne vinaigrette. For dinner, guests were treated to a choice of French chicken breast with a butter caper white wine sauce served with risotto and Parmesan asparagus; a New York strip with a port wine reduction served with Yukon gold mashed potatoes and Parmesan asparagus; or asparagus, rainbow chard, baby carrots, cauliflower, and haricot verts over quinoa with lemon compound butter.
Our reception design was feminine, slightly vintage, and elegant with vibrant flowers and mixed metals. I love how all the elements came together from our mercury glass table numbers to the luxurious linens.
If you haven’t noticed yet, the florals for this wedding were the centerpiece of the design. I worked closely with Maxie B’s to translate that into a delicate sugar flower design combined with a rosette design that Noel loves. It tasted even better than it looked! The layers were a mix of lemon almond buttercream and devil’s food cake.
Noel wanted to include some golf touches for Tom and one day I had a light bulb moment. There is a patio outside of the ballroom that we didn’t quite have a plan for. Knowing that this was a family friendly reception with lots of children, I proposed to Noel that we have putt putt on the patio! She loved it and it tied in perfectly with our customized golf ball favors. It was a HUGE hit!
Point200 captured the day beautifully on film! Kick back and enjoy!
Noel and Tom, thank you so much for allowing the LPE team and I to be a part of your wedding experience!
Planning + Design: Leigh Pearce Events | Photography: Jamie Lynn Photography | Videography: Point200 | Venue + Catering: Sedgefield Country Club | Cake: Maxie B’s | Floral Designer: Just Priceless | Rentals: Southern Event Rental, The Prettiest Pieces, Eventful | DJ: K2 Productions | Vintage Car: Sterling Carriage | Lighting: Kenneth Eller | Hair + Makeup: Laura Bray Hair + Makeup | Invitations: Invitations by Dawn | Day of Paper: Amanda Day Rose | Custom Ceremony Signs: Design by Laney
Leigh Pearce is the owner and creative director of Leigh Pearce Events, a boutique wedding planning and design company specializing in luxury weddings and highly personalized events. LPE is based in Greensboro, NC, and serves Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Durham, Asheville, Wilmington, and the rest of North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and destinations beyond with impeccable and exclusive wedding experiences. Connect with Leigh today at 336-552-5645 or [email protected] about your special event.