Couples like Brooke and Jordan are why we do what we do. These two are the kindest and most genuine people you could ever meet and I’m so grateful to now call them friends! I simply can’t say enough great things about our planning experience and their amazing wedding day. February weddings in North Carolina can be a little nerve wracking – hello ice storms – and we were blessed with the most beautiful, sunny day in Winston-Salem at Tanglewood and Winmock at Kinderton! I’ve shared some of my favorite details from their wedding day .. you’re going to LOVE our floral (or should I say greenery?) design from Green Bee Floral Designs. And of course, I’ve shared some of my favorite portraits from sweet Megan Travis!
Brooke and I chatted a lot about her color palette to find the perfect balance to compliment our relaxed yet elegant design. We settled on the most lovely combination of creamy white, wood touches, ample amounts of greenery, and tiny pops of burgundy, wine, and deep red.
Brooke and I worked with Marianne at Chic Paper Chick to create this stunner of an invitation. The touches of greenery and pops of red tied in beautiful with our floral designs and the kraft paper envelopes nodded to the abundance of wood in our design and venues. One thing you may notice.. this invitation is actually for the reception! Brooke and Jordan opted for a small ceremony with only close family and friends. I loved how relaxed and easy this made the earlier part of the day for them. It was truly stress free! If you are interested in doing this for your own wedding: on the invitation side of things, I simply added an enclosure card for the ceremony guests. Easy peasy!
Brooke, Jordan and their families started the day at Winmock for some relation and primping. I love the sweet details captured by Megan Travis. Jordan’s boutonniere by my dear friend, Jen with Green Bee, is one of my all time favorites!
Brooke’s bouquet is the only place we utilized flowers. Yup, you read that right. No flowers! Brooke loves greenery and a natural look when it comes to floral design. We decided that adding a few pops of blooms to her bouquet would make it extra special.. and the result was stunning! Brooke and Jordan opted not to have an official wedding party with bridesmaid and groomsmen. Instead, Brooke asked her closest girlfriends to wear the black dress of their choice and we had nosegays of greenery made for them to include in portraits.
Mount Pleasant Church at Tanglewood Park in Winston-Salem is one of my all time favorite ceremony spots. It is quaint, full of natural light, and the perfect blank slate for design. Green Bee Designs took my vision and design and created the most beautiful ceremony space full of mixed greenery, pops of cotton (a nod to Jordan’s family farm), and twinkling candlelight. It was like a dream! I love flowers more than anyone but this design was SO refreshing and still had the abundance and depth that flowers give. Green Bee knocked it out of the park per usual.
Hands down, my favorite photo from the entire day. I just love these two.
Want in on the hottest wedding trend of 2017? Puppies. All the puppies. One of Brooke’s friends brought the best surprises of the day.. Brooke and Jordan’s sweet pup, Oakley!
Winmock at Kinderton provided the perfect blank slate for the reception. We created the perfect party atmosphere with a comfortable, elegant design, killer tunes, and delicious food stations. My favorite elements were the cozy lounge from Old South Vintage Rentals, the stately wooden bar from Winmock, and the dripping greenery on the chandeliers.
Holly Tate created the most fun menu! It was important to Brooke and Jordan that their stations were tasty and laid back and Holly delivered per usual! At cocktail hour, we tray passed grilled bruschetta, spicy nacho bites, and spice rubbed shrimp cocktail skewers. Guests also warmed up with hot cinnamon spiced apple cider! Once dinner kicked off guests had their pick of a Mexican station (complete with make your own tacos, Southwestern Caeser salad, and grilled Mexican corn), a mac and cheese bar, and a slider station with a choice of beef, chicken, or crab cake sliders. Oh, and don’t forget the french fries! Lastly, because no wedding is complete without something to satisfy your sweet tooth, we offered guests a variety of doughnuts from Krispy Kreme! Maxie B’s created the sweetest *almost* naked cake that was just as delicious as it was beautiful.
A week or so before the wedding, Brooke texted me and said “I have no idea why I haven’t told you this yet.” I held my breath for a minute because who knows what was coming my way. But Brooke laid the best surprise on me! She had purchased a second dress to change into and it was the most beautiful BLACK floral dress. It was SO Brooke and the perfect dress for dancing and heading downtown post-wedding! I absolutely loved it!
Brooke and Jordan, thank you again for allowing my team and I to guide you through your wedding experience. We love you!!
Planning + Design: Leigh Pearce Events | Photography: Megan Travis Photography | Floral Design: Green Bee Floral Design | Ceremony Venue: Mount Pleasant Church at Tanglewood | Reception Venue: Winmock at Kinderton | Catering: Holly Tate Fine Catering | Cake: Maxie B’s | Rentals: Southern Event Rental | Lounge: Old South Vintage Rentals | Invitations + Day of Paper: Chic Paper Chick | Videography: One Love Productions | Hair + Makeup: Boha Salon | Ceremony Music + DJ: Kenneth Eller
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.