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Handmade Weddings: Schoolhouse Celebration

Mar 31, 2012

by luludixie handmade and vintage goods

Natalie is an artist, designer, photographer and sporadic blogger. She runs the Etsy shop Lulu Dixie, and she’s currently working on a new business called Buttermilk and Moss that will specialize in vintage wedding, garden and farmhouse decor. Her husband Greg works as a helicopter mechanical engineer and is a vintage car aficionado. They live in a restored hunting cabin at the edge of the Nantahala National Forest in the mountains of Western, North Carolina with their sweet dog Georgia Lulu.

When my best friend proposed to me with loving and humbling endearments, I (of course) said yes. He’s the love of my life, and I couldn’t imagine it without him. The planning began.

We wanted to have a wedding that was quaint; a reflection of who we are. We decided on a little 18oos schoolhouse up the road from our home in Western, North Carolina. At one time it was a church, and it has since been restored with loving care, its historic aesthetic intact. It even has a bell tower that still rings!

The little school house, surrounded by towering trees in a crayon box assortment of fall colored leaves, was the perfect blank canvas for our country wedding.

Being an artist and a lover of antiques and handmade, I wanted our guests to feel as though they were journeying back to a time when things were made with more care. I began collecting vintage table linens, dishes, cups, stemware, and other decorative items from local flea and antique markets and either made the rest or found handmade versions on Etsy, which was an incredible resource.

My engagement and wedding ring were estate pieces purchased from a local jeweler. My husband’s wedding band was custom made by Silver Sparrow Designs out of Colorado. As a love token, I had the artist engrave “my forever, my love, my life” inside his band. The groomsmen’s boutonnieres were created by Sparkle and Posy.

My birdcage veil was made by Deeds and Petunia, and my intricate lace shrug was handmade by Mary and Angelika from Tel Aviv, Israel. The cupcake flower girl dresses were custom made by Vintage Valise.

Our divine butter cream cake was handcrafted by Renee with Heavenly Creations Cakes. Renee’s brother made the cake stand and cupcake tower out of wood slices. The cake toppers were vintage salt and pepper shakers I fell in love with. My husband designed the cake with Renee from a recipe he created years ago when he was practicing to be a pastry chef. Family and friends contributed with food and flowers. We had the remaining food catered by a local restaurant that specializes in locally grown and organic fare.

Our wedding favors were quilted jelly jars filled with homemade apple butter made by my neighbor from an old family recipe; we also gave apples from a local apple farm. It was a perfect blend of spice and sweet, adding a yummy seasonal touch — a tasty southern treat for our guests to take home!

Everything came together beautifully. Our family, friends and neighbors all pitched in to help us get everything set up, which was an absolute blessing. We couldn’t have done it without them. The day couldn’t have been more stunning – the trees were on fire, peaking with the vibrant colors of fall. The sky was a cool, crisp blue. We have never been surrounded by more love in a single day. The only thing I would have changed would have been to have more time to spend with our loved ones. It all went by too fast!

All photographs by Kenny Simmons Photography, assisted by Melissa Henderson.

Thanks to Natalie for sharing her special day! Do you have a handmade wedding to share? Submit your photos to our Flickr group.

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  • MegansMenagerie

    Megan from MegansMenagerie said 9 years ago


  • bicyclemonarch66

    Sebastian Araujo from GentlemanlyPursuits said 9 years ago

    Bravo! Beautiful!

  • WhimsyTime

    Dana from WhimsyTime said 9 years ago

    What a beautiful day! Congrats!

  • organics

    Kate O'Connor from organics said 9 years ago

    Beautiful wedding! Congratulations!

  • uniquefabricgifts

    Unique Fabric Gifts from uniquefabricgifts said 9 years ago

    Thank you for sharing those beautiful moments and wonderful photos. Congratulations! Wish you a long and happy life together!

  • MasonDixonMamas

    Jaclyn Beckner from MasonDixonMamas said 9 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your photos with us, Natalie. My husband and I got married on October 6, 2011, and we also kept it small and simple, with touches of the past--it's so nice to see that there are other people that appreciate those things, as well, even on their "big day." You looked stunning in your dress and shrug, your rings are lovely, and the rustic setting really set off the beauty that you two have between you. Well done, friends :)

  • hmmills

    Helen Mills from 1820BagCo said 9 years ago

    It looked like a great day.

  • misseffie

    misseffie from misseffie said 9 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful wedding!

  • anticovalore

    Simona I. from anticovalore said 9 years ago

    beautiful wedding ... i like it sooo much!!! And I've a special guest book in my shop:

  • kh1467

    Kelly from KikuPaper said 9 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful! - I especially like the cupcake tiered plate and the cake toppers...

  • anticovalore

    Simona I. from anticovalore said 9 years ago

    beautiful wedding ... i like it sooo much!!! And I've a special guest book in my shop:

  • anticovalore

    Simona I. from anticovalore said 9 years ago

    sorry for mistake ;-)

  • ChYMieRa

    Chymiera from Chymiera said 9 years ago

    What an amazing wedding! Reminds me of my own- very rustic, very handmade and my anniversary is October 12th, we then honeymooned in the NC mountains, and YES! it is beautifully breathtaking that time of year! Thanks for sharing :)))

  • elenamc

    elenamc from MaBeautique said 9 years ago

    Gorgeous! Serene!

  • mattyhandmadecrafts

    Matejka Max from NattyMatty said 9 years ago

    Stunning! All the best!!!

  • TwinkleStarCrafts

    Judith and Raymond from AnnaOliveDesigns said 9 years ago

    Wonderful. Congratulations!

  • TheBerryPress

    Wendy Hogue Berry from TheBerryPress said 9 years ago

    Congratulations! Your wedding was very beautiful. I think it makes it special with so many things being handmade. Good wishes for a long happy mariage.

  • AlternativeBlooms

    Alternative Blooms from AlternativeBlooms said 9 years ago

    IT SEEMS SOOOOOO FAIRYTALE! AMAZING!! so soft, so romantic, so intimate - Just beautiful! -AB

  • LuckyLou

    Lou from LuckyLou said 9 years ago

    so so sweet and romantic! Congratulations, may you both have many years of blessings and joy!!!

  • MiaMoppin

    MiaMoppin said 9 years ago

    Absolutely stunningly beautiful! ALL of it! I'm getting married in the Colorado mountains in July, and our wedding will incorporate vintage, nature, and many things from Etsy. Thank you for the ideas and insight. You two should consider writing a book in the next phase of your wonderful life together--your post was so well written and inspiring! Best wishes always, to eternity and back!

  • AutumnLeavesJewelry

    Carolyn S. Miller from AutumnLeavesJewelry said 9 years ago

    so beautiful, wish etsy were around when I was married

  • Gumbasia

    Gumbasia from Gumbasia said 9 years ago

    What a beautul wedding so detailed and planned and it looks like so much fun this is the way to go!!! Best Wishes for a lifetime of happy times!!

  • Motleycouture

    Motleycouture from Motleycouture said 9 years ago

    Awesome! Beautiful! Best Wishes!

  • samsnatural

    Sam's Natural from SamsNatural said 9 years ago

    Wow what a beautiful wedding!

  • chiquiita

    Tania from chiquiita said 9 years ago

    Oh Natalie... I love everything from your dress, veil, shoes, even your rings..your wedding table is perfect, plates,, oh wow!! ..every little detail in your wedding looks perfect in pictures, I know it was even more amazing in real with friends, family and nature around you. Congratulations for a life of love, commitment and health.....thanks for sharing your special day with all of us!

  • mcberryman

    mcberryman said 9 years ago

    Fabulous! I adored all your special touches... Thank you for sharing!

  • perfectwear

    perfectwear from perfectwear said 9 years ago

    absolutely beautiful! wishes for a very happy beautiful and blessed life together :-)

  • themefragrance

    Theme Fragrance from themefragrance said 9 years ago

    Wonderful story, and beautiful wedding! Love the opening photo of the two of you!

  • uswatsons

    Sylvie Liv from SylvieLiv said 9 years ago

    What a beautiful wedding! I love that it is comfy without being too casual! Thank you for sharing this with us!

  • lunahoo

    lunahoo from lunahoo said 9 years ago

    Beautiful and especial wedding!

  • PrettywithSprinkles

    PrettywithSprinkles from PrettywithSprinkles said 9 years ago

    Gorgeous wedding and I love how intimate and personal it was. Congrats!

  • SewnNatural

    SewnNatural from SewnNatural said 9 years ago

    what an absolutely gorgeous wedding. i love your clothes - both of you - all your decor, your season of choice + the schoolhouse... oh my.... thank you so much for sharing!

  • inretrospect

    Sue from HaroldandWinnie said 9 years ago

    Inspirational! Truly a reflection of the two of you together!

  • SpareBedroomStudio

    SpareBedroomStudio from SpareBedroomStudio said 9 years ago

    An absolute dream of a wedding! Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing with us :) Congratulations to you both!

  • janicewd

    janicewd from janicewd said 9 years ago

    Looked like it was a wonderful day. Pretty countryside. Congrats.

  • purposedesign

    Julie Pedersen from purposedesign said 9 years ago

    wow, what a gorgeous wedding!

  • BlueMoonLights

    Alexandra Simons from BlueMoonLights said 9 years ago

    Lovely wedding! You both look so beautiful in your pictures!

  • lisaburkin

    Lisa Burkin from lisaburkin said 9 years ago

    what a lovely celebration!!!

  • Attractive1

    Elena Fom from Attractive1 said 9 years ago

    Let Your life be so vibrant as the colores!!

  • ldesilver

    Lauren DeSilver from OneGirlsPottery said 9 years ago

    One of the most beautiful weddings I have ever seen. Such a reflection of both personality and true love. Thank you for sharing!

  • abovesealevel

    Melissa from abovesealevel said 9 years ago

    I love how much of your wedding was made up of etsy items! Beautiful!

  • laralewis

    Laurie Lewis from ShopHedgerowRose said 9 years ago

    Gosh! I can't get over how beautiful everything looks! What a delightful wedding...congratulations! Oh and PS, my bridal shrug was from Mary and Angelika, too. Love her shop!

  • crownring

    crownring said 9 years ago

    Truly, truly beautiful! A wedding toast for the lovely couple: May you live as long as you love and love as long as you live. <3 cr :)

  • peaseblossomstudio

    Caroline from AnchorRoad said 9 years ago

    Oh wow! I love everything about your wedding! Best wishes for a lifetime of happiness!

  • Parachute425

    Terry from Parachute425 said 9 years ago

    Simply beautiful. Best wishes for a long and happy life. Thank you for sharing your day.

  • 2RavenChicks

    2RavenChicks from 2RavenChicks said 9 years ago

    Lovely! How clever to use the salt and pepper shakers as cake toppers too! Best wishes to the bride and groom.

  • averywilliamdesigns

    Brooke from averywilliamdesigns said 9 years ago

    Love everything! So impressed! : )

  • TheIDconnection

    TheIDConnection from TheIDconnection said 9 years ago

    Simple & Beautiful! Congratulations!

  • twentytwotwenty

    twentytwotwenty from twentytwotwenty said 9 years ago

    What a beautiful wedding! I love all of the special touches, especially the cake stand & cupcake tower! Congrats & best wishes to you both!

  • AimieG

    Chloe's Mommy said 9 years ago

    How wonderful! Congratulations.

  • Transported

    Claire Gigaud said 9 years ago

    I love everything! The colors, the details... The cake toppers are sooo sweet! Congratulations! If I had an autumn wedding yours would be my dream day. I'm having a spring wedding in a few weeks and Etsy has been my inspiration and shopping destination.

  • tantancharms

    Lisset Verde-Sungur from tantancharms said 9 years ago

    Congratulations! What a GORGEOUS wedding. Looks elegant but at the same time very personal and you can see all the care you took in all the details.

  • vKnit

    Jane from vKnit said 9 years ago

    So romantic! Such a gorgeous wedding! Congratulations - I wish you both a wonderful life together!

  • loralyn1

    Laura King from LoralynDesigns said 9 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing your special day (and great Etsy finds)!

  • redhardwick

    Jen Hardwick from redhardwick said 9 years ago

    Amazing and beautiful. Love all the details! Congrats to you both! :)

  • GloryBDesign

    Teresa from GloryBDesign said 9 years ago

    Beautiful day, beautifully captured! Congrats and best wishes!

  • DGEnterprises

    Therese Magnani from DGEnterprises said 9 years ago

    What wonderful memories everyone will have of that day! I love seeing the handmade touch returning to weddings. May your lives together be blessed for many years to come.

  • blissfulbathandbody

    Angela from blissfulbathandbody said 9 years ago

    Beautiful! I am so glad to see people thinking "outside the box" when it comes to their wedding and using more handmade items. Congratulations and may your marriage be blessed!

  • JasmineLund

    Hannah Jasmine Tucker from TheMiddleButton said 9 years ago

    Congratulations and blessings on your marriage! I love, love, love your style. I think it's the best Handmade Wedding I've seen yet! :oD

  • loveleeflowers

    Lonnalee from loveleeflowers said 9 years ago

    lovely wedding!!! Blessings on your marriage!

  • ArtsyFlair

    Michaela Bowles from ArtsyFlair said 9 years ago

    So pretty! I live in NC - this is absolutely perfect! Congratulations to you both!

  • VintageMarketPlace

    VintageMarketPlace from VintageMarketPlace said 9 years ago

    oh my I just love the location of the wedding what a beautiful history and backdrop Autumn is my favorite time of year so the coloring was amazing !!

  • ArigigiArt

    Gina from ArigigiArt said 9 years ago

    Absolutely fantastic!

  • lovesexton

    Tokara from lovesexton said 9 years ago

    Gorgeous!!! Congratulations! what a pretty picture of the rings!

  • myvintagecrush

    Kathleen from myvintagecrush said 9 years ago

    Beautifully done! Loved the ceremony altar :)

  • rhodasragbags

    Rhoda from SeptemberOaks said 9 years ago

    Couldn't be more beautiful. Much happiness.

  • guziks

    Stephanie from Phylogeny said 9 years ago

    What a lovely handmade wedding, and the school house was absolutely adorable. Also a great tribute to all of the Etsy artists that had a part in your day. Congratulations!!

  • GiggledPink

    Ashlee from GiggledPink said 9 years ago

    This is absolutely stunning! Our honeymoon was in the Blueridge Mountains, we love it there and continue to visit once a year. Many congratulations to the bride and groom!

  • ginnettepowell

    Ginnette Powell said 9 years ago

    amazing and eco friendly! Your wedding was truly one of a kind!

  • AmzieC

    AmzieC from AmzieC said 9 years ago

    Congratulations to both of you. Strength and love; long lasting life.

  • nzgarden

    Dominique Clark from somethingbeUtiful said 9 years ago

    Absolutely wonderful! This is a must-share for my daughter, who hopes for a woodsy wedding of her own! Blessings to you!

  • perebags

    Sarah from perebags said 9 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful!! Congrats!

  • WeddingLab

    SSW from WeddingLab said 9 years ago

    Wonderful story! Congratulations! :)

  • Leatherworks4U

    Leatherworks4U from Leatherworks4U said 9 years ago

    Oh, so wonderful! Congratulations!

  • ACupOfSparkle

    ACupOfSparkle from ACupOfSparkle said 9 years ago

    So sweet! I loved how much thought and attention you guys put into everything. Congratulations!!!! Lovely wedding...

  • GlassyGal1

    Gail Del Greco from GlassyGal1 said 9 years ago

    Wow --- so simply stunning and elegant!! Nice story -- congrats!!

  • kcarleen

    kcarleen said 9 years ago

    Breathtaking and beautiful! Very moving - quite literally brought tears to my eyes!

  • debbyhillberg

    Debby from DebbysHandmadeGoods said 9 years ago

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful wedding. Many blessings to you both!

  • inapigsear

    Maria Corey from sowsearjewels said 9 years ago

    I can't even tell you all the ways I love this post about your beautiful wedding! Best wishes to both of you for a long and happy life together.

  • TheEverlastingPosy

    TheEverlastingPosy from TheEverlastingPosy said 9 years ago

    Lovely, simple and so pretty!

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm from baconsquarefarm said 9 years ago

    What a totally awesome wedding you had, congrats, best wishes for a long and happy life as hubby and wife. Thanks for sharing your love story and wedding day with all of us, it was beautiful.

  • cottonbirddesigns

    Angela Cotton from CottonBirdDesigns said 9 years ago

    Beautiful wedding congratulations!

  • xZOUix

    Zoui from XZOUIX said 9 years ago

    oh my dear, such a beauty, such a BEAUTY :) all the best, guys! :)

  • econica

    Natallia from econica said 9 years ago

    very elegant. This is perhaps my favourite handmade wedding so far...:)

  • lovelygifts

    Linda from lovelygifts said 9 years ago

    Lovely! Best wishes!

  • memaPatty

    memaPatty said 9 years ago

    Congratulations on such a truly beautiful wedding! You did not veer off into kitch in making this your very own special day. Instead you incorporated lovely touches of elegance into this gorgeous autumn setting truly making it a day everyone will remember fondly.

  • beckycreativity

    Rebecca Godwin Udo from beckycreativity said 9 years ago

    Beautiful Wedding,with a cool nature Area,I love your wedding dress, Veil and Shoes, and all about the wedding, congrate.I wish you happy family.

  • ThePaperCraftHouse

    Mauve Binchely from ThePaperCraftHouse said 9 years ago

    Love everything about this wedding!!!

  • jojosvintagecupboard

    jojosvintagecupboard from jojosvintagecupboard said 9 years ago

    Amazing! What a gorgeous wedding!!

  • NaturallyHip

    Lindsay from NaturallyHip said 9 years ago

    Stunning wedding. Congratulations!

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage from accentonvintage said 9 years ago

    Wonderful wedding! Congrats! Your unique style is awesome!

  • messinabella

    messinabella from BandBEstate said 9 years ago

    Great wedding!

  • DawnCorrespondence

    Amanda from DawnCorrespondence said 9 years ago

    so adorable!

  • jelenamirkov

    Jelena from CeruleanBird said 9 years ago

    A beautiful story. Love in every carefully selected detail and things that have meaning and spirit of craftsmen... Wonderful idea and even more beautiful realization. Best wishes :)

  • grimmlynn

    Jeni from grimmlynn said 9 years ago

    What a lovely ceremony. Congratulations to the happy couple! So many great ideas, it makes me wish that I wasn't already married, so I could do it all over again.

  • NewtoyoubyNancy

    Nancy D from RRGS said 9 years ago

    Makes me want to get married again and do it the same, exact, very lovely way as they did. The attention to details were marvelous. Best of luck to Natalie and Greg.

  • KKSimpleRegalJewelry

    Krista from TheBeadtriss said 9 years ago

    What a beautiful wedding!! Congratulations!! ~Krista

  • tabelina

    Tabelina Tabelina from Tabelina said 9 years ago

    That is absolutely adorable! I love the cupcake holders, matching perfectly the wedding theme! congratulations! Many blessings!!

  • savannahcat

    Lisa Jeffrey from savannahcat said 9 years ago

    I LOVE this wedding :) So special and unique! It was perfect :) thanks for sharing your story here :)

  • andiespecialtysweets

    Jason and Andie from andiespecialtysweets said 9 years ago

    Thanks for sharing, and so eloquently! Every detail -gorgeous. Love the cake!

  • SobasPhotos

    Sasha Sobaszkiewicz Griner from SobasPhotos said 9 years ago

    What a lovely wedding! It makes me wish I was getting married again.

  • KidsHandknits

    Bobbie from KidsHandknits said 9 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful photos of your wonderful wedding and Etsy finds - you have exquisite taste! I wish you and your husband every happiness. ~Bobbie

  • vnmillsaps

    Vanessa Natelli-Millsaps from JardindeFleurs said 9 years ago

    I'm so glad to be able to view your beautiful wedding pics again! Every detail is perfectly you, I wish you and Gregory much happiness.

  • RenataandJonathan

    Renata and Jonathan from RenataandJonathan said 9 years ago

    Beautiful charming wedding ! Congratulations !

  • RivalryTime

    Phil Jackson from NuptialNotion said 9 years ago


  • CRBoggsDesigns

    Cindi from CRBoggsDesigns said 9 years ago

    Love it...Totally Charming

  • lilinspirations

    Sandra Kircher from LiLinspirations said 9 years ago

    ♥ ♥ LOVELY ♥ ♥

  • GBSCreations

    Sandra Bruce from GBSCreations said 9 years ago

    How beautiful!!!!! I love everything you did!

  • erinlibby

    Erin Libby from erinlibby said 9 years ago

    Hi Natalie.....erin is the artist i work for. I saw this on the etsy cover page as we were doing work for her there. She was charmed, and I was delighted to see you and my beautiful son smiling back at me. A joy to be a part of your life and experience your creative spirit ! LOVE, KIKI

  • mademoiselle918

    mademoiselle918 said 9 years ago

    Hello from Kiki..........and, YES it was the most charming, beautiful, artful, loving wedding I have ever been too. A most gifted, talented woman my son married. I look forward to seeing and sharing all your creative adventures! I was very proud to see you on that cover page. Love to you both!.....Kiki

  • ArtDecoDame

    Desiree from ArtDecoDame said 9 years ago

    Beautiful wedding!Congrats!

  • bedouin

    Nicole from KarmaCodeOne said 9 years ago

    these handmade weddings are just getting better and better with each entry ~ beautifully talented ~ filled with sentiment ~

  • sandboxcastle

    H Wang from sandboxcastle said 9 years ago

    I love the cake topper statues :3 It really does have the same character as the bride and groom! beautiful wedding- thank you for sharing it with us :D

  • vintagevalise

    Laura from vintagevalise said 9 years ago

    I love everything you did, so filled with Love. As I was oohing and awing over the beautiful setting, the gorgeous bride I came upon the flower girls. Hey those dresses look familiar I said. Made me smile! So happy your wedding went so wonderfully! Congratulations and wishing you many happy years loving each other.

  • sparkleandposy

    sparkleandposy from sparkleandposy said 9 years ago

    What a treat to see these pictures! Everything looks so lovely! It was such a pleasure to work with you, and make the boutonnieres for your very special day! I love seeing how all the details came together. Beautiful! Congratulation and I wish you all the best!

  • MagicalPonyFarm

    Dana Suster from MagicalPonyFarm said 9 years ago

    So beautiful!!

  • SweetTstitches

    sweetTstitches from SweetTstitches said 9 years ago

    Natalie, what an amazing wedding you had! Everything looks stunning! So glad we live surrounded by such dynamic beauty. And very glad your wedding was featured, it is inspiring.

  • flintandspark

    Amy from flintandspark said 9 years ago

    What a beautiful wedding!

  • ImpressedVendibles

    Robert Burroughs from ImpressedVendibles said 9 years ago

    WoW! so very stunning. Thank you for sharing this lovely day. I feel really inspired to get things rolling for planning that big day with my Love. <3

  • paramountvintage

    kristin from blackmoonsky said 9 years ago

    congrats! this is so beautiful!

  • 63artlove

    Diane from LaughingWaveDesigns said 9 years ago

    Oh, how so sweet - bringing tears to my eyes.....and the setting for this wedding is incredibly awesome..there is so much to be said for having an outdoor wedding.........oh, so romantic and congratulations to you both..everything is beauiful.

  • LAccentNou

    Anastasia from LAccentNou said 9 years ago

    Just wonderful!

  • GracefullyGirly

    Kimberlee from GracefullyGirly said 9 years ago

    What a wonderful wedding setting and fabulous vintage and sweet homemade touches.

  • osnatharnoy

    Osnat Har Noy from osnatharnoy said 9 years ago

    So romantic, definitely excited to read how every little thing was much thought of. I wish you the best, and as we say in hebrew: MAZAL TOV!

  • skybluemaine

    skybluemaine from MySkyBlueMaine said 9 years ago

    Hellooo you beautiful people, Is there a more beautiful place on earth than those western mountains of Virginia and North Carolina!!!! Many wishes for happiness with Buttermilk and Moss and lovely marriage! Annie Maine with roots in Grayson Co, Va. skybluemaine

  • DellaNicoleDesigns

    Della-Nicole Murphy from DellaNicoleDesigns said 9 years ago

    U made my day:) what a beautiful collection and memory of your gorgeous day. Thank you for sharing and making us all smile and remember such beauty and love:) best wishes

  • PaintedPearStudio

    jaime from PaintedPearStudio said 9 years ago

    Wow, it looks SO romantic... *sigh*

  • minipotterybyanita from potterybyAnita said 9 years ago

    Wow! That's the sweetest account of a wedding celebration I've ever read! Wiping away tears... ♥...Congrats to my fellow North Carollinians!

  • rinnyc

    Erin said 9 years ago

    im a big fan of the handmade wedding blogs! This one is sooooo pretty!

  • bigbadwolf8

    Kelly Wilburn said 9 years ago

    Stunning !!! You two are beautiful together and your tastes are so complimentary! I love seeing these happy days on this blog. This one is truly exceptional. <3

  • ViennaIsLove

    Jennifer Serene from ViennaIsLove said 9 years ago

    Beautiful wedding!

  • tinkerbellshop

    tinkerbellshop from tinkerbellshop said 9 years ago

    What a beautiful wedding. I loved everything you did. It seems to me you thought of everything that anyone could think of to have this just the way you wanted it. So special and quaint. Best of luck in all you do.

  • KaiceJoy

    Kirsti Joy from KaiceJoy said 9 years ago

    Wonderful, and a simply lovely wedding! Thanks for sharing your sweet story!!

  • BambuEarth

    Amber from BambuEarth said 9 years ago


  • IntheMoodforVintage

    Michele from IntheMoodforVintage said 9 years ago

    Now that was a truly special wedding! It is a breath of fresh air to see such a really romantic wedding done so creatively. My best wishes to you both!!

  • jodyvanB

    Jody Edwards from jodyvanB said 9 years ago

    Breathtaking and inspiring! All the best for a bright, beautiful future together!

  • 2bloomsdesignstudio

    Michelle from twobloomsds said 9 years ago

    What a gorgeous wedding. I loved everything, your wedding shoes are divine. What an inspirational piece.

  • anickascottage

    Ann from AnickasCottage said 9 years ago

    Thanks so very much for letting us share your most beautiful Wedding Day from afar...

  • ashleyqueen

    Ashley from ashleyqueen said 9 years ago

    I really love your ideas!!!

  • dottywalker

    Dotty Walker from SewThoughtfulBlanket said 9 years ago


  • dreadsandcurls

    Tanya from dreadsandcurls said 9 years ago

    These wedding profiles always make me want to get married again!

  • DIVINEsweetness

    Ciara from DIVINEsweetness said 9 years ago

    gorgeous wedding!! I wish we had that kind of setting in this concrete jungle...

  • Upstyle

    Upstyle from Upstyle said 9 years ago

    Beautiful! All the best to you both.

  • restorationharbor

    Laura and Blakeley Harbor from RestorationHarbor said 9 years ago

    This wedding is gorgeous! So charming - and creative! All the best, Laura and Blakeley

  • tamaraky

    tamaraky from tamaraky said 9 years ago

    Fantastic! Best wishes!

  • JunkStoreAddict

    Joy from JunkStoreAddict said 9 years ago

    Beautiful! How sweet does this couple look?Congrats, and thansk for sharing :)

  • Iammie

    iammie from iammie said 9 years ago

    Lovely! Congrates!

  • Evajune

    Eva from EvaJune said 9 years ago

    Beautiful Wedding! I love the simple elegant rustic theme. The style of the groom and bride is just perfect. You complement each other wonderfully. Wish you a wonderful ever after.

  • davisrocket

    davisrocket said 9 years ago

    Thank you for sharing such a special day. Everything was so down to earth, quaint and genuine. Loved everything about it.

  • jul197

    Julie Gaffey said 9 years ago

    What a gorgeous, wonderful wedding. Congratulations and all the best for a fabulous future together.

  • BurkeHareCo

    Erica from BurkeHareCo said 9 years ago

    Best! So lovely & rustic!

  • naturalwooddesign

    Darren from naturalwooddesign said 9 years ago

    What a beautiful wedding!! Congratulations and best wishes for a wonderful future together !!

  • GloriousGirlJewelry

    Lisa from GloriousGirlJewelry said 9 years ago

    So authentic, simple, and richly detailed....a beautiful day to remember for a lifetime.

  • shabbymcfabby

    Kimber from shabbymcfabby said 9 years ago

    Thank~you soooo much for taking the time to share your wonderfully warm and inviting 'Wedding Day' with all of us...what an amazing and special day that you will always have to cherish! Cheers and Congats!!! <3

  • artbytrudy

    Trudy Hylant from artbytrudy said 9 years ago

    Absolutelybreathtaking...Wow..Have a fabulous Romantic Life together.. You guys look so cute together... just beautiful wedding...So Charming..

  • freesoul

    Semira from freesoul said 9 years ago

    Beautiful Wedding!! Long life to both of you : )

  • kathyjohnson3

    Kathy Johnson from kathyjohnson3 said 9 years ago

    Love your creativity and style! Congratulations to you both!!

  • BridalSashesOnly

    Kathy Johnson from BridalSashesOnly said 9 years ago

    What a cozy a warm wedding! Congratulations!

  • misspoppys1

    Marie Allen from misspoppys1 said 9 years ago

    This is lovely - and what a lovely momento for the day! Well done & contrats!!

  • crosnic

    crosnic said 9 years ago

    Every detail is beautiful, creative and unique. The perfect antidote to the typical overdone wedding. I wish there were some how-tos. Anybody know how she might have made the puffy paper thingies that seem to replace balloons?

  • sewitgoes11

    Gillian from SewModish said 9 years ago

    So beautiful! It is exactly what I would want, simple elegance

  • OnlyOriginalsByAJ

    AJ Marsden from OnlyOriginalsByAJ said 9 years ago

    What a beautiful, amazing wedding! Congrats!!

  • lovelyfeverboutique

    Jessica from LovelyFever said 9 years ago

    What a visual delight! I love all the photos of the schoolhouse, the bride in her wedding dress and all the creative decorating touches.

  • Mandyoo

    Mandy from PetalGem said 9 years ago

    Beautiful, and I love the cute vintage cake topper!

  • emleehandmade

    Michelle Hill from emleehandmade said 9 years ago

    love it all!

  • luludixie

    Natalie Taxiera from luludixie said 9 years ago

    Thank you all for your heartfelt compliments and sentiments. This was by far the most magical day of our life. No one could have prepared us for the amount of love we felt between us that day. Just splendid! And it carries on. Your messages have made my heart swell and my eyes well:) Blessing to you all! xoxo

  • HandiworkinGirls

    HandiworkinGirls from HandiworkinGirls said 9 years ago

    Love all the tiny handmade details...what a gorgeously quaint wedding!!

  • MickeyandGrace

    Dana from MickeyandGrace said 9 years ago

    Beautiful wedding, full of lovely are a gorgeous couple! Thank you for sharing a peek into your special day!

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  • LCooperDesigns

    LC Cooper from LeMaisonBelle said 9 years ago

    What an amazing wedding! The photo of Natalie and Greg sitting together on the steps is one of the sweetest photos I've ever seen - great job by Kenny Simmons Photography!!!

  • TaylorStitched

    TaylorStitched from TaylorStitched said 9 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful. I love your favours and all the special touches. Congratulations

  • calladoo

    Casey from calladoo said 9 years ago

    What a beautiful wedding! It's so refreshing to see a couple focused on the true meaning of marriage rather than a lavish celebration. I hope you both have a lifetime of love and happiness. Your event looked absolutely perfect!

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  • ReleafPaper

    Heather from ReleafPaper said 9 years ago

    I'm in LUST with this wedding. Seriously crazy how beautiful it was.

  • romanticwarriorqueen

    Jodi Ann Woody from romanticwarriorqueen said 9 years ago

    What a great idea! Hopefully this inspires others to be "hands on" for their big day!

  • GraysonDesigns11

    GraysonDesigns11 from GraysonDesigns11 said 9 years ago

    Serenity and Bliss. I don't think anyone could have done a better job.

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  • yqsl66

    Ada Ada from idajewelry66 said 9 years ago

    Wonderful wedding! Thank you for sharing.

  • mycherrytree

    vesna from mycherrytree said 9 years ago

    Gorgeous wedding!

  • bsidemetalworks

    bsidemetalworks from bsidemetalworks said 9 years ago

    Lucky girl:) What a gorgeous wedding! Truly a stunning and beautiful event.

  • marieowltoinette

    Marie Owltoinette from marieowltoinette said 9 years ago

    Amazing vintage decor, GORGEOUS dress, and GREAT location! I love the old school house, there are quite a few of them in our part of the country (Nebraska) and people often turn them into restaurants or homes, which are charming and quaint :)

  • kadydesigns

    Denise Vining from kadydesigns said 9 years ago

    Absouutely Beautiful!!!! I just love the personal touches of your wedding. So many weddings are the same cookie cutter style and I love that you dared to do something unique and different to make you day special! Best Wishes!!!

  • chr15ta

    Christa Smith from EnveloveInvitations said 9 years ago

    The handmade touch just makes everything seem so warm and welcoming. I am planning my wedding now, and I want to do so much on my own also. It is too fun! Congratulations!

  • francescaantonaci

    Francesca Antonaci said 9 years ago

    Where is this??? I've been looking for a "different" unique venue in W. NC for months now. I had considered Wayah Bald lookout tower and some other places... this is really cute though too. I did a google search but couldn't find it :( oh well, truly gorgeous wedding!

  • luludixie

    Natalie Taxiera from luludixie said 9 years ago

    Hi Francesca, Just wanted you to know I emailed you about this 7 days ago just in case you didn't get the email. Let me know if you have any other questions. Blessings!

  • NakedRatDestash

    Julie from NakedRatDestash said 8 years ago

    what a gorgeous, natural, wonderful wedding. the decorated table amongst the lovely trees looks like paradise. great job!

  • Solarbok

    Judy Waddell said 8 years ago

    Autumn is my favorite time of year and what could be more beautiful than Autumn in Western Carolina. Love the idea of a wedding in an old schoolhouse and all the extra touches were just perfect. It must have been magical :) Congrats and I love your shop.

  • 19EtNiE91

    19EtNiE91 from shadowsATmidnight said 8 years ago

    Stunning! I love this completely!!

  • AltogetherLeather

    Anne from AltogetherLeather said 8 years ago

    What a gorgeous wedding! I love that the vows were in an old schoolhouse/church. The trees and natural beauty are just wonderful. :) Congratulations!

  • kbc10

    Karen from kbc10 said 8 years ago

    Simply Perfect. Best wishes!!

  • jbngems

    Margarita Sciapin from JBNGEMS said 8 years ago

    stunning photos! i love the engagement ring and the band-they are so unique:)

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  • channahbejarano1

    Channah Bejarano said 8 years ago

    A beautiful, beautiful dreamy wedding :) Looking back I wish that my hubby and I would have had that kind of wedding. :)

  • Leeya

    Leeya Engel from Leeya said 8 years ago

    Wow! Thanks for sharing!!

  • Angeline222

    Angelina from Angeline222 said 8 years ago

    Oh...what an amazing wedding.....You both look so happy, and I just love all the hand-made details here and there....TXs so much for sharing your special day with us all..."Angie"

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