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North Carolina Mountain wedding: Morgan + David

January 30, 2012

Even though Morgan + David had known each other since the seventh grade, it wasn’t until they were juniors in high school that Morgan’s parents gave David the number one spot on the “Men Morgan Should Marry List”. Aside from knowing each other for so long, they work together, operating a small graphic design studio in Central Florida called Hatchet Design. Two designers planning a wedding means great details, and details they had. Obviously they designed gorgeous invites and had them engraved on birch wood. Pretty much everything was DIY in this wedding, from the table runners to the ring bearer pillow, the bow ties to the jewelry. Morgan sums up their wedding in 5 words: vintage lumberjack western chic fresh. Yeehaw!

Groomsmen in suspenders

Their venue had luxury teepees, complete with a claw foot bathtub and queen size bed! It also had firepits for roasting s’mores, a huge swinging wooden horse, a hammock, and beautiful log picnic tables. The perfect spot for you outdoorsy folks!

handmade birdcage veil

Morgan’s cute necklace and veil/hairpiece was handmade by her mother and friends!

handmade ring bearer pillow here comes the bride sign outdoor ceremony outdoor reception

Check out those picnic tables, that swinging log with saddles carved into it – so many beautiful details already there to work with. That’s the perfect type of venue.

wedding cake and wedding pies

Additional money savers and DIY projects included: homemade pies, ice cream, cookies, candy, and home brewed beer. They did it all!

sparkler send off

Great tip for staying organized and easily communicating with your guests before the wedding:

Early on I formed a private Facebook group for all of the guests going to the wedding, which gave them the opportunity to communicate with each other and for me to easily communicate with all of them. Since the wedding was out of town, it was a really great way to coordinate carpooling to save money on gas, sharing rental cars for multiple smaller groups with similar flight schedules, and sharing where they decided to book rooms and why. It really helped us all get organized, and made it really easy for me to get a quick message out to everyone about updates and changes to the wedding weekend.

Check out their moving picture, shot by GoNorth Films:

Photography: Anna Naphtali / Cinematography: GoNorth Films /Venue: The Lodges at Eagles Nest /Flowers: Bless Your Heart Blooms / Catering: REID’s Catering Co. / Custom wedding dishes: Naomi Mostkoff / Musician: Michael Claytor and his Friends / Bride’s dress: Watters / Shoes: vintage Tiffany flats / Jewelry: handmade / Groom’s suit: custom Indochino / Shoes: DSW / Bridesmaid: J.Crew / Flower girls: J.Crew