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Intimate North Carolina wedding: Lauren + Joshua

September 6, 2012
gold, sea foam green and white wedding colors

Every now and then a wedding comes along that’s so minimal, beautifully thought out and photographed in such a dreamy way. It’s almost calming to just look at Lauren + Joshua’s wedding, photographed by F5 Photography, but that’s why we love it so much. Who better to sum up the wedding than the bride: The inspiration was a modern, romantic wedding by the sea. It was important to us, that we didn’t have a “beach wedding” but rather an intimate wedding inspired by the surroundings – in our case the ocean. Our color palette was inspired by sea shells – so neutrals accented with metallics like copper.  

ceramic ring plate, Michael Bondanza earrings and Giuseppe Zanotti booklet wedding invitations

I am a graphic designer, so I designed and produced our invitations. They were letterpressed and then hand painted with a subtle watercolor wash. We really liked the combination of the geometric shape of the invitation (a nod to modern) paired with the softer watercolor treatment.

beaded cap sleeve Jenny Packham wedding dress gathered, side french braid white and peach rose bouquet black suit and striped tie lounge wedding portraits beaded cap sleeve Jenny Packham wedding dress delicate rose coffee table centerpieces hanging picture garland white and peach rose and peony bouquet ocean-side wedding ceremony intimate wedding ceremony decorative paper tree decor family style dining table traditional groom and bride cake topper intimate candle-lit reception

Congratulations Lauren + Joshua!

Photography: F5 Photography / Catering: Aqua Restaurant & Spa / Flowers: Bells & Whistles / Cakes & cupcakes: Carolina Cupcakery / Hair: Hot Heads Salon / Jewelry: Michael Bondanza / Dress: Jenny Packham / Shoes: Guiseppe Zanottie