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Relaxed Boho North Carolina Wedding at Rock Quarry Farm

September 17, 2016 | gabby

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When it comes to throwing the ultimate boho wedding, we’re of the belief that the more details, the better! Jessica and Marc’s wedding nailed this philosophy by placing perfectly relaxed boho décor in every inch of their venue. Turquoise accents, totally natural florals, and Rock Quarry Farm‘s easygoing vibes are just a few of the features that made this couple’s special day truly unique. We can’t get enough of Jessica’s effortlessly boho bridal look – her crisp peasant-inspired Rue de Seine gown is the perfect balance of elegant and rustic! Photographers Brett & Jessica did an outstanding job of capturing every gorgeous detail of this couple’s day.

The Couple:

Jessica and Marc

The Wedding:

Rock Quarry Farm, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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We wanted a rural and rustic setting. In our search for “farm wedding NC,” we came across a wedding video online of another couple who got married at the same venue. We didn’t know them obviously, but after watching the video we had chills and got a little choked up even. We looked at each other and said “That’s it. That’s the spot.” We contacted the owner the next day and locked in a date a year in advance sight unseen. When we finally got a chance to go see the venue, we knew the second we pulled up that it was going to be perfect.

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I wanted a relaxed/boho feel. Comfort was key! I wore my hair down and a pair of custom clog sandals. My dress was unbelievably comfortable. It turned out to be an extremely hot day, and I was very happy with my choices.

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Our flowers were a total surprise! We worked with a local flower farmer and it was the best experience. I gave her a few inspiration photos and told her that I would like whatever would be in season and for the flowers to look like they were picked that day. There were no formal arrangements decided upon prior to the wedding day. It was the one detail of the day that was a total surprise to me… including my bouquet! All the flowers took my breath away! I wanted to keep them forever! She blew our minds and completely surpassed our expectations.

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Making sure that every decision we made felt like “us” was the most important part of planning. It’s so easy to make the obvious choices, but putting a little extra thought into each detail and making it personal goes a long way. When it all came together, we were very proud of the outcome. There’s no better compliment than someone saying “This is so YOU!”

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The ceremony was the most memorable part of the wedding. Marc‘s brother was our officiant. We chose two of our best friends to give readings of their choice. I was so excited to hear what each person was going to say, and I had no doubt that they would all do a fantastic job. They all did, it was very personal and emotional. And of course, our vows, which we wrote ourselves. Everyone warned us that the day flies by and you don’t remember much. I made sure to soak up every second, every word of the ceremony.

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Our advice: Do what makes you happy! Make decisions as a couple and trust your gut. It’s a big day and it goes by so fast. If you can afford a planner it will probably make life a lot easier. I didn’t have one, but I also enjoyed having a hand in everything and putting my own touch on it all.

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There was SO much DIY. My sister made all of the signage: bar menu, table numbers, programs, mad libs, even a homemade, personalized corn hole set! Marc and I dip-dyed 150 napkins. We brought in our own table runner, vases and vintage glassware.

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Prelude: Vetiver – Rolling Sea
Processional: Cover of Townes Van Zandt – If I Needed You
Recessional: Bob Dylan – If Not For You
First Dance: Lucinda Williams – Sharp Cutting Wings

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The Wedding Team:

Photography – Brett & Jessica
Venue – Rock Quarry Farm
Floral Design – Sassafras Fork Farm
Catering – Snap Pea Catering
Live Music – Big Fat Gap
Invitations – Minted
Wedding Dress – Rue de Seine
Groom’s Apparel – Bonobos
Rentals – American Party Rentals

 

Congratulations to Jessica and Marc, and a huge thanks to Brett & Jessica for sharing this wedding with us. Want more elegant farm wedding inspiration? Then you’ve got to see this rainy wedding day at Castleton Farms that’s too pretty for words!

xoxogabby

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