It doesn’t get more classically beautiful than Rachel and Chris’ Magnolia Manor wedding. Though the couple now live in New York, they chose to honor the bride’s Southern roots with a wedding in North Carolina. The whole scene was elegant as could be, as Rachel, wearing an exquisite lace gown by Tony Ward Couture, said “I do” to Chris in an outdoor ceremony beneath towering trees. The wedding décor was simple and chic, relying on neutral colors and natural elements to highlight the already stunning venue. Hartman Outdoor Photography effortlessly captured the magic shared between Rachel and Chris on their romantic day.
Rachel and Chris
Magnolia Manor, Warrenton, North Carolina
I loved my wedding dress because it was all of those things. The designer, Tony Ward, actually customized the dress and added lace sleeves to make it more classic/romantic. And I thought the lace was beautiful. The swiss dot sheer material at the bottom felt very southern. And there was just a touch of beading, which was nice for the evening.
Honestly, it was the moment of standing in front of every person we love and who loves us and promising to love each other. That was a feeling of joy and just love that was beyond what either of us anticipated.
Our photographers were amazing. We actually hadn’t met them beforehand because it was hard to coordinate trips down to NC for wedding planning + meeting them. So I’m sure there was a little nervousness on both sides. Shelley and Josh came in and made everyone feel relaxed. And they were fun! Our guests loved them.
We wanted simple but classic. And we really wanted to highlight the natural beauty of where we were. So we had our wedding outside and we kept with the rustic nature of the barn for our reception. Twinkle lights, white table clothes, simple flower arrangements kept true to that theme. I think the lighting and simplicity made it a very romantic vibe.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Hartman Outdoor Photography
Venue – Magnolia Manor
Floral Design – Magnolia Manor
Catering – Magnolia Manor
Invitations – Bluestocking Calligraphy
Wedding Dress – Tony Ward Couture via Kleinfeld Bridal
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – J.Crew
Groom’s Apparel – Suit Supply
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Men’s Wearhouse
Congrats to Rachel and Chris on their North Carolina wedding at Magnolia Manor! For more of Hartman Outdoor Photography, be sure to check out Kelly’s North Carolina bridal session at Little Herb House.