Curtis and Charlotte were best friends before they started dating, and for that reason they knew that once they took that next step their relationship would quickly turn into love. Their casual, bohemian wedding at Elodie Farm in North Carolina was a beautiful day filled with raw, natural decor and simple attire. Wishing for their son to be a part of the ceremony, Curtis and Charlotte’s favorite moment will make you love this special day even more! We can’t believe how perfectly Kasey Loftin Photography captured the incredible love on the big day!
Curtis and Charlotte
Elodie Farm, Durham, North Carolina
When we decided to get married, there was no other choice in our minds but to have the ceremony at the goat farm that we spend most of our free time, and the place where we feel in love. The farm is really what set the tone for our inspiration, a casual yet intimate gathering for our closest friends and family, with the sweetest feel. We are in the food and hospitality industry so we wanted to incorporate local vendors and friends as much as possible. My dad and our friend/ restaurant owner provided the food/pizza, a local farm supplied the flowers, and all of decor was from the farm. The style (decor and fashion) was effortless bohemian with authentic rustic touches, providing a romantic yet free-spirited look and feel to our day, and it couldn’t have been more perfect.
When I think back to our wedding there is always one exact moment that comes to mind and brings me to tears almost every time. Instead of doing a candle lighting ceremony or a sand ceremony, we chose to do a “blessing of the hands” ceremony in which Curtis and I placed our hands on my belly and the officiant read the blessing. It was important for us to incorporate our son into the ceremony and we thought that this reading was the perfect way to do so. It talks about how these hands will protect you, honor you, cherish you, and love you eternally. While the officiant was reading the passage and our hands were placed on my stomach, our son began kicking. Curtis and I both looked at each other, smiled and then started crying. It was such an intimate and special moment and to know that our son was experiencing it with us is something I will truly never forget.
The Couple Recommends:
Definitely our photographer Kasey. She has such an amazing energy and spirit about her that is contagious and made our day so much more fun. Since we did everything for our wedding ourselves it was so nice to just leave this piece up to her, and she truly exceeded our expectations. By the end of the day we were laughing and talking with her like we had known her for years, and we now consider her a friend, which is so special to us, and which is why I would recommend her to anyone planning a wedding. We can’t thank her enough for the time and effort she put into our special day.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Kasey Loftin Photography
Event Planning – Charlotte Dunn
Venue – Elodie Farm
Floral Design – Bluebird Meadows
Cake – Katie Moss
Officiant – Maggi Grace
Invitations – Mary Dunn
Wedding Dress – Kite and Butterfly
A huge thanks to Kasey Loftin Photography for giving us a glimpse into Curtis and Charlotte’s sweet wedding at Elodie Farm in North Carolina! Love the balloons and rustic simplicity at this wedding? Check out this sweet wedding in Warsaw!