The Coop Luxury Picnics

The Coop Luxury Picnics

Hey there! Are you looking for a fancy picnic experience? Look no further than The Coop! We offer luxurious and personalized picnics that will make you feel like royalty. We pay attention to every little detail to make sure your picnic is perfect for you and your guests. The tablescape and setting will be elegant and unforgettable. Plus, you’ll get to enjoy delicious food and drinks while relaxing in your own little paradise. The Coop Luxury Picnics can even set up picnics for special occasions like elopements, engagements, and date nights. So why settle for an ordinary picnic when you can have an extraordinary one with The Coop Luxury Picnics?

Serving All of North Carolina & Beyond!

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The Coop Luxury Picnics is a luxury Picnic business for any occasion. Owners Cully and Joelle have both worked in the wedding industry and we always knew that somewhere along the way we would want to incorporate a picnic-style elopement package, and we recently added the package! It’s just a fun and different way to have your wedding that we feel is still very new to the industry, but will become more popular when more people see how creative and beautiful it really looks.

Our couples pick the location, we do the rest! Microweddings include a ceremony and reception with low style picnic tables, ground seating, decor, small cake, all tableware, waters, and photography. Many add-ons are also available.

Joelle is a mom of 3 and loves the beach, animals, music, and home renovation. “Even though I can barely hammer a nail in the wall, I find home renovation, so interesting and you see the process from start to finish, it’s amazing what can be done and improved.”

Cully loves family and friends, exploring new cities and staying at different Airbnbs, the beach, and concerts. “I love music and the experience of seeing musicians in person just makes their music that much better.”

Get ready to fall head over heels in love with the ultimate picnic experience at The Coop! Our luxurious, well-appointed, and personalized picnics are the perfect way to indulge in a little bit of luxury and relaxation.

Meet Joelle & Cully!

We leave no stone unturned when it comes to the details, carefully selecting the perfect setup for you and your guests. From the stunning setting to the beautifully arranged tablescape, we guarantee an elegant and unforgettable experience that will exceed all your expectations.

But that’s not all! Our delectable selection of bites and beverages will tantalize your taste buds and leave you feeling completely satisfied. Whether you’re looking for a romantic date night or a fun-filled gathering with friends, The Coop Luxury Picnics is the perfect choice for any occasion.

The Coop Luxury Picnics | Richlands NC | Valentine's Day

And if you’re planning a micro-wedding, engagement, pre-wedding brunch, or even a “will you be my bridesmaid/groomsman” picnic, we’ve got you covered! Our team of experts will work with you to create a personalized and unforgettable experience that you and your guests will cherish forever.

So why settle for ordinary when you can have extraordinary? Let The Coop Luxury Picnics take your next event to the next level, one picnic at a time!

Q: What’s your title/position in your business?

A: Joelle and Cully Margus, Owners and sisters

Q: What’s a fun fact about yourself?

A: We are Cully and Joelle, sisters, and owners of The Coop. We are originally from Maryland and absolutely love anything beach! Our company is Veteran-Owned.

Q: What is your favorite thing about elopements?

A: An elopement is anything that you want it to be and that’s what makes it exciting and different. It doesn’t have to be your typical Wedding with all the details that everybody else has. But with an elopement, you can get everything that you want in a more cost-effective manner. The dress, the decor, and the scenery can be as unique or traditional as you want it to be. Your wedding day is really about the people you’re surrounded by, and being able to take that extra money and place it somewhere else for your future life events makes an elopement or micro wedding great!

Q: Is there a wedding detail on your bucket list?

A: A travel wedding either out of state or country.

Q: Tell us about your favorite elopement!

A: Our favorite event was our first picnic of 2023, which was a proposal. It was a super cold and windy day at the beach. Everything leading up to the proposal was so exciting and we actually got to see the proposal happen! It was so memorable and emotional to be a part of an occasion so special.

The Coop Luxury Picnics | Review Couple

“From the start of planning to clean up, the experience booking our special picnic was fantastic!!

For a reasonable fee, the boss babes behind this wonderful business traveled to our hotel and brought romance to life (with a newborn, because dedication). The set up was stunning and all the extra little details made it so magical.

“15/10 absolutely recommend. These photos don’t do the entire experience justice because you can’t see the Amazing communication, attention to details (I have a food allergy) and the professionalism these women provide. THANK YOU.”

- Meg, 2022

The Coop Luxury Picnics | Topsail Beach
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The Coop Luxury Picnics | Richlands NC

Paint Rock Farm

Paint Rock Farm

Not your traditional wedding venue, Paint Rock Farm is a DIY wedding venue that provides a natural canvas for your perfect day, furnishing customizable event packages and on-site glamping and camping opportunities. We’re not a “wedding factory” with multiple events scheduled back to back. We’re a deep breath, pre-wedding campfire, wonder at the stars, weekend with loved ones kind of place.

Located in Hot Springs, North Carolina, Paint Rock Farm is an undisturbed oasis of more than 162 acres in the midst of the Pisgah National Forest, overlooking the French Broad River. When you look back on your special day, you will remember that the surrounding beauty took your breath away. You will recall a feeling of deep relaxation and ease. You will recall laughing with friends, not watching the clock. You will know that your day was yours and your memories are one-of-a-kind.

Serving Western NC

Paint Rock Farm | Rustic Barn Venue with Long-range Mountain Views

Elopements are an intimate and timeless way to tie the knot. They are the perfect option for couples looking for more simplicity so they are able to focus on celebrating their love. We are passionate about creating a beautiful space in nature, filled with love! We also care a lot about protecting the environment and being inclusive of all.

ck Farm | Rustic Barn Venue

Weddings provide a moment, a deeply personal memory in which everything fades away and you recall being surrounded by love and unforgettable beauty – your dream day. Today, more than ever, couples are looking to find a unique and rustic setting, defined by natural splendor, where they can gather the people they love most, without the fuss, for a relaxed and unforgettable memory.

Paint Rock Farm's Historic Tobacco Barn by Angela Zion Photography

That’s where Paint Rock Farm comes in.

Have your intimate wedding ceremony at Paint Rock Farm’s beautiful outdoor River View Ceremony Site, complete with an iron arbor and benches for your guests!

INCLUDED IN ELOPEMENT PACKAGE:

  • Exclusive use of our private overlook featuring uninterrupted river and mountain views
  • Arbor
  • Bench seating for 30
  • Ample parking
  • Luxury Bathhouse use for guests
Bird's eye view drone photo of Paint Rock Farm by Nicholas Skylar Holzworth

ELOPEMENT INFORMATION:

  • Elopements are available for advance booking for a Monday through Thursday ceremony. A weekend ceremony can be booked 30 days in advance based on availability.
  • The Paint Rock Farm Event Barn is available for an indoor ceremony in the event of inclement weather but only for parties of 10 and under. However, if your ceremony is moved indoors due to weather, there may be other guests using the barn during your ceremony.
Long Range Mountain Views at Paint Rock Farm by Amy Weitz Photography

“Paint Rock Farm is one of the MOST special places I’ve visited on this earth. From the kind people that run the farm, to the incredible scenery that surrounds the place… I find myself always yearning to return.

 

“My wife Rachel and I love the place so much that just had our wedding at Paint Rock Farm on 8.13.22! The barn is incredible and provides that cool WNC mountain vibe. Our friends and family loved being able to stay on site the night before and of our wedding in their 11 glamping cabins they offer. All of them are well built, super clean, and just what our guests needed to refresh and recharge. The cabins provide a nice nature reset while feeling right at home!

 

“If you are looking for a down right CUTE wedding with incredible mountain and river scenery in every direction… Look no further friends. Your day will be filled with love from everyone at paint rock and you will be happy you chose this very special place as your venue.”

- Abigail Grewe (2022)

Paint Rock Farm's River View Elopement Site by Angela Zion Photography
Paint Rock Farm by Angela Zion Photography
Ceremony at Paint Rock Farm's River View Elopement Site by Angela Zion Photography
Cozy Cabins at Paint Rock Farm
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Inside River Perch Glamping at Paint Rock Farm. Photo by JCM Photography

A Hollywood Love Story: Vintage Strawberry Elopement

A Hollywood Love Story: Vintage Strawberry Elopement

During the 2022 Green Elopement Challenge at Old Lystra Inn in Chapel Hill, NC, Green Wedding Guild and ElopeNC members collaborated to create elopement inspiration with a focus on sustainable practices and personalized details. Green Wedding Guild Co-Founder Maria Karagiannis of KaraMia Events partnered with ElopeNC photographer MKM Photography to create a glamorous vintage Hollywood-inspired design with a touch of springtime strawberries, along with some of Maria’s favorite vendor friends. 

Green Elopement Challenge

Vendor Team

Sponsors: Green Wedding Guild + *ElopeNC
Planner: KaraMia Events
*Photographer: MKM Photography
Venue: Old Lystra Inn
Dress: Beautiful & Borrowed Bridal
Tabletop Rentals: Southern Vintage Table
Officiant: Rev Kath Dupree
Florist: Event Flouret
Jewelry: Joint Venture Jewelry
Dessert: Sweet Bumpas
Linen Rentals: American Party Rentals
Groom Attire: Indochino
H&MU: Lovestruck Beauty
Couple: Sara & Jacob

A Hollywood Love Story: Vintage Strawberry Elopement | A Vintage Hollywood Strawberries Theme

A Vintage Hollywood Strawberries Theme

Maria of KaraMia Events says, “I worked with Kate from MKM Photography to decide on a color scheme and style, and from there I put together the design focused around spring strawberries.”

 

Kate of MKM Photography says, “Maria & I did some design brainstorming to determine our overall theme (which I would call a Vintage Romance & Springtime Strawberry Elopement); we chose rental items from Southern Vintage Table together; I provided a little input on attire; and of course, I photographed the whole shebang on the day.”

A Hollywood Love Story: Vintage Strawberry Elopement | A Vintage Hollywood Strawberries Theme

Vintage Glam Elopement Attire

This real-life married couple Jacob & Sara were dressed in elegant glam attire inspired by vintage Hollywood. The sleeveless dress had a fitted waist and deep V-neck with a full skirt that accentuated the bride’s curves, and it was elegantly balanced with her groom’s vintage black tie Tuxedo. The Asian-American groom’s attire included a black bowtie and black button covers over a white shirt and black tux.

 

The classic black and white attire was given a modern pop of color in the jewelry, flowers, and bride’s lip color. “Photographing all the gorgeous baubles that Jen from Joint Venture Jewelry provided was a dream—they were so glamorous!” says Kate of MKM Photography. The jewelry featured a mix of silver and gold pieces featuring diamonds and pink tourmaline which beautifully complimented the bride’s bold pink lipstick, soft glam makeup, and the vintage Hollywood waves for her blond hairstyle. The bridal bouquet included shades of red, pink, purple, and white.

 

“There is no such thing as too glam for your wedding, no matter how simple that wedding might be,” photographer Kate says, “I regularly see brides debating about wearing full gowns to the courthouse or asking whether a dress is ‘too much’ for their elopement, to which I say, again, ‘There are no rules. There’s no better excuse for maximum fanciness than your wedding.’”

A Hollywood Love Story: Vintage Strawberry Elopement | Vintage Glam Elopement Attire
A Hollywood Love Story: Vintage Strawberry Elopement | Vintage Glam Elopement Attire
A Hollywood Love Story: Vintage Strawberry Elopement | Vintage Glam Elopement Attire
A Hollywood Love Story: Vintage Strawberry Elopement | Vintage Glam Elopement Attire
A Hollywood Love Story: Vintage Strawberry Elopement | Vintage Glam Elopement Attire
A Hollywood Love Story: Vintage Strawberry Elopement | Vintage Glam Elopement Attire

Bamboo Elopement Ceremony Site

For the intimate ceremony, the couple and officiant Katherine Dupree came together in front of a lush wall of bamboo, with no decor necessary. Kath’s pink pantsuit and red notebook added to the color scheme, and the couple held hands and exchanged vows.

 

Kate of MKM Photography says, “As ever with elopements (and, really, weddings in general, too), there are no rules: pick your favorite spot along a stand of bamboo to exchange vows in front of an officiant who’s wearing a bomb-ass pink suit; put a jeweled pin in your hair in place of a comb; wear the bold lipstick. As much as weddings can be about two families coming together, they are more about the lives of the newlyweds joining together on the same path, and if that means a just-the-two-of-you level of intimacy, then you should do that.”

A Hollywood Love Story: Vintage Strawberry Elopement | Bamboo Elopement Ceremony Site
A Hollywood Love Story: Vintage Strawberry Elopement | Bamboo Elopement Ceremony Site
A Hollywood Love Story: Vintage Strawberry Elopement | Bamboo Elopement Ceremony Site

Sweetheart Table with Strawberries

A sweetheart table was set up under the white tent on Old Lystra Inn’s property. The round table was dressed with a blush tablecloth, vintage red and white plates, and red water goblets from Southern Vintage Table. Red napkins were folded like roses and placed on top of the dinner plates.

 

A clear and white goblet bowl sat atop two red, vintage books and was filled with more warm-tone flowers matching the bride’s bouquet. The flowers were framed by clear pink candlestick holders and white no-flame candles. A clear bowl of fresh strawberries and a plate of chocolate-covered strawberries were set for the couple.

 

Planner Maria says, “This could inspire couples who are eloping to know that they can go as big or small as they want – what matters is that the two of them have what they want on their big day!”

A Hollywood Love Story: Vintage Strawberry Elopement | Sweetheart Table with Strawberries
A Hollywood Love Story: Vintage Strawberry Elopement | Sweetheart Table with Strawberries
A Hollywood Love Story: Vintage Strawberry Elopement | Sweetheart Table with Strawberries
A Hollywood Love Story: Vintage Strawberry Elopement | Sweetheart Table with Strawberries
A Hollywood Love Story: Vintage Strawberry Elopement | Sweetheart Table with Strawberries

Vanilla and Strawberry Dessert Table

Beside the sweetheart table, a wooden cocktail table was set as the dessert table. A vintage cakestand held a small classic vanilla and strawberry cake, which included layers of classic vanilla cake commingling with strawberry jam and vanilla Swiss meringue buttercream. Two vintage plates and forks were set for the couple to enjoy their cutting cake.

 

Alongside the cake, the dessert table was decorated with another stack of red and pink vintage books, topped with a white milk glass vase and small flower arrangement to bring more pink and red into the scene. The whites and shades of red in the decor perfectly mirrored the vanilla and strawberry cake.

A Hollywood Love Story: Vintage Strawberry Elopement | Vanilla and Strawberry Dessert Table
A Hollywood Love Story: Vintage Strawberry Elopement | Vanilla and Strawberry Dessert Table
A Hollywood Love Story: Vintage Strawberry Elopement | Vanilla and Strawberry Dessert Table
A Hollywood Love Story: Vintage Strawberry Elopement | Vanilla and Strawberry Dessert Table
A Hollywood Love Story: Vintage Strawberry Elopement | Vanilla and Strawberry Dessert Table

Sustainable Elopement Inspiration

The vintage rentals added a sustainable aspected to the shoot, along with keeping decor minimal to incur minimal wedding waste. Attire was also sourced sustainably, as the jewelry was vintage and the dress was rented from Beautiful & Borrowed Bridal, a consignment dress shop that rents previously-loved bridal attire. Maria of KaraMia Events says, “I love the ability to showcase the many ways a green and sustainable elopement or wedding can be done!”

 

Kate of MKM Photography says, “Working with Maria opened the door to a number of vendors I had never either met or worked with previously—the only vendors we used for our shoot with whom I had previously been familiar were the venue and all the rentals!

 

“Elopements have a special little place in my heart and I want to help keep couples’ eyes on them as we move back into the world of more “normal” weddings, and the chance to partner with Green Wedding Guild and highlight the sustainability inherent in a small celebration was very appealing!”

A Hollywood Love Story: Vintage Strawberry Elopement | Sustainable Elopement Inspiration
A Hollywood Love Story: Vintage Strawberry Elopement | Sustainable Elopement Inspiration
A Hollywood Love Story: Vintage Strawberry Elopement | Sustainable Elopement Inspiration
A Hollywood Love Story: Vintage Strawberry Elopement | Sustainable Elopement Inspiration
A Hollywood Love Story: Vintage Strawberry Elopement | Sustainable Elopement Inspiration

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The Coop Luxury Picnics

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A Whimsical Tea Party Elopement

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Vintage Black Tie & Pearl Styled Shoot

Vintage Black Tie & Pearl Styled Shoot

A black-tie wedding is considered a classic evening event with a formal dress code, and oftentimes, it comes at a high financial cost. Wedding prices increase quickly based on your guest count, especially when it comes to providing food and drink for guests. If you love the elegance and attire of a black-tie wedding but don’t have the budget to go all out, an intimate guest count may be the perfect balance to create the right aesthetic for your special day.

 

Our goal with this Vintage Black Tie & Pearl Styled Shoot was to show that elopements can be any formality, and this cocktail-style black-tie experience is a great way to get fancy without feeding steak to 100+ guests. The ceremony and cocktail reception were set in an upscale garden setting, with black and white details accented by pearls and gold for a simple, elegant look. Along with a sweetheart table, cocktail tables, and a dance floor, traditional details such as a cake cutting and first dance were included.

Vintage Black Tie & Pearl Styled Shoot at Key Rose Estate | Maria Sollecito Photography

Vendor Team

The Vintage Black Tie & Pearl style shoot was sponsored by ElopeNC as elopement inspiration. All featured items and services were graciously donated by the following incredible vendors. The prices listed are estimates provided by the vendors to reflect what a couple could expect to spend on this 5-hour elopement, with 10 guests in attendance. Total elopement cost: $14,000-$16,000

Sponsor: ElopeNC (*ElopeNC members)
Venue: Key Rose Estate $4,500
Planner, Stationer: Designs by Lady Vye $1200-$2100
*Lead Photographer: Maria Sollecito Photography $650
*Florist: Green Thumb Floral Boutique $3,200
HMUA: Flawless Visions Bridal Suite $600
*Baker: Curbside Cakery $200
Bride Attire: Together As One Bridal Boutique $1660
Groom Attire: JT’s RSVP Suits and Tuxedos
DJ + Dance Floor: Five Star Entertainment $2000
Jewelry: Diamonds Direct
Rentals: Saam’s Party Tents and Rentals (price included with venue)
Associate Photographer: Anna Danielle Photography

Vintage Black Tie & Pearl Styled Shoot at Key Rose Estate in Fayetteville, NC | ElopeNC | Maria Sollecito Photography | An Intimate, Elegant, Outdoor Wedding Venue
Vintage Black Tie & Pearl Styled Shoot at Key Rose Estate in Fayetteville, NC | ElopeNC | Maria Sollecito Photography | An Intimate, Elegant, Outdoor Wedding Venue
Vintage Black Tie & Pearl Styled Shoot at Key Rose Estate in Fayetteville, NC | ElopeNC | Maria Sollecito Photography | An Intimate, Elegant, Outdoor Wedding Venue
Vintage Black Tie & Pearl Styled Shoot at Key Rose Estate in Fayetteville, NC | ElopeNC | Maria Sollecito Photography | An Intimate, Elegant, Outdoor Wedding Venue
Vintage Black Tie & Pearl Styled Shoot at Key Rose Estate in Fayetteville, NC | ElopeNC | Maria Sollecito Photography | An Intimate, Elegant, Outdoor Wedding Venue

An intimate, elegant, outdoor wedding venue

Key Rose Estate is a venue in Fayetteville, NC that, “specializes in black tie and elegant weddings and elopements.” The venue, recently purchased and given fresh life by Jessica Quiroz and her husband, is a fully outdoor venue with a long hedge garden featuring fountains set between two Tudor-style buildings, reminiscent of the rural countryside of England or France in days long past.

 

“What we enjoyed the most about this shoot,” florist Aften Solomon of Green Thumb Floral Boutique shared, “was viewing the property on Key Rose Estates. The outdoor venue is extremely beautiful and elegant, with so much character and scenic beauty!”

 

Not only did the venue set the scene for this vintage elopement experience, but the black, white, and gold details created an elegant black tie design throughout the venue, contrasting beautifully against the lush green setting. According to Green Thumb Floral Boutique, “All of the floral arrangements were inspired by the Vintage Black Tie and Pearl theme. Neutral tones accented the lush green landscape of the gardens with a very grand and upscale look but yet simple and compact as a collective key feature for the event.”

 

Associate photographer Anna Danielle Photography also felt that, “The location was great. Key Rose Estate is perfect for small weddings. Brides have a space to get ready, and there is enough outdoor space for a good number of guests while still feeling like a very intimate and secret location.”

Vintage Black Tie & Pearl Styled Shoot at Key Rose Estate in Fayetteville, NC | ElopeNC | Maria Sollecito Photography | Vintage Elopement Attire, Jewelry, and Bouquet
Vintage Black Tie & Pearl Styled Shoot at Key Rose Estate in Fayetteville, NC | ElopeNC | Maria Sollecito Photography | Vintage Elopement Attire, Jewelry, and Bouquet
Vintage Black Tie & Pearl Styled Shoot at Key Rose Estate in Fayetteville, NC | ElopeNC | Maria Sollecito Photography | Vintage Elopement Attire, Jewelry, and Bouquet
Vintage Black Tie & Pearl Styled Shoot at Key Rose Estate in Fayetteville, NC | ElopeNC | Maria Sollecito Photography | Vintage Elopement Attire, Jewelry, and Bouquet
Vintage Black Tie & Pearl Styled Shoot at Key Rose Estate in Fayetteville, NC | ElopeNC | Maria Sollecito Photography | Vintage Elopement Attire, Jewelry, and Bouquet

Vintage elopement attire, jewelry, and bouquet

Our model bride and groom, a real-life couple, got ready in the venue’s dressing suite. The newly-renovated bridal suite featured an open area with large counters, multiple back-lit makeup mirrors, windows that let in natural light, and a large, elegant gold-framed mirror. 

 

Hair and makeup stylist Carmen Johnson of Flawless Visions provides “professional on location luxury bridal makeup and hair services.” She created a beautifully soft and elegant bridal look and did light makeup touch-ups for the groom. 

 

Together as One Fayetteville provided the bridal gown and veil. Bridal shop owner Cindy Harrington selected this bridal attire because, “The theme displays a soft intimate inspiration with class.” The Annika Wedding Dress (Morilee style #5872) had a sheath silhouette, lace bodice, wide straps, and a V-cut open back. JT’s RSVP Suits and Tuxedos provided a black tuxedo with a white shirt, black bowtie, and black button covers.

Vintage Black Tie & Pearl Styled Shoot at Key Rose Estate in Fayetteville, NC | ElopeNC | Maria Sollecito Photography | An Intimate Garden Ceremony Featuring pearls and gold
Vintage Black Tie & Pearl Styled Shoot at Key Rose Estate in Fayetteville, NC | ElopeNC | Maria Sollecito Photography | An Intimate Garden Ceremony Featuring Pearls and Gold

While the couple got styled and dressed, lead photographer Maria Sollecito Photography captured the details. Maria wanted to participate in this vintage black tie styled shoot because, “I do alot of elegant styling and posing. I was able to use my large soft box and be more creative with the detail photos.”

 

The paper details, provided by Designs by Lady Vye, were white with an elegant black script and accent designs, and included invitations, RSVPs, programs, and menu cards. Jewelry from Diamonds Direct included a double halo pearl and diamond ring, a freshwater pearl Y necklace with multiple pearls, freshwater pearl drop earrings, and an alternating pearl tin cup bracelet. These simple and elegant jewelry pieces, with the pearl halo ring in particular, created a lovely vintage bridal look.

 

When the couple was fully dressed, the groom was escorted outside to a hidden garden before a first look. Maria Sollecito said, “Since the bride had a form fitting dress, I was able to use my posing knowledge to accentuate her figure.”

 

“Our floral recipe for the bridal bouquet,” Green Thumb Floral Boutique shared, “turned out to be very tasteful and aesthetically pleasing, artfully designed specially for ElopeNC’s Vintage Black Tie styled shoot! The bridal bouquet was also very lightweight for the bride to hold during her photo session for the event. We incorporated eco-friendly, aromatic Baby Blue eucalyptus to add texture and elegant Italian Ruscus greenery for dimension to garnish the focal point and outer regions of the bride’s classy bouquet.

 

“The focal flower featured in our floral design for her chic bouquet were premium white Playa Blanca garden roses which have an abundant petal count, creating fullness and beauty! We also layered her bouquet with standard select white hydrangea as the base blooms featured in her garden style bridal bouquet. For the secondary blooms in her bouquet, we utilized novelty white Snow Flake spray roses. For the groom’s boutonniere, we also included Baby Blue eucalyptus and Italian Ruscus greenery. His boutonniere had novelty white Snow Flake spray roses as the focal flower in the design which created a very classy and debonair feel that accented and contrasted the color of his formal wear for the event!”

Vintage Black Tie & Pearl Styled Shoot at Key Rose Estate in Fayetteville, NC | ElopeNC | Maria Sollecito Photography | An Intimate Garden Ceremony Featuring Pearls and Gold
Vintage Black Tie & Pearl Styled Shoot at Key Rose Estate in Fayetteville, NC | ElopeNC | Maria Sollecito Photography | An Intimate Garden Ceremony Featuring Pearls and Gold

An intimate garden ceremony featuring pearls and gold

An intimate ceremony design was set up at one end of the garden, with a water fountain as the focal point. Gold chiavari ceremony chairs were set for 10 guests in two rows, with strands of pearls draped from the chairbacks. 

 

“Two tall exquisite arrangements displayed in the garden at the alter were elegantly designed with white novelty Larkspur cut flowers, premium white Playa Blanca garden roses, standard select white hydrangea, Italian Ruscus, Baby Blue eucalyptus and Robellini palms to add depth to the contemporary centerpieces,” according to Aften.

Vintage Black Tie & Pearl Styled Shoot at Key Rose Estate in Fayetteville, NC | ElopeNC | Maria Sollecito Photography | An Intimate Garden Ceremony Featuring Pearls and Gold
Vintage Black Tie & Pearl Styled Shoot at Key Rose Estate in Fayetteville, NC | ElopeNC | Maria Sollecito Photography | An Intimate Garden Ceremony Featuring Pearls and Gold
Vintage Black Tie & Pearl Styled Shoot at Key Rose Estate in Fayetteville, NC | ElopeNC | Maria Sollecito Photography | An Intimate Garden Ceremony Featuring Pearls and Gold
Vintage Black Tie & Pearl Styled Shoot at Key Rose Estate in Fayetteville, NC | ElopeNC | Maria Sollecito Photography | An Intimate Garden Ceremony Featuring Pearls and Gold
Vintage Black Tie & Pearl Styled Shoot at Key Rose Estate in Fayetteville, NC | ElopeNC | Maria Sollecito Photography | An Intimate Garden Ceremony Featuring Pearls and Gold
Vintage Black Tie & Pearl Styled Shoot at Key Rose Estate in Fayetteville, NC | ElopeNC | Maria Sollecito Photography | An Intimate Garden Ceremony Featuring Pearls and Gold

Formal cocktail reception for an intimate guest list

Outside the main garden on the front lawn of Key Rose Estate, a small tent was set up by Saam’s Party Tents and Rentals, which is a regular part of the venue rental. At the center of the tent was a dance floor provided by FiveStar Entertainment, who said, “We felt that our black and white dance floor set the tone for the ‘vintage black tie’ and the black and white centered theme.” Weddings of any size can include dancing and revelry, and we enjoyed creating a space where the couple could share a formal first dance.

 

“Because it is black and white, it brings more focus to the couple,” Maria Sollecito Photography said. “They also do not have to focus on matching and coordinating colors. Black and white is also better for skin tones. Too much red or blue may create a color cast on the couples skin.”

 

Centered on one side of the dance floor was the Sweetheart table, which was designed and set up by Designs by Lady Vye. The linens were black, with black and gold-sequin napkins secured by gold leaf napkin rings. Place settings consisted of gold chargers, gold flatware, printed menus, and stemmed glassware, as well as Mr and Mrs champagne flutes. Gold and clear candleholders were place alongside a small floral table arrangement to complete the tabletop.

Vintage Black Tie & Pearl Styled Shoot at Key Rose Estate in Fayetteville, NC | ElopeNC | Maria Sollecito Photography | Formal Cocktail Reception for an Intimate Guest List
Vintage Black Tie & Pearl Styled Shoot at Key Rose Estate in Fayetteville, NC | ElopeNC | Maria Sollecito Photography | Formal Cocktail Reception for an Intimate Guest List
Vintage Black Tie & Pearl Styled Shoot at Key Rose Estate in Fayetteville, NC | ElopeNC | Maria Sollecito Photography | Formal Cocktail Reception for an Intimate Guest List

In front of the sweetheart table, sitting on the grass, was a gold and glass riser featuring a large white floral arrangements. “The extra large sweetheart table arrangement was designed with a triple floral oasis tray as a special component of the mechanics, to add length to the low table centerpiece,” shared florist Aften. “The arrangement was designed with white standard select hydrangea, premium white Playa Blanca garden roses, and Nagi greenery. This created a stunning conversation piece for the couple during their reception scenery!” We were also able to repurpose the ceremony floral arrangements to add an extra impact to the sweetheart table.

 

Two cocktail tables were set on either side of the dance floor and included small flower arrangements that were designed with the same floral ingredients as the bridal bouquet, with an additional greenery called Nagi for a more bold and fuller look. One of the cocktail tables featured a beautiful, pearl-inspired wedding cake.

 

Curbside Cakery, who provided the 2 tier wedding cake, shared that “I had to hand place the edible pearls. The pearls are a sprinkle that is made of sugar. To get the white very bright, I added a drop of purple to counter active the yellow from the butter.”

Vintage Black Tie & Pearl Styled Shoot at Key Rose Estate in Fayetteville, NC | ElopeNC | Maria Sollecito Photography | Formal Cocktail Reception for an Intimate Guest List
Vintage Black Tie & Pearl Styled Shoot at Key Rose Estate in Fayetteville, NC | ElopeNC | Maria Sollecito Photography | Formal Cocktail Reception for an Intimate Guest List
Vintage Black Tie & Pearl Styled Shoot at Key Rose Estate in Fayetteville, NC | ElopeNC | Maria Sollecito Photography | Formal Cocktail Reception for an Intimate Guest List
Vintage Black Tie & Pearl Styled Shoot at Key Rose Estate in Fayetteville, NC | ElopeNC | Maria Sollecito Photography | Formal Cocktail Reception for an Intimate Guest List

Can you have a classic wedding aesthetic with an intimate guest list?

Designs by Lady Vye shared, “I feel the total look of this styled shoot was very complimentary of the Vintage Black Tie & Pearl. It held a lot of classic elements with modern day twist that still embraced the “vintage” essence. This look gives a lush look for an reasonable price.”

 

Green Thumb Floral Boutique said, “The styled shoot would be good inspiration for a couple choosing to elope because they could focus more on their personal, intimate experience on their wedding day, rather than the guests, wedding party or preparations for the ceremony and reception.”

 

“The overall theme of the photoshoot was beautiful,” says Anna Danielle Photography. “A very classic look that I believe many brides can relate to. It shows that even at an elopement, you can still have a classic and elegant wedding.”

 

“If you are thinking of eloping, don’t skimp on it,” Jessica of Key Rose Estate said. “It can be just as stunning even if it’s just the two of you. No reason to not have it all even if you are eloping.”

Vintage Black Tie & Pearl Styled Shoot at Key Rose Estate in Fayetteville, NC | ElopeNC | Maria Sollecito Photography | Can You Have a Classic Wedding Aesthetic with an Intimate Guest List?
Vintage Black Tie & Pearl Styled Shoot at Key Rose Estate in Fayetteville, NC | ElopeNC | Maria Sollecito Photography | Can You Have a Classic Wedding Aesthetic with an Intimate Guest List?
Vintage Black Tie & Pearl Styled Shoot at Key Rose Estate in Fayetteville, NC | ElopeNC | Maria Sollecito Photography | Can You Have a Classic Wedding Aesthetic with an Intimate Guest List?
Vintage Black Tie & Pearl Styled Shoot at Key Rose Estate in Fayetteville, NC | ElopeNC | Maria Sollecito Photography | Can You Have a Classic Wedding Aesthetic with an Intimate Guest List?
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Magical Vineyard Vow Renewal at Davesté Vineyards

Magical Vineyard Vow Renewal at Davesté Vineyards

A perfect wedding is a day when you commit your life to your partner while feeling like the best and most perfect version of yourself, surrounded by people who make you happy, in a setting that feels comfortable, with decor that reflects your relationship. It was with this experience in mind that we designed this intimate Magical Vineyard Vow Renewal at Davesté Vineyards for a couple who is shy but loves to get dressed up. All details focus on white, silver, gold, champagne, and crystal to let the beauty of the greenery and vines pop, and to bring in the couple’s love of magic, subtle gold Harry Potter details were included.

Magical Vineyard Vow Renewal at Davesté Vineyards | Southern Belle Photography

Vendor Team

The Magical Vineyard Vow Renewal style shoot was sponsored by ElopeNC as elopement inspiration. All featured items and services were graciously donated by the following incredible vendors. The prices listed are estimates provided by the vendors to reflect what a couple could expect to spend on this 5-hour elopement, with 10 guests in attendance. Total elopement cost: $7,700 – $8,700

Sponsor: ElopeNC (*ElopeNC members)
Venue, Bar: Davesté Vineyards
Planner: Eva of *Emily Katherine Events $1,000
Lead Photographer: *Southern Belle Photography $2,000
Florist: *Power Petals $1,010
HMUA: Beauty by Haley Garber $500
Baker: The Icing & The Cake $375
Bride Attire: Char Bridal $1,800
Groom Attire: SF Tailors $858
Chair Rental: American Party Rentals $50
Place Settings: Southern Vintage Table $100
Keepsake: *Cirque91 Co
Stationery: Kaleh Sampson Designs
Jewelry: Diamonds Direct
Associate Photographer: *Through Lindsey’s Lens
Models: Stephanie & Matt Milosh of *Beauty & the Budget Events

Magical Vineyard Vow Renewal at Daveste Vineyards | Southern Belle Photography | ElopeNC Styled Shoot | Inspiration and Design
Magical Vineyard Vow Renewal at Daveste Vineyards | Southern Belle Photography | ElopeNC Styled Shoot | Inspiration and Design
Magical Vineyard Vow Renewal at Daveste Vineyards | Southern Belle Photography | ElopeNC Styled Shoot | Inspiration and Design

Vineyard Inspired Elopement Design

Davesté Vineyards is a beautiful property in Troutman, NC, right outside of Statesville, that has a log cabin tasting room, covered patios, a pond and waterfall, rolling hills with large trees, and a trellis that’s perfect for a wedding ceremony. Near the rows and rows of grape vines sits a white barn, where the wedding party has the top floor to get ready.

 

With this lovely venue as the backdrop, our team designed a Magical Vineyard Vow Renewal that would be beautiful and classic while including subtle details to personalize the experience. The vineyard harvests its grapes in late summer, so the rows were full of ripening vines for this early-August elopement. Because ElopeNC Founders Stephanie & Matt Milosh were celebrating their 5-year anniversary in August 2022, ElopeNC members said they were happy to have them as models, and the setting was perfect for a day of dress-up with vendor friends. The Miloshes’ first away trip was to a vineyard, they were married outside in the summertime, and their pets are named Dobby & Bellatrix, so they were perfectly suited to the occasion.

Magical Vineyard Vow Renewal at Daveste Vineyards | Southern Belle Photography | ElopeNC Styled Shoot | Inspiration and Design

“I think it’s great for people to see that vow renewals are just as special and meaningful as a wedding,” planner Eva of Emily Katherine Events shared. “You are celebrating your love and commitment to each other and it’s a beautiful occasion that should be recognized. Also, if there were certain things you want to do that you weren’t able to do at your wedding you have the chance to do those things now! I hear a lot of couples say they wish they had a more small and intimate celebration. It’s never too late!”

 

Hannah Bell of Southern Belle Photography says, “I think this design would be great inspiration because it shows how couples can incorporate their interests and passions without those details overshadowing their day. The couple’s love for Harry Potter could certainly be felt throughout the design but it complimented their love & shared interests instead of distracting from it. You can work geeky/nerdy details into your elopement or vow renewal while still keeping the design timeless and beautiful. Vineyards are also one of my favorite places to shoot elopements and Davesté Vineyards in Troutman knocked it out of the park! They had so many gorgeous backdrops for photos including the pond and the vines. Davesté had enough trees to offer shady portrait locations even before golden hour (which I think any photographer and couple would appreciate)!”

 

A Vow Renewal invitation suite by Kaleh Sampson Designs included silver and gold foil details and a custom watercolor design of the venue tasting room, inspired by the magical vineyard vow renewal and created by Cirque91 Co. The invitations were accented by silver and deep teal envelopes with envelop liners. Personal details like a Time Turner, a Hufflepuff pocket watch, and a dark green velvet vow book were photographed alongside the invitations and jewelry provided by Diamonds Direct. Jewelry consisted of a large Emerald-cut diamond engagement ring, diamond crescent hoop earrings with a vine design, a gold vine pendant necklace, a diamond bangle bracelet, and a men’s band with a square inlaid diamond. Additional fun details included a copy of The Half-Blood Prince, opened to “The Unbreakable Vow,” and a stuffed Niffler hoarding the jewelry.

Magical Vineyard Vow Renewal at Daveste Vineyards | Southern Belle Photography | ElopeNC Styled Shoot | Attire
Magical Vineyard Vow Renewal at Daveste Vineyards | Southern Belle Photography | ElopeNC Styled Shoot | Attire
Magical Vineyard Vow Renewal at Daveste Vineyards | Southern Belle Photography | ElopeNC Styled Shoot | Attire
Magical Vineyard Vow Renewal at Daveste Vineyards | Southern Belle Photography | ElopeNC Styled Shoot | Attire
Magical Vineyard Vow Renewal at Daveste Vineyards | Southern Belle Photography | ElopeNC Styled Shoot | Attire

Elegant Elopement Attire

As vendors began setting up around the property, styling began in the dressing suite on the top floor of the little white barn. Model bride Stephanie has a diverse European background with dark hair, a semi-fair complexion, and a medium build. Hair and makeup artist Beauty by Haley Garber customized an upstyle for the bride based on the client’s facial features to frame her face, as well as to compliment her gown, the weather that day, and the overall vibe that was desired. This ensured a long-lasting, clean, boho hairstyle ready for the day and night. Long-lasting Temptu airbrush makeup was used, with other customized, high-quality products based on skin needs. Stephanie’s natural makeup style lasted all day, even through sweat, and her braided updo featured one of Haley’s signature hair flowers.

 

When styling was complete, Stephanie donned the attire provided by Char Bridal, based in Statesville, NC. The chic ivory mermaid wedding gown with bold floral lace embroidery was designed by Martin Thornburg (Style 220270_Daryn); the sleeveless dress included a curved V-neckline, a low back with covered buttons, and a semi-cathedral train. The veil was from Ansonia Bridal Veils, style 146IV. The ivory veil with floral appliqués along the bottom blended in so well with the dress and enhanced the magical vineyard aesthetic!

 

Groom Matt has a Scots-Irish background with fair skin, brown hair, and a reddish-brown beard, with a larger build. SF Tailors, based in Cary, NC, provided a fully custom-made bespoke suit and shirt for Matt. Owner Daisy saed, “I wanted to design a cool suit with some special accents to show some options that might not occur to people otherwise. I loved designing this suit! It definitely added some details I hadn’t tried before, and I loved working with a plus-sized groom.” The suit was in light tan, with cream suit pockets and shoulders. The shirt included his initials on the shirtsleeve and a message on the inside jacket lining that said, “True love stories never have endings.”

 

Hannah Bell says, “I also loved the groom’s Hufflepuff cuff links and custom suit by SF Tailors. These personalized details were subtle but reflected Matt perfectly.”

Magical Vineyard Vow Renewal at Daveste Vineyards | Southern Belle Photography | ElopeNC Styled Shoot | First Look
Magical Vineyard Vow Renewal at Daveste Vineyards | Southern Belle Photography | ElopeNC Styled Shoot | First Look
Magical Vineyard Vow Renewal at Daveste Vineyards | Southern Belle Photography | ElopeNC Styled Shoot | First Look

First Look at a Vow Renewal

“Stephanie & Matt never had a first look at their own wedding so it was important to them to have one at their vow renewal,” photographer Hannah shared. “I thought it was really sweet that when Matt couldn’t tie his tie, Stephanie stepped in and did it for him while he closed his eyes so it wouldn’t ruin the surprise. Seeing them have the first look a bit later was so special because they got to create a moment that they had missed at their wedding.”

 

Fully dressed, Stephanie & Matt took their flower details from Power Petals before the first look by the pondside. Denise of Power Petals said, “Silver bouquet and boutonniere holders called tussy mussy holders were chosen to bring the magical sparkle with a vintage vibe.” Along with the bouquet and boutonniere, she also provided the ceremony design, table greenery, and floral accents for the cake. The floral designs included privet branches, pokeberry, hosta, and white zinnias.

Magical Vineyard Vow Renewal at Daveste Vineyards | Southern Belle Photography | ElopeNC Styled Shoot | Ceremony
Magical Vineyard Vow Renewal at Daveste Vineyards | Southern Belle Photography | ElopeNC Styled Shoot | Ceremony

Private Vow Renewal Ceremony

The private vow renewal ceremony took place at the vineyard’s wood terrace facing the pond. Florist Denise said, “Greenery of privet was used to simulate the property grape vines; these branches have small young green berries that add elegant texture with the movement of the branches. Surrounding white zinnia with hosta leaves provided a gathering point for the privet branches and the flowing white sheers floating in the background. Hosta was also used in the bouquet, adding movement to an otherwise structured arrangement.”

 

“Another detail that I adored,” Southern Belle Photography said, “was the green leather-bound book the couple used to write their renewed vows in. I’m a sucker for tangible things, so hearing them read their vows out of a physical book instead of from a phone or a piece of copy paper was a reminder that their love has lasted and isn’t temporary.”

 

The decor elements were designed by Eva of Emily Katherine Events, a sustainable wedding planning company based in Durham, NC. Eva said, “It was fun creating a look that was whimsical and beautiful with quirky elements. When adding in personal themes like Harry Potter or Disney or whatever fandom you’re a part of, there is a fine line in trying to keep things in the realm of elegance and not childish. I think we succeeded!”

Magical Vineyard Vow Renewal at Daveste Vineyards | Southern Belle Photography | ElopeNC Styled Shoot | Ceremony
Magical Vineyard Vow Renewal at Daveste Vineyards | Southern Belle Photography | ElopeNC Styled Shoot | Ceremony
Magical Vineyard Vow Renewal at Daveste Vineyards | Southern Belle Photography | ElopeNC Styled Shoot | Ceremony
Magical Vineyard Vow Renewal at Daveste Vineyards | Southern Belle Photography | ElopeNC Styled Shoot | Ceremony
Magical Vineyard Vow Renewal at Daveste Vineyards | Southern Belle Photography | ElopeNC Styled Shoot | Ceremony
Magical Vineyard Vow Renewal at Daveste Vineyards | Southern Belle Photography | ElopeNC Styled Shoot | Ceremony

Dinner Table in the Vines

An intimate dinner followed the magical vineyard ceremony, with a long table for 12 set up in the vines. Eva shared, “It was the first time I went thrifting for decor items and it was so awesome to see what you could find. The tablecloths were actually curtains we found at TJ Maxx – you never know what’s out there! It was so fun to see everything come together! We got creative with the table set up and tried to keep it whimsical and still sparkly to keep with the diamond birthstone inspiration. Usually, tables are very vibrant, but the subtle golds and silvers really caught the eye when mixed with the crystal accents from the salad plates, water goblets, and candle sticks. It was fun to do a more toned-down setup color-wise but still have that wow factor we were looking for.”

Magical Vineyard Vow Renewal at Daveste Vineyards | Southern Belle Photography | ElopeNC Styled Shoot | Dinner Table
Magical Vineyard Vow Renewal at Daveste Vineyards | Southern Belle Photography | ElopeNC Styled Shoot | Dinner Table
Magical Vineyard Vow Renewal at Daveste Vineyards | Southern Belle Photography | ElopeNC Styled Shoot | Dinner Table
Magical Vineyard Vow Renewal at Daveste Vineyards | Southern Belle Photography | ElopeNC Styled Shoot | Dinner Table

To bring in more natural elements to coordinate with the grape vines and ceremony design for the dinner table in the vines, Denise of Power Petals said, “Adding privet branches with a touch of pokeberry to the table allowed the crystal to pop and take the lead for the table setting. The branches also made it seem as though the grape vines flowed from the trellis across the table. Elegant, earthy, and magical.”

 

Emily Katherine Events worked with American Party Rentals to secure folding wooden reception chairs, and the place settings from Southern Vintage Table included vintage silver chargers, dinner and salad plates, flatware, and goblets, along with vintage glass candleholders and bobeches. To complete the place settings, custom place cards created by Kaleh Sampson were set at every guest seat. Hannah Bell says, “I liked how the table settings included not only a wand for every guest but also a place card with their name & Hogwarts house. It was a more intimate detail that showed the couple knew their guests, which made the reception more personal.”

Magical Vineyard Vow Renewal at Daveste Vineyards | Southern Belle Photography | ElopeNC Styled Shoot | Dinner Table
Magical Vineyard Vow Renewal at Daveste Vineyards | Southern Belle Photography | ElopeNC Styled Shoot | Dinner Table
Magical Vineyard Vow Renewal at Daveste Vineyards | Southern Belle Photography | ElopeNC Styled Shoot | Dinner Table
Magical Vineyard Vow Renewal at Daveste Vineyards | Southern Belle Photography | ElopeNC Styled Shoot | Dinner Table
Magical Vineyard Vow Renewal at Daveste Vineyards | Southern Belle Photography | ElopeNC Styled Shoot | Dinner Table
Magical Vineyard Vow Renewal at Daveste Vineyards | Southern Belle Photography | ElopeNC Styled Shoot | Dinner Table
Magical Vineyard Vow Renewal at Daveste Vineyards | Southern Belle Photography | ElopeNC Styled Shoot | Dinner Table

A Dessert Table with Personal Details

A dessert table with personal details for decor was set up on the tasting room patio. Model couple Stephanie & Matt displayed their magic wands, a pink and lace album from their original wedding, and a drawing of their pets, Dobby and Bellatrix, that says “Let’s Stay Weird and In Love.” These were special ways to reminisce during their vow renewal and include their furbabies.

 

Dessert was provided by The Icing & The Cake, including a cutting cake with gray and white marbled fondant and an edible silver sequin border, topped with a wooden cake topper that said Always with the Deathly Hallows. A macaron tower with Vanilla and Earl Gray macarons sat atop a vintage white cake stand and was decorated using flowers provided by the florist. “I wanted to show how you can use a small cutting cake and other dessert option to look elegant and appropriate for the event,” the baker shared.

 

Eva of EKE says, “I also brought some Harry Potter items to add to the magic aspect of the magical vineyard! I used a lot of Harry Potter elements in my wedding and honestly have a lot of Wizarding World items around the house so I was happy to bring some of those items to help add to the magic of the styled shoot. We also liked the idea of using a lot of crystal/acrylic items to give a slight illusion of floating objects. You can see those types of decor throughout the shoot.” In particular, we loved Eva’s Elder Wand cake-cutting set that had “Always” inscribed, as well as an acrylic quote sign that read, “Ginny Weasley: ‘It seems silly, doesn’t it? A wedding given everything that’s going on.’ Harry Potter: ‘Maybe that’s the best reason to have it.'”

Magical Vineyard Vow Renewal at Daveste Vineyards | Southern Belle Photography | ElopeNC Styled Shoot | Dessert Table
Magical Vineyard Vow Renewal at Daveste Vineyards | Southern Belle Photography | ElopeNC Styled Shoot | Dessert Table
Magical Vineyard Vow Renewal at Daveste Vineyards | Southern Belle Photography | ElopeNC Styled Shoot | Dessert Table
Magical Vineyard Vow Renewal at Daveste Vineyards | Southern Belle Photography | ElopeNC Styled Shoot | Dessert Table

Nighttime portraits with magical lighting

The evening ended with nighttime portraits around the property, including in the vines, rolling hills with a large tree, and the picnic area covered with market lights.

 

Photographer Hannah said, “While I always have an authentic, vibrant, true-to-color style, I do stay flexible and try to reflect the mood and atmosphere of the day and let it fuel my creativity. My work often tends to be more bold and full of contrasts, but with the theme and the gorgeous light at Davesté Vineyards, I chose to embrace a softer, more airy photography style for most of the day. That being said, I still got some of my signature night images in at the end of the night and that made me happy too!”

 

“This shoot showcased another unique way that couples can truly make their wedding day or vow renewal day their own,” stylist Haley shared. “If hiking a trail or a cityscape isn’t your scene, there are no rules saying you can’t have a beautiful intimate elopement at a vineyard where you can share wine and celebrate with those you are closest with.”

Magical Vineyard Vow Renewal at Daveste Vineyards | Southern Belle Photography | ElopeNC Styled Shoot | Nightime Portraits
Magical Vineyard Vow Renewal at Daveste Vineyards | Southern Belle Photography | ElopeNC Styled Shoot | Nightime Portraits
Magical Vineyard Vow Renewal at Daveste Vineyards | Southern Belle Photography | ElopeNC Styled Shoot | Nightime Portraits
Magical Vineyard Vow Renewal at Daveste Vineyards | Southern Belle Photography | ElopeNC Styled Shoot | Nightime Portraits
Magical Vineyard Vow Renewal at Daveste Vineyards | Southern Belle Photography | ElopeNC Styled Shoot | Nightime Portraits
Magical Vineyard Vow Renewal at Daveste Vineyards | Southern Belle Photography | ElopeNC Styled Shoot | Nightime Portraits
Magical Vineyard Vow Renewal at Daveste Vineyards | Southern Belle Photography | ElopeNC Styled Shoot | Nightime Portraits
Magical Vineyard Vow Renewal at Daveste Vineyards | Southern Belle Photography | ElopeNC Styled Shoot | Nightime Portraits
Magical Vineyard Vow Renewal at Daveste Vineyards | Southern Belle Photography | ElopeNC Styled Shoot | Nightime Portraits
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