Romantic Vintage Inspired Wedding by QuoteLife Photography

Kunbi O / Friday October 4, 2013
You know that feeling you get when you experience something amazing? That rush you feel when something truly warms your heart. Yes, these are the emotions this North Carolina wedding by QuoteLife Photography spurs up. Sylvia and Eric said I do at the historic Stowe Manor in Belmont, North Carolina. This beyond lovely vintage-inspired fete was elegant and romantic with all the heart of a Southern wedding. There’s enough inspiration and charm to make you melt…

Inspiration: My inspiration was more of the overall feel I wanted for the wedding – outdoor romance with a mix of vintage and modern elegance.
Special Projects:  I did quite a few DIY projects: I designed our save the date; glued gold glitter onto votive candles for our reception tables; made 3 tiered appetizer trays from mixed vintage china plates and candlesticks – we used these at cocktail hour; my dad carved “MR & MRS” letters to use at our sweetheart table; I painted and put together our wooden table numbers; designed and printed signs around wedding; created a photo slideshow to play during the reception; a few of my bridesmaids and I arranged and put together all of the centerpieces and bridesmaids bouquets; and other small projects. 
One of my favorite memories was when our photographers were taking pictures of Eric and I after the ceremony… We were sitting on a bench, looking into each other’s eyes while the sun was setting, and he leaned in and whispered into my ear “I love you and I am so happy you’re my wife.” It was a lovely memory because it was the first moment we had time to ourselves and to just relax for a minute and let it all sink in.

My advice for brides-to-be is to really try to enjoy the planning process and not feel too overwhelmed and stressed with it all; the wedding will be perfect, because at the end of the day you will be married to the love of your life, and that’s all that truly matters.

We totally agree! All that matters is the ever-after. Visit the Real Weddings section of our site to see more gorgeous I dos.

Vendors: Venue: Stowe Manor in Belmont, NC | Photographer: Quotelife Photography | Catering: Sagebrush Catering | Rentals(tent, chairs, china): Creative Solutions | Cake: Sweetened Celebrations | DJ: Digital Tunes Mobile DJ | Flowers: The Flower Boutique | Officiant: Jeff Smith | Hair Stylist: Kim Meggs