The first of November is traditionally the peak of color in North Carolina. Laura and Ernest planned a lovely wedding with just the two of them. They arrived the day before after picking up their wedding license in town, and spent the night in the Willow Cottage at the 1812 Hitching Post. The next day, Laura went to town to have her hair and make-up done. She came back and we had a lovely ceremony on the side lawn surrounded by fall colors.
Their cake topper of two Adirondack chairs, a mini pumpkin, and some tiny fall leaves was a perfect feature. The couple shared a first dance on the lawn and a glass of champagne.
After the ceremony, the couple spent a lovely afternoon on the property and another night at the cottage.
Photography by Wendy Waldron