This weekday afternoon October wedding was beautiful with loads of special touches! Nothing says October more than S’mores and corn hole by the fire. We incorporated a vintage wine country theme throughout. The arbor had gorgeous asparagus fern garlands with fall colors. The tables were covered with gold and lace tablecloths and topped with wood wine barrels with flowers. Our barrels were on either side of the arbor and were later moved to the reception to hold the vintage typewriter and photos. The 1812 Hitching Post provided most of the rustic and vintage decor including the mismatched china and suitcases. Kristi Marie Photography provided these gorgeous photos.
There could be only one wedding here on 10/10/15 and Stephanie and Kirk got the date! Their wedding was genteel and elegant without being stuffy. Stephanie’s style was traditional with some modern, fun components. Stephanie’s aunts were here bridesmaids; they were so cute!
The cake was dark chocolate with chocolate filling and was decorated with gorgeous live orchids. Tables had plum tablecloths topped with our mirrors, submerged silk orchids, and floating candles. The couple had an ice cream bar after their meal where couples topped ice cream with sprinkles, cherries, whipped cream, brownies, and syrups including chocolate, caramel and butterscotch. Yum!
All photos by Taylor Gregory Photography.
Wendy was so easy to work with. She was always quick to answer questions and was extremely helpful, even when I sprang last minute changes on her (oops). The Hitching Post is a gorgeous venue. I was going to have my wedding outside on the side lawn, but it was rainy and cool that day, so it was under the tent instead, which had ample room for everything. Even though I was upset with the weather, the staff decorated everything so beautifully that it ended up not mattering a bit about the weather. My wedding could not have been more perfect. The reception was so much fun and the staff was very discreet about cleaning up plates after people finished eating. Their DJ did a great job with the music and pacing the events. The food was delicious and the ice cream bar was a wonderful addition! My cake turned out exactly like I wanted. My photos are amazing. Their photographer is so easy to work with and such a sweet girl. I can’t recommend The Hitching Post enough. If you haven’t checked into it, do it! You won’t regret it!
When Jennifer told me she wanted to be married as early as possible on the first of October so she could have lights on her arbor, we set the ceremony time at 7 a.m. This was the earliest wedding we’d ever hosted at the 1812 Hitching Post and it was beautiful! Jennifer and Kevin came by the evening before to decorate the arbor. The morning of the wedding, we tuned on the LED lights and lit the candles on the walkway. A fog made the outdoor photos unique. Jennifer’s adorable daughter had a light up crown with daisies. The bride was walked down the aisle by her father.
The Kramer’s sweet strawberry flavored cake was topped with daisies and was surrounded by wedding photos of the parents and grandparents of the couple. The couple shared a first dance to Zac Brown’s “Free.” After the ceremony, they all went to the Charlotte Renaissance festival.
Photography by Wendy Waldron
When a couple loves Halloween and chooses to have their wedding around that time, decorations can be interesting. Check out the snow globes and pumpkins used for centerpieces!
Ryan and Alex chose a simple look for the ceremony with fall leaves and babies breath on the arbor. The ceremony was on the back Carriage House lawn. The bride’s dress had a 1920’s look with gorgeous details. The guest book had two skeletons in a car as it’s attendant and guests were given sunglasses so they wouldn’t be blinded by the couple’s love. :-)
Dinner included chicken Marsala and bacon wrapped pork tenderloin. The cake was almond and chocolate and was decorated with burlap and lace. Guests enjoyed drinks and roasting marshmallows by the fire.
Formal photography was provided by Milt Hawes Photography. Some photos on this page were by Wendy Waldron.