Today’s wedding is a beautiful Lonesome Valley wedding in NC. Victoria and Moshe’s wedding was filled with powdery blue, sage, peach, and ivory tones in a spectacular open-air ceremony. The amazing photography was captured by the talented Glass Jar Photography and event planning was coordinated by A Swanky Affair.
Victoria and Moshe on how they meet and their big day: We have been best friends since we attended high school together in Texas. In the ninth grade we became friends and by the end of the eleventh, he finally convinced me to go out with him. We have been together ever since. Through good times and bad we are always there for each other. Our friendship is the cornerstone of our love. We encourage each other’s dreams, support each other through struggles, and accept each other’s faults and strengths. As juniors at NC State University, we got engaged, and thus became bound to one another for eternity.
Amanda Scott Owner and Lead Event Planner of A Swanky Affair recalls the wedding: Victoria and Moshe wanted a wedding that reflected old world romance with Southern charm. That is exactly what they found at Lonesome Valley. The granite cliffs provided a breath taking backdrop to both the ceremony and reception. And the restaurant’s wood cabin feel with sliding doors that opened on all sides was perfect to enjoy the mountain air. Bringing in farm tables, wood chairs, and vintage lace runners added to the warmth and charm of the reception. My favorite part of the wedding was the rainbow. Immediately after the ceremony as guests stood outside and enjoyed cocktails, a rainbow emerged between the canyons. It was the perfect timing!
We are so happy to be able to include this beautiful video from Geoff Boothby of Shark Pig:
Photographer, Bethany Dean of Glass Jar Photography beams:
We were so honored to have the opportunity to capture Victoria and Moshe’s wedding day. Beautiful people inside and out with a gorgeous location….it was a dream for a photographer!
More from the bride, Victoria: Our wedding day was perfect. I know everybody says that, but our day really was. Lonesome Valley was the perfect setting for a summer wedding, but with a sixty percent chance of rain on our wedding day, the outdoor mountain wedding we had dreamed of was becoming unlikely. By some miracle, on our wedding day it did not rain. It misted for a few minutes after the ceremony and then arose a beautiful rainbow. Our guests were as happy as we were to be there and the décor was exactly as we had dreamed of, vintage yet sophisticated. Our wedding day was a perfect combination of beauty and love. The beauty that comes from a perfect venue and months of strategic planning, and the love that results from an overwhelmingly encouraging group of friends and family who shared every laugh, tear, smile, and dance with us on that day.
We knew we wanted a mountain wedding. Some of our favorite memories together include walking amongst the blue bonnets during the springtime in Texas, and going on hiking trips to the mountains of North Carolina during our college breaks. We wanted a venue that had natural beauty, while still being able to maintain elegant décor, and we found that in Lonesome Valley. The design theme of the wedding was vintage elegance. Our goal was to combine the rustic feel of the mountains with soft and delicate details such as pastel floral arrangements and lace. Furthermore, we wanted to add some more personal touches to the event, and since my husband and I are both scientists, we decided to create a science-themed photo booth for our guests to enjoy. In addition to this, we also added other elements such as wooden pews, handmade chalkboard signs, and a Polaroid camera station to make the event feel even more personal and interactive. Overall, the event design was exactly what we had hoped for, and in the end it was the details that really made it special.
The beautiful floral design was done by Watkins Flowers of Distinction. Sallie Taggart remembers Victoria & Moshe's wedding: Everything about Victoria and Moshe's wedding was sublime. The entire event was tasteful, uplifting and fun! We loved working with the bride and her mom Regina to create the floral designs. We travelled all the way from Raleigh with our designer in 3 cargo vans with fresh hydrangeas, peonies, roses, hypericum,, delphinium and a host of other flowers and lanterns for the rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception.
Our favorite arrangements, maybe of all time, were the inspired centerpieces Victoria and Regina chose for the outdoor barbecue rehearsal dinner: moss-covered earthy containers artfully arranged with fruits and vegetables, including butternut squash, horned melon, kiwi, mushrooms, and ivory English roses. Overall a spectacular wedding at an amazing venue!
A beautiful detailed wedding cake by Corner Stone Bakery.