It doesn’t get much better than a New Years Day wedding filled with greenery and sweet personal touches! You will love this winter barn wedding from Krystal Kast Photographers. My favorite detail is the simplistic and chic evergreen centerpieces! And their table numbers are absolutely adorable, be sure to read about the cute story about them!
Since our wedding was January 1st my husband and I wanted to select winter colors without making the wedding decor look christmas-y, so we chose red for the bridesmaids dresses and the groomsmen bowties, but the rest of the decor, including flowers, were all in green and beige tones. It turned out to go perfect with our rustic vision, and the result was beautiful!
Once I got down from my high heels I got in a pair of white flats. Those white flats were the shoes my mother got married in and being able to wear them made me extremely happy. Also, the earrings I was wearing was a present from my dad, he was really excited when he gave them to me, and wearing them at my wedding made me feel extremely loved by him at every turn.
The ceremony was something I had looked forward to for a long time, as we had written it out ourselves and we couldn’t wait to share it with out guests (my vows were the lyrics to eight days a week from the Beatles, and my husband vows were in Spanish, so that in itself was an adventure!).
It was most important for us to marry both our cultures, and to have a wedding that would completely represent who both of us are. We wanted to be a fun night, and we wanted to be a different experience for the American guests who had previously been in American weddings, and for the Spanish and international guests who had been in Spanish weddings. We marry both our cultures every day in our daily lives and we thought the wedding would be the perfect venue to show what that feels like to everybody else we care about.
As to the location, I come from Spain, my husband and I live in the Charlotte area, part of his family lives in Greensboro, and the other part of the family in areas from Florida to New York. We knew that most of our guests would have to travel anyway, so we decided to not look by location, and rather we looked by style. I knew that we wanted something like a barn, but a very delicate barn that could be adjusted to a more European rustic style. As soon as we visited Fearrington Village we knew that was the perfect place, and it we are so happy we ended up having our wedding there!
The only DIY detail we had were the table number/names, which were just a printed card in which the table names were written (I am really not the most creative person in the world). The table names were great however: they were Spanish idioms that I translated literally into English so that they would be senseless funny-sounding English sentences and people would have a conversation starter.
Our first dance is something that still cracks me up nowadays, we practiced for so long, but my husband was so nervous I had to cut it up short by kissing him halfway through the dance. Everything after that was just fun with my new husband, my parents, my brother, my friends, his parents, his sister, his friends…. it was just perfect getting to have that group of people of together and enjoy them in such a special day to us.
Photography | Krystal Kast Photographers | Venue, Planning, Florals, & Catering | Fearrington Village | Paper Goods | Note + Nest Paperie | Dress | Romona Keveza from Kleinfeld Bridal | Shoes | Charlotte Olympia | Hair & Makeup | Carla White | Groomswear | Burberry | DJ | The Local DJ