“New Vineyard” Wedding – Ally & Wesley
I’m going to start with sweetest couple ever!!! I met Ally and her mother, Rachel, last year and was so excited to be working on Ally & Wesley’s wedding at a fairly new vineyard in Stem, North Carolina which I hadn’t been out to before called Vino Oasi (it happens occasionally…so sad I’m admitting that). I love the name of the vineyard, and Lisa and Pierre, who own the vineyard, are great!
We were hired to create a design board, source rentals, and handle the month of coordination which included implementing Ally’s wedding day vision. Working with Ally and Rachel was so easy even though at times they were unsure of what they really wanted. They knew what they didn’t want probably more than what they did want and sometimes that works better in reaching the desired end result. It all came together as it always does with the help of friends and family….and let me just say they have the “best” friends!
We started with a design board so that Ally could take her color theme (shades of grey & soft corals) and overall style to her vendor appointments which made it easier for her to visually see if everything would coordinate with her preliminary vision.
We sourced her rentals from Party Reflections and DeeJay’s Event Rentals. With a little tweaking here and there, everything came together very nicely. For example: we removed the original wine barrel dessert table as much as we both wanted to include it because it just didn’t fit well with the overall style inside the barn so instead we used the wine barrels at the back of the ceremony seating with large ferns draping the top. The ceremony area had a more rustic style which fit in nicely with the vineyard while inside the barn had a very soft look with white linens, coral napkins, Hudson grey plates, white boxed favors and soft up-lighting along the perimeter of the room.
As the wedding day was getting closer, Ally decided to incorporate a few items from her friends’ which would present a similar look outside instead of incurring additional costs. One friend provided the amazing ceremony arbor which was gorgeous and worked nicely in the space and another friend helped with printing the table numbers and signs and a few more shared their patio furniture to fill in the very large patio for cocktail hour and believe it or not, they all came and helped with set-up! I had a new side team for an hour or so:)
The reception was held inside the “vino barn” as they call it. The barn is beautiful and has high ceilings, market lights and wood beams, and they just expanded the space this past winter to accommodate even more guests. They also have a large covered patio, two small ponds, one with bench seating and one with a wooden cross bridge, a wonderful old large oak tree, a lovely circle swing area for guests, and several acres of grapevines which will mature into thriving grapevines soon.
Ally & Wesley chose the ceremony site underneath the large oak tree behind the vineyards where she could enter from the front side after crossing the bridge. Ally wasn’t sure about crossing the bridge and the extra time it would take coming in from a different direction, but it was an entrance!!! … and I think her Dad gets some kudos for helping her out on this one!
I absolutely love the patio area and swings by the fireplace – both were nice options for those guests not looking to put on their dance shoes
Of course, the evening seemed to fly by with all the fun dancing even the groom up in the air at the end of the night which I didn’t remember until seeing the photos…I won’t post those – they are just too cute though!!
*Special thanks to Christina Forbes for the photos!!
Wedding Vendors / 05.20.17:
Venue – Vino Oasi
Catering – Thrills from the Grill
Design Plan / Month of Coordination – Weddings by the Vine
Officiant – Stephen Snyder, Summit Church
Ceremony Musician – Aaron Prillaman
DJ – Bunn DJ Company
Photographer – Christina Forbes Photography
Florist – Ninth Street Flowers
Cake/Desserts – Big Bundt’s Bakery
Make-up – Posh the Salon
Transportation – Blue Diamond