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Mane and Grace Photography
Monday, February 10, 2020

Winterberry Barn Wedding

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Christine and Spencer met at Christine's first job straight out of college. Christine was an Event Coordinator for an event rental company in Charlotte, NC and he was the Event Manager. So basically Christine sold and planned the event, while Spencer went and set everything up for the event. The day Spencer proposed it was the closing day on their first home. Everything was taking longer than what was planned and Christine was so planned. They pulled up on the street and Spencer's family was already there. Christine starts showing everyone around because she kind of bought the house without Spencer seeing it! Christine starts to get annoyed because Spencer is starting to rush her and isn't paying attention. They open up the door to the backyard and it was decorated with pictures, a blanket with rose petals, chocolate, champagne, and then he proposed!

Christine has always wanted a short engagement and a small wedding. Christmas is their favorite time of the year and since they got engaged in May, they figured a seven-month proposal would be long enough. They wanted to embrace the Christmas and winter theme without it being over the top. They incorporated cotton, pinecones, pine and cedar greenery, and winterberries. Their colors were deep burgundy, green, and champagne. A barn location was the perfect venue choice for the rustic and winter wedding theme. They decided to DIY their flowers and got all the supplies from Sam's Club. They were able to make a bouquet, flower girl's bouquet, four boutonnieres, the wreaths, and the centerpieces.

They decided that the photography, the food, and the décor were very important to them. Christine and Spencer decided to skip out on having a wedding party to save them and their friends some money. For the cake, they went with something smaller but got a variety of desserts for their guests to snack on. They also put together a hot chocolate bar with toppings to tie in the theme of the wedding. For favors, they decided to give out blankets since on their wedding day it was a little chilly and windy. Some advice from the couple was to, "Keep your wedding small and don't spend an insane amount of money on it.  Keeping your guest list small is the best way to keep costs down.  Plus, your day will be even more special because it is your closest family and friends surrounding you that day.  Our wedding was just over 50 people, and we wouldn't change it for the world."

Photography: Mane and Grace Photography | Ceremony Venue: The Barn at Sandcastle Farm | Reception Venue: The Barn at Sandcastle Farm | Event Planning: Julia Benfield | Floral: Sams Club | Jewelry: Jared the Galleria of Jewelry | Wedding Cake: Angie Walsh | Hair: Emily Burcham | Makeup: Emily Burcham | Floral: Emily Burcham | DJ: Jo-D Franklin | Wedding Dress: Bedazzled Bridal and Formal | Submitted via: Matchology

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