Angela and Kelsey were married at WinMock at Kinderton in Bermuda Run, North Carolina. They chose emerald green, with ivory and yellow accents for their wedding colors. There is no special significance to the colors but Angela wanted fun and bright colors for their summer wedding. She knew the jewel tone would look flattering on all her bridesmaids and photograph well against the big white barn at the venue.
All photos were taken by Logan Jarrard.
Q: Why did you pick this place to tie the knot?
“The groom and I now live in Atlanta, but it was important to me to be married near my hometown in North Carolina. WinMock is a beautiful, renovated barn. It has indoor and outdoor space, was large enough to fit our many family and friends, and felt comfortable enough to relax and enjoy the day.”
Q: What was your favorite moment?
“My groom and I did a “first look,” so we had some time alone before the bustle and excitement of the wedding. Seeing his face for the first time and being able to talk and laugh together was an incredible joy in the midst of a very busy day with family and friends.”
Q: How did you two meet?
“I always like to say that we met the old-fashioned way…online. He works in finance, and is an avid whitewater kayaker in his spare time. I was in graduate school at the time, studying to be a physician assistant. Between our very busy schedules, we connected over a shared love of travel, food, wine, and never staying still! Now things are calmer, but I love the sense of adventure that he brings to our everyday life.”
Q: Why did you choose Azazie for your bridesmaids dresses?
“Azazie fit all of my bridesmaid dress needs perfectly. I had 8 bridesmaids, each of different ages, sizes, and personalities. I knew that it would be impossible to find a “one size fits all” dress that would be flattering and comfortable for everyone. Since we all live in different cities and states, we were not be able to shop together. I needed to find an online site, one where I felt confident about the ability to get correct sizing, with a reasonable return policy if needed. I wanted a specific color that was surprisingly hard to find elsewhere (emerald green), and I wanted a good variety of dresses to choose from, in fabric and styles that were complementary to my gown and to each other. Finally, it was very important for me to be budget-conscious. When I learned about Azazie, it was like someone had matched a checklist of everything I was looking for. I loved that they had dozens of dresses that were different enough to suit each bridesmaid’s style and personality, but similar enough to look great together. The ordering process was simple, the dresses were good quality (especially for the cost), and my ladies looked beautiful. When I found that I could order sashes for my 2 junior bridesmaids in matching material to bring their look together with the older girls, it was icing on the cake!”
Q: Any tips for brides-to-be?
“Wedding planning is stressful, but try to appreciate the opportunities it brings for you to spend time with your family and friends, during the months of planning and on the big day. Make every big decision or milestone a celebration. Enjoy the spotlight. Don’t sweat the details. And get some sleep!”
Q: Did you enjoy the wedding planning experience?
“It was stressful. It was difficult to make all the small decisions. I was not a picky bride, but I still had to choose. I tried to keep the focus on making sure my groom and I could be ourselves, and our wedding party and guests had a great time. That made it easier to realize that so many details really do not matter. And in the end, the day was wonderful and the stress was worth it. I would do it again in half a heartbeat!”
Q: Sum up your wedding in one word.