Posts Tagged 'The Arbor Events'

January 26, 2018

I’ve often found that lovers of nature are often the ones who are most comfortable with themselves. While many succumb to the rush and hurry world, nature tends to provide just the opposite — one notices the colors of the sunset, the majesty of the mountains, the whisper of wind through the trees, the nurturing of the soul.
It was in this setting that Heather and Tyler had their engagement session, and the same gentle spirit of nature carried itself to their wedding at The Arbors.
One of my favorite venues, The Arbors combines the beauty of nature and the rustic charm of yesteryear with all the elegance needed for an extraordinary wedding.
Caroline with Mint to be Weddings insured that the simple inspirations of nature could be seen — from the flower covered wooden barrels and sprigs of fresh flowers designed by Nectar Floral Designs to the cut wood stands and the birch bark flower pots — a reminder from the woods to gently nurture the soul.

Congratulations to this lovely couple – wishing you a lifetime of happiness!

“Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.” — John Muir

Wedding Planner: Caroline Emmons – Mint to be Weddings
Makeup: Simply Beautiful Artistry by Sissy
June 08, 2015

No two clients are the same, and no two weddings can ever be duplicated  — and this was a perfect example. For this couple and their families, the first Saturday of May was always planned around The Kentucky Derby, and likewise, so would their wedding.
As the crowds were pouring into Churchill Downs, a similarly excited, albeit somewhat smaller, crowd was convening at The Arbors Events near Lake Norman, North Carolina to celebrate a wedding like none other.
In North Carolina, the bride and her parents were walking toward the rose covered arch, while in Kentucky, the contenders were making their way from the barn to the paddock.
In North Carolina, a couple deeply in love were saying their vows, while in Kentucky, the participants were listening for the ‘Rider’s Up’ call.
Once in the reception area, the wedding party and guests quickly wrote down their favorites on the betting board, grabbed their champagne and turned toward the big screen television. As toasts were made to the bride and groom, American Pharoah was making his way across the finish line.

Although I may be one of the few Americans who have never seen The Kentucky Derby, something tells me I’ll be tuning in next year. Perhaps not to see the race itself, but rather to search among the spectators for Katie & Ben as they celebrate their first anniversary.

Every love story is beautiful, but ours is my favorite.  – Unknown

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Photographer | Julia Laible Photography
Assistant Photographer | Jessica Kait Photography 
Videographer | Crown Alley Films
Venue | The Arbors Events
Caterer | Visions Catering
Florals | Nectar
Baker | Ella’s Celestial Cakes
Ceremony Musician | Musically Yours NC
Pastor | Tom McCrea
HMUA | LINDSEY REGAN THORNE “b e p r e t t y”
Caricaturist | Jerry Frazee
DJ | All The Right Grooves Professional DJ Services
Transportation | T&J Shuttle & Limousine
Paper Goods | Olive Paper
Planning & Coordination | Brandy Childs
May 28, 2014

My blog readers first met Megan & Robbie when I wrote about their Engagement Session at The Arbors in Cleveland, NC. This playful and spontaneous couple recently married at The Arbors and I wanted to share some highlights from their beautiful wedding.
We couldn’t have asked for a more gorgeous day — hardly a cloud in the sky, a gentle breeze,  just perfect for an outdoor wedding.  The ceremony and reception went flawlessly with a few unique surprises along the way.  As the darkness fell, the dancing slowed and the crowd began to disperse, we were left with the last remnants of the evening. Snuggled together by an outdoor fire in their wedding finery, Megan & Robbie prove their spontaneity yet again as the marshmallows and chocolate miraculously appear as they celebrate together by roasting smores over the flames.

Love is sweet…


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Vendor Love :

Wedding Gown The Lily Rose Bridal Designer Watters
Bridesmaids Dresses
David’s Bridal
A very special thank you to my Second Shooter Hayley from Lovely & Light Photography.
October 04, 2013

Having grown up in the country, Autumn has always held special memories for me. It was the busy time of harvest. The time when the stickiness and heat of Summer gradually dissolved itself into cooler nights, shorter days, and the glorified splendor of colorful foliage.

Autumn never seemed to last long enough, for all too soon it seemed the beautiful leaves had fallen, and the warmth inside by the fire was preferable to the bitter cold one encountered just outside the door.

Megan and Robbie told me one of their favorite things to do, is to curl up on the couch with a movie and a glass of wine. I could immediately picture the couple, nestled together under a quilt, fire blazing in the fireplace, watching an epic love story. Megan quickly corrected me. “Our tradition is to go to Redbox, pick out the cheesiest horror movie we can find, and make fun of it together.”

This couple was full of surprises. By looking at them, you can see their deep devotion to one another, but you can also see a playful spirit that can spontaneously appear and keep you guessing what could possibly be next.

One such event was described by Megan when she knew in heart that Robbie was the one for her. “We had driven to Robbie’s hometown of Virginia Beach for the day and climbed Mount Trashmore– yes, this hill was previously a landfill, but it is surprisingly pretty! I remember thinking, ‘if I can have this much fun climbing a mountain of trash with this guy, he must be the one!'”

Even Robbie keeps you guessing. His proposal to Megan had been planned in advance, to include a beautiful mountain setting in Boone, NC, with the rays of the morning sun bouncing off the colorful leaves.  Once they reached the hotel, his spontaneity kicked in, previous plans abandoned, as he dropped to one knee and proposed.

With the grandeur of the Autumn leaves heightened in their beauty at The Arbor Events, it seemed the perfect backdrop for a couple who are celebrating their first Harvest – a harvest of their love and commitment to the future.

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Venue: The Arbor Events

Make-up: Simply Beautiful Artistry by Sissy Duncan